In 1861, Billy Chollar discovered the Chollar Silver Lode, just as the solid vein of gold-bearing quartz began to gush around Virginia City. The mine went on to become the fifth-largest producer on the Comstock, grossing over $18 million. Today, Chollar Mine is the last of the great silver-givers to remain open to visitors. Half-hour walking tours exhibit original square set timbering and vintage equipment from the mine's rich past. In the summer months, you can practice your gold-panning technique during daily demonstration sessions. The mine is open from noon to 5 PM daily, May through October; they often trim their times during earlier and later months, so call 775-847-0155 to double check. Admission is $5 for adults, and $2 for children (ages 5 to 14). It's located on South F Street near its intersection with E.
South F Street near intersection with E Street
- Virginia City, NV 89440
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- (775) 560-0790