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The Climax Mine: An Old Man Remembers The Way it Was Jim Ludwig

The Climax Mine: An Old Man Remembers The Way it Was

Jim Ludwig

Published April 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780967941905
Paperback
156 pages
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 About the Book 

A lighthearted look at life in Climax, the famous Colorado molybdenum mining camp. Jim Ludwig, both a miner and a manager, recalls the Glory Days when this was one of the greatest mines of the world. His book The Climax Mine, An Old Man RemembersMoreA lighthearted look at life in Climax, the famous Colorado molybdenum mining camp. Jim Ludwig, both a miner and a manager, recalls the Glory Days when this was one of the greatest mines of the world. His book The Climax Mine, An Old Man Remembers The Way it Was, is not an historical tome, but a collection of essays and stories about some of the sixty thousand employees who at one time or another passed through the gate at the crest of Fremont Pass. Employees that would carve 497 million tons of ore from Bartlett Mountain and process it to recover 1.9 billion pounds of elemental molybdenum before the mine closed in the mid eighties. He tells of the miners and their life, the hard and dangerous work, the humor, the recreation and the devil may care attitude that sustained them through the long, high altitude winters.