Series 24162
Rush Valley Mining District (Utah). Recorder Proof of labor records

Dates: 1870-1896.

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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

As originally written, the Rush Valley Mining District by-laws, required a full day's work on each claim in each month. However, the mining district did not require the recorder to begin keeping a record of this work until the by-laws were revised in 1870 (By-laws Rush Valley Mining District, Utah Territory, Utah State Archives, series 3651). In 1873 the district amended by-laws to comply with federal mining law, which passed in 1872. According to this regulation the Rush Valley District required at least $100 worth of improvements in each year. The district also required the mining district recorder or his deputy to make a personal inspection of the work done. Each document in this book is the signed statement of the district recorder confirming that he has examined a certain claim and verifying that the owner has done sufficient labor to meet district requirements. Each document names the person requesting the examination.


Chronological by date recorded.

Related Records

Mining district by-laws from United States. General Land Office, Series 3651, includes by-laws for this district.

Mining records from Rush Valley Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24160, contain additional mining records, such as notices of location and mining district by-laws for the Rush Valley District.

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

Rush Valley District records were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2002. Utah State Archives refilmed this book and updated the inventory in February 2003.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The district recorder included an index at the beginning of this book. It provides reference by claim name,.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining claims—Utah—Tooele County.
  • Utah—Tooele County—Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

1 1870 Jun-1896 Dec; Book A

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.