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2014-04-09 16:23:56

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 4, 2014, the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture raised $15,003 for nine organizations within the Comstock Historic District. The Comstock Foundation matched donations up to $1,000 for each organization. The fundraising event was part of a commemoration of the restoration of the Upper Yellow Jacket hoist and ore chute in Gold Hill, the Foundation's first substantial preservation project since organizing in June 2013....

2014-02-04 08:23:50

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) announced today that it recently secured over 300 acres of private lands adjacent to the approximately 77 acre American Flat processing area providing valuable expansion opportunities for leaching, processing, refining and potentially, milling solutions for the district. The Company now owns or controls over 7,000 acres of land, including patented and unpatented mining claims....

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'