Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder

18126--Mining records
18127--Mining records index

AGENCY: Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder

SERIES: 18126
TITLE: Mining records
DATES: 1869-1896
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed

DESCRIPTION: Mining records contain at a minimum notices of location which provide the name of the claim, locators, location, legal description and the mining district; proof of labor registers which record the work performed at each mine annually by each worker; deeds and mortgages which record information affecting the title to the mining property; and mining abstracts which contain the history of property ownership. Other mining records may also consist of district by-laws and amendments, annual meeting minutes, district officer election results, and merchandise bills. Mining records, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. The Lucin Mining District Recorder recorded mining operations in Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada. 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 Lucin 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 1869 and ended in 1897 when the law changed and the county recorder assumed sole responsibility for mining records (Laws of Utah, 1897, Chapter 36).

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until microfilmed and then transfer to Box Elder County Recorder office.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

Because of the importance of mining information, which documents the monitoring and registering of mining operations, the District Recorder was required by law to maintain mining records and their corresponding indexes.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Lucin Mining District (Utah). Recorder

SERIES: 18127
TITLE: Mining records index
DATES: 1869-1893
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical
TOTAL VOLUME: 4.00 reels.

DESCRIPTION: This is an alphabetical index created by the Lucin Mining District Recorder to facilitate access to the mining records. The mining records indexes are arranged alphabetically by the name of the mining claims and locators of the mining claims. Mining records and their corresponding indexes, which constitute a legal record, are kept for the purpose of monitoring and registering mining claims and operations. The Lucin Mining District Recorder recorded mining operations in Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in Office until microfilmed and then transfer to Box Elder County Recorder.

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Administrative Historical Legal

Because of the importance of mining information, which documents the monitoring and registering of mining operations, the District Recorder was required by law to maintain mining records and their corresponding indexes.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public