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.
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