Mawchi Mine, Hpasawng Township, Bawlake District (Bawlakhe District), Kayah State, Myanmar
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||18° 49' 60'' North , 97° 10' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||18.83333,97.16667|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Burma|
Historic tin mine.
Hydrothermal quartz vein-type tin-tungsten deposit.
Located within 40 km to the west of the Thai-Burma border, 250 km NNE of Yangoon (18°50'N, 97°10'E).
In the 1930s, the Mawchi Mine was the most important source of tungsten in the world.
7 valid minerals.
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
|Carboniferous-Permian sedimentary rocks|
Hobson, G. V. (1940): The Development of the mineral deposit at Mawchi as determined by geology and genesis. Trans. Min. Geol. Metall. Inst. India, 36, 35-78.
Khin Zaw, Khin Myo Thet (1983): A note on a fluid inclusion study of W–Sn mineralization at Mawchi Mine, Kayah State, Burma. Econ. Geol. 78, 530-534.
Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): International Strategic Mineral Issues Summary Report - Tungsten. US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Hong Wang, Fangcheng Lin, Meifeng Shi, Hongzhao Shi, and Jiangli Wang (2013): The W-Sn metallogenic system of the Tengchong-Moulmein tectonic magmatic belt, Yunnan-Myanmar: with special reference to some typical ore deposits. Geology and Exploration 49(1), 89-98 (in Chinese with English abstract).