Mapimí, Durango

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Mapimí
Founded as Santiago de Mapimí
City & municipal seat
Butterscotch-colored wulfenite crystals (largest 8mm.) with green mimetite, from Ojuela Mine near Mapimi.
Butterscotch-colored wulfenite crystals (largest 8mm.) with green mimetite, from Ojuela Mine near Mapimi.
Mapimí is located in Mexico
Mapimí
Mapimí
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°49′59″N 103°50′52″W / 25.83306°N 103.84778°W / 25.83306; -103.84778
Country  Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Mapimí
Settled 25 July 1598
Town status 1777
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,623
Postal code 35200
Area code(s) 872
Demonym Mapimiense
Website www.mapimi.gob.mx

Mapimí is a city and municipal seat of the municipality of Mapimí in the Mexican state of Durango.[1]

As of 2010, the town of Mapimí had a population of 5,623.[2]

The Ojuela Mine, about 3 km. southeast of Mapimí, is a famous locality for mineral specimens, especially adamite.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mapimí". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 10 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mapimí". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango

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A classic specimen of Mapimi adamite, formerly on display at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum. Size: 8.5 x 6.25 x 4.5 cm.

Coordinates: 25°49′59″N 103°50′52″W / 25.83306°N 103.84778°W / 25.83306; -103.84778