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HINSDALE COUNTY.-SUNNYSIDE MINING DISTRICT.

CAMP ON FIR CREEK, HINSDALE CO COLORADO February 3rd, 1877. At a meeting of miners called this day and date, for the purpose of organizing a mining district, the following by laws were unanimously adopted :

Art. 1. This district shall be Called the Sunnyside District.

Art. 2. This district shall be defined and Bounded as follows: Commencing at the Mouth of Willow Creek, ou the Rio Grande river, thenco north to the Summit of the Snowy range, thence cast eight miles, thenco south to the Rio Grande rirer, thence west one mile ta the place of beginning.

Art. 3. The following points aro designated as “locus" points, referonco to which shall be made in the locating of all clains within the boundaries of the district:

ist. The tower of rock on Stonewall Mountain, situated about 1000 feet from its Southeru oxtremity.

2d. Tho highest ledge of rock on Stonewall Mountaip, northwesterly from tho tower-(location No 1,) and listinct therefrom about 8,000 feet

3d. The Devil's Gate, situated on Willow Creek
4th. Tho pile of rock on “Pilot knob,” south of Sballow Creek and about northwest of the bridge at Poquin's Ranch
5th. The point of rocks on the south side of the Rio Grande river, just abovo the bridge at Poquin's ranch.

Art. 4. The officers of this district shall be a President and Recorder of claims, and said officers shall bo duly chosen by ballot at an annual meeting and sball hold office for the term of one year.

Akt. 5. The annual ineeting of the district for the purpose.of electing officers and transactivg such other business as may come before it, shall be held on the first Saturday of February of each year at 4 o'clock p m

Art. 6. Special meetings may bo called by the President. at the request of three or wore miuers, residents of the district, notice of the samo to bo postol at least three days before the date of said meeting, said notico to specify the time and place of mecting and to be posted, one on the outside of tho Recorder's office, and one each in two other conspicuous places.

Art. 7. It shall be tho duty of the President to preside at all meetings and to issue the notices for special meetings, in accordance with article 6.

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Vice President to fill the office and discharge tho duties of the Presidcut in the event of his absence

Art. 9. It shall be the duty of the Recorder to keep a record of all mining claims located withiu the limits of the district, said record to be the property of tho district and to be open to the inspection of the miners of the same, ist all reasonable times, and the feo for recording cach and every claim shall be the sum of fifty cents.

ART. 10. All claims shall be recorded with the District Recorder, within thirty days from the date of discovery:

Art. 11. In the ovent of the absence of tho Recorder it shall be the duty of the President to appoint a person to discharge the duties of that office during said absence.

ART. 12. Nine (9) miners, residents of the district, shall constitute : quorum for tho transaction of business at any regular or special meeting.

ART. 13. No other laws or regulations relating to mining interests than those of the United States and of the State of Colorado shall be in force in this district, the simple object of the organizing of the district being the establishment of certain loens points for the better and moro definite location of mining claims.

ART. 14. These by laws shall not bo suspended, altered, or amended, except by a three-fourths voto of all the iniuery of the district.

In accordance with article 4 of the abovo by laws, the following persons were elected officers of the district for the ensuing year: Fred C. Gay, President, G U Johnson, Vice President Frank S. Earle, Recorder.

FRANK S. EARLE Recorder of District.

GUNNISON COUNTY.-ELK MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT.

ELK MOUNTAINS COLORRAD GUNNISON COUNTY Aug 4, 1877 At a meeting of Miners this day and date, the following resolutions were made and adopted, and the following officers elected: M. L. Waller, President. S. C. Robinson, Secretary.

By vote the following articles and resolutions were adoptod:
ARTICLE I. This District shall be known as and called the Elk Mountain District.

ART. II. This district shall be defined and bounded as follows: Cornwencing ou the west at the month of North Rock Creek adil following tho samo to its lead crossiug; thenco southeasterly to the head of Comont Creek, and following tho samo to its junction with East river; thence southeasterly to the summit of the Divide, between Ohio Creok and Slate river, along said Divido to the head of Yuilo Creek and continuing down the same to its mouth, thenco up Rock Creek to place of boginning.

