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WASHOE COUNTY.-PYRAMID LAKE MINING DISTRICT.
PYRAMID LAKE DISTRICT April 12th 1876 At a Miners Meeting held in the Pyramid Lake District at the Mine of Dr S. Bishop known as the “Mamonth" on the 12th day of April 1876. The following business was transacted.
The Meeting being called to order Mr. E. F. Morrill was elected chairman E. L. Bridges acting as secretary
The following Laws and By Laws were read and adopted. Mr. R. O. Johnson was elected as District Recorder for the ensueing term of two years.
LAWS AND BY LAWS Ist The name of the District shall be "Pyramid Lake District "
2nd The boundaries of the District shall be as follows to wit-Commencing at a point on the North boundary of Washoe County where the Carson River Guide Meridian on the East boundary of T– N R 20 E. Intersects said County line Thenco South along said Meridian to the Truckee River. Thence East following said Truckee River to its mouth. Thence North following the West Shore lino of Pyramid Lake to a point 10 Miles North of the North boundary of Washoe County Thence West to said Meridian Thence South to place of beginning.
3d (Seo. 2 U. S. M. Laws) A Mining Claim wether located by one or more persons may equal but shall not exceed one thousand five hundred feet in length along the Vein or Lode: but no location of a Mining claim shall be made until the discovery of the Vein or Lode within its limits. No claim shall extend more than three hundred feet on each side of the Vein at the surface, nor shall any claim be limited by any mining regulations to less than twenty five feet on each side of the Middle of the Vein at the surface And the end lines of each location shall be parralell to each other.
4th (Sec 4 U. S. M. Laws) That when a Tunnel is run for the development of a Vein or Lode or for the discovery of Mines, the owners of such 'Tunnel shall have the right of possession of all Veins or Lodes within three thousand feet from the face of the Tannel on the line thereof not previously known to exist, discovered in such Tunnel to the same extent as if discovered from the surface and no location on the line of such Tunnel of Veins or Lodes not appearing on the surface inado by other parties after the cominencement of the Tunnel and while the same is being prosecnted with reasonable diligence shall be valid but failing to prosecute the work on the Tunnel for six months shall be considered an abandonment of the right to all undiscovered Veins on the line of said Tunnel.
5th Alluvial or Delluvial deposits commonaly known as Placers. Each person shall be entitled to a claim two hundred feet square.
6th (Sec 5 U S M Laws) Miners of the District may make rules and regulations not in conflict with the Laws of the United States and the Laws of the Stato of Nevada governing locations manner of Recording amount of work necessary to hold possession of a Mining claim. Subject to the following requirements. Tho location must be distinctly marked on the ground, so that the boundaries can be readily traced. On each location and until a patent shall have been issued therefore not less than one hundred Dollars worth of work shall be performed or improvements made during each year. On all claims located prior to the passage of the Act of Congress entitled An Act to promote the development of the Mining resources of the United States approved May 10th 1872. Ten Dollars worth of labor shall be performed or improvements made each year for each one hundred feet in length along the Vein until a patent shall have been issued therefore ; but when such claims are held in common such expenditure may be made upon any one claim and upon a failure to comply with these conditions the claim or mines upon which such failure occurred, shall be open to re-location in the same manner as if no location of the same had ever been made Provided That the orriginal locators their heirs assigns or legal representatives have resumed work upon the claim after such failure and before such location. Upon the failure of any of the co-owners to contributo his proportion of the expenditures required by this Article, the co-owners who have performed the labor or made the improvements, may at the expiration of the year give such delinquent co-owner notice in writing or by publication in a newspaper published nearest the claim for at least once a week for ninety days, and if at the expiratiou of ninety days after such notice in writing or by Publication such delinquent should fail or refuse to contribute his proportion to comply with this Article, his interest in the claim shall become the property of his co-owners, who have made the required expenditure.
7th All Mining locations shall be recorded in the District Recorders office and within twenty days after location and the District Recorder or some person duly authorised by him, shall measure and mark all claims on the ground, and establish boundary monuments to the same.
