Geology and Mineral Industries Department

Present Duties

State Office Building
The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) increases understanding of Oregon’s geologic resources and hazards through science and stewardship.

DOGAMI was established in 1937 as an independent state agency. Its early focus on mining and rural economic development has expanded to include helping Oregonians understand and prepare for the natural hazards that accompany the state’s spectacular geology.

Today, DOGAMI’s mission is to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. The Geologic Survey and Services program develops maps, reports and data to help Oregon manage natural resources and prepare for natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and coastal erosion. The Mineral Lands Regulation and Reclamation program oversees the state’s mineral production and works to minimize impacts of natural resource extraction and to maximize the opportunities for land reclamation. DOGAMI has a staff of approximately 45 people.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-1555
Fax: 971-673-1562
Contact: Brad Avy, State Geologist
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Robert Houston 
Records Officer Email: Tove Larsen
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 516, 517, 520, 522
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule - a list of the public records kept at the agency

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
 
Title: Mining Petitions, Volume 1-4
Dates: 1937
Cubic Ft.: .5
 
Title: Sample Grubstake Loan Claims
Dates: 1949
Cubic Ft.: .25
 
Title: Governing Board Minutes
Dates: 1937-1991
Cubic Ft.: 5