Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder

18128--Mining notices of location

AGENCY: Box Elder Mining District (Utah). Recorder

SERIES: 18128
TITLE: Mining notices of location
DATES: 1889-1893
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological by date filed
TOTAL VOLUME: 2.00 reels.

DESCRIPTION: This series contains notices of location which provide the name of the claim, locators, location, legal description and the mining district. 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).

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