High atop the Continental Divide, the Climax Mine opened during World War 1 to meet military needs for molybdenum, a metallic element that enhances the toughness and durability of steel. The Climax mine became the most successful American company of the Great Depression, even as its workers cursed the mine as "that hellhole near the sky." Steve Voynick's deft portrayal of Climax and its people, and more than 100 rare photographs, make this an invaluable addition to western mining lore. This 6"x9" paperback has 366 pages. See table of contents at the bottom of this page.
Stephen M. Voynick, author.
Climax: The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine Table of Contents
Chapter 1. A Most Unusual Mineral
Chapter 2. The Mountain of Molybdenum
Chapter 3. The Battle for Bartlett Mountain, 1916-1919
Chapter 4. The "Anti-Climax" Molybdenum Company, 1920-1928
Chapter 5. That Hellhole Near the Sky, 1929-1935
Chapter 6. Growing Pains, 1936-1939
Chapter 7. Beyond Reasonable Limits, the 1940s
Chapter 8. The New Climax, 1950-1957
Chapter 9. Some Very Rough Years, 1958-1962
Chapter 10. The Cash Cow, 1963-1969
Chapter 11. The Giant on the Hill, the 1970s
Chapter 12. Shutdown, the 1980s
Chapter 13. New Directions, the 1990s
Sources, Acknowledgements, and Thanks
About the Author
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