Series 23955
Iron County (Utah). County Recorder Mining abstracts

Dates: 1955-1960.

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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

Utah county recorders are required by law to keep abstract records which show every conveyance, encumbrance, or other recorded instrument for every tract (Utah Code, Annotated, 1953, 17-21-6). The Iron County recorder began keeping similar abstracts for mining claims in 1955. Each abstract is a chronological list of official activity relating to a particular mining claim. For each claim, the recorder identified the mining district in which it was located, names of locators, the date of location, and the book and page number where notice of location was recorded. This information is followed by a chronological list of activity on the claim, including such things as proof of labor and sale or transfer. The record of each of these actions includes the names of grantee and grantor, and the date, book and page number on which each action was recorded. Because these abstracts cover only a five-year period, the list of activity for each claim is brief.


Alphabetically grouped and thereunder chronological by date of location.

The mining abstracts are grouped alphabetically by the name of the claim, and thereunder are roughly chronological in order of location date.

Related Records

Mining location notices from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6144, contain location notices referenced in the abstracts.

Mining deeds from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23951, contain deeds and other documents referenced in the abstracts.

Mining location notices (placer claims) from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23952, contain location notices referenced in the abstracts.

Miscellaneous records from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23981, contain proof of labor and other documents referenced in the abstracts.

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

Iron County mining abstracts were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in November 1974 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index at the beginning of each book alphabetically lists locators and then identifies for each the name of his claim or claims.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining corporations—Utah—Iron County.
  • Mining claims—Utah—Iron County.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Utah—Iron County.
  • Mining districts—Utah.
  • Abstracts of title—Utah—Iron County.

Container List

1 A-L (Book 1)
2 M-Z (Book 2)

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.