Comstock Lode

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Comstock Lode

A rich vein of gold and silver discovered in 1859 at Virginia City in western Nevada. Because of wasteful mining techniques, it was largely abandoned by 1898.

Comstock Lode

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

Com′stock Lode`


n.
a rich deposit of silver and gold ore: discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nev.