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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chollar Mine

 
 
Chollar Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
1. Chollar Mine Marker
Inscription.  First located in 1859, the Chollar was consolidated with the Potosi in 1865. As the Chollar-Potosi, it was one of the leading producers on the Comstock. The Nevada Mill was erected here in 1887 to process low-grade Chollar ore. It was the last to use the Washoe Pan Process, but the first on the Comstock to generate and utilize electric power.
 
Erected 1977 by Nevada State Park System. (Marker Number 209.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 39° 18.112′ N, 119° 39.07′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and Nevada Route 341 on F Street. The Chollar Mine is a gated attraction. Admission required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 South F Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Combination Shaft (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mackay Mansion (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Mackay Mansion
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(about 400 feet away); Gould & Curry Offices (about 400 feet away); C. J. Prescott House (about 400 feet away); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co. (about 500 feet away); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (about 500 feet away); The Fourth Ward School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Chollar Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
2. Chollar Mine Marker
Chollar Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
3. Chollar Mine Marker
The building behind the marker was the Mine Office.
The Chollar Mine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
4. The Chollar Mine
The Chollar Mine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
5. The Chollar Mine
Stamp Mill at the Chollar Mine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
6. Stamp Mill at the Chollar Mine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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