8th A District Recorder shall be elected bi-annually and he shall hold his office for the term of two years and antil his successor is elected and he may appoint one or more deputies for whose acts he shall be responsible.
9th The election of District Recorder shall be by ballot, and the bi-annual election of Recorder shall be held within tho District every two years thereafter unless otherwise ordered by a majority of the Miners of the District
10th The Records of the District shall be kept safe from fire.
11th All Meetings and elections shall be called by the Recorder, at the written request of at least five Minors of the District, and be posted in three public places for at least ten days before such meeting or election shall take place.
12th Two days assessment work shall be done on every mining claim within ten days after Recording the same and after one hundred Dollars worth of work has been done or improvements made as required by Soc 5 Mining Laws of the United States tho samo shall be recorded in the District Recorders office and verrified to before the District Recorder. 13th District Recorder's fees shall be as follows For filing any Notice....
.50 " recording Mining Notice.
2.00 * each Name....
.50 “i transcript of record
2.00 In witness whereof our hands this 12th day of April 1876
E. F. MORRILL
S. S. BROWN
of said Lake to the mouth of Trnekee River thence up said river to the place where the Carson River guide meridian crosses it thence
N. D. CHAMBERLIN G. C. WHITE
N. PERCIVAL (Somo 25 other names are also signed in the original)
“ PYRAMID LAKE DISTRICT WASHOE COUNTY NEVADA July 15th 1876 At a Meeting of the Miners of the above named Dist. held at the Recorders Office at Cold Springs persuant to a call made according to the Laws of Said Dist. E. S. McClellan was elected Chairman and B. L. King Secretary after which the following business was transacted
Resolved by the Miners present at this Meeting that the two days worke required by the present Laws of this Dist to be done within ten days after the location of the Claim Must also be recorded by the Dist Recorder or some one by him duely authorised after a personal inspection of the said worke Said record of worke must be made within two days after the worke has been done or within twelve (12) days after Recording the location Notice This Law to apply only in cases where parties are not in continual possession of the Mine or where in case of a discontinuance of Worke Fees allowed for said Record $200 and $2,0% additional fees for visiting the ground and inspecting the Work Said Resolution to take effect on and after August 1st 1876 This Law to apply on all locations made in this District before and after this date
On Motion of Mr. Muron a Vote of the Meeting was taken allowing the Recorder a fee of $400 for Measuring and Markeing the Boundaries of Mining Claims Also carried On Motion the following fees were by unanimous Vote addopted governing charges allowed District Recorder For Filing any Notice.....
.50 Recording Mining Notice....
2.00 " Each extra Name
.50 “ Transcript of Record......
2.00 " Recording Assessment work...
2.00 " Visiting the ground and estimating work done...
2.00 " Measureing and Markeing the Boundaries of a claim...
4.00 Minutes approved by the meeting after which Meeting adjourned
B. L. KING Sectratary"
WASHOE COUNTY.-COTTONWOOD MINING DISTRIOT. Known to all men by these present that we the undersigned this day the 20th of June A. D. 1876 held a meeting at Mc. Clellan's ranch for the purpose of electing a District Recorder for the new Mining District North, Northeast & Northwest of said ranch running as far as the South boundary of Pyramid District, and in a Westerly direction to a ravine where a big Cottonwood tree stands; & in a Easterly direction to whereabout Wilcox's ranch lays & East across the mountains to the Truckee River. After taking the votes of all present, it was found that Mr. E. S. McClellan was duly elected & it was resolved to extend a written document of this act & have it filed in the County office of Washoe County. This was done at McClellans ranch in Cottonwood Mining District 25 miles North-East of the town of Reno Washoe-County, Nevada
CHAS. BÉDAS Secretary
WASHOE COUNTY.-MCCLELLAN MINING DISTRICT. At a miners meeting held at McClellans Ranch on the 29th day of July A. D. 1876 the following business was transacted.
