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Mining Claim Owners in Douglas County

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The hardrock mining industry owns gold, silver, and other precious metals and minerals beneath an estimated 8,098 acres of U.S. public land in Douglas County, acquired for as little as $0.84 per acre and held in perpetuity for a yearly rental fee as low as $0.62 an acre. Under a 132-year-old law originally intended to spur development of the West, an industry dominated by a handful of multinational corporations pays no federal royalties, and leaves behind a landscape of dramatically diminished value, scarred with tunnels, pits, and toxic waste piles.

Mining Claim Owners 1-20 of 203: (ranked by acres claimed)

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  Company/IndividualHeadquartersNumber of ClaimsAcreage ClaimedDate(s) Filed
1 Junior L Dennis Veneta, OR 9 464 1968 to 1997
2 Anna Lu Rannells Sherwood, OR 24 402 1957 to 1992
3 William R Smith Days Creek, OR 5 381 1990 to 1999
4 Sandra L Smith Days Creek, OR 5 381 1990 to 1999
5 Wilma J Dennis Springfield, OR 3 341 1979 to 1997
6 Karin M White Wilsonville, OR 2 320 1994 to 1997
7 Allen F White Wilsonville, OR 2 320 1994 to 1997
8 Jantzen Lloyd Eugene, OR 2 320 1994 to 1997
9 Wendy Dennis Springfield, OR 2 320 1994 to 1997
10 Shari L Dennis Eugene, OR 2 320 1994 to 1997
11 Gregg A Dennis   2 320 1994 to 1997
12 Thomas L Smith Days Creek, OR 3 320 1992 to 1993
13 Anthony R George Eugene, OR 7 300 1991 to 1993
14 Gerald D Wilson Myrtle Creek, OR 14 289 1991 to 2002
15 Irene Prodan Pleasant Hill, OR 4 240 1991 to 1993
16 Cindy A George Eugene, OR 4 240 1991 to 1993
17 Lena M Puls Azalea, OR 7 221 1999
18 James C Puls Azalea, OR 7 221 1999
19 Clark Anderson   2 220 2003
20 Micheal E Stratton Raymond, OR 10 207 2002
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