Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 18126

Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1869-1896

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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

Mining records contain at a minimum notices of location which provide the name of the claim, locators, location, legal description and the mining district; proof of labor registers which record the work performed at each mine annually by each worker; deeds and mortgages which record information affecting the title to the mining property; and mining abstracts which contain the history of property ownership. Other mining records may also consist of district by-laws and amendments, annual meeting minutes, district officer election results, and merchandise bills. Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. The Lucin Mining District Recorder recorded mining operations in Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada.

Until the law changed in 1897, mining districts in Utah had the option of electing their own mining district recorder. Many of the large mining districts, including the Lucin Mining District, 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. Although the mining district elected its own recorder, mining operations within in the mining district were also recorded with the county recorder during this time. The district recorder was created in 1869 and ended in 1897 when the law changed and the county recorder assumed sole responsibility for mining records (Laws of Utah, 1897, Chapter 36).

Arrangement

Chronological by date filed

Research Note

Researchers should consult the indexes to ensure finding all related material. Many of the entries in Book A are duplicated in Book B. Researchers should also consult Box Elder County Recorder Mining Records, Series 84097 and Mining Records Index, Series 6143, for records from the Lucin Mining District during this time.

Related Records

Mining records index from Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18127, facilitates access to this series.

Mining notices filings from Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 22091, contain a listing of claims filed for the same mining district.

Mining records from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84097, contain mining records for same mining district.

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 Box Elder County Microfilm Department. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in August 1999.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Series 18127, Mining Records Index, facilitates access to this series.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining districts--Box Elder County (Utah).
  • Mining districts--Elko County (Nev.).
  • Mines and mineral resources--Ownership--Box Elder County (Utah).
  • Mining claims--Box Elder County (Utah).

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 A 1869 Jun 10-1871 May 12
2 B 1869 Jun 12-1873 Mar 31
3 C 1873 Apr 07-1893 Jun 10
4 D 1893 Dec 24-1896 Dec 26