The meeting being called to order Mr. John Wilcox was elected chairman, Charles Bédas acting secretary.
Sec. 2. The boundaries of the District shall be as follows: commencing on the Carson River guide Meridian or the East Boundary of T. N. R. 20 E. at or near Coyote Springs and running as far South as Spanish Springs, thence East to the summit of the hills east of Wilcox's Ranch thence North following that Summit to the head of Piute Canyon, thence westerly following the Summit of the range of hills between the Pyramid Pass and Cottonwood Valley to the intersection with the Carson River guide Meridian, thence South to place of beginning
Sec. 3. Sec 2nd U. S. Mining Laws: A mining Claim wether located by one or more persons may equal but shall not exceed one thousand five hundred feet in length along the vein or lode; but no location of a mining claim shall be made untill the discovery of the vein or Lode within its limits. No claim shall extend more than three hundred feet in width on each side of the vein at the surface, nor shall any claim be limited by any Mining regulations to less than twenty five feet on each side of the vein or lode at the surface and the endlines of each location shall be parallel to each other
SEC. 4. Sec 4th U. S. Mining laws: That, when a tunnel is run for the developpement of a vein or lode or for the discovery of mines, the owners of such tunnel shall have the right of possession of all veins or lodes within three thousand feet from the face of the tunnel on the line thereof not previously known to exist, discovered in such tunnel to the same extent as if discovered from the surface and no location on the line of such tunnel of veins or lodes not appearing on the surface made by other parties after the commencement of the tunnel and while the same is being prosecuted with reasonable diligence shall be valid, but failure to prosecute the work on the tunnel for six months shall be considered an abandonnent of the right to all undiscovered veins or lodes on the line of said tunnel.
SEC. 5. Sec 5 U. S. Ming Laws: Miners of the District may make rules and regulations not in conflict with the Laws of the U. S. or the State of Nevada governing the locations, manner of recording, amount of work necessary to hold possession of a Mining Claim subject to the following requirement: the location must be distinctly marked on the ground so that the boundaries can be readily traced on each location and untill a Patent shall have been issued therefore not less than one hundred dollars worth of work shall be porformed or improvements made during each year on all claims located prior to the passage of the Act of Congress entitled an act to promote the developpement of the Mining Resources of the U. S. approved May 10th 1872, ten dollars worth of work shall be performed or improvements made each year for each one hundred feet in length along the veins untill a Patent shall have been issued therefore; but when such claims are held in common such expenditure may be made on any one claim and upon a failure to comply with this conditions the claims or mines upon which such failure occurred shall be open to relocations in the same manner as if no location of the same had ever been made, prorided that the original locators, their heirs, assigns or legal representatives have resumed work upon the claim after such failure and before such location ; upon a failure of any of the coowners to contribute his proportion of the expenses required by this article the coowners who have performed the labor or made the improvements may at the expiration of the year give notice to such delinquent coowners in writing or by publication in a Newspaper published nearest the claim for at least once a week for ninety days and if at the expiration of ninety days after such Notice in writing or by publication such delinquent should fail or refuse to contribute his proportion to comply with this article his interest in the claim shall become the property of the coowners who have made the required improvements.
BY-LAWS SEC. 1st A District Recorder shall be elected annually and shall hold his office for the term of one year and untill his successor is elected and he may appoint one or more deputies for whose acts he shall be responsible.
Sec. 2d. The election of a District Recorder shall be by ballot and the election shall be held within the District annually unless otherwise ordered by a Majority of the Miners of the District.
SEC. 3d. All mining locations shall be recorded in the District Recorders Office and within (20) (twenty) days after location and the District Recorder or some person diuly authorized by him shall measure and mark all claims on the ground and establish boundarie-monuments to the same.
SEC. 4. All meetings and elections shall be called by the Recorder at the written request of at least five miners of the District and be posted in three public places in the District at least ten days prior to such meeting or election.
