Comstock Lode

The Comstock Lode was discovered in Nevada beneath present-day Virginia City. A "silver rush" resulted when the news became public in 1859. It produced vast quantities of silver, and the population surge led to the admission of Nevada to the Union on October 31, 1864.

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