Nevada Historical Landmarks in Storey County

Nevada Historical Landmark 209
Chollar Mine
F Street at Entrance to Chollar Mine
Virginia City

Nevada Historical Landmark 209: Chollar Mine 27 February 2008

Nevada Historical Landmark 209: Chollar Mine Chollar Mansion and Tailings from the Chollar Mine
16 March 2016
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Chollar Mine

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.

On a winter day in 2008, a locked entrance gate prevented us from touring the mine or viewing the historical marker near the entrance to the mine.
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