C-SPAN Cities Tour – Carson City: Nevada Mining and the Comstock Lode

C-SPAN Cities Tour - Carson City: Nevada Mining and the Comstock Lode

Visit the discovery site that sparked Nevada’s gold and silver rush, known as the Comstock Lode. See the area around Virginia City and Gold Hill, where mining boomed after 1859 — including the site where prospectors first found gold in the area and later mined for silver. View the remnants of one of the mines involved in one of the state’s deadliest mining disasters, a fire which killed at least 35 miners.

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