Hematite, Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico GenealogyEdit This Page

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Location:              6 miles southest of Red River. Located on west Moreno Creek near Red River Pass

                            about 3 miles up the gulch from Elizabethtown.

GPS:                     Latitude: 36.6536 N;      Longitude: -105.3589 W.

Elevation:             9,836 feet (2,998 meters)

Map:                    Interactive Map.


Post Office:          Established 1897, discontinued 1899. 


Census Data:        No enumeration on 1900 US Census.


Hematite was a short lived placer camp. Named for a form of iron ore. Rich ore veins discovered in the fall of 1895 were responsible for its birth. May 1896, found Hematite doing well, with a population of 200, a boarding house, a store, and the Athens Mining and Milling Company preparing to erect a mill. Many claims were staked, and placer gold was found, but apparently not enough to keep the town alive for very long. In a few years it became a ghost town. Not a trace remains today, although the creek retains its name Hematite Creek.

Family History Links:

1. Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico, by James E. and Barbara Sherman. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 1974.

2. The Mines of New Mexico: Inexhaustible deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead and coal.1895. By the Burau of Immigration. pages 14-15. Google Books.


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