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History of the Comstock Silver Lode and Mines

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"History of the Comstock Silver Lode and Mines" by Dan DeQuille is a comprehensive account of one of the most important silver mining regions in the United States. DeQuille meticulously details the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the subsequent mining boom, and the impact it had on the surrounding area.

Through a combination of historical documents and personal experiences, DeQuille brings to life the excitement and challenges faced by the miners who ventured into the depths of the earth in search of riches. He also explores the social and economic implications of the mining industry, shedding light on the way it shaped the development of Nevada and the wider American West.

While the book is undoubtedly informative, it can be a bit dense at times, with detailed accounts of mining techniques and processes that may be overwhelming to some readers. However, for those with an interest in the history of mining in the American West, "History of the Comstock Silver Lode and Mines" is a valuable resource that provides a deep dive into a pivotal moment in American history.

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This is a brief account of the Comstock Lode silver mines, and description of the geographic features of the state of Nevada including the railroads. Silver not only defined Nevada, but influenced the opening of the American West as far as San Francisco. Dan De Quille wrote extensively on the history of mining in the area of Nevada, and published the larger work “The Big Bonanza” assisted by Mark Twain, both of whom were part of the Sagebrush School of writers. - Summary by Larry Wilson

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