Category Archives: Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries

Officials say mine to have ‘exceptional cash-flows’

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp released its pre-feasibility study on its proposed gold mine in Malheur County Thursday, and the report is good for proceeding with the project, located south of Vale. “The pre-feasibility study confirms robust economics for a proposed underground mining operation at the current gold price,” reads the company’s news release. Source: Officials […]
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Manzanita woman nominated to serve on DOGAMI board – Local News

Kozlowski could be first member with emergency preparedness background. Linda Kozlowski, a Manzanita local who leads the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, was nominated Monday to serve on the governing board for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Source: Manzanita woman nominated to serve on DOGAMI board – Local News – The […]
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Exploratory drilling gets green light in Malheur Co.

Natural gas and oil drilling could be on its way to Malheur County. A company seeking conditional use permits to conduct exploratory drilling for the resources was approved for two sites on Thursday by the Malheur County Planning Commission during its regular meeting. Source: Exploratory drilling gets green light in Malheur Co. | Local News […]
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Portland must do more to mitigate fossil fuel risks: Guest opinion

On March 25, the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries released a shocking report estimating that impacts from a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake could “include as many as 27,000 injuries ranging from minor to fatal, as many as 85,000 people needing shelter, and as much as $37 billion in building damages.” Source: Portland must […]
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Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones

Almost 37,000 residents of Multnomah County live in areas highly susceptible to landslides — including 6,700 who live on sites of earlier slides. The new number comes from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, which indexed 7,000 past landslides using laser-surveying technology. Source: Study finds 37,000 Multnomah County residents live in landslide zones

Study puts regional landslides in spotlight

-A new lidar-based landslide inventory maps show more than 7,000 past landslides – 10 times as many as research teams mapped after 1996-97 storms.- A new state study is drawing lines across Multnomah County where landslides could happen, and where residents and buildings are most at risk. Source: Study puts regional landslides in spotlight

Gold mine operator ‘very encouraged’ by report reviews

The first two baseline environmental reports on Paramount Gold Nevada’s proposed gold mine in Malheur County has been approved and accepted by state agencies, and 11 more baseline reports are being reviewed. According to a release from Paramount Gold, the baseline air quality report and visual resources report were recently accepted by the Department of […]
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Turning anxiety to action on the Cascadia quake: Editorial

The New Yorker’s Pulitzer prize-winning piece on the massive destruction expected from a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake understandably struck fear in the hearts of many Oregonians who immediately set to work stocking emergency kits. At least some of them did. For a while. Source: Turning anxiety to action on the Cascadia quake: Editorial | OregonLive.com

Adapt to our active quake zone | Opinion |

The entire period of white settlement in the Northwest has been free of big earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The longest earthquake-free interval in the past 10,000 years lasted 330 years; the current interval is 318 years long and counting. This great good fortune has fostered the dangerous illusion that because violent shaking and […]
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Portland Earthquake Study Estimates Wide Variation In Impact Depending On Timing

No one can say when exactly the next Cascadia megaquake will strike other than there’s a fair chance it’ll happen in our lifetimes. A new study of likely earthquake impacts in the Greater Portland region finds the exact timing and season make a big difference when it comes to casualties and damage. Oregon’s Department of […]
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