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Comstock restoration makes history relevant again

The building blocks of Nevada are fading fast.

Gold Hills Yellow Jacket mine hasnt run since 1942.

Comstock Foundation for History and Culture Executive Director Ron James says in August, it was standing on its last leg.

Im not entirely sure why it was standing, says James. It was defying gravity; it just shows you the magic of the Comstock that it was even able to stand like that.

Comstock Mining Inc. donates one percent of yearly revenue towards restoring Comstock history.

Next week, The Comstock foundation for history and culture is celebrating the renewal of the old structure.

Over one hundred thousand dollars has been invested into the mine over the past six months.

Comstock Mining Inc. CEO Corrado Degasperis hopes to pay for dozens more restorations projects.

I think its paramount, says Degasperis. I think ensuring the sustainability of the landmark is synonymous with ensuring the sustainability of the company.

Visitation is the key.

Gold Hill and Silver City could replicate Virginia City tourism thanks to Comstock Mining Inc.

More than 75 thousand people already ride V-M-T past Yellow Jacket each year.

Acting responsibly is not hopefully the end all but the beginning of a trend of restoration that will preserve the landmark forever.

Comstock Mining Inc. expects to donate a half million dollars toward historic renovations this year alone.