2021 Mining History Association Tour

Special Events
June 10-12, 2021


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VIRTUAL SOCIAL GATHERING, June 10, 2021

Guest Speaker: Garrett Barmore, Curator, W. M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mineral Engineering Museum, University of Nevada – Reno


Garrett Barmore presented a brief overview of the ups and downs of Nevada mineral production from the days of the Comstock Lode to the discovery and development of the Carlin Trend deposits.  He then led the MHAers on a walking tour of the Museum highlighting some of the most interesting objects in the collection.  A few of his favorite minerals and mining artifacts are shown below.

 


A specimen of high-grade gold ore from the Getchell Mine.

The bullion bag was used to ship the first bar of Carlin Trend gold to the mint.

A collection of mercury ore specimens from the Cordero and other mines plus a miniature flask of mercury.


This mine model was used in Apex Law litigation concerning mines in Tonopah.

This watercolor painting illustrates square set mining at the Belcher Mine in Virginia City.

Metal stamps were used to identify the mines that produced the silver bars from the Comstock.


The “Damn Blue Stuff,” actually silver sulfide, baffled the early gold miners on the Comstock until its high silver content was discovered.

A twisted miner’s pick was found in a caved area of a mine in Virginia City. Steel drill rods and bits are also shown in this exhibit case.

Part of the Tiffany and Company Mackay silver service made from silver produced from John Mackay’s Consolidated Virginia Mine on the Comstock.

LEARN MORE about the W. M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mineral Engineering Museum and the “Mineral Monday” Virtual Classroom featuring Garrett Barmore.



VIRTUAL PRESIDENTIAL LUNCHEON, June 11, 2021

“The Passing of the Pick”

 

Outgoing MHA President, Stephanie Saager-Bouret, and

Incoming MHA President, Eric Nystrom

Eric Nystrom, incoming MHA President (2021-2022), proudly
holds up the plaque with the Presidential Pick received (virtually)
from outgoing President, Stephanie Saager-Bouret.



VIRTUAL SOCIAL GATHERING, June 11, 2021

 

Special Documentary Presentation: “The Eye of the Prospector”

 

This video follows three experienced geologists, John Livermore, Debbie Bustos, and Bob Steele as the prospect for minerals in the Nevada Desert.  It was written and filmed by Gwendolyn Clancy and produced by the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs with additional support from Public Resource Associates.


Presentation of the MHA John Livermore Award to Ann Carpenter


Richard Reid presents the first MHA John Livermore Award to Ann Carpenter.

Ann Carpenter accepts her award. She is a long-time advocate for western mining and Chairman and Trustee of the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation.

 
  
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