Sec. 5. Two days assessment work shall be done on every Mining Claim within thirty days after having located the same and, after one hundred dollars worth of work has been done or improvements made as required by Sec. 5 of U. S. M. Laws the same shall bo recorded in the District Recorders Office and verified to before the Recorder. SEC. 6. The Fees for Recording shall be as follows: For filing a Notice ....
$0.25 “ recording a Notice
1.00 " each additional name
0.25 " Measuring a claim...
4.00 Mr. E. S. McClellan was by ballot diuly elected Recorder for the term of one year
CHARLES BÉDAS W. W. COLE
E. S. MCCLELLAN
F. WIGHTMAN A. R. MCCLELLAN After singing the Laws and Bye Laws the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the Recorder
J. W. WILCOX Chairman CHAS. BÉDAS Secy
LINCOLN COUNTY.—JACK RABBIT MINING DISTRICT.
BY LAWS OF MINING DISTRICT By a vote of the Miners on Sept. 25th 1877, Bristol District was divided and a new district formed with the following boundaries. on the South East by the Highland Mining Dis’t on the North West by the Last Chance Mining Dis't, on the South by the summit of the Mountain, on the North by the valley, and named the "Jack Rabbit Mining District" and the following by laws were adopted to govern the district “To wit”
Sec 1 Each individual Mining Claim made in the district shall in Conformity with the United States mining laws consist of fifteen hundred feet in length on the ledge or lode together with all dips spurs and angles appertaining to said ledge or lode located for mining purposes also three hundred feet on each side of ledge or lode located, for mining purposes.
SEC 2 Locations shall be made by placing a legible notice securely and conspicuously on the ledge or lode by either of the following methods. "namely" on a monument of stone not less than three feet high and well built, or on a post firmly put in the ground not less than three inches through and two feet above ground or on a tree not less than four inches through which notice shall state the number of feet claimed in the location, the names of the parties locating the same and the number of feet for which each name is located and the namo or names by which the ledge or lode shall hereafter be known and also as near as practicable the local position of the claim in the district.
Sec 3 ARTICLE 1 An annual meeting of the miners of this district shall be held on the second Monday in September of each and every year at which time a district Recorder shall be Elected and any other business transacted which may properly come before the meeting.
ARTICLE 2 The Recorder shall hold office one year from the date of his election and untill his successor is qualified. before entering upou the duties of his office he shall filo in the office of the nearest sitting magistrate or notary an oath or affirmation that he will duly and faithfuly perform the duties of his office as required by the laws of this district.
ARTICLE 3 He shall procure at his own cost suitable books on which he shall legibly inscribe a record of all mining claims presented to him for recording keeping the same properly invoiced in a seperate book. also a book in which he shall keep a record of the minutes of the district meetings both annual and called and at the expiration of his term of office deliver the same in good condition to his successor.
ARTICLE 4 He shall at all reasonable times keep the books of record open to the inspection of the public but only in the presence of himself or one of his deputies.
ARTICLE 5 He shall number consecutively the claim recorded endorseing the number of notice posted on the claim.
ARTICLE 7 The recorder shall have power to appoint one or more deputies who shall reside in the district for whose acts he shall be responsible. ho shall not be compelled to perform any act pertaining to his office without receiveing his lawful fees.
ARTICLE 8 He shall on the application of any party interested visit any mining claim and survey the amount of work done and performed upon the same issueing a certificate as to the amount of work on the same according to the best of his judgement for which service he shall be entitled to the sum of five dollars gold coin which he may demand in advance.
ARTICLE 3 The recorder shall give at least ten days notice of the time of holding annual or called meetings by posting not less than two notices posted in conspicuous places in the district.
ARTICLE 10 At the written request of not less than five miners of the district he shall in the manner prescribed issue a call for a special meeting of miners stating the time and place where said meeting shall be held and the object for which called. at said meeting no business shall be transacted other than that specified and named in the call.
