Comstock Lode
geographical name gold & silver lode at Virginia City, Nevada

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Comstock Lode — [käm′stäk΄, kum′stäk΄] n. [after H. T. Comstock (1820 70), who held first claim to it] a rich deposit of silver & gold discovered in 1859 in W Nev.: virtually depleted by 1890 …   English World dictionary

  • Comstock Lode — Bonanza ore, Consolidated California and Virginia Mine, Comstock Lode The Comstock Lode was the first major U.S. discovery of silver ore, located under what is now Virginia City, Nevada, on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, a peak in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Comstock Lode — Découvert au printemps 1859 à Virginia City, dans le Nevada, en pleine montagne, le Comstock Lode était le plus important gisement d argent métal de l histoire des États Unis. Dans les 20 années suivant sa découverte, il a produit 7 millions de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Comstock Lode — Bergarbeiter, ca. 1880 ca. 1870 Die Comstock Lode war ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Comstock Lode — the most valuable deposit of silver ore ever recorded, discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nev. Also called Comstock Silver Lode. * * * ▪ mineral deposit, Nevada, United States       rich deposit of silver in Nevada,… …   Universalium

  • Comstock Lode — the most valuable deposit of silver ore ever recorded, discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nev. Also called Comstock Silver Lode …   Useful english dictionary

  • Comstock Lode — Com′stock Lode n. geg a rich deposit of silver and gold ore: discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nev …   From formal English to slang

  • Comstock Lode — /ˈkʌmstɒk loʊd/ (say kumstok lohd), /ˈkɒm / (say kom ) noun a silver and gold vein in western Nevada. About 5.6 km long. {named after Henry TP Comstock, 1820–70, US prospector} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Home of the Comstock Lode — Virginia City, Nevada …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Queen of the Comstock Lode — Virginia City, Nevada …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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