Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder File books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The earliest Ophir Mining District (Tooele County, Utah) recorders kept file books in which they recorded essential details about each notice of location they recorded. Each entry is headed with the name of a claim and then includes location and recording dates, the names of locators with the number of feet allotted to each, and the book and page number where a notice of location was recorded. In addition to file entries, a section of Book D was used to record claims for land to be used for milling and smelting purposes, for building lots in the town of Ophir, and for water to be used for mining purposes.
By document type, with file entries chronological by date recorded.
Mining records from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24165, contain the bulk of records kept by the Ophir District recorder, including notices of location referenced by file entries.
Miscellaneous records from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24508, contain documents affecting the validity of mining claims in the early Ophir District.
Deeds from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24572, document mining property or claims sold in the early Ophir District. Some deeds were recorded in the same book with file entries.
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.
The records of the Ophir Mining District were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in December 2002. Utah State Archives refilmed these records in April 2003, and because additional file entries were discovered at that time, a separate series was created. File entries were originally described with deeds as part of series 24572.
Series inventory available.
- Mining claims--Utah--Tooele County.
- Mines and mineral resources--Property--Utah--Tooele County.
- Utah--Tooele County--Mines and mineral resources.
- Ophir (Utah)--History.
|1||File Book (1870, Aug - 1871, Mar)|
|2||Book B (deeds, 1870-1871)|
|2||Book B, cont. (file entries, 1871, Mar - Aug)|
|3||Book D (mill site location notices, 1871-1873)|
|3||Book D, cont. (file entries, 1871, Sep - 1872, Aug)|