CEO Blog - October 9, 2013
Wednesday, October 09 2013 14:42

Comstock Mining Hosts Students from UNR

Comstock Mining hosted 11 graduate and undergraduate students from our local university along with their professor, Tommy Thompsen, for a detailed tour and lecture of the Lucerne and Dayton resource areas on Comstock Lode late last week.  

The University of Nevada Reno (UNR) geology students met at the Company’s Gold Hill Hall, on Gold Hill, Nevada, for a presentation by Mr. Larry Martin, the Company’s Chief Geologist and Jason Merchant, its Cartographer.  The students were engaged, inspired, and thoughtful as they listened to the story of Comstock’s history and plans for the future.  At the end of the presentation, these future geologists kept Larry on his toes as they asked a full range of questions, from the expected to the quite challenging.


Like many of the tours the Company has offered throughout the year, students were presented a view of the Lucerne Resource Area with fellow student and mine geologist, Ken Coleman, offering his take on the mine.  The scholars listened intently, evaluating the geology and taking pictures.


However, this was a less than typical tour; the students were taken to the Dayton Consolidated Mill area for a more “hands-on” learning experience.  As soon as they unloaded from their van, they became geologists; with chisels, sample bags, and a desire to find gold, they scoured the hills.  For almost two hours they picked up rocks, discussed them, compared them and withstood the wind.


We all enjoyed the day and always seem to have a great time on The Comstock.