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Map of Comstock Lode Mining Claims

Date of photo: 1875
Photographer: Parkinson, T. D.

Source: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Tags: comstock, goldhill, map, virginiacity,


A map of the Comstock Lode mining claims from 1875. This map shows the Comstock around Virginia City and Gold Hill, and where each of the mining claims was. As well as the depth that some of the major mines reached.


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Date Uploaded: January 16, 2024

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/map0022

Source: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Source URL: https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search/commonwealth:0r96fp646

Source Caption: Map of the Comstock Lode and the Washoe mining claims in Storey & Lyon counties, Nevada Parkinson's map of the Comstock Lode & Washoe mining claims America Transformed: In 1859, major deposits of silver known as the Comstock Lode were discovered on the Nevada side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mining spurred the rapid growth of Virginia City, which reached a population of 15,000 by 1863, prompting Nevada's statehood in 1864. This 1875 map delineates the boundaries of the many mineral claims while the cross sections indicate deep shafts to the silver deposits. Large debris piles at each mine's entrance left a distinctive scar on the landscape.

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