ARTICLE 11 In case of death or resignation or removal from office for cause or his own voluntary absence from the district for six months the office of recorder shall be declared vacant, and the deputy recorder shall notify the miners that an election is to be held to fill the vacant office of recorder stating time of meeting and place where such meeting is to be held, untill such election is held and the newly elected recorder is qualified the deputy recorder shall exersise the duties of his office.
ARTICLE 12 Only bonafide miners shall have the privilige of participating in any election or meeting and no person shall be considered a miner unless he has a claim recorded and worked according to the district by laws.
ARTICLE 13 On the application of any party wishing to make locations it shall be the duty of the recorder to go on the ground to be located and see all the marks and boundaries of such location before making any record of the same and in making all records it shall be the duty of the recorder to record a true copy of the notice posted on the claim at the time of such application for which services he will be allowed three dollars gold coin
ARTICLE 14 It shall be the duty of the recorder to transfer when presented all records free of charge recorded in Bristol District but now belonging to the Jack Rabbit Mining District. I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the by laws of Jack Rabbit Mining District
GEORGE F WEED Mining Recorder Jack Rabbit Distriot ROYAL CITY, LINCOLN Co. NEVADA December 230 A.D. 1878
HUMBOLDT COUNTY.--MOUNT ROSE MINING DISTRICT.
BY LAWS OF MT. ROSE DST.
Pursuant to a call a meeting of the miners of Mt. Rose Mg. Dst. held this 19th of March 1878 the following business was transacted.
M. W. Havalin was elected chairman pro. tem. A. L. Washburn was elected secty. of said meeting,
A. #2. This district is bounded on the west by the Summit of the range west of Paradise Valley on the North and East by Martin Crk. on the South by a line running due west from hot Springs situated on the little Humboldt about 6 miles from Martin Creek.
#3 That every claim of 1500 feet shall have $50 worth of work done on said claim within 90 days from the date of location 14 That $100 shall be the fee for filing notice of location,, 85. That 300 ft. from the center of lead each way shall be allowed by the laws of this district. *6. The fees for recording shall be $3 for each notice of location
M. W. HAVALIN, Chairman A. L. WASHBURN Secty
HUMBOLDT OOUNTY.-HUMBOLDT MINING DISTRTOT.
At a regular called meeting of the miners of Humboldt District held at Humboldt House October 25th 1875, 0. C. Wheeler was appointed chairman and J F. Kunkel, Secretary. Said meeting being called for the purpose of electing a Recorder and adopting District By Laws
On motion it was resolved to proceed to the adoption of By Laws: which after due deliberation were adopted as follows:
I. Boundaries This District is bounded as follows. Northerly Eaglo Canon Easterly by the summit of the mountain opposite Santa Clara and Star Districts Southerly Antelope Cañion Westerly, by a lino one half a mile Westerly by Central Pacific Rail Road track.
II. Annual Meeting and Election The miners of this District shall annually on the third Monday of October elect a Recorder, who shall be Ex-Oficio Surveyor and who shall hold office one year or untill his successor shall be electod
III Duties of Recorder. Said Recorder shall on proper application, mako surveys of, place monuments upon, and duly record, in accordance with the Laws of the United States, -all mining claims within the District. which shall be applied for by persons qualified to locate such claims.
IV Compensation of Recorder. For such survoys and placing of monuments, he shall be entitled to collect from the claimants, for each claim the sum of ten dollars and for recording the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for each claim.
V Notice of Meetings. He shall also give notice of the annual meeting by posting at his offico the time and place of holding it, and publishing the same in a News Paper printed nearest his office-if a Daily-for ten successive days, and if a Weekly-for three successive weeks, and shall give like notice of any special meeting which he may be requested to call—by the written request of five miners of this District
VI Books of Record He shall keep in a book, prepared for that purpose, a complete record of all claims duly presented in their order of their application, and shall furnish abstracts of the same when called for, at one Dollar each, He shall also keep in another book a complete record of the proceedings of all duly called miners meetings in this District.
