Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23968

Silver Belt Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining location notices

Dates: 1872-1875.

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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 Silver Belt Mining District was organized in 1872 in the area northwest of Cedar City. In accordance with established practice, which Congress enacted into law that year (see Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. XVII, chap. 152), mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had exclusive right of possession. Local mining districts managed mining operations and recorded claims. The Silver Belt Iron Mining District record book begins with a copy of the district by-laws, and then includes notices of location for mining claims in the district. For each notice the district recorder reported the names of locators, the name of the mining claim, a description of the claim, and dates of location and recording.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Research Note

The mining district recorder's ink has faded, so many documents in this book are difficult or impossible to read. The book was later bound with Book B of the Pinto Iron Mining District, so all entries after page 115 relate to that district.

Related Records

Mining location notices from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6144, contain additional location notices and other records relating to the Silver Belt Mining District.

Location notices from Pinto Iron Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 23961, for the Silver Belt Mining District (Book A) is also included in this series because it was later bound together with Book B of the Pinto Iron 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

The Silver Belt Mining District record book was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in October 1974 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index at the beginning of the book lists claim names and identifies page numbers on which they were recorded,.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining districts—Iron County (Utah).
  • Mines and mineral resources—Ownership—Iron County (Utah).
  • Mining claims—Iron County (Utah).

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Silver Belt Iron Mining District Book A
2 [Pinto Iron Mining District Book B]