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    GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    ANYONE HAVE ANY RESEARCH DATA OR SOURCES FOR INFO N COMO NEVADA IT WAS AN OLD MINING TOWN LATTER PART OF THE 1800s

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    What part of Nevada?
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    From Paher's book:
    Como was platted in 1862 and boomed for two more years. "Como experienced important revivals in 1879-81 and 1902-05. In the 1930s a large mill was built. It ran but a few days until it was discovered that there was no ore, a fact that promotors had overlooked. Cellars and foundations are left at Como."
    Paher's book includes two pics of Como in 1902 (sufficiently wide angled enough to get your bearings), a third pic of the five-stamp mill that stood on the road to Como in the early 1960s; and a pic of a 'whim' in operation.
    Don...

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    Here's an old topo of the area around Como from 1957. Looks like it shows where all the mines are.

    http://contentdm.library.unr.edu/cdm...=0&x=239&y=285
    The creeks are all cowards and run underground and whiskey is so scarce that you canít use it to wet down dry jokes. ĖThe Irish Lord 1897

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by HOSSNV
    Quote Originally Posted by rockyredbaron
    ANYONE HAVE ANY RESEARCH DATA OR SOURCES FOR INFO N COMO NEVADA IT WAS AN OLD MINING TOWN LATTER PART OF THE 1800s

    11 miles SE of Dayton . Lyon County , NV . I don,t have time right now to give you a detailed history on Como , but if you can give me a couple days I will try to get some info up for you . A starting good source book is Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps by Stanley W . Paher . Page 72 . Hoss

    thank you for ur help and I will wait patiently for ur further input ..thanx again for the info on Como NV

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    Rocky:
    Is there something specific you wanted to know about Como that we haven't answered?

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    This document may be of great interest to you.
    ftp://comstock.nbmg.unr.edu/pub/MD/s...0/11900022.pdf
    The creeks are all cowards and run underground and whiskey is so scarce that you canít use it to wet down dry jokes. ĖThe Irish Lord 1897

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    Thank you all for your inputs. I was hoping for some info as to possibility of finding gold in the area of Como. Want to get my new MXT wet !!!! We are still going to the site so wish us luck !!!! Even a few older coins would be worth the trip. Will just "dig it all" ...... Will post after I return.

    Rockyredbaron

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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    Rocky

    There is a pretty extensive account of Como in Paher,s book . I checked on Amazon and a used copy can be had for under $40.00 . Which I think is a good deal . It might behove you to purchase a copy . At any rate . Good luck on your expedition to Como ! Hoss
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    Re: GHOST TOWN - COMO NEVADA ?????

    One last request....

    Does anyone know where I can access a map or photo of the original town showing the layout of where the structures were....so when I get there I can perhaps get some sort of direction so I can concentrate on where the buildings once stood. I know it's perhaps a shot in the dark, especially seeing the few photos of what remains today. That would be quite helpful. As for the book, I was going to purchase the Paher book but not enough time to get it as I am leaving this weekend.

    Thanks to all

    Rockyredbaron


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyredbaron View Post
    ANYONE HAVE ANY RESEARCH DATA OR SOURCES FOR INFO N COMO NEVADA IT WAS AN OLD MINING TOWN LATTER PART OF THE 1800s
    went there last summer with my quad club .....will go back again when get more time to explore it.....there were about 700 hundred people at the peek....most of the people there ended up in Virginia city .........I will go back in the summer check it out better...................hoppy

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    I was wondering if it was a bust since he hasn't replied back in 4 years.
    Plenty of gold in them hills...and plenty of dirt too....

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    Como is mentioned briefly in Nevada ghost towns and desert atlas, vol. 1 by Stan Parker.

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    Very good and*informative*exchange*..*Thank you!
    Last edited by Svverwter; Aug 26, 2014 at 09:35 AM.

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    I was there last year and found NADA so except for the scenery not worth the trip 4wd only as well.
    Popular place for 4 wheelers and partiers nothing but pull tabs and bottle caps and shell casings, alum as well as rusted tin cans.

    Found out later that the place had been detected many many times over the years with no reports of worthwhile finds.

    GG~
    Last edited by Goodyguy; Sep 10, 2014 at 06:31 PM.

 

 

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