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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
This page kindly sponsored by Marcus J. Origlieri, Ph.D.

Latitude: 25°47'37"N
Longitude: 103°47'28"W
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 
Workings included the Cumbres stope; Esperanza stope; Ojuela stope (15th level); San Diego stope; San Judas stope (13-14th levels); San Pointe stope (14th level); Santo Domingo stope (5th level); and the Socavon shaft. Mine includes the Americanna, Americados, Norte & Ojuela entrances.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many minerals sold as coming from the Ojuela mine are in fact from other Mexican localities such as mimetites (Velardena or Santa Eulalia), smithsonites (Santa Eulalia), pyromorphites (San José mine near Guazapares or Zimapan, Hidalgo), "endlichites" (Sierra de los Lamentos) etc. etc. (Moore, 2008).

NOTE on the mineral list: The colour of the pink to violet adamite is caused by a small Mn content, NOT by a cobalt content (see http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-92888.html ).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Adamite
var: Alumino Adamite
var: Cobaltoan Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
var: Manganoan Adamite
Anglesite
Ankerite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Arsenbrackebuschite
Arsendescloizite
Arseniosiderite
'Arsenobismite'
Arsenopyrite
Aurichalcite
Austinite
var: Cuprian Austinite
Azurite
Baryte
Bayldonite
Berzelianite
Beudantite
'Bindheimite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bornite
Boulangerite
Brochantite
Calcite
Carminite
Cassiterite
Celestine
Cerussite
Cervantite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Chenevixite
Chlorargyrite
Chrysocolla
Claringbullite
Clausthalite
Conichalcite
Copper
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Delafossite
Descloizite
Diopside
Dolomite
Duftite
Dussertite
Emplectite
Enargite
Epidote
Feitknechtite
Fejerite (TL)
Ferrimolybdite
Fluorite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
Goslarite
Grossular
Groutite
Gypsum
Halotrichite
Hausmannite
Hedyphane
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hexahydrite
Hydrohetaerolite
Hydrozincite
Jamesonite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
Köttigite
Legrandite
Lepidocrocite
Libethenite
'Limonite'
Litharge
Löllingite
Lotharmeyerite (TL)
Magnetite
Malachite
Manganite
Manganlotharmeyerite
Mapimite (TL)
Marcasite
Massicot
Melanterite
Metaköttigite (TL)
Miguelromeroite (TL)
Mimetite
Minium
Molybdenite
Mottramite
Murdochite
Nantokite
Ogdensburgite
Ojuelaite (TL)
Olivenite
Paradamite (TL)
Parasymplesite
Pectolite
Pharmacosiderite
Pickeringite
Plattnerite
Plumbojarosite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Ramsdellite
Realgar
Romanèchite
Rosasite
Sauconite
Scorodite
Scrutinyite
Segnitite
Serpierite
Sewardite
Siderite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Stannite
'Stibiconite'
Stibnite
Symplesite
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
Torbernite ?
Tsumcorite
Umangite
Valentinite
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Villyaellenite ?
Woodruffite
Wulfenite
Zeunerite
'Zincrosasite'


213 entries listed. 137 valid minerals. 7 type localities (valid minerals). 3 erroneous literature entries.

Localities in this Region

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References

- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 840, 866, 893, 913, 954.
- Pancnzer (1987).
- Mineralogical Record (1990): 21: 97.
- Rocks & Minerals: 56: 247.
- Rocks & Minerals: 64: 7.
- Rocks & Minerals: 65: 26.
- Moore, T.P. and Megaw, P.K.M. (2003): Famous mineral localities: The Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico. The Mineralogical Record, 34(5), 1-91.
- Moore, T.P. (2008): Lapis, 33 (7-8), 33-40 and 47-76; 86. [in Special issue on Ojuela Mine]

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