San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder Mining records index (locations)
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Scope and Content
The San Juan County recorder created an index to provide reference to notices of location and all other mining records he recorded. This master index provides reference by the name of the mining claim and references notices of location as well as deeds, mining and mineral leases, amendments to notices of location, agreements, assignments, court decrees, liquidations, mortgages, mortgage releases, and affidavits showing proof of labor. Information in the index includes the name of the claim, the name or names of locators or owners, the the kind of document, the date it was filed, and the book and page number where recorded. It sometimes indicates the mining district or township in which the claim is located.
Entries in the index have been grouped alphabetically according to the name of the mining claim, and thereunder are arranged chronologically by recording date. In books 2, 2 A, and 3, letters have been continued into the next book on different dates.
When providing reference for documents, this index frequently identifies books by letter or number without specifying which series is being referenced. This can become confusing since there are several Books B, C, and D. For example Book D could mean Deed Book D (1900-1910), Mining Claims D (lode claims, 1900-1916) or Placer Petroleum Book D (1909-1911). A researcher might note the date or the type of document for clues about which series to check. It appears that an additional Book D is missing from San Juan County county recorder's record books (circa1908-1910). Possibly there is a missing miscellaneous records Book D, which fills the gap in miscellaneous records, January 1906-April 1910. The camera operator confused this locations index with the locators index. Microfilm targets at the beginning of books are sometimes inaccurate.
Official records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6682, contain records referenced in this index.
Deed records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23399, contains San Juan County deeds including many mining deeds and a few other mining records.
Miscellaneous records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23400, contain records referenced in this index.
Mining records index (locators) from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23584, provides parallel and subsequent reference to mining records in San Juan County, but is organized according to name of owner or locator instead of claim name.
Mining maps from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23905, contain plat or survey maps identifying the claims of some individuals or corporations.
Mining location notices (petroleum) from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 24000, contain documents referenced in this index.
Mining location notices (lode claims) from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 24001, contain records referenced in this index.
Proof of labor index from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 83186, provides reference to proof of labor affidavits filed in 1957 and thereafter.
Mining records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84250, contain documents referenced in this index.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
San Juan County mining indexes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in June 1990 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2002.
- Mines and mineral resources—Ownership—San Juan County (Utah).
- Mining claims—San Juan County (Utah).
|1||Feb 1888-Dec 1898 (Book 1)|
|2||Jan 1899-ongoing (Book 2)|
|2||Feb 1909-ongoing (Book 2 A)|
|2||Jun 1935-ongoing (Book 3)|
|3||Jan 1951-Jan 1954 (Book 4)|
|4||Feb-Jun 1954 (Book 5)|
|4||Jun-Sep 1954 (Book 6 a-r)|
|5||Jun-Sep 1954 (Book 6 r-z)|
|6||Sep 1954-Feb 1955 (Book 7)|
|7||Feb 1955-Sep 1955 (Book 8)|
|7||Oct 1955-Sep 1957 (Book 9 a-s)|
|8||Oct 1955-Sep 1957 (Book 9 s-z)|
|8||Sep 1957-Aug 1962 (Book 10)|
|8||Sep 1962-Nov 1967 (Book 11)|
|9||Nov 1967-Jul 1970 (Book 12)|
|9||Jul 1970-Nov 1975 (Book 13 a-v)|
|10||Jul 1970-Nov 1975 (Book 13 w-z)|
|10||Nov 1975-Sep 1978 (Book 14)|
|11||Sep 1978-Dec 1982 (Book 15)|