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Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico

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Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
Mina Ojuela, Mapimí, Durango, México

Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 47' 36'' North , 103° 47' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.79361,-103.79111
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
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 Mindat note below).

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

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorite

Galena

Goethite

Gold

Goslarite

Grossular

Groutite

Gypsum

Halotrichite

Hausmannite

Hedyphane

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hexahydrite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrozincite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Kobyashevite

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


138 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma



ID: 2431461

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


Localities in this Region

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References

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Palache, C., Berman, H., and 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.
Panczner (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].

External Links

http://www.mindat.org/mesg-6-92888.html [Discussion on the colour of pink/violet Adamite]

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