Series 24040
Williams Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining location notices

Dates: 1895-1896.

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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

The mining location notices book for the Williams District contains a copy of the by-laws for the district, which was organized in December 1895. It also contains notices of location for mining claims recorded in the district from January to June of 1896. For each notice the district recorder reported the names of locators and locating agents, the name of the mining claim, a description of the claim, and dates of location and recording. Location notices were recorded in accordance with federal mining law which specified that mineral deposits in the public domain are free and open to exploration, and locators of the same have right of possession (see Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, 1872, vol. XVII, chap. 152). Local mining districts managed mining operations and district recorders kept a record of claims.


By-laws followed by location notices, which are chronological by filing date.

Related Records

Mining location notices from Monumental Mining District (Utah), Series 24041, contain location notices for the Williams District, which were recorded by the Monumental Mining District Recorder.

Mining records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84250, contian mining location notices and other records for the Williams District which were recorded after 1897.

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

The Williams Mining District book was microfilmed by San Juan County in February 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining districts--San Juan County (Utah).
  • Mines and mineral resources--Ownership--San Juan County (Utah).
  • Mining claims--San Juan County (Utah).

Container List

1 1895-1896

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