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

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Climax Mine power station, processing mill, and mine headquarters

Climax Mine, Climax, Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
Climax Mine power station, processing mill, and mine headquarters

Climax Mine, Climax, Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 22' 25'' North , 106° 10' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.3735916667, -106.175916667

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.

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- 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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