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Nevada

The driest state in the nation, with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 in., much of Nevada is uninhabited, sagebrush-covered desert. The wettest part of the state receives about 40 in. of precipitation per year, while the driest spot has less than 4 in. per year. Nevada was made famous by the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the richest known U.S. silver deposit. In 1859, its mines have produced large quantities of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, barite, and tungsten. Oil was discovered in 1954. Gold now far exceeds all other minerals in value of production.


Reno
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The Great Reno Balloon Race
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Southern Nevada
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