Comstock Lode


noun

the most valuable deposit of silver ore ever recorded, discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nevada.

Also called Comstock Silver Lode.
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British Dictionary definitions for comstock lode

Comstock Lode

noun

an extensive gold and silver vein in W Nevada, near Virginia City

Word Origin for Comstock Lode

C19: named after T. P. Comstock (1820–70), American prospector
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