Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24176

Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder Mining location notices indexes

Dates: 1891-1978.

6 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

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 an index to notices of location (mining claims) recorded by that office. This index provides reference by the claim name and indicates book and page number where the notice of location was recorded. The index also provides the names of locating individuals or companies and the dates of discovery and filing. Beginning in 1934 the county recorder additionally created an inverse index to provide reference based on the names of claim owners.

Arrangement

Chronological volumes with entries alphabetical by first letter of claim name, thereunder chronological by date filed.

Research Note

These indexes were microfilmed 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

Mining records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6150, contain the bulk of location notices referenced by these indexes.

Official records from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7134, contain location notices referenced by these indexes.

General mining index from Tooele County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 24174, is a more comprehensive index which also provides reference to notices of location.

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.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Books L and M additionally include a separate index which provides reference by the names of claim owners (locators), covering from 1934 thru 1978.

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 1891-1895; Book C & D
2 1896-1899; Book G
3 1899-1903; Book H
3 1903-1907; Book I
4 1907-1916; Book J
4 1916-1934; Book K
5 1934-1948; Book L, claims index
5 1934-1948; Book L, locators index
5 1955-1978; Book M, claims index
5 1955-1978; Book M, locators index up to letter F
6 1955-1978; Book M, locators index from letter F