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

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


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 the start.

This is a story of one such mine, and the attempt to research and model it: The Hale & Norcross, ca. 1890. It is also a story of observations on the ground and from the air; over the Internet and via email. All will help in understanding the structure and making a model of them. And during the process, a story will emerge of a mysterious little shed whose remains still reside on an man-made hilltop in Virginia City, Nevada.

Bio: Cliff Jennings is a mechanical designer living in Maryland. Raised in California and about ten years ago, his interest returned to Comstock mining and the V&T Railroad. His hobby has become his passion with a mix of model railroading, V&T history and the research and modeling of Comtock mines in their prime.

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Gold Hill Hotel
1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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