Lecture Series Continues – Thursday, May 6th with Paul Franklin’s “170 years of Nevada Mining from Silver to Gold”
We are pleased to continue the Gold Hill Hotel Lecture Series!
Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. and lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.
From the first emigrants panning for gold in a Canyon emptying into the Carson River around 1849 to today’s mammoth open pit excavations, mining methods and technology have evolved. The Comstock was key in this development as more efficient methods of deep mining, extraction of the precious metals and financing were invented. Alternatively, the minerals sought varied from the precious metals, gold and silver, salts like borax to copper and lithium, the latter being used in today’s battery technology. View the methods, movers, and shakers in this history of mining in the Silver State. Ooops! Perhaps I should now say the Gold State?
BIO: Paul Franklin has been an executive in the semiconductor industry for some 50 years. During his career he was instrumental in the start-up of five companies. Now retired, but still consulting to startup tech companies, he is a frequent lecturer at Stanford University. Much of his time is now focused on Western historical research specializing in the areas of mining and its technology. He has published articles in professional journals, been a lecturer at the UNR’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Comstock Foundation, the Carson City Mint Museum and appeared on the local TV program: Old Tales of Nevada: Past and Present. His first book, “Anatomy of an Ingot” follows the careers of three mining engineers and assayers who figured significantly in Nevada’s early silver mining boom. Paul is presently finishing another book about a Comstock Mining attorney who met an untimely death at the end of a gun held by his mistress who was a formerly a boarding house manager in Virginia City during the early 1860’s.
Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m. and costs $10 per person.
Come early and enjoy dinner before the lecture! We Serve dinner before the lecture at 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30.
Please fill out this reservation form to sign up for this exciting lecture: