Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24039

Gabel Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining location notices

Dates: 1893-1894.

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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 mining location notices books for the Gabel Mining District contain the placer claims of prospectors searching for wealth in southwestern San Juan County. These claims or location notices were filed in accordance with federal mining laws which specified that mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had right of possession (see Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. XVII, chap. 152). For each notice the district recorder reported the names of locators and/or locating agents, the name of the mining claim, a description of the claim, and dates of location and recording. All surviving claims recorded by the Gabel District recorder were recorded between February and September 1893 or in December 1894.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Mining location notices (petroleum) from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 24000, contain location notices and other mining related documents for the Gabel Mining District recorded by the San Juan County recorder after 1905.

Reception book from Gabel Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24037, provides a chronological list of documents in these books as well as reference by surname of locator to the notices in Book 1.

General index from Gabel Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24038, provides reference by surname of locator to the documents in these books.

Mining records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84250, contain location notices and other mining documents for the Gabel District as recorded by the San Juan County recorder.

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

Gabel Mining District mining location notices were microfilmed by San Juan County in February 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2002.

Finding Aids

Indexes: In addition to indexes noted as related records, Gabel Mining District Record Book 1 includes an index which provides reference by the name of locator.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining districts—San Juan County (Utah).
  • Mines and mineral resources—Ownership—San Juan County (Utah).
  • Mining claims—San Juan County (Utah).

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Record Book 1; 1893 Feb-1893 Sep
2 Record Book 2;1894 Dec