VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Bureau of Land Management expects to make a decision on what to do with the historic United Comstock Merger Mill near Gold Hill, Nevada in the next few months. It was the largest concrete mill in the United States when it was built in 1922. The mill has been closed for more than 80 years. An audit in 2008 found the site a high liability to public safety. Demolition could mean a one time cost of two-to-three million dollars but alternatives that include fencing and 24-hour security could cost millions over a few years.
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