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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Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965, Portland 97232
Contact: Brad Avy, State Geologist
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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
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Title: Mining Petitions, Volume 1-4
Cubic Ft.: .5
Title: Sample Grubstake Loan Claims
Cubic Ft.: .25
Title: Governing Board Minutes
Cubic Ft.: 5