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Comstock Lode Vocabulary Word List (265)

A)Abandon, Advantage, Affect, Alcoholism, Altitude, American West, Amounts, Anticipation, Anxiety, Area, Assay, Assist, Attempt
B)Bankruptcy, Beckon, Belief, Bimetallism, Blaze, Bonanza, Boom, Boom town, Boundary, Broke, Burden, Buried, Bust, Bustle
C)Cabins, California, Camp, Capital, Challenges, Claim, Climb, Coinage, Cold, Collecting, Commodity, Commotion, Competition, Complications, Comstock Lode, Conceal, Conditions, Copper, Cover, Covert, Cradle, Creek, Currency, Cutthroat
D)Death, Debris, Delivery, Demand, Deny, Deposit, Descent, Despair, Detect, Detection, Determination, Develop, Difficult, Dirt, Disadvantage, Discovery, Dishonest, Dispute, Ditch, Document, Doubt, Dream, Dreary
E)Effect, Embedded, Engineering, Epic, Equipment, Eventful, Evidence, Excavate, Excitement, Exhaustion, Exploit, Explore, Exposure
F)Fever, Flock, Foil, Formation, Fortune, Fortune hunter, Freewheeling, Frontier
G)Gambling, George Hearst, Grosh (Ethan and Hosea)
H)Hardship, Hardworking, Heat, Henry Comstock, Heritage, Hidden, Historical, Honest, Hope, Horseback, Horses, Hunger
I)Illness, Impact, Information, Interaction, Interest, Investment, Issues
J)James C. Flood, Jinx, Journey, Joy
K)Key
L)Labor, Laborer, Lacking, Law, Lawless, Lead, Legal, Load, Lode, Lodging, Losses, Luck, Lure
M)Mania, Map, Measure, Memorabilia, Mercantile, Metal, Metallic Ore, Millionaires, Mills, Miner, Minerals, Mining, Mining, Miserable, Monetary, Money, Monitor, Mountains, Movement
N)Nasty, Neglect, Nevada, Nugget, Numbers
O)Obsession, Obstacle, Official, Opportunist, Opportunity, Ore, Overland, Ownership
P)Pack animals, Panning, Passion, Path, Persuade, Pick ax, Piles, Pioneers, Pipeline, Play out, Preserve, Prices, Primitive, Produce, Profit, Prospect, Prospector, Purpose
Q)Quality, Quantity, Quartz, Quest
R)Recovery, Region, Rental, Reveal, Risk, Rock, Rough, Route, Rugged, Rush, Rustic
S)Sacrifices, Scale, Scarcity, Seek, Serious, Settle, Settlement, Shack, Sierra Mountains, Sift, Sky-high, Slogan, Smelt, Soldiers, Spur, Stage coach, Stake, Standard, Stealing, Strike, Struggle, Supplies, Supply, Sway
T)Thousands, Toil, Toll, Tools, Town, Trail, Transportation, Treasure, Trial, Trouble, Tunneling
U)Undergo, Unfortunate, Unique, Unscrupulous, Unusual
V)Value, Vein, Verify, Vicinity, Virginia City
W)Wagering, Wagons, Water, Wealth, Weary, Weather, Weigh, West, Western, Westward, Wilderness, William Jennings Bryan, Witness, Work, Worthless
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Y)Yield
Z)Zeal, Zealous, Zinc
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Did you know?
Samuel Clemens lived in Virginia City as a newspaperman. During his stay there, in his younger days, he began using the name Mark Twain. He even worked in the Comstock Mills! He published "Roughing It" in 1872 and included a passage that read: " There is nothing so aggravating as silver mining."


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