Mining history expert to speak Thursday at Nevada State Museum

Fred Holabird, a mining geologist, author and mining history expert, will be the guest speaker at the Nevada State Museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.

Holabird will present “Gold at the Silver Mint: How the 20th Century Gold Mining Boom Affected the Carson City Mint” and will sign his books. His talk will focus on Carson City Mint activity based on surviving records in private hands.

The museum is at 600 N. Carson St. and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults. Visitors 17 and younger and members get in free. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at 775-687-4810, ext. 237, or dstevenson@nevada, or visit Nevada State Museums on Facebook.


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