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Comstock Lode


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Mining: From Dishpan to Ore Breaker Mining took off in California and soon spread throughout the entire United States, showing a prosperous future for America. The Fourty-Niners flocked out to California and Colorado when gold was discovered and started mining instantly. However, in both situations, the gold ran out very quickly. The Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada and a fantastic amount of gold and silver was mined, at an estimated $340 million. After surface gold was found, ore-breaking machinery was brought in to make the job easier for everyone. Mining added to American literature with the writings of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. Beef Bonanzas and the Long Drive

Facts on Nevada

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# The federal government manages Eighty-seven percent of Nevada land. # Area 51, a top secret area of Nellis Air Force Range and Nuclear Test Site, is rumored to have housed the development of the first Stealth bomber and alien and UFO research facilities. # Nevada is the seventh largest state in size. # The nation's largest silver deposit, the Comstock Lode, was found in Nevada in 1859. # Nevada is the driest state in the nation with an average annual rainfall of seven inches. # Nevada has the only complete skeleton of an Ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile measuring 55 feet. # Nevada is the largest gold producing state in the U.S. and third in the world behind South Africa and Australia. # Gambling was reinstate in the State in 1931.
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