Shambip Mining District (1870-1873). Recorder Mining records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
On 11 July 1870 miners in the St. John precinct of Tooele County met to organize the Shambip Mining District. According to established precedent, which was later validated when Congress passed a federal mining law, mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had exclusive right of possession. In local areas miners organized mining districts and elected district recorders to oversee mining operations and keep records of claims. (See Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. 17, 1872, chap. 152). Records for the Shambip District begin with a copy of the by-laws for the district. These are followed about twenty location notices or claims. Each location notice provides the dimensions of the claim and tells the name by which it was identified. Each notice indicates the discovery date, tells the names of locators and identifies how many feet each was entitled to. All location notices are signed by the district recorder, J.J. Child.
Chronological by filing date.
Mining records from Camp Floyd Mining District (Utah), Series 10334, contain records for a contemporary mining district in the same general area.
Mining records from Tooele City Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24152, contain records for a contemporary mining district in the same general area.
Mining records from Rush Valley Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24160, contain records for a contemporary mining district in the same area.
Mining records from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24165, contain records for a contemporary mining district in the same general area.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Shambip Mining District records were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2002.
- Shambip Mining District (1870-1873)—Utah—By-laws.
- Mining claims—Utah—Tooele County.
- Mines and mineral resources—Property—Utah—Tooele County.
- Utah—Tooele County—Mines and mineral resources.