CEO Blog - November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10 2014 03:00
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Nevada Day 2014
Celebrating the 150th year statehood

Throughout its history and long before it became a state, Nevada was known for its silver and gold. The Comstock Lode was the richest silver discovery in history. Precious metals mined from Virginia City, Gold Hill, and surrounding areas, now known as the Comstock Historic District, created enormous wealth that played an instrumental part in Nevada becoming a state, funding the Civil war, the expansion of the West and building much of old San Francisco.

In that tradition, it was a great honor for Comstock Mining to participate in the celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial.  We would like to share some of those photos with you, courtesy of dKer photography.

 

The Company got special permission to drive our haul truck down C Street for the Virginia City Parade!

 

Comstock Mining’s float complete with an ore cart and future Comstock Miners.

 

To honor Nevada's sesquicentennial the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture and the County hosted a special reception at the Gold Hill Depot.  After extensive restorations by Storey County, the Virginia City Tourism Commission, and the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, the rarely-seen interior was open to the public.  Many visitors were present for the unveiling of “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” a painting by Nevada artist Steven Saylor that takes its title from a Gold Hill Daily News headline that appeared on October 31, 1864.  Visitors were also able to see the limited edition collectable, pure (.9999) Silver Medallion, expressly created by Comstock Mining, to commemorate and celebrate the occasion.  This represents the first substantial minting of Comstock Silver since the Carson City Mint closed in 1893.

 

Unveiling of “Nine Cheers for the Silver State” at the Gold Hill Depot

 

Pure Comstock Silver Medallions featuring Gold Hill, NV on the obverse and
the Upper Yellow Jacket Hoist and Ore Chute on the reverse.