Savage Mining Co.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 39° 18.314 W 119° 39.065
11S E 271411 N 4354000
This Historical Marker is mounted on a steel post on the west side of D Street near the southeast corner of the Savage Mansion in Virginia City, Nevada.
Waymark Code: WMFMA2
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 11/02/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 4

Comstock Historical Landmark No. 3

Savage Mining Co.

146 No. D St, Virginia City, NV

Claimed on July 4, 1859 by R. Crale, C. Chase, H. Carmack, W. Surtevant, A.O. Savage and L.C. Savage, the original Savage claim consisted of 1,800 feet along the Comstock Lode. In 1865, the company built a mill in Washoe Valley to process its ore. Captain Sam Curtis and Charles Bonner became superintendents of the Savage in the mine's early years. The Savage went into decline at the end of 1865, but became a major producer the following three years when rich ore was struck at the 600 foot level. In 1876, the Savage hit water at the 2,200 foot level and remained flooded for three years. Assessments of nearly $500,00 a year for pumping proved to be costly, and the great production years of the Savage came to an end. Total production from 1863 to 1909 was just over $18 million. On July 8, 1878, the Savage had the distinction of being the first mine on the Comstock to connect to the Sutro Tunnel. The Savage mansion and mine office also played host to ex-president Ulysses S. Grant on his visit to Virginia City on October 27, 1879.

This marker sponsored by Marxhall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada 2009

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