Upper end of Six Mile Canyon (Mill Street), Virginia City
— Comstock Historical Marker No. 12 —Built in 1874, the mill went into operation in January of 1975, and was destroyed later that year in the great fire of October 25th, but was quickly rebuilt at a cost of $350,000. The Con Virginia Pan Mill was built by Pacific Mill and Mining Company, whose owners were the Bonanza firm of Mackay, Fair, Flood and O'Brien. Located by the Virginia & Truckee Railroad yard, the mill has 60 stamps, 40 pans, 20 settlers and four agitators; and could process 250 tons of Bonanza ore a day. As ore volume increased in the Con Virginia & California mines, the mill proved inadequate and the Bonanza Firm was compelled to build a second mill called the California Pan Mill at a cost of $500,000.
|Placed By||Marshall Earth Resources, Hugh Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 271752 N 4354761|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31216667, -119.64738333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.73', W 119° 38.843'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 43.80" N, 119° 38' 50.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2001-2099 E St, Virginia City NV 89440, US|
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