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Comstock Lode

noun

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


Comstock Lode

/ ˈkɒm-; ˈkʌmˌstɒk /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Comstock Lode1

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

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Example Sentences

Overspeculation in the Comstock lode brought economic unrest.

Scores of miners staked their claims upon or near the Comstock lode and most of them sought capital in San Francisco.

It had felt the wonderful activity that resulted from the discovery of the Comstock lode in Virginia City.

The Comstock lode has given up an amazing amount of precious metal.

Such a device as this was being worked by Jim's father when the Comstock Lode was discovered.

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