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    The silver kings of Nevada's Comstock Lode  

... case of Ophir vs Burning Moscow directly affected the main proprietors of the Ophir Mining Company, including George Hearst, who eventually sold his Ophir holdings, in the sage decision to avoid adversity. The dispute was a landmark case in western Nevada, due to its implications on the entire Comstock Lode properties. The application of California mining law ...

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It was during this transition period that William Sharon appeared and started to operate the Virginia City branch of the mighty Bank of California. The Bank of California was founded in 1864 by two of California’s foremost bankers : William Chapman Ralston and Darius Ogden Mills ....

 

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