|Title||From the Comstock Lode to Chevy Chase|
From the Comstock Lode to Chevy Chase (p. 3 of 7: see 1000.122.01-02 and 1000.122.04-07)
May 20, 1998
For Ed Heller's slide lecture for Chevy Chase Historical Society
Table III. Financial showing of Washoe Mining Companies whose stocks were dealt in at the San Francisco Boards at the close of the Census year June 30, 1880: of the 103 mining companies reported, 6 show an excess in amount of dividends over assessments, and 97 an excess in amount of assessments over dividends; 14 have paid dividends, and 102 have levied assessments; 1 has paid dividends and levied no assessments; 89 have levied assessments and paid no dividends; and 13 have paid dividends and levied assessments. [List]
The Comstock Lode Mining Companies (Washoe Mining District)
Only 6 of these 103 mines made any profit (multiply by 25 to approximate today's dollars) [Vertical section of the Comstock Lode]
The Big Bonanza Mines, California and Consolidated Virginia yielded 55% silver; 45% gold [Chart of mine products]
Information and illustrations from:
Eliot Lord: Comstock Mining & Mines
1959 reprint of 1883 edition
Nowell-North: Berkeley, Cal.
Effie Mona Mack: William Morris Stewart 1827-1909
Nevada Historical Society Quarterly,
Vol. VII, 1 & 2, 1964.
Douglas McDonald: Virginia City & the Silver Region of the Comstock Lode
Nevada Publications, Las Vegas, 1982.
T.A. Rickard: A History of American Mining
McGraw Hill: N.Y. 1932.
John D. Wilburn: Gold & Silver Mines on the Comstock Lode
Publications Press: Mesa, Arizona 1988.
Frank Wright: The Comstock
Nevada Historical Society 1985.
Ted Worm and Harre Demoro: The Silver Short Line
Trans Anglo Books: Glendale, Cal. 1983.