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Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 55' 59'' North , 96° 29' 48'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Burma
Other regions containing this locality:Asia


Mogok (city) and other villages nearby have been famous since ancient times for its gemstones. The gems are found in alluvial marble gravels which derive from the metamorphosed limestones (marbles) of the Mogok metamorphic belt.
A 61 mi2 22° 53'30" to 23°N and 96° 15'- 96° 35'E

NOTE: Many specimens (e.g., mushroom tourmalines) labeled "Mogok" actually come from Momeik Township in adjacent Shan State.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Aegirine

var: Titanian Aegirine

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

Almandine

Amblygonite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

Anorthite

var: Labradorite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

'Axinite Group'

Baddeleyite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Goshenite

var: Morganite

Bismite

Brockite

Calcite

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

'Chabazite'

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

'Chrysoprase'

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cordierite

var: Iolite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Star Ruby

var: Star Sapphire

Danburite

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

Dravite

Edenite

Ekanite

Elbaite

var: Chromian Elbaite

Enstatite

Epidote

Euclase

Fayalite

'Feldspar Group'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferrohögbomite-2N2S

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluoro-edenite

Foitite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

'Garnet'

Geikielite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Haüyne

var: Lazurite

Hematite

Herderite

Hibonite

'Hornblende'

'Humite Group'

Ilmenite

Jadeite

Jeremejevite

Johachidolite

Joséite-A

'K Feldspar'

Kornerupine

Kyawthuite (TL)

Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S

Magnetite

Marcasite

Margarite

Meionite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Monazite-(Ce)

Montebrasite

'Moonstone'

Muscovite

Orthoclase

Oxycalciopyrochlore

var: Titan-uranoan Oxycalciopyrochlore

Painite (TL)

Pargasite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Poudretteite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

var: Zero valent dominant member of Pyrochlore Group

Pyrope

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rutile

Sadanagaite

Sanidine

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Serendibite

Sillimanite

var: Fibrolite

Sinhalite

Sodalite

var: Hackmanite

'Sodalite Group'

Spessartine

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spodumene

Srilankite

Sulphur

'Taaffeite Group'

Tellurite

Thorite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

'var: Rubellite'

Tremolite

'Unnamed (Al-Th Oxide)'

'Unnamed (Gd-dominant monazite)'

Uraninite

'Uvite'

Vesuvianite

Wollastonite

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon

var: Hafnian Zircon

'Zirconolite-3T'


100 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

Myanmar

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References

Adams, F.D., and Graham, R.P.D. (1926): On some minerals from the Ruby Mining District of Mogok, Upper Burma. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section IV, 113-136.
Iyer, L.A.N. (1953): The geology and gem-stones of the Mogok Stone Tract, Burma. Mem. Geol. Surv. India, 82, Government of India Press, Calcutta, India, 100 pp. (Reprinted in 2007 by White Lotus Co Ltd.)

Themelis, T. (2000): Mogôk - Valley of Rubies & Sapphires. A & T Publishing, Los Angeles, USA, 272 pp.

Barley, M.E., Pickard, A.L., Khin Zaw, Rak, P., Doyle, M.G. (2003): Jurassic to Miocene magmatism and metamorphism in the Mogok metamorphic belt and the India-Eurasia collision in Myanmar. Tectonics 22, 1-11.

Kyaw Thu (2007): The igneous rocks of the Mogok Stone Tract: their distribution, petrography, petrochemistry, sequence, geochronology and economic geology. PhD Thesis, University of Yangon, Yangon Myanmar, 218 pp. (+ Appendix). [Online: http://www.palaminerals.com/mogok.php]

Themelis, T. (2008): Gems and mines of Mogok. A & T Publishing, Los Angeles, USA, 352 pp. [Note: some coordinates were correct in the previous edition (Themelis 2000), but are wrong in this edition.]

Harlow, G. E. & Bender, W. (2013): A study of ruby (corundum) compositions from the Mogok Belt, Myanmar: Searching for chemical fingerprints. American Mineralogist 98, 1120-1132.

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