ART. III. That the rates for labor ou working assessments on claims be eight dollars, with pick and slovol, au ton dollars per day with drills and powder, for cach day's labor.

ART. IV. That all notices of miners' meetings shall be posted at least six, and shall bo accompanied by at least six miner's signatures in the above-mentioned district, and shall bo posted by ordor of the President or Secretary.

SC ROBINSON Secretary.

HINSDALE COUNTY.-SHERMAN MINING DISTRICT.

In the town of Sherman, Hinsdale County Colorado, a meeting of Miners was held on this, the 2d day of October, 1877, and organized a mining district.

The following by laws were unanimously adopted :
Art. 1. This district shall bo known as Sherman Mining District,

Art. 2. This district shall be defined and bounded as follows: Commencing at the head or upper end of Lako San Cbristobal, thonco southwest along the summit of the divide to tho western county line of Hinsdale County, a point northwest (on tho Animas Divide) of the north fork of Cottonwook Creek; thenco south east to the summit of the Clear Creek Divido; thence North east along the summit of the dividlo to a point opposite Lake San Christobal and thence to place of beginning

ART. 3. The officers of tho district shall be a President and Secretary, who shall be duly chosen by ballot at an annual meoting and hold oflico for the term of ono year.

Art. 4. The annual meeting of the district, for tho purpose of electing oßicors and transacting other business (leenied necessary shall be held on the first Monday of October each year.

Art. 5. Special mootings may be callod by the President at the request of four or more of thio resident iniuers of the district.

ART. 6. For anual labor porformed in the district oight (83) dollars per day shall be allowed when powder and fuso are used in exeention of said labor, and six ($6) dollars per day for any other labor performed without powder and fuse.

In accordance with article third of aforesaid By Laws, the following named persons were unanimously electeil officers of the district for the ensuing year. John Morein, President. Michael Cooney, Secretary.

MICHAEL COONEY, Secretary.

SUMMIT COUNTY.-BATTLE MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT.

At a meeting of miners called this day and date the following resolutions were adopted and the following officers were chosen and elected for the present year: For President Walter Wilson; Vice-President Samuel Murdy Secretary R. Rohm; a committee of three W. S. Barney; Wm Helmer and John Kelly were appointed to draft articles to form a mining district and the following laws were adopted

ARTICLE 1st. This district shall be called and known by the name of Battlo Mountain District

Art. 2d. This district shall bo detined and bounded as follows; commencing at the mouth of Homestake creck at tho junctiou of the Eagle river; thence following the course of the said Eagle river twelvo miles down and embracing six (6) miles on cach side of said rivor

WALTER WILSON, President. R. L. Roun, Sec.

W. L. BUTESEX JAMES PATTEX
War HELMER

PETER JONES
HENRY HELMER: Dr WILLIAMSOX
Sam Murdy

JAMES MCGREW
Jony KELLY

JAnis D. DEMING

Committee BATTLE MOUNTAIS Eagle River Summit County Colorado June 21st 1879

GUNNISON COUNTY.-RUBY MINING DISTRICT.

DISTRICT LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

“L’IKIN” District August 2 1879 To the miners of Pitkin District:

A micoting of the miners will be held on Saturday at 3 p.1. August 2 1879 at tho“Ruby Palace", (the same place of the road meeting, for the purpose of inore perfectly organizing the camp, by clecting a district Recorder and three Judges before whom all miners' disputes shall bo heard and adjudged, and such decisions shall be considered valid loy tho camp over which they have Jurisdiction. Also for a further consideration of the requirements of this camp.

MANY DIINERS

“PITKIN" DISTRICT August 8 1879 It a meeting held this day the following was adopted :

Tiesolved, That wo hereby ratify aud heartily endorse the proceedings of the tirst miners' meeting, held in this district ou the 8th day of July, 1879; also the subscqnent chavgo of name from “Pitkin" to Ruby District, so as to avoid confusion of localities, and repeal all subsequent regulations in conflict there with.

It was moved and carried that all that section of Gunnison County, drained by the waters of Ohio Creek, Coal Creek and Anthracite Creek, from its head to a distance of fifteen miles, below Brennan's Lake shall be known and is hereby organized as Ruby Mining District.

