Category: Comstock Mining Update

Comstock Mining Update — October 26, 2015

While most attention has been paid recently to the ongoing destruction of the Virginia City National Historic Landmark, another historic Comstock landmark has been severely damaged as well. Having failed to obtain a gaming license, the Delta Saloon has also lost its liquor license. The world-famous Delta Saloon is now the Biggest Hot Dog Stand in […]

Comstock Mining Update – September 30, 2015

Highway 342 closed at Devil's Gate, Silver City Nevada

Highway 342 Closed Again On September 28 NCOT announced that State Route 342 through Gold Hill will be closed again September 29 through November 12, with periodic lane closures and continuing construction in the roadway shoulder through the end of the year. Through traffic will be detoured to nearby State Route 341 (the truck route), which bypasses […]

Comstock Mining Update – May 31, 2015

Silver City sign

Early in the week of May 3, persons unknown erected a sign near the junction of Main Street, Silver City (Highway 342), with the Truck Route (Highway 341) blaming Comstock Mining Inc., the Storey County Commissioners and the Nevada Department of Transportation for the closure of the highway (342) between Silver City and Gold Hill. […]

Comstock Mining Update March 16, 2015

Storey County Commissioners acting stern at the collapse of Highway 342

Highway 342 through lower Gold Hill (Main Street) was closed to all vehicle traffic on February 27 when the famously fragile Silver Hill mineshaft subsided once again beneath the pavement adjacent to the Lucerne Pit. What caused this? NDOT project manager Thor Dysson first pointed to the sky and said the rain did it, but […]

Comstock Mining Update — February 9, 2015

Spilled load, Lucerne Pit, Gold Hill Nevada

Storey County is an interesting specimen in the governmental petri dish we call Nevada. At its north end, the county is all aglow at the arrival of the Tesla electric battery megafactory, thanking its lucky stars, clicking its heels, rubbing its hands with glee and gazing rapturously into a gleaming, golden future. Bulletin — Highway […]

Comstock Mining Update — October 15, 2014

CMI's Backroom Deals

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Everything. Press Reports Reno News & Review article #1 Reno Gazette-Journal article Las Vegas Review-Journal article Reno News & Review article #2 Reno Gazette-Journal Op-Ed It was produced, we are informed, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood, and to raise money for the Comstock Foundation for History and […]