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    The silver kings of Nevada's Comstock Lode  

... Thanks to the sale of his Angel Camp properties, James G. Fair arrived in Virginia City with some money to invest; but this was far from enough to compete with William Sharon and the Bank of California. Besides he still had little knowledge about the Comstock Lode. Yet Fair had another asset : his experience as a quartz miner and mill operator. He thus did what many successful American capitalist had done before him and what is still one of the best receipes for success ...

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James Clair Flood and William Shoney O’Brien : from saloon keepers to mining stock brokers

James Clair Flood was ...

 

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