Jackson County, Oregon Mines

Jackson County has 981 mine records in the USGS MRDS database. Gold mines are the most common mine type, with 624 mines being listed with gold as a primary commodity. Chromium mines are the next most common type, with 85 mines in the database with chromium as a primary commodity.

WMH Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth are available for Jackson county

Distribution of mines in Jackson County Oregon
The highest density of mines in Jackson County is found west of Medford and Ashland. Image is from the Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth Pro.

Jackson County has over 320 active mining claims as of January 2020, over 200 of which are placer claims.

More information on the gold mining districts of Jackson County can be viewed at the Jackson County Oregon Gold Production article.

Distribution of mines in Jackson County Oregon
Active claims by PLSS section in Jackson County. Numbers like L5-P1 indicate 5 lode claims and 1 placer claims in that PLSS section (at the time the reference claim data was created). Image is from the WMH Mine Discovery Tools

About the MRDS Mines Database:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

All 981 mines in Jackson County, Oregon

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