Series 23584
San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder Mining records index (locators)

Dates: 1955-1994.

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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

The San Juan County recorder created this index to provide reference to notices of location and other mining documents by the names of individuals or corporations locating or owning the claim. Documents referenced in this index include notices of location, maps, deeds, mining and mineral leases, amendments to notices of location, agreements, assignments, court decrees, liquidations, mortgages, mortgage releases, affidavits showing proof of labor, etc. Information provided in the index includes the name or names of locators or owners, the name of the claim, the kind of document, the date it was filed, and the book and page number where recorded. It sometimes indicates the mining district or township in which the claim is located.


Alphabetical by name of locator or owner, thereunder chronological by filing date.

Research Note

The camera operator confused this locators index with the locations index. Microfilm targets at the beginning of books are sometimes inaccurate.

Related Records

Official records from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6682, contain documents referenced in this index.

Mining records index (locations) from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23583, provides parallel and previous reference to mining records in San Juan County, but is organized according to mining claim name.

Mining maps from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23905, contain plat or survey maps identifying the claims of some individuals or corporations.

Proof of labor index from San Juan County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 83186, provides additional reference to affidavits showing proof of labor.

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

San Juan County mining index (locators) Books 5-12 were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in June 1990. San Juan County microfilmed Book 13 in March 1995. This series was processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Mines and mineral resources—Ownership—San Juan County (Utah).
  • Mining claims—San Juan County (Utah).

Container List

1 Feb-Nov 1954 (Book 5)
2 Nov 1954-May 1957 (Book 6)
3 Jun 1957-Sep 1962 (Book 7)
3 Sep 1962-Dec 1967 (Book 8)
4 Dec 1967-Sep 1969 (Book 9)
4 Sep 1969-Nov 1975 (Book 10)
5 Nov 1975-Oct 1978 (Book 11)
5 Nov 1978-Dec 1982 (Book 12)
6 Jan 1983-Dec 1994 (Book 13)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.