Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23984

Beaver Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1870-1871.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Beaver Mining District was one of several mining districts organized in Beaver County, Utah, in the early 1870s. Boundary descriptions mention Fremont's Pass and the Beaver River. Prospectors organized the district to manage mining operations and keep records of claims. The Beaver District book contains two sets of by-laws; one as initially adopted 14 March 1870, and another as revised 23 October 1871. The by-laws establish rules for making claims within the district. Each set of by-laws is followed by a few notices of location for claims. Notices describe the location and dimensions of claims and name the individuals involved. The district was both organized and abandoned before Congress passed a general mining law (1872) validating the authority of mining districts as well as the already assumed right of individuals to claim mineral wealth in the public domain.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Research Note

The Beaver Mining District book was later used as a record book for the Granite Mining District.

Related Records

Mining records from Granite Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24935, used the same volume to record mining records.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The Beaver and Granite Mining Districts book was microfilmed in January 2002 as part of Utah State Archives Millennial Project and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Beaver Mining District (Utah)—By-laws.
  • Mining claims—Utah—Beaver County.
  • Utah—Beaver County—Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1870 Mar-1871 Oct
1 1880 Sep-1887 Jan