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Base and Industrial Metal Mining in Colorado

Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 12:36, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 12:36

Climax Mine, 1930s

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Miners came to Colorado for gold, stayed for silver, and survived after the 1890s by diversifying into a wide range of base and industrial metals such as lead, copper, zinc, molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, radium, and uranium . Often ignored or discarded during early prospecting and mining, these...

Uranium Mining

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:12, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 03:39
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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