Clifton Mining District (Utah). Recorder File books
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Early Clifton Mining District recorders kept file books in which they summarized and referenced location notices they recorded. The original file book is in table format and includes the name of the mine, date of location, date of filing, name of locating company or individual, number of feet claimed, page number where recorded, and a notation about work done. In 1884 the format was simplified to include only the name of the mine, the names of locators, the date located, and the book and page number where a notice of location was recorded. Entries made after 1889 include only the mine name, the date, and reference information.
Chronological by filing date.
Entries in the first file book are in table format and are arranged chronologically by date filed. In the second book entries are in paragraph format and alphabetically grouped. When space reserved for a certain letter was filled, the recorder carried letters forward to the back of the book.
Location notices from Clifton Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24331, contain the notices of location referenced in the file books.
Proof of labor record books from Clifton Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24332, contain most of the documentation of assessment work for Clifton claims. Initially assessment work information was included in the file book.
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.
Records for the Clifton Mining District were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in October 2002. Because of the poor quality of the microfilm, Utah State Archives refilmed these books and updated the inventory in May 2003.
- Mining claims--Utah--Tooele County.
- Mines and mineral resources--Property--Utah--Tooele County.
- Utah--Tooele County--Mines and mineral resources.