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Tawmaw (Tawhmaw; Taw Maw), Hpakant-Tawmaw Jade Tract, Hpakant Township (Hpakan; Phakant; Phakan), Mohnyin District (Moe Hnyin District), Kachin State, Myanmar

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 39' 18'' North , 96° 20' 26'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Burma

Jade locality 120 kilometers northwest of Mogaung.
Transformation zone environment of an ophiolitic complex.
Amphibolites and chloritites at the contact between albitite (plagiogranite) vein (with chromite xenocrystals) and a serpentinite host-rock.
The albitite transformed to jadeitite.
Amphibolites formed by metasomatic reaction during HP/LT metamorphism (hydrous low-T eclogite facies or blue schist facies) (subduction).
Host rocks are magnetite chloritoschists, glaucophane schists and actinolitic schists.

Article on Mawsitsit, a gem material from this locality

Mineral List

29 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Nyunt, T. T. (2009). Petrological and geochemical contribution to the origin of jadeitite and associated rocks of the Tawmaw Area, Kachin State, Myanmar.

Ferraris, C., Parodi, G.C., Pont, S., Rondeau, B., Lorand, J.-P. (2014): Trinepheline and fabriesite: two new mineral species from the jadeite deposit of Tawmaw (Myanmar). European Journal of Mineralogy, 26, 257-263.

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