Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84097

Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1871-

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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

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.

Arrangement

Chronological by date filed.

Research Note

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.

Related Records

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.

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.

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.

Processing Note

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.

Finding Aids

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,.

Indexing Terms

  • Mineral industries—Utah—Box Elder County—Ownership.
  • Mining corporations—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Mining claims—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Wages—Utah—Miners.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Abstracts of title—Utah—Box Elder County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
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