Series 24935
Granite Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1880-1887.

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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

On 20 September 1880, a small group of miners met at John Jones's cabin near Mud Spring in western Beaver County, Utah, to organize the Granite Mining District. They organized this district according to established custom and federal law which allows individuals to claim mineral wealth in the public domain (Statutes at Large, Treaties, and proclamations, of the United States of America, 1872, vol. 17, chap. 152). In the nineteenth century, miners in local areas organized mining districts to manage mining operations and keep records of claims. Granite District mining records begin with an index and copy of the by-laws. These are followed by notices of location for claims within the district. Each location notice identifies a claim by a unique name and gives a description. Location notices also provide the names of claim holders and dates of discovery and recording. Some claims describe where the claim was recorded in the records of the Beaver County recorder.


By record type, thereunder chronological.

Research Note

The Granite Mining District book was earlier used as a record book for the Beaver Mining District.

Related Records

Mining records from Beaver Mining District (Utah). Recorder, Series 23984, used the same volume to record mining records.

Notices of location books from Beaver County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23992, contain many notices of location for claims in the Granite 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 Beaver and Granite Mining Districts book was microfilmed in January 2002 as part of Utah State Archives Millennial Project and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in March 2003.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Granite Mining District records begin with an index which provides access by claim name, but also includes the names of locators, dates of discovery and recording, and the number of feet claimed.

Indexing Terms

  • Granite Mining District (Utah)—By-laws.
  • Mining claims—Utah—Beaver County.
  • Mines and mineral resources—Property—Beaver County—Utah.
  • Utah—Beaver County—Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

1 records for Beaver Mining District; 1870 Mar-1871 Oct
1 records for Granite Mining District; 1880 Sep-1887 Jan

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.