VII Inspection of Books. He shall keep all records in a secure place within this District, holding the same at all times subject to the inspection of any person interested in this District, but only in the presence of himself or his deputy
VIII of Deputy. He may at his pleasure, appoint and removo, a Deputy, all of his official acts shall have the same force and effect as his own.
IX Size of previously located claims All claims in this District located and recorded according to the United States Laws, prior to October 25th 1875 and not exceeding fifteen hundred foot in length, and six hundred feet in breadth, shall be held to be legal and shall not be efectted by these By Laws.
X Size of claims in future No claim located and recorded in this District, on or after October 25th 1875 shall exceed in longth, along the line of the ledge, or lode fifteen hundred feet and One hundred latteral feet on each sid from the center of the ledge or Lode, at the surface of the ground.
XI Time for filing description for record Within twenty days after the location and survey of any claim, in this District, a full description of the same shall be filed with the recorder, who shall thereupon issue tho usual cortificate of location and record.
XII Amendments. These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any duly called miners meeting, Notice of such amendments having been given with the notice of said meeting.
NOTE.-No amendments have been made.
Resolved that any person, the record of whoso claims is unsufficiently descriptive in the present book of records, shall be entitled to have the same remedied, by marginal notes, provided he makes application to the Recorder for the same within two days of October 25th 1875.
On proceeding to the election of Recorder, L. A. Blakeslee of Humboldt was unanimously chosen.
This District was formed in the year 1860. All of the early records, prior to October 25th 1875 were destroyed by fire,
SANTA FE COUNTY,-LOS CERRILLOS MINING DISTRIOT.
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE LOS CERRILLOS MINING DISTRICT. At a Miners Meeting held in Carbonateville Los Cerrillos mining district Sept. 1st 1879—the following rules and regulations were adopted.
ARTICLE I. Sec. 1st That the rules and regulations adopted at a miners meeting at the mining camp of Dimick and Hart ou the 27th day of May 1879 be amended and repealed as to read as follows
Sect. 2nd That this mining district be organized under the mining laws of the United Statos, and Territory of New Mexico, and it shall be known as "Los Cerrillos Mining District." and shall be bounded as follows to-wit:
The South boundary line shall be the Galisteo River; and the west boundary live shall be the east boundary line of the Galisteo District previously established ; and from the Northeast corner of the Galisteo Dristrict to Pino's ranch on Cerrillos creek-thence to Ojo Principal Spring. thence to San Marcos Springs, thence to Galisteo river along the Santa Fé and old Placer road.
Sec. 3rd That any person or persons here-after desiring to locate a mining claim upon a vein or lode of Quartz or other rook, in place, bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin, copper, or other valuable deposit in this district, can do so by first putting a written notice at or near the discovery shaft. Said notice to be written in a plain legiblo hand and to state: (1) the direction or course as near as possible along the vein or ledgo: (2) the number of linear feet claimed each way from the said vein, and the number of feet claimed on each side of the same shaft: (3) the name of the lode: (4) the name or names of the locator or locators: (5) the true date of location.
Sec. 4th That a mining claim in Los Cerrillos mining district shall not exceed in length along the vein or lode fifteen hundred linear feet (1500 ft.) nor more than one hundred and fifty (150) linear feet on either side of the discovery shaft vein or lode. The claim or claims shall be marked distinctly by nine (9) stakes or monuments put up as follows to wit: one at each corner of the surface ground ono at the middle point of each side, and one at the middle point of each end line, and one at or near the discovery shaft. Tho stake or monument at or near the discovery shaft to contain the notice of location, and each of the other stakes or monuments their respective localities and the name of the lode.
Sec. 5th. That no location of a mining claim within this district shall be considered as complete until the following conditions are complied with, to wit:: 1. The vein or lode shall be disclosed to view; 2 the stakes or monuments shall bo put up and marked as required in Sec. 4th of this article. Provided always that the locator or locators shall have ten (10) days from the date of posting the location notice, in which to put up the steaks or monuments.