Series 23969
Iron County (Utah). County Recorder Stateline Mining District records transcript

Dates: 1896-1897.

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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

In 1896 the Stateline Mining District was organized in Stateline Canyon in northwestern Iron County where deposits of gold and silver ore had been discovered. In accordance with federal law, (see Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. XVII, chap. 152), mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had exclusive right of possession. Local mining districts managed mining operations and recorded claims. Only one year after the organization of the Stateline District, the Utah Legislature enacted a mining law which transferred the responsibility of recording mining claims from the mining district recorder to the county recorder (Laws of Utah, 1897, chapter 36, "Mining Claims"). The Iron County recorder made a transcript of all records kept by the Stateline District for the one year of its existence which preceded the law change. This transcript consists primarily of notices of location, but also includes a power of attorney and a few mining deeds. Each location notice includes the names of locators, the name of the mining claim, a description of the claim, and indicates when and where the claim was originally recorded in the record book of the Stateline Mining District.


By document type, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

Mining location notices from Iron County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 6144, contain subsequently recorded location notices relating to mining in Stateline Canyon. Book C contains the by-laws for the Stateline Mining District (p.74).

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

The Iron County recorder's transcript of claims in the State Line Mining District was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in October 1974 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: A chronological index of documents appears at the beginning of the book. Documents are identified by claim or lode name.

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 1896-1897

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