Ashbrook Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
Mining records contain notices of location which provide the name of the claim, locators, location, legal description and the mining district; district by-laws; annual meeting minutes; and district officer election results. Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. The Ashbrook 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 Ashbrook 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 was created in 1874 and ended in 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
Mining records from Box Elder County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84097, contains mining records for same mining 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.
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.
Indexes: An electronic index is available. It includes the name of the individual making the claim, the mine name, the date of the claim, and the page number on which the record appears,.
- Mining districts—Box Elder County (Utah).
- Mines and mineral resources—Ownership—Box Elder County (Utah).
- Mining claims—Box Elder County (Utah).
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.