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 ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
138 valid minerals. 6 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.
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.
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100.5 - 145 Ma
Localities in this Region
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].