Comstock Lode(redirected from Comstock load)
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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-)
(Mining & Quarrying) an extensive gold and silver vein in W Nevada, near Virginia City
[C19: named after T. P. Comstock (1820–70), American prospector]
a rich deposit of silver and gold ore: discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nev.