First discovered in 1859, this mine once produced both gold and silver ore. Today, the lode it yields is history rather than ... More
First discovered in 1859, this mine once produced both gold and silver ore. Today, the lode it yields is history rather than precious metals. Take a 30-minute walking tour through the actual mine shaft. As you descend 400 feet deep into the mine, you will marvel at the design of the mine's support structures and see the tools that were actually used by men that coaxed the ore out of the mine's veins. This guided tour offers many interesting facts of how Virginia City miners lived and died.
An extensive collection of rare photos, mineral and mining artifacts, maps and costumes reminiscent of the 1860 Comstock days captivates
visitors to this museum. Learn how real miners worked, lived and even died in the mines. One exhibit shows ...
The first burial took place at this site in 1860. Eleven of the Comstock's thirty one cemeteries are located at
this one location. Some of these eleven groups include the Masons, Oddfellows, Firemen and Catholics. Cemeteries during this era ...
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