A committee was appointed to draft by-laws, rules and regulations of the camp, composed of C Christopher, A. B. Litchfield, Charles Deferbough, James D May, and Mr. Copley, which were presented at a subsequent meeting

TCBY NISING DISTRIC 1.-HY-LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS be it enacted by the miners oj Buby Mining District in mass mceting assembled, August 12, 1879, that the following laws, rules and regulations governing the location of claims otc., in said district bo adopted to-tit:

Sectios 1. Tho Ruby Mining District shall consist of all that section of Gannison County, Colorado, drained by the waters of Ohio Creck, Coal Creck, (a fork of Slato river), and Anthracito Creek, from its head, inclading Raby Creek, for a distance of fifteen miles bolow Brenoan's Lake.

Srotiox 2. Tbo officers of this District shall consist of a Recorder and Secretary, the Recorder to be ex-officio secretary and shall keep the records of all meetings

SECTION 3. We hereby adopt the United States Mining Laws of May 10 1872, with all acts and amendments thereto, and the Colorado Mining Laws, with the following local rules and reqnirements.

Sectiox. 4. A mining claim located after the adoption of these laws, whether located by one or more persons, may equal, but shall not exceed fifteen hundred feet in length along the vein or lode. No claim shall extend more than 150 feet on each side of the middle of the Vein, at the surface; the end lines of each claim shall be parallel to each otber.

SECTION. 5. Any location or certificate of location of a lode claim which shall not contain the name of the lode, the name or names of the locators, the date of location, the number of lineal feet claimed on each side of the discovery shaft, the general course of the lode, with a discovery stake that will at least square three inches, and such other description as shall identify the claim with reasonable certainty, shall be void.

SECTION. 6. Such surface boundaries shall be marked by six substantial posts, hewed and marked on the side or sides which are in toward the clain, and sunk in the ground to wit: One at each corner and one in the center of each side line where it is practically imimpossible, on account of bed rock, to sink such posts, they may be placed in a pile of stone, and when in marking the surface boundaries of a claim, any one or more of such posts shall fall by right upon precipitous ground, where the proper placing of it is impracticable, or dangerous to life or limb, it shall be legal and valid to place any such posts at the nearest practical point, suitably markod to designate the proper place.

SECTIOX. 7. In order to hold tho possessory right to a claim, there shall be done not less than $100 worth of work or improvements thereon each year, and for the first year the work or improvements thereon shall be completed within sixty days from date of discovery.

SECTION. 8. Any discovery shaft five feet by three and a half feet, by ten feet deep from the surface on the vein or lode, shall be considered $100 worth of work; or any open cut, cross cut or tunvel tire feet in width, which shall cut a lode at the depth of ten feet below the surface, shall hold such lode the same as if a discovery shaft were sunk thereon or an adit, of at least ten feet in along the lode, by five feet wide, from the point where the lode may be in any manner discovered, shall be equivalent to a discovery shaft.

Section. I. The office of Recorder is hereby declared electeel for this district, for the year ending August 1, 1880.

SECTIox. 10. It shall be the duty of the Recorder to call meetings of the miners of the district whenever a petition is hauded him sigued by ten or more persons owving lode claims in this district, or the legal representatives of such lode claim owners, requesting him to givo potico of such meeting for the purpose of altering or amending the laws of this district or for the consideration of miners' disputes on claims, or for the election of officers, and such notices shall be postel in at least five conspicuous places in the district for at least ten days previous to tho meeting, and it shall be the duty of the Recorder to record all locatiou notices upon the payment of his fees. He shall have the right to appoint one or more deputies and shall be entitled to the following foes: For recording quartz mining clainis, coal claims, mill sites and tunnel rights, each ($209) two dollars, and for deeds bonds and mortgages, and other instruments of writing, one dollar for the first folio, and 50 cents for each additional folio; avd certified copies of location notices shall be furnished for one dollar each.

SECTION 11. Deposits of borax, coal or iron must be entered under the mining lawr, under the proceedings required in cases of placer mines. [Copp’s Mining decision, 194 and 235. ]

Section. 12. It shall take at least a four fifth vote from all miners present at any meeting to change, alter or amend the rules regulations or by laws of this district.

