Chollar Mine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.117 W 119° 39.072
11S E 271390 N 4353636
Nevada State Historical Marker No. 209 is located in front of the Mine Office at 615 South F Street in Virginia City.
Waymark Code: WMF8MQ
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 12

This Historic marker chronicles the discovery and development of the Chollar Mine.
Marker Title (required): Chollar Mine

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 209

Marker Text (required):
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.

County (required): Storey

Marker Type (required): Small Size (with blue painted mesh)

Other Marker Type (optional): None

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): None

URL - Website (optional): [Web Link]

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