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Climax Mine (Climax Open Pit Mine), Climax, Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA

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Climax Mine, Climax, Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA

Photo: Dan & Diana Weinrich Minerals
Near the summit of Fremont Pass, in Lake Co., approximately 15 miles north of Leadville. Owned by AMAX Corp. A molybdenum mine comprised of a large open pit and underground workings. When working up to 50,000 tons of ore processed daily.

Produced stopped in 1985 due to low Mo prices, but will recommence during 2012.

Mineral List

Allophane
'Apatite'
'Biotite'
Bornite
Brannerite
Brookite
Cassiterite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Mn)
Euxenite-(Y)
Fluorite
Galena
'Garnet'
Gypsum
Hübnerite
Jarosite
Koechlinite
'Limonite'
Magnetite
Molybdenite
Molybdite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Sericite
Orthoclase
Pyrite
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'

Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rutile
var: Ilmenorutile

var: Strüverite
Sphalerite
Tetrahedrite
Topaz
Torbernite
Uraninite
'Wolframite'
Xenotime-(Y)


42 entries listed. 31 valid minerals.

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References

- Dana 7:I:330
- Rocks & Mins.:61:8 & 75:313.
Butler, B. S.; Vanderwilt, J. W. (1933) Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1933. The Climax molybdenum deposit, Colorado, with a section on history, production, metallurgy, and development, by C. W. Henderson. USGS Bulletin: 846-C

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