Series 18129
Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1890-1892.

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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

Mining records contain quit claim agreements and deeds with information pertaining to grantor, grantee, and legal description for transfer of ownership of mining operations. Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. The Box Elder Mining District Recorder recorded mining operations in Box Elder County, Utah. Until the law changed in 1897, mining districts in Utah had the option of electing their own mining district recorder. Many of the large mining districts, including the Box Elder Mining District, chose to elect their own recorders while claims and other records within smaller mining districts or in unorganized areas were filed with the county recorder. Although the mining district elected its own recorder, mining operations within in the mining district were also recorded with the county recorder during this time. The district recorder ended by 1897 when the law changed and the county recorder assumed sole responsibility for mining records (Laws of Utah, 1897, Chapter 36).


Chronological by date filed

Related Records

Mining notices of location from Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 18128, contain notices of locations for same mining district.

Mining records from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84097, contain mining records for the same 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

Mining records were first scheduled as permanent records in 1971. The mining records were filmed by the Box Elder County Microfilm Department. The entire series was archivally processed by David Clark in September 1999.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index to the name of the grantee or grantor, mine name, date, and page number for the entry is available,.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 1890 Apr 30-1892 Nov 29; Book A

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.