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San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 09/18/2019 - 08:15

Mt. Sneffels at Sunset

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The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...

San Miguel County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:45, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 12:09
San Miguel County covers 1,289 square miles in southwest Colorado. Named for the river that flows northwest across its eastern flank, the county is bordered to the north by Montrose County , to the east by Ouray County , to the southeast by San Juan County , to the south by Dolores County , and to...

Uranium Mining

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:12, last changed on 07/09/2018 - 01:07
Uranium mining in Colorado dates to the late nineteenth century, when uranium resources were discovered in the southwestern part of the state. The region’s Uravan Mineral Belt is rich in carnotite, the ore that produces uranium and vanadium. Both elements have various industrial and military...
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