CALLED IEETING At a called meetivg of the Miners Association of Ruby District, August 24, 1879, a resolution was adopted denouncing all forceable settlements of miners disputes, and a board of arbitration to be appointed for tbis purpose, in case of all disputes and differences as to claims and locations

SUMMIT COUNTY.-WILKINSON'S MINING DISTRICT.

SEPT 24th 1879
At a meeting held at the head of Meddow Creek Mr C. J. Witaker was appointed chairman and D. R. Emmett
Secretary.

The following resolutions were adopted
1st. That this new mining camp bo organized into a Mining District
2d. That the name of tho District shall be known as Wilkinson's Mining District

34. That the boundaries of the district shall be as follows-Commencing at the juuction of West Ten Mile creck with Ten Milo river and thence running up West Ten Milo to Block Lake; thence down Block Lake fork of Pincy in a north west course to the junction of Big Horn creek with Piney fork of Eagle, thenco up Big Horn creek to its head, thence agross the Blue River Range to tho head of Rock Croek; thence down Rock creek to its junction with the Blue River, thence or the Blue River to its junction with Ten Mile River; thence up Ten Mile River to the place of beginning

4th. That in working assessments hereafter $5.00 per day per man including tools &c shall be considered the basis for estimating the value of the work dono

C. J. WHITAKER, Chairman D. R. EJMETT, Secy.

SUMMIT COUNTY.-SWAN RIVER MINING DISTROT,

At a meeting of the miners ou Swan river called this 14th day of February A. D 1880 for the purpose of forming a mining district and making and adopting a code of laws for governing the same the following officers were elected to serve for the term of one year from date:

Mr Isaac Williams, President; Mr N. Burnett Gleason Vice President; Mr Frank Rearden Recorder; Mr Watter Farrar Assistant.

And by vote the following articles were adopted.
ARTICLE First. This district shall be called and known as the Swan river district..

ARTIOLE Second. This district shall be defined and boanded as followe; commencing at the point on the Swan river opposite the mouth of Suminit gulch and running thence northerly to North Turner creek; thence easterly up North Turner creek and on to the bead of Keystone gulch, thence to western boundary of Georgia district; thence southward along said boundary line to summit of the divido bot woen Swan river and French gulch; thence westerly along said divide to point opposite the head of Summit gulch; thence northerly down Sammit grlch to place of beginning

ARTICLE Third. It shall be the duty of the President or in his absence the Vice-President to preside at all meetings of the minere of said district,

ARTICLE Fourth. It shall be the duty of the President or in his absence the Vice-President or in the absence of both the Recorder, whenever requested by any four (4) or moro miners belonging to said district to call a meeting of miners therein, to post or cause to bo posted in a prominent place in said district a plain notice of such meeting giving at least four (4) daye notice of same.

ARTICLE Fifth. It shall be the duty of the Recorder or in his absence the assistant Rooorder to be present at all meetings of the miners and act in his official capacity.

ARTICLE Sixth. It shall be the duty of tho Recorder to take charge of all records and papers belonging to the district and preservo the same carefully

ARTICLE Seventh. All discoveries made within said district shall have a plain notice posted at the discovery shaft or hole written in plain English giving date of discovery, name of lode, deposit or placer claim and of each and every claimant and stating the number of lineal feet each way from centre of discovery shaft also the number of feet in width and in what direction bearing froin said potico

ANTICLE Eighth. All claimants or inincrs shall have a full year unmolested to perform the annual government assessment on his or their lodo lodes or claims providing work is commenced thereon on or before the first day of tho year dating from date of discovery.

ARTICLE. Ninth. In performing the anuual assessment required by the goverument there shall be allowed for a days labor on all lodcy or deposits the following prices.

For working in loose rock and earth $10.00 (ten dollars) per day and in hard rock such as will require blasting $14.00 (fourteen dollars) per day.

