Silver Lies, Iron Ties and Leaden Skies

By Ann Parker 2003, 2006, 2009 Poisoned Pen Press ISBN 1-59058-072-9 Reviewed by Nancy Hudelson Ann Parker’s Silver Rush historical mystery series, published by Poisoned Pen Press, is set in the silver boomtown of Leadville in the 1880s. The series is rich with tales of greed, lust and deception when men and women stopped at […]

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High Society and the Mining Hall of Fame

Brief by Central Staff Mining History – September 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine On Sept. 17, the National Mining Museum in Leadville will induct five new members to its Hall of Fame. All are pioneers of the mining industry. Four made their careers outside Colorado: John M. Longyear, 1850-1922, iron mining in Michigan; John McDonald, […]

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Colorado’s longest aerial tramway was at Leavick

Letter from Harvey N. Gardiner Mining History – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed Quillen: In the November 2001 issue you reviewed Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West, and you noted theabsence of mention of any aerial tramways in Central Colorado. One aerial tramway of interest was located west […]

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An old aerial tramway near Leadville

Letter from Charlotte Hamity Mining History – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine Ed: Even though Leadville had a lot of railroads, there was also a tramway nearby [in reference to the review of Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West, in the November 2001 edition]. It was up and beyond Halfmoon […]

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The Fall of Climax Molybdenum

Article by Steve Voynick Mining history – December 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine If there was a single date that marked the transition between the rise and fall of Climax, it was January 1, 1958. On that date, the Climax Molybdenum Company merged with the American Metals Company, becoming a division of American Metals Climax, […]

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The Rise of Climax Molybdenum

Article by Steve Voynick Mining History – November 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Author’s note: Fourteen years ago, much of the region covered by Colorado Central stepped to the economic, social, and cultural beat of the Climax Molybdenum Mine. In 1981, the Climax Mine, one of the world’s largest, had 3,100 employees and an $8O […]

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