Map 1850/1859 Gold Mines and Mining Library of Congress
Central America Shows railroads proposed canals or water communi ions common roads gold and silver mines major cities and towns. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. For 1850 edition see Fillmore map collection no. 202. quotEntered according to Act of Congress in the year 1850 by J. Disturnell in the Clerks Office of the District
The Mining Boom ushistory.org
Ten years after the 1849 California Gold Rush new deposits were gradually found throughout the West. Colorado yielded gold and silver at Pikes Peak in 1859 and Leadville in 1873. Nevada claimed Comstock Lode the largest of American silver strikes. From Coeur d 39Alene in Idaho to Tombstone in Arizona boom towns flowered across the American
Mining Towns in the Western United States Western Mining
Mining towns sprang up in remote places throughout the western frontier. Colorado experienced an enormous silver boom at Leadville in the 1870s. That same decade gold discoveries in the Black Hills of South Dakota would start a new gold and the famous town of Deadwood was established among the mines there. Deadwood South Dakota 1876.
Map 1800/1899 Gold Mines and Mining Library of Congress
Date: 1850. Map. A new map of Central America : shewing the different lines of Atlantic and Pacific communi ion. Central America Shows railroads proposed canals or water communi ions common roads gold and silver mines major cities and towns. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Mining on the American Frontier Legends of America
Silver Mining in the United States. Ruggles Mine Mica Mining in New Hampshire. Stay Out of That Old Mine. Tommyknockers of the Western Mines. Tragedies of Gold Seekers. Treasure Tales . What a cloverfield is to a steer the sky to a lark a mud hole to a hog such are the new diggings to a miner. The Oregonian 1862
Miners The West 18501890
The Draw to the West. Many Miners were drawn to abundance of minerals such as silver and gold in Nevada. This find was named after Henry Comstock it was called the Comstock Lode. Approximately 500 millions dollars of ore was dissevered in this bonanza. The mining took place for 20 years.
Leadville Colorado Western Mining History
Leadville did not suffer a dramatic downturn like many Western camps. Despite the fact that the gold and silver mines were in decline the diversity of mines in the district kept the town going for decades even if its glory days were long gone. By 1900 Leadville had a fledgling zinc industry.
Miners and Railroads in the West The West 18501890
Miners in the West. The Draw to the West: Miners were drawn to the West in 1859 because they found gold and silver in western Nevada. This became known as the Comstock Lode which was named after Henry Comstock. The wealth was real this time and the Comstock Lode became a bonanza or a large deposit of precious ore.