Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24155

Erekson Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1894-1897.

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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

On 30 January 1894 a small group of ranchers and miners met at the Erekson Brothers Ranch in the pass between the Sheeprock and Simpson Mountains near the Juab-Tooele County border to organize the Erekson Mining District. The records kept by the Erekson district recorder primarily include location notices, but also include other records such as documentation of assessment work. According to federal law, mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had exclusive right of possession. Local mining districts managed mining operations and recorded claims. (Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. 17, 1872, chap. 152). Location notices recorded by the Erekson District describe the claims involved and affirm compliance with federal and territorial laws. Each notice names the locator or locators and provides the date and time of recording. All documents are signed by the district recorder.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Related Records

Mining records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6150, contain notices of location and other mining records for the Erickson District recorded after 1897.

Mining records from Cottonwood Springs Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24151, contain location notices and other mining records for claims recorded in this area before 1894.

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 records of the Erekson Mining District were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining claims—Utah—Tooele County.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Property—Utah—Tooele County.
  • Utah—Tooele County—Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

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1 Book A; 1894 Mar-1897 Jun