comstock silver lode

Comstock Lode

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. Unabridged
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Comstock Lode (ˈkʌmˌstɒk, ˈkɒm-)
an extensive gold and silver vein in W Nevada, near Virginia City
[C19: named after T. P. Comstock (1820--70), American prospector]

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