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Comstock Lode

noun
1.
the most valuable deposit of silver ore ever recorded, discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nevada.
Also called Comstock Silver Lode.
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  • But the mines drew him back, and he managed to get ten thousand dollars out of the Comstock Lode.

  • In the very early days of Comstock Lode mining, shafts were sunk by each of the hundreds of companies.

    The Business of Mining Arthur J. Hoskin
  • I became familiar with the fascinating financial game that followed the development of the Comstock Lode, discovered in 1859.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
  • Scores of miners staked their claims upon or near the Comstock Lode and most of them sought capital in San Francisco.

    Port O' Gold Louis John Stellman
  • Meanwhile, over the heads of the workers of the Sutro tunnel, a not less marvelous change had come over the Comstock Lode.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Overspeculation in the Comstock Lode brought economic unrest.

    Port O' Gold Louis John Stellman
  • Such a device as this was being worked by Jim's father when the Comstock Lode was discovered.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The Comstock Lode has given up an amazing amount of precious metal.

    Diggers in the Earth Eva March Tappan
  • It had felt the wonderful activity that resulted from the discovery of the Comstock Lode in Virginia City.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James
British Dictionary definitions for Comstock Lode

Comstock Lode

/ˈkʌmˌstɒk; ˈkɒm-/
noun
1.
an extensive gold and silver vein in W Nevada, near Virginia City
Word Origin
C19: named after T. P. Comstock (1820–70), American prospector
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