Virginia City, Nevada

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Curtis shaft of the Savage mine ca. 1868

Series: Photographic Albums of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel - The King Survey, 1867 - 1872

Curtis shaft of the Savage mine ca. 1868 (colorized)

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This iconic western mining scene has been colorized and enhanced by Western Mining History. Depicted are miners at the top of the Curtis shaft of the Savage Mine in Virginia City, Nevada in 1868.

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The Comstock Lode: Nevada’s “Big Bonanza”

Gould and Curry Mine 1867

Gould and Curry Mill 1868

California Pan Mill and Virginia City, Nevada 1876

Sierra Nevada Hoisting Works

Indian camps behind the Ophir Mine

Chollar Mine - Virginia City, Nevada

Ophir Mine - Virginia City, Nevada

Hoist gear leaving the Fulton Foundry - Virginia City Nevada

Newly cast bull gear for a large hoist leaving the Fulton Foundry, Virginia City. Building with porch is foundry office.

Miners of the Comstock Lode ca. 1870s

Miners of the Comstock Lode ca. 1870s

C & C Shaft - Virginia City Nevada 1888

Chollar, Norcross, Savage Shaft - Virginia City, Nevada

Consolidated Virginia Mill and Hoisting Works, Virginia City, Nevada 1878

Obiston Shaft - Virginia City, Nevada 1891

Union Mine - Virginia City, Nevada ca 1908

Consolidated Virginia Mill and Hoisting Works, Virginia City, Nevada 1878

The Patio Process - Gould and Curry Mill

California Pan Mill - Virginia City, Nevada

Interior view of the California Pan Mine 1876

Cornish pump at the Union Consolidated shaft ca. 1880

Miners of the Comstock Lode ca. 1870s

Illustration of the underground works of the Gould and Curry Mine 1862

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Depicted is an illustration of the interior works of the Gould & Curry mine at Virginia City, Nevada 1862. The illustration demonstrates how square set timbering was used to stabilize the massive stopes of the Comstock mines.

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The Comstock Lode: Nevada’s “Big Bonanza”

Sacramento Mill on Cedar Hill - Virginia City, Nevada

Nevada Mill - Virginia City, Nevada 1876

Mariposa Mill at Virginia City, Nevada ca. 1876

Winfield Mill at Virginia City, Nevada 1876

Omega Mill at Virginia City, Nevada 1876

Land Mill at Virginia City, Nevada 1876

C & C Shaft - Virginia City, Nevada 1876

Savage Hoisting Works - Virginia City, Nevada ca. 1867

Hale, Norcross and Savage Works - Virginia City, Nevada

Miners move ore cars in the Gould & Curry Mine 1867 (colorized)

Miner at Work Underground - Virginia City Nevada 1867

Miners double jacking in a Comstock mine ca. 1867 (colorized)

Taken by O'Sullivan using the glare of burning magnesium for a flash of light