Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    Form 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 18, 2005

                            BARNWELL INDUSTRIES, INC.

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       Delaware                       1-5103                   72-0496921
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(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission             (IRS Employer
  of incorporation)                  File Number)           Identification No.)

1100 Alakea Street, Suite 2900, Honolulu, Hawaii               96813
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      (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

         Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (808) 531-8400

         Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the
following provisions:

     [ ]  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act
          (17 C.F.R. 230.425)

     [ ]  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act
          (17 C.F.R. 240.14a-12)

     [ ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the
          Exchange Act (17 C.F.R. 240.14d-2(b))

     [ ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the
          Exchange Act (17 C.F.R. 240.13e-4(c))


Item 8.01.      Other Events.

         Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a press release issued by the
Registrant on July 18, 2005 that is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01.      Financial Statements and Exhibits.

         (c)      Exhibits

                  99.1     Press Release, dated July 18, 2005.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                    BARNWELL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Date:  July 18, 2005                /s/ Russell M. Gifford
                                    Russell M. Gifford
                                    Executive Vice President and
                                    Chief Financial Officer