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Bawpadan, Marble Ark, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
Regional Level Types
Bawpadan- not defined -
Marble Ark- not defined -
Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 56' 14'' North , 96° 27' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)6.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


The gem mines have been operated for centuries.
The principle rocks are ruby-bearing marble, ruby-titanite-diopside marble, pure marble, graphite-phlogopite marble and others. The ruby-bearing marble bands vary in width from 1.5 to 3 meters and are whitish to bluish-white with medium to coarse-grained texture. Rubies and spinels are found in the marble, in the loos (twisted holes), together with sphene, scapolite, pyrite, marcasite and hematite.
Intensive hard-rock gem mining started around 1974 and by 2000 more than 20 joint ventures were mining with no signs of its depletion. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
'Scapolite'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Fabre Minerals.; Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8

References

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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