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date: 28 September 2022

Comstock Lode, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to American Literature
Author(s):

James D. Hart

, Phillip LeiningerPhillip Leininger

silver deposit discovered by H.T.P. Comstock on the site of Virginia City, Nev. (1856). By 1863 the settlement had mushroomed to 40,000 inhabitants, and the mines were producing $20,000,000 to $30,000,000 annually. Large quantities of ore were milled throughout the 1870s. ... ...

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