Washoe sentence example
- The Sierra Nevada range, which forms the western rim of the Basin, sends into the state a single lofty spur, the Washoe Mountains.
- In the Washoe Mountains, as in the rest of the Sierra Nevada range, there is a heavy growth of conifers, extending down to the very valleys; but in many places these mountains have been almost deforested to provide timbers for the mines.
- The trees, except in the Washoe Mountains, are of very slow growth and therefore knotty and ill-adapted for timber.
- Salt deposits are extensive and commercially important in Washoe and Churchill counties.
- Considerable quantities of the following minerals have been found: barytes (heavy spar), magnetite (magnetic iron ore), and pyrolusite (manganese dioxide) in Humboldt county; roofing slate in Esmeralda county; cinnabar (ore containing quicksilver) in Washoe county; haematite in Elko and Churchill counties; cerussite and galena (lead ores) in Eureka county; and wolframite (a source of tungsten) at Round Mountain, White Pine county.Advertisement
- It was then a part of California known as the Washoe Country, and remained so until the 9th of September 1850, when most of the present state was included in the newly organized Territory of Utah.
- This attempt to create a new state proved abortive, however, and it was not till the mineral wealth of the Washoe Country became generally known that Congress took any action.
- In December 1862 the Territorial legislature passed an act " to frame a constitution and state government for the state of Washoe."
- The leading raw-amalgamation processes are the Patio and Washoe; then follow the Cazo, Fondon and Krdhnke; of the roast-amalgamation processes, the European Barrel or Freiberg, the Reese River and the Franck-Tina are the most important.
- The general construction of the pan is the same as in the Washoe process; the management, however, differs.Advertisement
- The rest of the apparatus (settler, retort, crucible, furnace) is the same as with the Washoe process.
- The Reese River process costs from half as much again to twice as much as the Washoe process.
- In the meantime the discovery of gold in California had swelled the stream of westward migration across the Washoe Country, and had resulted in the settlement of traders, mostly Mormons, along the routes to the gold fields.