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Mineral del Chico in Municipality of Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Las Monjas Peaks

Comarca Minera

 

— Geoparque Hidalgo —

 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 7, 2020
1. Las Monjas Peaks Marker
Inscription.  

Peñas Las Monjas
(Sitio de interés geológico y paisajístico)
Municipio: Mineral del Chico
Coordenadas: 20o12'35"N; 98o 45'20"W
Altitud: 2,997 metros sobre el nivel del mar
Las Peñas de Las Monjas son un conjunto de rocas volcánicas formadas durante el Mioceno tardío (hace 13-6 millones de años), cuyas formas caprichosas son producto de la erosión. Estas peñas dominan el paisaje de Mineral del Chico y la población les ha encontrado cierto parecido con un grupo de monjas peregrinando. Las Monjas son un testigo del pasado volcánico de la región y de los procesos erosivos que actualmente modelan el relieve. Su singular belleza ha inspirado el trabajo de artistas y viajeros. En su viaje por México, el Barón de Courcy (François Mathurin Adalbert) las pintó en acuarela hacia 1832; en ese entonces la localidad de Mineral del Chico se llamaba Atotonilco El Chico.

English:
Las Monjas Peaks are composed of volcanic rocks of late Miocene age (roughly 13-6 million years), whose conspicuous shapes are the result of erosion. These pinnacles are
Las Monjas Peaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 7, 2020
2. Las Monjas Peaks Marker
a main feature of the Mineral del Chico landscape, and local people link them with pilgrim nuns ("las monjas" means "the nuns" in Spanish). Las Monjas are a witness of an ancient volcanic past in the region and of active erosive processes that shape the relief. Its unique beauty has inspired travelers and artists. During his journey through Mexico, the Baron of Courcy (François Mathurin Adalbert) painted them in watercolor in 1832. Back then, Mineral del Chico was known as Atotonilco El Chico.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 20° 12.913′ N, 98° 43.847′ W. Marker is in Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Mineral del Chico. Marker is on Calle Gabriel Mancera, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo 42120, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gabriela Mistral in Mineral del Chico (a few steps from this marker); Gabriel Mancera García de Vicente (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mineral del Chico Clock Mechanism (within shouting distance of this marker); Electrification in Mineral del Chico (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Immaculate Conception (within shouting distance of this marker);
Mineral del Chico town sign image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 7, 2020
3. Mineral del Chico town sign
19th Century House (City Hall) (within shouting distance of this marker); Coronel José María Pérez (approx. 9.9 kilometers away); Benito Juárez (approx. 9.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral del Chico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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