Climax Mine: Lessons learned from one of Colorado's most significant mining sites

Colorado has a deep history in mineral extraction, dating back to the 1800s, extending beyond coal to include metals like gold, silver, and molybdenum.

The Climax Mine, which first opened in 1918, was at its peak the largest molybdenum mine in the world. The mine provided critical materials during World War I and World War II to the U.S and its allies and employed more than 3,000 Coloradans.

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