Mineral Monday in Virginia City: The Chollar Mine

Mineral Monday heads up to Virginia City with two very special guests in this three-part season finale.

Mineral Monday in Virginia City: The Chollar Mine

Mineral Monday heads up to Virginia City with two very special guests in this three-part season finale.

In a special three-part season finale, Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore heads up to historic Virginia City with two very special guests: Michael Mackay, the great-great-grandson of John Mackay, and Gregory Crouch, author of The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West.

In this episode, learn about historic mining construction, the difficult conditions of the mines on the Comstock and much more.

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Visit the Keck Museum!

Pay Garrett a visit at the Keck Museum! The Keck Museum is located at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Mackay Mines building. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 12 p.m. to 4 pm.

For more information, visit unr.edu/keck.

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