Welcome to the Bureau of Mines
The National Bureau of Mines is a private organization dedicated to preserving mining history. The organization was created to fill the void left by the Federal Bureau of Mines, documenting and recording historic mines across the Western United States.
The National Bureau of Mines Certifies Mines and Mining claims by: recording all measurements and depths of mines, verifying that corners and claim or property boundaries have been recorded with the appropriate government agencies, researching and recording all available history on each mine and archiving photos of each mine. The National Bureau of Mines objective is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on Mines and Mining claims across the United States.