the most valuable deposit of silver ore ever recorded, discovered in 1859 by Henry T. P. Comstock near Virginia City, Nevada.
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Also called Comstock Silver Lode .
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British Dictionary definitions for Comstock Lode
/ (ˈkʌmˌstɒk, ˈkɒm-) /
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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