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No aspect of Nevada's history has captured so much attention as the heady boomtown days of the Comstock Lode strike in the mid-nineteenth century. The History of the Comstock Lode, first published in 1943, provided mining investors, engineers, and western historians with the first comprehensive, chronological history of mining operations on the Comstock from 1850 to 1997. Grant H. Smith labored on this project for over a decade to produce a volume that has become a classic in its field and a mainstay in all mining history collections. Of particular note is Smith's progressive record of the ways the mines were developed, the failures encountered, the bonanzas discovered, and the production of the mines. New edition co-published with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781888035049
ISBN-10: 1888035048
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 157mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology,U.S.
Publisher: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography -

Grant Horace Smith (1865-1944) worked as a mining attorney in San Francisco. His youth was spent on the Comstock in the bonanza days as an inquisitive youngster and young miner; then he taught school and studied law and was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Nevada in 1890.