The Comstock Lode: Its Impact on the West and Mining. | HubPages

The Comstock Lode: Its Impact on the West and Mining.

The Comstock Lode: Its Impact on the West and Mining. | HubPages

Virginia City Nevada and the Comstock Lode- A once bustling mining town in the late 1800s, Virginia City was heralded as the most important settlement between Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California in the time of its heydays. One of the oldest settlements in Nevada, it got its start when two miners by the names of Pat McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly discovered gold at the head of Six-Mile Canyon in 1859. Soon, another miner named Henry Comstock, stumbled upon their find and…

Virginia City, Nevada - Pioneer Stage leaving Wells Fargo, by Lawrence and Houseworth. Vintage photo restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

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NEVADA: A PHOTO OF SEVEN COMSTOCK MINERS (CIRCA 1880) The first major discovery of silver ore in the US, the Comstock Lode, sparked a silver rush in 1859. Over the next twenty or so years, the lode generated huge fortunes for prospectors and was instrumental in Nevada's growth.

NEVADA: A PHOTO OF SEVEN COMSTOCK MINERS (CIRCA 1880) The first major discovery of silver ore in the US, the Comstock Lode, sparked a silver rush in 1859. Over the next twenty or so years, the lode generated huge fortunes for prospectors and was instrumental in Nevada's growth.

The Comstock Lode

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Comstock Lode by Louis L'Amour. $4.32. Author: Louis L'Amour. 496 pages. Publisher: Bantam (March 2, 2004)

American History in the making - insight into the Silver rush. I love L'Amour because he spins a good yarn while sneaking in all kinds of accurate historical details.

Comstoke Lode in Nevada.

/nA cutaway view of the mines on the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, which yielded more than 500 million dollars in silver and gold ores between 1859 and Lithograph, American, Stock Photo

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Great "Old West" town just outside of Carson City, Nevada.

Virginia City Nevada - Visit the Comstock Lode. With cowboys walking down the sidewalks it is truly cool.

Comstock Lode Miners and prospectors organized the camp of Gold Hill

Comstock Lode Miners and prospectors organized the camp of Gold Hill

Virginia City, NV Whenever I'm in Tahoe i make the drive over to this silver mining town.

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.

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

1885-O ANACS Certified BU Morgan Silver Dollar from Comstock Lode Extremely nice

1885-O ANACS Certified BU Morgan Silver Dollar from Comstock Lode Extremely nice

ANACS Certified BU Morgan Silver Dollar from Comstock Lode Extremely nice

This image is supposedly one of Henry Comstock, for whom the Comstock Lode in NV is named.

Henry Comstock: Swindler, sometime scam artist and prospector. The Nevada silver mine known as the Comstock Lode bares his name, somewhat unfairly to its discoverers.

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