In operation since 1976, the Henderson Mine has produced more than 16 million tons of ore and 770 million pounds of molybdenum. The ore is mined underground using a method known as “panel-caving,” and is transported to the Henderson Mill via the world’s longest conveyor, a fifteen-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide through an old train tunnel. Most of the mined areas have been covered with shotcrete, so geologic exposures are limited. Regular tours are not offered, but tours are sometimes offered during special events such as Clear Creek County Mining Days.
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