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Climax: The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine

Climax

The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine

by Stephen M. Voynick

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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 below.

Climax: The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine
Table of Contents

    Chapter 1.   A Most Unusual Mineral
1
    Chapter 2.   The Mountain of Molybdenum
19
    Chapter 3.   The Battle for Bartlett Mountain, 1916-1919
31
    Chapter 4.   The "Anti-Climax" Molybdenum Company, 1920-1928
75
    Chapter 5.   That Hellhole Near the Sky, 1929-1935
95
    Chapter 6.   Growing Pains, 1936-1939
139
    Chapter 7.   Beyond Reasonable Limits, the 1940s
163
    Chapter 8.   The New Climax, 1950-1957
201
    Chapter 9.   Some Very Rough Years, 1958-1962
233
    Chapter 10.   The Cash Cow, 1963-1969
259
    Chapter 11.   The Giant on the Hill, the 1970s
281
    Chapter 12.   Shutdown, the 1980s
311
    Chapter 13.   New Directions, the 1990s
335
    Epilogue
343
    Sources, Acknowledgements, and Thanks
349
    Index
355
    About the Author
366