Climax mine - Wikipedia
Shipments from the mine began in 1915. At its highest output, the Climax mine was the largest molybdenum mine in the world, and for many years it supplied three-fourths of the world's supply of molybdenum. After a long shutdown, the Climax mine has reopened and resumed shipment of molybdenum on May 10, 2012.Molybdenum - Wikipedia,Molybdenum is mined as a principal ore and is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining.  The world's production of molybdenum was 250,000 tonnes in 2011, the largest producers being China (94,000 t), the United States (64,000 t), Chile (38,000 t), Peru (18,000 t)Molybdenum Mining and Processing - imoafo,Molybdenum mining and processing techniques have been improved continuously since the first mine was started at Climax near Leadville, Colorado in 1916. Today, the principal moly mines, both primary and by-product, are found along the Great Continental Divide of the Americas, in China and in the CIS.