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CHINATI PEAK. Chinati Peak, the highest point in the Chinati Mountains, is located between Oso Creek on the east and Boulder Canyon on the west in southwestern Presidio County (at 29°57' N, 104°29' W). It rises 7,728 feet above sea level and is encircled by desert mountain peaks and rugged canyons with elevations of 4,500 to 7,000 feet. The Chinatis are a series of terraced and dissected mesas cut by canyons to form gently rolling to steep slopes. The peak is formed of metamorphic and intrusive igneous rocks. The surrounding vegetation consists primarily of sparse grasses, cacti, and desert scrub of conifers and oaks.


J. A. Udden, Geology of the Shafter Silver Mine District (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1904).


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"CHINATI PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.