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Is the Comstock Lode still producing?

Is the Comstock Lode still producing?

On September 30, 2012 Comstock Mining Inc. returned gold and silver production to the Comstock with its first pour of doré bullion and continues surface mining in lower Gold Hill.

How much silver did Comstock Lode produce?

Between 1873 and 1882 the Comstock Lode and its “Big Bonanza,” yielded more than $100,000,000 and during the same time, two adjacent mines of the Bonanza Group produced the same amount. In all, the group produced nearly 400 million dollars in ore by 1882 — half of the silver in the United States during the period.

Who found Comstock Lode?

Four Irishmen led by mining superintendents John Mackay and James Fair discovered by far the richest ore bodies in the Comstock in 1873.

What happened to Henry Comstock?

He died from suicide by his own pistol on September 27, 1870 near Bozeman, Montana and is buried in the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman.

How did California benefit from the Comstock Lode?

It rejuvenated San Francisco . . . the entire State shared in the benefits. California was the source for all supplies, from fruit to mining machinery, and every industry thrived.” Also, many of the newly enriched Comstock investors were, or would become, San Franciscans.

Where can I dig for geodes in Nevada?

The best places to find geodes in Nevada are:

  • Black Rock Desert – You may be able to find geodes in almost the entirety of the Black Rock Desert.
  • Star Peak – The area on the E side of Star Peak has been known to contain geodes.
  • Yucca Mountain – Try searching around Yucca Mountain, particularly the area to the north.

Which groups were already in the west what is happening to them?

Which groups were already in the West? What is happening to them? Native Americans were already in the West because were t their homes during the Trail of Tears.