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Kahatagaha Mine, Kahatagaha, Kurunegala District, North Western Province, Sri Lankai
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Kahatagaha MineMine
Kahatagaha- not defined -
Kurunegala DistrictDistrict
North Western ProvinceProvince
Sri LankaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
7° 34' 30'' North , 80° 32' 46'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Matale36,462 (2017)14.4km
Kurunegala28,571 (2012)22.5km
Kandy111,701 (2012)32.6km
Dambulla66,716 (2015)33.7km
Kadugannawa1,214 (2012)35.7km


A graphite mine owned by Mining & Mineral Development Corp.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Indian Plate (India Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Mining Ann. Review(1985):394.; Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., & Descolas-Gros, C. (2010). Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3189863
Precambrian crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N., Bandaranayake, K., and Descolas-Gros, C. (2010) Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha–Kolongaha Mines, Sri Lanka: a Possible Origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Mining Annual Review (1985) 394.


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