A Classification of American Wealth
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  Part II-Chapter 7 : The Mining Bonanza Kings  > The silver kings  :   Previous  1- 2 - 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13  Next

    The silver kings of Nevada's Comstock Lode  

Eleven years after the great California gold rush, the second large mining bonanza was uncovered under Mount Davidson in Western Nevada, just across the Sierra. What became the Comstock Lode was long ignored by scores of westbound fortune seekers who cursed the heavy bluish sand that clogged their rockers, when they washed the feeders of the Carson River. During ten years, the Gold Canyon barely ...

 

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