The Montezuma Quadrangle, Summit County, Colorado
September 2003 by Matt PowellThe Montezuma mining district of Summit County, Colorado, is a rugged, structurally complex area of the Rocky Mountains. Home to the first silver claim in Colorado, the Montezuma district hosts stockwork gold deposits, disseminated molybdenum, and abundant silver-bismuth veins.
• Doing less with more
• Indians win jackpot
• How did your governor do?
Gold dredgers were enlisted in an effort to salvage a rare stretch of chum salmon spawning grounds along the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
In 1880, Alexander Roby Shepherd, former governor of Washington, DC, prepared to move his wife and family of six children to the wilds of the Sierra Madre. Going with him would be mining men, cooks, assistants, a bookkeeper and others to assist in the new adventure.
“We are saddened by the loss of two Washington Group employees and our thoughts at this time are with their families,” said Bill Myckatyn, CEO of Quadra Mining.
Q: I found a large quartz vein. I’m interested in mining this myself. Can you point me to a good book or other source on lode mining?
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