NEVADA – Toronto-headquartered KINROSS GOLD has donated a 106-year-old hand-drawn map of the Comstock Lode to the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences Engineering (www.unr.edu/mines) at the UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO.
The map is 5-ft tall and 12-ft long. It features all claims and mines from Gold Hill to northern Virginia City and cross sections of the Belcher, Yellow Jacket, Hale and Norcross and the C. & C. Mines. It is displayed at the top of the Mackay building’s main staircase on the second floor.
“This historic map provides a portrait of what the Comstock Lode really meant,” said museum administrator Rachel Dolbier. “I think many people don’t have a good understanding of the extent of mining in Virginia City and Gold Hill and this map serves to fill in that gap in knowledge.”
The donation was made by Kinross subsidiary KINROSS GOLD USA.