The History of the Comstock Lode 1850 1997

  • Filename: the-history-of-the-comstock-lode-1850-1997.
  • ISBN: 1888035048
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Grant Horace Smith
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



The History of the Comstock Lode, first published in 1943, provided mining investors, engineers, and western historians with the first comprehensive, chronological history of mining operations on the Comstock. Of particular note is Smith's progressive record of the ways the mines were developed, the failures encountered, the bonanzas discovered, and the production records of the mines. In addition to the invaluable mining information, The History of the Comstock Lode includes the personal histories of the colorful men of the Comstock - "Old Virginny," the ill-fated Grosh brothers, John W. Mackay, Mark Twain, Dan De Quille, and Charles Howard Shinn, to mention a few. The book also contains many rare historic photographs of the mining district. With the addition of new material by Joseph V. Tingley, which brings the history of mining operations on the Comstock to the present, The History of the Comstock Lode will once again he enjoyed by scholars and students of mining history as well as western history buffs.

Comstock Lode

  • Filename: comstock-lode.
  • ISBN: 0553899023
  • Release Date: 2004-03-02
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Louis L'Amour
  • Publisher: Bantam



It was just a godforsaken mountainside, but no place on earth was richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising America, this was the great bonanza. The dreamers, the restless, the builders, the vultures—they were lured by the glittering promise of instant riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to raise a legendary boom town. But some sought more than wealth. Val Trevallion, a loner haunted by a violent past. Grita Redaway, a radiantly beautiful actress driven by an unfulfilled need. Two fiercely independent spirits, together they rose above the challenges of the Comstock to stake a bold claim on the future. From the Paperback edition.

The Story of the Mine

  • Filename: the-story-of-the-mine.
  • ISBN: 1331304482
  • Release Date: 2015-07-13
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Charles Howard Shinn
  • Publisher:



Excerpt from The Story of the Mine: As Illustrated by the Great Comstock Lode of Nevada In accordance with the plan of the Story of the West Series for the presentation of the characteristic phases and types offered by the evolution of the real West - the great country lying for the most part beyond the Missouri - Mr. Shinn, out of a singularly complete personal knowledge, tells in this volume The Story of the Mine. Like Mr. Grinnell, in his Story of the Indian, Mr. Shinn does not aim at a comprehensive history, but he illuminates its salient points. There are allusions in his pages which afford glimpses into this romantic and varied history from the Toltec legends, the Aztec discoveries, the fierce treasure hunts of the Spaniards, the desultory quests of later Anglo-Saxons, the epoch-making event at Sutter's Mill, the development of the great Comstock lode, and the feverish searching from the Sierra Madre to Alaska, which at one time and another has brought before the world the gold fields of Idaho or the blanket deposits of Tombstone, the mineral riches of Leadville or the wealth of Butte and Helena, the placers of California, or the ores of Cripple Creek. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The evolution of private mineral rights

  • Filename: the-evolution-of-private-mineral-rights.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105035440762
  • Release Date: 1978-10-01
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: Gary D. Libecap
  • Publisher:



This volume is a study of the relationship between and legal and economic activities. It examines that aspect of the development of mineral rights law in the American West from 1858 to 1895 which transferred ore deposits from public to private control.

Longarm and the Comstock Lode Killers

  • Filename: longarm-and-the-comstock-lode-killers.
  • ISBN: 0515138770
  • Release Date: 2004-12-01
  • Number of pages: 183
  • Author: Tabor Evans
  • Publisher: Penguin



When stock investors who have purchased mining shares in the played-out Comstock Lode mines begin to disappear--along with the federal officers sent in to investigate--U.S. Marshal Custis Long joins forces with a beautiful female operative to stop the killers. Original.

The Comstock Lode Its Formation and History

  • Filename: the-comstock-lode-its-formation-and-history.
  • ISBN: 1356994822
  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: John Adams Church
  • Publisher: Palala Press



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