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Modern Marvels Silver Mines DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • 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.

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