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

C & C Mining Works

Consolidated Virginia & California Mine Shaft, L Street, Virginia City, NV

 

—Comstock Historical Marker No. 1 —

 
C & C Mining Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
1. C & C Mining Works Marker
Inscription. The C&C was the largest and most modern of all Comstock era shafts and was located on the grounds of the California Mine. It was the joint property of the Consolidated Virginia and California Mining Companies. It was used to extract the fabulously rich “Big Bonanza” ores of both mines. The shaft was started in the mid-1870s and was part of a line of vertical shafts sunk in an attempt to tap the Comstock Lode at depths of 3,000 feet beneath the surface. Between 1876 and 1881 total production for the California Mine’s portion of the C&C was an estimated $44,031,000.00 from about 588,000 tons of ore for an average yield of almost $75.00 per ton. Total dividends paid on the C&C stock was about $31,320,000.

Looking down hill to the east beyond this marker the C&C was located about 8 blocks below this sign and just the east of the electric sub-station. The building burned down in the 1950’s
 
Erected 2009 by Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 39° 18.685′ N, 119° 38.861′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on E Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is in or
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By Barry Swackhamer, October 25, 2011
2. C & C Mining Works Marker
near the Silverland Inn and Suites parking lot on E Street, between Union and Sutton Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Bonanza (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia and Truckee Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships of the Nevada Desert (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinatown (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary Louise Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Consolidated Virginia & California Pan Mill (about 300 feet away); V & T, 1869 - 1950 (about 300 feet away); The Union Brewery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Detail from the C & C Mining Works Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Detail from the C & C Mining Works Marker
Photo from the Joe Curtis Collection.
<i>Consolidated Cal. & Virginia Shaft, Virginia City, Nevada </i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
4. Consolidated Cal. & Virginia Shaft, Virginia City, Nevada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on October 10, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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