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WINTER 2015 ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS, Elko, Nevada • 3

MARIANNE KOBAK MCKOWN, MINING QUARTERLY‌

Scott Jolcover, Comstock director of business development, stands in front of the historic Upper Yellow Jacket, which was restored by the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture.

BUILD NEW, FIX OLD Comstock begins portal, wins awards for reclamation, restoration

of the Lucerne Pit and we have been removing some dump material in the relocation of the road for a combination of environmental and processing purposes,” said Scott Jol‌VIRGINIA CITY – Comstock Mining has begun to move cover, director of business development. underground, but it isn’t entirely focused on extracting Comstock has contracted with American Mining and minerals from the ground. Tunneling to excavate an 800-foot development drift. Comstock began mining near Virginia City in 2011 in “During that development we will be drilling to confirm surface pits. It began constructing a portal in September. “We have completed the surface mining at the bottom See COMSTOCK, 4 MARIANNE KOBAK MCKOWN mkobak@elkodaily.com‌


Mining Quarterly Winter 2015 edition