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When will the Henderson Mine shut down?

A year ago, Freeport-McMoRan officials warned local officials in Colorado to expect that the Henderson Mine would close within 10 years. Then, they shortened it to five. What will local towns and counties do once the tax revenues subside? Continue reading

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Retiring the molybdenum Damocles sword hanging over Crested Butte

In Crested Butte, new hope after 40 years that the potential for mining of a molybdenum ore body in nearby Mt. Emmons can be retired. The circumstances are complex, the details yet to be worked out.
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