Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24174

Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder General mining index

Dates: 1869-1978.

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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 Tooele County recorder created a general index to mining related documents. This index not only provides reference to notices of location (claims) and mining deeds, but also to mineral certificates, bonds, mortgages, agreements, notices of sale, powers of attorney, mining district by-laws, patents, etc. The first index (Mining Index Book A) provides only the name of a claim and the book and page number where a document was recorded. Thereafter, the index books also identify the type of document and the mining district in which the relevant claim was located. Beginning with Book K the date filed is also included. Entries made after 1955 include the county recorder's entry number.

Arrangement

Chronological with volume entries alphabetical by first letter of claim name, thereunder chronological.

Research Note

The general mining index provides reference by the name of a mining claim only, and not by the names of individuals or companies owning those claims. Since entries in Index Books A-J do not provide dates, approximate dates have been calculated based on the date spans of books referenced. This series was filmed with the camera head upside down, and therefore the images are in reverse order on the reel. In order to read the entries in chronological order, a researcher will need to read the microfilm backwards.

Related Records

Deeds from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6080, include many of the documents referenced by this index.

Mining records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6150, include many of the documents referenced by this index.

Mortgages from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6161, include mortgages related to mining property, which are referenced in this index.

Official records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7134, include mining related documents referenced by this index (after 1955).

Mining location notices indexes from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 24176, provide reference to location notices (claims), which are additionally indexed by the general mining index.

Agreements and lease records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84210, include agreements and leases related to mining property, which are referenced in this index.

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

Tooele County mining records were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining claims--Utah--Tooele County.
  • Mines and mineral resources--Property--Tooele County (Utah).
  • Mining claims--Utah--Indexes.
  • Utah--Tooele County--Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Index A (ca.1869-1894)
1 Index B (ca.1885-1894)
1 Index C (ca.1894-1897)
1 Index D (ca.1895-1899)
1 Index E (ca.1896-1901)
1 Index F (ca.1901-1905)
2 Index G (ca.1905-1918)
2 Index H (ca.1911-1929)
2 Index J (ca.1930-1948) up to the letter S
3 Index J, continued (ca.1930-1948) beginning with the letter S
3 Index K (1949-1973)
4 Index L (1974-1978)