The Climax Molybdenum Company won the first National Environmental Protection Award for reclamation efforts at the Urad Mine, an old gold and silver mine that became one of America's first molybdenum mines in 1914. After closing the strip mine in 1974, Climax brought in topsoil and reforested. On the back side of the area, however, scars remain both from Urad operations and from Climax's newer, still operating Henderson Mine nearby.
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