You are here

Urad Mine

-A A +A
1914. 7 miles west of Empire on Jones Pass Rd. turnoff from U.S. 40
  • Urad Mine

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.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Thomas J. Noel, "Urad Mine", [Parshall, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-CC43.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,