Discovered June 8, 1859. At the head of 6-mile canton Washoe Mining District, Virginia City, Nevada. The Comstock Lode was discovered by Ethan Allen Grosh and Hosea Ballou Grosh. Followed by Patrick McLaughlin and Peter O'Reilly on ground claimed by henry T.P. Comstock and James Fennimore, after whom the lode and town were named.
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