WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
TUTSAGUBET MINING DISTRICT
in Washington County, Utah
LOCATIONSee the map.
HISTORYMiners in Washington County organized the Tutsagubet Mining District on 2 June 1883 at the camp of the Mountain Chief Mine. They established boundaries for the district, which included ten square miles in the Beaver Dam area in the southwest corner of the county. This district included the Apex Mine, which produced copper and was particularly active during the 1890s.
W. B. Pace was the Tutsagubet Mining District recorder from 1883 to 1885. He was responsible to record all mining claims within the mining district. Tutsagubet District by-laws required him to visit the ground at each claim and ensure that the claim was distinctly marked before he recorded it. The Tutsagubet Mining District recorder functioned for only two years, after which the responsibility for recording mining activity in the district fell to the Washington County recorder.
Black Warrior Mine
Mountain Chief Mine
MILLS & SMELTERSTBD
REFERENCESTutsagubet Mining District (Utah)
Tutsagubet Mining District (Utah).
Mining records, Record Book A, Utah State Archives, (Series 23670).