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(CLEAR CREEK COUNTY shot on 4/26/05) A side dumping 80 ton mining truck off loads Molybddenite (cq) into a crusher which feeds to a conveyor belt traveling 15 miles to the mill. This is the mined ore carrying the end product, Molybdenum (cq). This load will yield approximately 4 pounds ton of the end product. We are in the Haulage area at 7.065 ft. more than 3,000 ft. below the surface. Henderson Mine is 10 miles west of Empire, CO at the base of Berthoud Pass. The company has been mining Molybdenum, the byproduct of Molybdenite which is the ore carrying rock mined underground, for many years. Now, the company has added a third labor shift during 2004 making it a continuously operated mine. They produced 28 million pounds of molybdenum last year, up from 22 million pounds in 2003. A ton of ore produces 4 pounds of end product. (All information provided in person at the mine by J. Stuart Teuscher, Operations Manager, 303-569-3221-ext. 1273/email steusche@phelpsdodge.com) (Photo by STEVEN R. NICKERSON / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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