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Empire, Colorado - Henderson Operations

Henderson Mine

As a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, Henderson is the largest primary producer of molybdenum in the world. The Henderson Mine is located in Clear Creek County on the east side of the Continental Divide, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains fifty miles west of Denver, Colorado.

The Henderson Mill is located on the west side of the Continental Divide, fifteen miles from the mine in Grand County. The Mine and the Mill are connected by the world’s longest conveyor of its kind; a fifteen-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide through an old train tunnel and then above ground to the Mill.

In operation since 1976, Henderson has produced more than 160 million tons of ore and 770 million pounds of molybdenum during the past 27 years.

The Henderson Operation has been ISO certified since 1992 and the current certification is ISO 9001:2000. In 1999, the company received an Environmental Awareness Award from the United States Forest Service for the design, engineering, construction and implementation of the 15-mile overland conveyor system.

In 2005 Henderson Operation received the environmental certification ISO 14001:2004. Henderson Operations received OHSAS 18001 certification in 2007.

Climax Molybdenum Company
P.O. Box 68
Empire, CO 80438
Henderson Mine
Empire, CO 80438