Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84249

Sevier County (Utah). County Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1896-1970

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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. 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

Related Records

Mining records indexes from Sevier County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 2848, provides access to this series.

Mining abstracts indexes from Sevier County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 22250, provides access to this series.

Mining records from Henry Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 22251, contains records for the Henry Mining District in Sevier County.

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

Mining records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1971. The mining records were filmed by the Utah State Archives in 1973. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in December 1999.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Series 2848, Mining Records Indexes, 1896-1983, provides access to this series. Indexes: Series 22250, Mining Abstracts Indexes, [undated]-1903, also provides access to the early part of this series.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining corporations—Utah—Sevier County.
  • Mining claims—Utah—Sevier County.
  • Wages—Utah—Miners.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Utah—Sevier County.
  • Mining districts—Utah.
  • Abstracts of title—Utah—Sevier County.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 A 1897 Sep 26-1903 Sep 12
1 2 1903 Sep 30-1904 Feb 13
2 2 1904 Feb 13-1908 May 08
2 3 1908 May 18-1916 Mar 16
3 4 1916 Mar 16-1922 Jun 30
4 5 1922 Jun 30-1927 Jul 01
5 5 1927 Jul 01-1928 Jul 02
5 6 1928 Jul 02-1934 Oct 08
5 7 1934 Oct 11-1945 Sep 27
6 7 1945 Sep 27-1947 Feb 11
6 8 1947 Mar 31-1953 Jun 30
6 9 1953 Jul 01-1954 Nov 27
7 9 1954 Nov 27-1955 Feb 14
7 10 1955 Feb 14-1956 Apr 26
7 11 1956 May 02-1959 Aug 14
8 11 1959 Aug 14-1966 Oct 24
8 12 1966 Oct 25-1970 Nov 30