Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder Mining records
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept by the county recorder for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. Mining records contain notices of location which provide the name of claim, locators, locations, legal description, and the mining district; proofs of labor which record the work performed at each mine annually; and deeds which record information affecting the title to the mining property. Other records include mineral certificates, affidavits of ownership, mining leases, and options to purchase.
Until the law changed in 1897 mining districts in Utah had the option of electing their own mining district recorder. Many of the larger districts within Utah chose to elect their own recorders while claims and other records within smaller mining districts or in unorganized areas were filed with the county recorder. Beginning in 1897, all mining records in the county were filed with the county recorder.
Chronological by date filed.
Even though some mining districts had their own recorders, some of the records for those mining districts are contained in this series. For mining records after July 19, 1985, researchers will need to contact the Box Elder County Recorder.
Mining records indexes from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6143, provides access to this series.
Official records from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7132, contains mining records from 1952-1959.
Mining records from Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18126, contains records for the Lucin Mining District.
Mining notices of location from Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18128, contains records for the Box Elder Mining District.
Mining records from Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18129, contains records for the Box Elder Mining District.
Mining records from the Willard Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18130, contains records for the Willard Mining District.
Mining records from Rosebud Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18131, contains records for the Rosebud Mining District.
Mining records from Ashbrook Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18132, contains records for the Ashbrook Mining District.
Mining notices of location from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 18133, contains locations and descriptions of mining claims.
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.
Gaps in Series
From March 1, 1952 to January 5, 1959, mining records are part of series 7132, Official Records, 1893-present and are recorded in books 75-121. Books L,N,P,R,T,V,W,Y and 1 are part of series 18133, Mining Notices of Locations, 1907-1952.
Mining records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1971. The mining records were filmed by the Box Elder County Microfilm Department and the Utah State Archives. This series was processed by David Clark in September 1999.
Indexes: Series 6143, Mining Records Index, 1871-1973, provides access to this series. Volumes A and B contain indexes at the beginning of each volume,.
- Mineral industries—Utah—Box Elder County—Ownership.
- Mining corporations—Utah—Box Elder County.
- Mining claims—Utah—Box Elder County.
- Mines and mineral resources—Utah—Box Elder County.
- Abstracts of title—Utah—Box Elder County.
|1||A||Aug 11, 1871-Aug 23, 1873|
|2||B||Aug 25, 1873-Dec 3, 1885|
|3||C||Dec 28, 1885-Mar 21, 1898|
|4||D||Mar 21, 1898-Nov 14, 1899|
|5||E||Nov 8, 1899-Apr 29, 1901|
|5||F||May 2, 1901-Nov 19, 1901|
|6||G||Sep 5, 1901-Aug 15, 1902|
|7||H||Dec 4, 1901-Jun 9, 1903|
|8||I||Jun 9, 1903-Aug 12, 1904|
|9||J||Aug 12, 1904-Jul 5, 1906|
|10||K||Jul 11, 1906-Mar 2, 1908|
|11||M||Mar 2, 1908-Jun 29, 1912|
|12||O||Jun 24, 1912-Apr 17, 1917|
|13||Q||Apr 17, 1917-Jan 18, 1921|
|14||S||Jan 18, 1921-Aug 12, 1926|
|15||U||Aug 12, 1926-May 27, 1935|
|16||X||Jun 10, 1935-Oct 9, 1947|
|17||Z||Oct 10, 1947-Feb 21, 1952|
|18||2||Jan 5, 1959-Nov 1, 1962|
|19||3||Nov 15, 1962-Sep 30, 1965|
|19||4||Oct 19, 1965-Jul 3, 1968|
|20||5||Jul 3, 1968-Jul 3, 1968|
|20||6||Jul 3, 1968-Sep 19, 1968|
|21||7||Sep 19, 1968-Aug 25, 1970|
|21||8||Aug 25, 1970-Oct 20, 1972|
|22||9||Oct 25, 1972-Aug 28, 1975|
|22||10||Aug 29, 1975-Aug 16, 1977|
|23||10||Aug 16, 1977-Jun 28, 1979|
|23||11||Jul 17, 1979-Sep 8, 1980|
|24||11||Sep 8, 1980-Jan 22, 1981|
|24||12||Feb 4, 1981-Sep 21, 1981|
|25||12||Sep 21, 1981-Oct 1, 1982|
|25||13||Oct 13, 1982-Jun 9, 1983|
|26||13||Jun 9, 1983-Oct 27, 1983|
|26||14||Oct 14, 1983-Jul 19, 1985|