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Sri Lanka
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Formerly (until 1972) known as Ceylon.
Sri Lanka is subdivided into 25 districts organised into 9 provinces.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Anandite (TL)
Andalusite
var: Viridine
Andradite
var: Demantoid
var: Melanite
'Apatite'
'Axinite Group'
Baddeleyite (TL)
Baryte
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
var: Emerald
var: Goshenite
var: Heliodor
var: Morganite
'Biotite'
Calcite
Cassiterite
'Cat's Eye'
Chalcopyrite
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
var: Cymophane
'Columbite'
Cordierite
Corundum
var: Padparadscha
var: Ruby
var: Sapphire
var: Star Ruby
Corundum
var: Star Sapphire

Crandallite
Diopside
Dravite
Ekanite (TL)
Elbaite
Epidote
Euclase
'Feldspar Group'
Fersmite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluor-buergerite
Fluorite
Fluor-uvite
Forsterite
Gahnite
'Garnet'
Gedrite
Geikielite (TL)
Gold
Graphite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
Hematite
Hercynite
'Hornblende'
Ilmenite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Kornerupine
'Liddicoatite'
Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S (TL)
Magnetite
Microcline
var: Amazonite

'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
'Moonstone'
'Olivine'
Orthoclase
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Pargasite
Perovskite
Phenakite
Phlogopite
Pyrite
Pyrope
var: Rhodolite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Amethyst
var: Carnelian
var: Citrine
var: Rock Crystal
var: Rose Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Rutile
Sanidine
Sapphirine
'Scapolite'
Scheelite
Schorl
Serendibite (TL)
Sillimanite
Sinhalite (TL)
Spessartine
Spinel
Spinel
var: Ceylonite

var: Gahnospinel
var: Pleonaste
'Spinel Group'
Spodumene
var: Hiddenite
var: Kunzite
Srilankite (TL)
Staurolite
Stibiotantalite
Tantalite-(Mg)
Thorianite (TL)
Thorutite
Titanite
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
'var: Achroite'
'var: Indicolite'
'var: Rubellite'
'var: Verdelite'
Tremolite
Uraninite
'Uvite' (TL)
Xenotime-(Y)
Zircon
var: Beccarite
var: Hyacinth
var: Jargoon
var: Starlite
Zirconolite
Zirkelite


147 entries listed. 72 valid minerals. 9 type localities (valid minerals). 1 type locality (other).

Localities in this Region

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References

- Henn, U. (1994): Die Edelsteinvorkommen Sri Lankas. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges., 139, 217-222 (in German).
- Dissanayake, C.B. et al. (2000): The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 72 (1-2), 5-20. [http://www.geologinenseura.fi/bulletin/Volume72/Dissanayakeetal.pdf]

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