Comstock lode

Virginia City, Nevada , 1866.

Boom town of Virginia City, Nevada. The town sprung up out of nowhere with the discovery of the Comstock Load, one of the richest mines in the Old West. This picture was taken in which would have been in the very early days of the town.

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Named after the Comstock Lode, an early American pioneer mining site near Virginia City, Nevada

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1859 -Comstock Lode discovered in Utah Territory (now Nevada) --first major lode of silver ore to be discovered in the U. S.

cross section of Virginia City's Belcher Mine The square-set timbering method that became the hallmark of Comstock mining dominates the drawing Courtesy of the Nevada Historical Society

Comstock Lode The silver discoveries created a sensation in San Francisco.

Comstock Lode The silver discoveries created a sensation in San Francisco.

Silver City and Gold Hill - Mining the Comstock Lode

Silver City and Gold Hill, Nevada were overshadowed by Viriginia city but still played a major role in the Comstock Load.

U.S. Geological Survey maps of the shafts and tunnels of the Comstock mines, published in 1881. The different colors used indicate each separate hundred feet of depth. From the David Rumsey collection in the Harvard University digital map library http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/~maps/012019310

Gorgeous map of underground tunnels and shafts in Nevada's Comstock silver mines

Gold Rush. Question of title.

Comstock Lode Henry “Pancake” Comstock didn’t discover the Comstock lode, but he bullied the true discoverers into giving him a share

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The Virginia and Truckee Railroad (reporting mark VT) was built to serve the Comstock Lode mining communities of northwestern Nevada. At its height, the railroad's route ran from Reno south to Carson City, Nevada. In Carson City, the mainline split into two branches. One branch continued south to Minden, while the other branch traveled east to Virginia City. The railroad was abandoned in 1950.

The romantic, old western classic "Queen of the Short Lines". More than a great rail trip to Carson City, this area rich in history & iconic characters!

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