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October 2018

Lecture Series: ” Mysteries of the Hale & Norcross Mine: Waste Trestles, Bins & Dumps”, by Cliff Jennings

October 4 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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$5

Mysteries of the Hale & Norcross Mine: Waste Trestles, Bins & Dumps A Story of Site Observations, Model Making and Comstock-V&T History In its heyday, the Comstocks major mines were visually dominant and architecturally striking. But when one attempts to make a scale model of one, questions emerge that drives one to research. Archival photos and drawings are crucial, and site investigations gives clarity. But once in a while, one ends up with a bigger stack of questions then at…

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Lecture Series: “Gold is where you find it, or not”, Larry Martin

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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Metal Detectors, Visual Observation, Buried Treasure and “Gold is where you find it, or not”   This fascinating lecture will discuss and demonstrate how to visually identify gold and silver on the surface of the ground and better yet how to find it with a metal detector. I think we all agree on one thing with regards to digging for gold and treasure – finding it quickly & regularly isn’t possible without the best gold detector. There’s no two-ways about…

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November 2018

Lecture Series: The Life & Times of George Hearst / Comstock Miner, by Fred Holabird

November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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$5

The Life & Times of George Hearst / Comstock Miner George Hearst of Comstock fame was raised in a log cabin on his family's farm in rural Missouri. He headed to California in 1850 for the gold rush. In the summer of 1859, Hearst learned of the wonderful silver assays of the "blue stuff" on what was to become the Comstock Lode. Hearst hurried over to the Comstock where he arranged to buy a one-sixth interest in the Ophir Mine.…

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Lecture Series: “The Great Flume Ride”, by Tony Ilradi

November 15 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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$5

The Great Flume Ride Description: In 1875, an East Coast newspaperman was treated to the trip of a lifetime. H.J. Ramsdell, a New York Tribune reporter, was assigned to Virginia City to report on the Comstock. He got more of a story than he bargained for. While touring the various mining works, mining magnate John Mackay suggested Ramsdell visit to his company’s flume. Two days later, Ramsdell met with Mackay’s partners, James Fair and James Flood, in Virginia City. Joining…

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Lecture Series: “The Bonanza King“ / John Mackay, by Gregory Crouch

November 29 @ 7:00 pm
Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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 "The Bonanza King" / John Mackay Description: In his talk, Gregory Crouch will discuss local-legend John Mackay, who got his start in the United States as a destitute Irish immigrant brought here when he was 9 years old. Mackay grew up in New York City’s Five Points slum (“The Gangs of New York neighborhood), came of age amid the violent mayhem of the California Gold Rush, and rose to the full power of his manhood in the deep, rich, and outrageously…

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