- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: May 3, 2006
Descend into the "mother lode" which literally put Nevada on the map.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- Visit one of America's most famous mines--the Comstock lode.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
It was called the "mother lode"--a deposit of silver so massive that it would produce $300-million in its first 25 years of operation, establish Nevada as a state, and bankroll the Union Army in the Civil War. See how the Comstock Lode--named after an early investor--proved to be a scientific laboratory that pioneered vast improvements in mining technology and safety, including innovations in drilling, ventilation, drainage, and ore processing.