ARTICLE Tepth. A holc ou any claim within this district that is sunk to the full depth of 10 (ten) feet from the lower part of the rim of sane at the surface, which is tho depth required by law for true fissure veins with a plain notice or sign posted as described in article 7th (soventh) of theso by-laws shall be valid and not subject to relocation for ono year from the date of discovery or location, oren though minoral may not be found in the hole. ISAAC WILLIAMS

WILLIAM JOHNS

H. B. TURNER
N. BENNETT GLEASON

CHAS A. THOMPSON

P. S. HARRIS
FRANK S. REARDEN

A. R CLARK

Mr TIBIDAUS
W. R. FARRAR

R. W. WALSH
GEORGE LYNER

JOAN E. JOHNSON

SUMMIT COUNTY.-PERU MINING DISTRICT.

MINERS MEETING.

DECATUR, SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO. June 5th, 1880. Pursuant to a public notice duly posted a rousing, enthusiastic and very orderly miner's meeting was held at W. L. Sawtell's hotel this evening. The meeting was called to order at 7.40 p. m; W. L. Sawtell chosen chairman; M. A. Lathrop, secretary.

Moved and carried that a committee of five be elected to draft resolutions in regard to staking, working and holding claims and other mining interests of Peru district and present the same for approval at the next regular meeting. 8. F. Cowles, Ed. Caue, Geo. B. Senmes, W. L. Sawtell, John F. Leland, comunittee elected.

Moved and carried that in case any member of the Committeo should be unable to be present he be ein powered to choose a substitute to represent him in drafting said resolutions. Moved and carried that J. A. Lathrop take up a subscription for the purpose, and procure a suitable cabinet or cabinets for the preservation and exhibition of mineral specimens of this district, and solicit samples, arrange and take care of same, and furnish samples of ores to capitalists, mining exchanges and educational institutions and at the earliest practical convenience place samples of ore from this district in suitable cases on exhibition in some bank or exchange in Georgetown, Denver and Leadville, also receive and answer all correspondence in regard to the same.

Moved by Thomas T. Eyre and by a unanimous vote declared that no Chinaunan be employed in any capacity or allowed to remain in Peru district.

Moved and carried that the Secretary Send copies of the proceedings of this meeting to the papers in Denver, Georgetown, Kokomo and Leadville.

CERTIFICATE OF RESOLUTIONS PERU MINING DISTRICT Your committee after carefully cousidering the subject under discussion viz; "the staking working and holding of claims and other mining interests,” they well knowing that the existing statutes on those points are very explicit yet feeling the importance of some united action whereby disputes and consequent delays in the development of said interests in this district may be avoided, and in order to shapo such action your committee would respectfully suggest that a standing committee be elected having certain powers granted them to act and duties to perform. Therefore be it

Resolved that a standing committee of five practical miners shall be elected at a regularly called meeting whose duty it shall be to thoroaghly investigate all mining disputes presented to them in writing and decide upon the same according to their best judgment.

ARTICLE 2d. That in case said contestants are dissatisfied with the decision of the standing committee they may appeal to the next regular miner's meoting by signing articles of agreemont to abide by the majority voto of said meeting such vote to be considered final.

ARTICLE 3rd. That the chairman of said committee shall be empowered to call a minors meeting whenever a majority of said committee deem it expedient by posting at least two written notices in conspicuous places for not less than three por more than six daye prior to said meeting.

ACTICLE 4th. That any person or number of persons taking a mining claim sball commonce work on said claim before the expiration of ton days from the hour of staking said lodo or claim, or forfeit all right to protection from the standing committee 1 ARTICLE 5th. That in staking a mining claim the general directions and distances with date and name of said claim shall be stated on the stako. 1 ARTICLE 6th. That any person or number of porsons staking a mining claim of 150 feet wide by 1500 feet in length or less shall be protected in the exclusive right for sixty days, to prospect said ground and sink his ten feet holo, if said party conforms to Article 4th

ARTICLE 7th. That after work has been commenced on a mining claim, said claim shall be worked expeditiously until finished, and tools to remain in the hole until completed, said tools to bo plainly marked.

ARTICLE 8th. That any person or number of persons proven to have molested or folonionsly taken tools from said holes or workings, the same shall bo reported at the next regular miner's meeting for their action.

ARTICLE 9th. That any person or number of persons staking a mining claim that has been forfeited according to law, shall bo protected in his rights whilo conforming to Article 4th

ARTICLE 10th. That in case a mining claim is forfeited the parties restaking said claim shall preserve the original stakes, if thero bo ang and such old stakos shall be accepted in evidence in quostions of disputo. ARTICLE 11th. That these resolutions shall take effect from the time of their adoption.

W. L. SAWTELL
GEO B. SIMMS
EDWARD CAIN
JOHN F. LELAND

Moved that any of the preceding articles may be amended or annulled at any future moeting, carried.

The preceding resolutions were adopted by a regularly called miner's meeting of Peru District held at W. L. Sawtell's Hotel, Decatur, Summit Co. Col June 12th 1880

W.L. SAWTELI, Chairman. M. A. LATHROP, Sect

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY.-ATLANTIC MINING DISTRICT.

The Atlantic District is a new mining District of Clear Creek County, formed in June 1880. The following are the published minutes of the organization meeting of the miners, held at the office of D. J. Ball in Empire.

Whereas, wo, tho miners and property holders in the new camp which comprises ir part of tho western portion of Cloar Creok County, Colorado, have by prospecting, developinent and assays proven tho existenco there of rich silver and gold ores in true fissure voins, and, as we believo, in great quantity; and being desirous of forming a now district and establishing certain rules and miners' laws for the protectiou of the people of the district, do hereby declare in public mocting: First: That a ner mining district in Clear Creek County is hereby organized, tho boundaries of which shall bo as follows: Conumencing at a point in the centre of Middlo Clear Creek dno south of J. Musser's cabin; thence westerly along the centre of said Middle Clear Creek to a point where Jones' wagon bad crosses said croek; thence south westerly along the line of said Jones' wagon road to Jones' pass; thence following the summit of the Snowy Rango northeasterly through Vasquez Pass and Berthone Pass to the summit of Mt. Flora, thence southerly on a direct line to the place of beginning. Second, that the name of said mining district shall bo Atlantic, and shall bo (50?) known and specified in all records of property discovered therein. Third, That nothing hercin enacted shall interfero or prejudico any rights heretofore lawfully acquired within the boundaries of this district. Fourth, That a committco of threo citizens be appointed to select a site for a town at some point on Middle Clear Creek which will best accommodato the camp. Fifth, That the name of the town shall be Atlantic. Sixth, That tho committee on town site shall consist of Henry M. Cline, Goorge S. Russell and Wm M. Moore, and that they proceod immediately to solect and survey the Town of Atlantic, and be authorized to assess the citizens for the necessary funds to pay expenses. A number of minors laws in regard to the holding of town lots, cutting timbor, grazing of stock and cattle and other matters wero passed.

B. O. RUSSELL, President. E. C. GUIBOR, Secretary.

OHAFFEE COUNTY-CHALK CREEK MINING DISTRICT.

CONSTITUTION OF THE MINER'S ASSOCIATION CH'LK-CREEK JINING DISTRICT.

PREAMBLE

We miners and mine owners of Chalk Creek Miving District, Chaffee County, Colorado, iu order to secure tho mining claims of said district from molestation and depredation by men of unprincipled character, do hereby formulate the following constitution for the government of our actions, binding ourselves, each and every one, under penalty of being expelled from the Association and branded far and wide as a coward and a person uufit for tho communion of honest men, should we in the least, knowingly or wittingly, fail to uphold and support this, our constitution or the actions of bodies regularly constituted under it, all of which shall be as lawfully right.as may bo within our power.

SECTIOX 1. 1. Tho Association shall be kuown as the Miner's Association of Chalk Crook Mining District

2. The association shall be formed, as ncar as may be, of two-thirils of the men interested in mining pursnits in Chalk Croek Mining District, Chaffee County.

33. The officers of tho association shall be a President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary: Treasurer,

4. The inties of the President of the Association shall bo to presido at all meetings of the association, deciile in cases of a lio zad call meetings as elsewhere provided for.

5. The duties of the Vico Presidents shall be to take and till tho position of President upon the absence of that ofticor.

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