Series 24508
Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder Miscellaneous records

Dates: 1872-1874.

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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

Ophir mining district recorder (Tooele County, Utah), Lawrence Brown, recorded documents other than notices of location in a separate book. These documents include work certificates signed by witnesses verifying that assessment work on claims had been completed. Other documents affect the validity of claims. These include protests against certain claims, warnings not to interfere with certain claims, a notice of les pendens, and a power of attorney. This book also includes miners meeting minutes for September 1872 and April 1873.


Roughly chronological.

Related Records

Mining records from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24165, contain most of the mining records for the Ophir District, including notices of location and affidavits showing proof of labor.

Deeds from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24572, contain deeds and other miscellaneous records for the Ophir District.

File books from Ophir Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 24971, contain summary and reference information about early mining claims in the Ophir 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

The records of the Ophir Mining District were processed by Rosemary Cundiff in December 2002. Because of the poor quality of the original filming, Ophir books were refilmed by Utah State Archives and the inventory updated in April 2003.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 1872-1874

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.