Virginia City, Nevada, an unincorporated community in Storey County. It is 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Reno on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, about 6,500 feet (1,981 m) above sea level.
Gold Rushes, mass movements of people hoping to become rich by mining gold. This precious metal was one of the first to attract the attention of primitive peoples, and because of its appeal the mining of gold since the dawn of civilization has usually been strictly supervised by governments. See more »