Josephine County, Oregon Mines

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.

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

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.

Distribution of gold mines in Josephine County Oregon
The circle markers illustrate the distribution of gold mines in Josephine County. Image is from the Mine Discovery Tools for Google Earth Pro. Click here to read more about 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 1,557 mines in Josephine County, Oregon

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