Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Chollar – Potosi Mining Co.
Comstock Historical Landmark No. 6
—615 South F. Street, Virginia City, NV —
Eventually 1.3 million was expended in court costs defending these cases.
In April, 1865 the two companies merged to form the Chollar – Potosi Mining Co. It was the first mine on the Comstock to generate electric power.
Total production was $17 million from 1861 to the 1920’s, making it the 5th largest producer in Comstock history. In 1963, the Chollar opened to the public and began conducting mine tours during Spring and Summer months.
Erected 2009 by Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 39° 18.186′ N, 119° 39.117′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South D Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Chollar Mansion
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (here, next to this marker); Fourth Ward School (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Fourth Ward School (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackay Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mackay Mansion (about 300 feet away); Gould & Curry Offices (about 300 feet away); C. J. Prescott House (about 300 feet away); Combination Shaft (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Regarding Chollar – Potosi Mining Co.. The Chollar Mansion was built in 1861 and served as the original business office of the Chollar Gold & Silver Mining Company until 1870, when it also became the mine superintendent's personal residence.
The Mansion is a Virginia City Landmark and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 1993.
Also see . . .
1. The Chollar Mansion. History of the Mansion (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Chollar Mansion (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,485 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.