Josephine County, Oregon is one of Oregon's top gold producing regions. With over 700 active placer claims, it makes number 3 on our list of top counties to find gold. The county also has over 200 active lode claims.
Josephine County has 1,558 mine records in the USGS MRDS database. Gold mines are the most common mine type, with 841 mines being listed with gold as a primary commodity. Chromium mines are also common, with 530 mines in the database with chromium as a primary commodity.
More information on the gold mining districts of Josephine County can be viewed at the Josephine County Oregon Gold Production article.