Tutsagubet Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records
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Scope and Content
Federal mining law enacted in 1872 declared that all valuable mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration and purchase and that the locators of the same were to have exclusive right of possession as long as they complied with the laws of the United States and of the local mining district. The law authorized the democratic organization of local mining districts and charged them to record mining claims and manage mining operations in accordance with Federal law and local needs and customs (Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. XVII, chap. 152. Published by authority of Congress, Boston: Brown, Little and Company). Tutsagubet Mining District Book A contains the minutes of a meeting organizing the Tutsagubet Mining District and the by laws adopted for the same. It contains the mining claims or notices of location recorded by the mining district recorder for the first two years. Each notice of location records the names of locators, the name of the mining claim, a legal description of the location, and the authorizing signature of the mining district recorder.
Deeds (Pine Valley) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23264, contain the by-laws of the Tutsagabet Mining District, as well as additional or duplicate notices of location and deeds. This series also contains records for activity in this district after 1885.
Mining proof of labor from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23671, contains proof of labor affidavits for work done on mining claims in this district.
Mining plats from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23680, contain plat maps showing mining claims in the Tutsagubet Mining District.
Mining notices of location from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 81372, contain mining notices of location, deeds and other records relating to the Tutsagubet Mining District filed after 1891.
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.
The Tutsagubet Mining District record book was microfilmed in August 1982 by Utah State Archives and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in May 2001.
- Mining districts--Washington County (Utah).
- Mines and mineral resources--Ownership--Washington County (Utah).
- Mining claims--Washington County (Utah).