Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder Miscellaneous records
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Scope and Content
Ophir mining district recorder (Tooele County, Utah), Lawrence Brown, recorded documents other than notices of location in a separate book. These documents include work certificates signed by witnesses verifying that assessment work on claims had been completed. Other documents affect the validity of claims. These include protests against certain claims, warnings not to interfere with certain claims, a notice of les pendens, and a power of attorney. This book also includes miners meeting minutes for September 1872 and April 1873.
Mining records from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24165, contain most of the mining records for the Ophir District, including notices of location and affidavits showing proof of labor.
Deeds from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24572, contain deeds and other miscellaneous records for the Ophir District.
File books from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24971, contain summary and reference information about early mining claims in the Ophir District.
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 records of the Ophir Mining District were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in December 2002. Because of the poor quality of the original filming, Ophir books were refilmed by Utah State Archives and the inventory updated in April 2003.
- Mining claims—Utah—Tooele County.
- Mining districts—Corporate minutes—Utah.
- Utah—Tooele County—Mines and mineral resources.