Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 22091

Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining notices filings

Dates: 1885-1896.

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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

This series contain a listing of notices of locations filed with the district recorder with information pertaining to the name of the claim and the date filed. Also included is a diary of an unknown individual from April to June of an unknown year, containing travels through possibly Nevada or Idaho. 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

Related Records

Mining records from Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18126, contain records for same mining district.

Mining records from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84097, contain 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.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1885 Jun 29-1896 Dec 26