Comstock Mining officials to ring NYSE opening bell |

Comstock Mining officials to ring NYSE opening bell

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The chairman and president of Comstock Mining in Virginia City will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

John Winfield, the chairman, and Corrado De Gasperis, the president and CEO, will be joined by members of Comstock’s leadership team and some guests at the NYSE to celebrate the company’s first year of mining operations and the achievement of initial production objectives, the firm said in a news release.

“We are honored,” said De Gasperis, “that the New York Stock Exchange has invited our company to ring the opening bell.”

He also expressed pride about the firm’s team, its partner network and the state, as well as Storey and Lyon counties, where Comstock Mining operates.

The opening bell rings at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time.

Comstock is a gold- and silver-mining company that began acquiring Comstock-area properties in 2003 and continues to purchase additional properties in the Comstock district.

The firm said it has provable reserves of at least 3,250,000 gold-equivalent ounces from its first two resource areas.