Geometry and Spectra of Closed Extensions of Elliptic Cone Operators We study the geometry of the set of closed extensions of index $0$ of an elliptic differential cone operator and its model operator in connection with the spectra of the extensions, and we give a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of rays of minimal growth for such operators. Keywords:resolvents, manifolds with conical singularities, spectral theor, boundary value problems, GrassmanniansCategories:58J50, 35J70, 14M15