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Uva Province, Sri Lankai
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Uva ProvinceProvince
Sri LankaCountry

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PlacePopulation
Badulla47,587 (2013)
Kataragama20,935 (2017)
Monaragala10,236 (2012)
Wellawaya10,000 (2018)
Wattegama8,000 (2006)
Ella Town5,000 (2017)


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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

17 valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Gamini Zoysa, pers. comm., 2018.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimen
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Ekanite
Formula: Ca2ThSi8O20
Reference: Dr. Jaroslav Hyrsl specimens; Mathavan, V., Kalubandara, S. T., & Fernando, G. W. A. R. (2000). Occurrences of two new types of gem deposits in Okkampitiya gem field in Sri Lanka; Nasdala, L., Corfu, F., Blaimauer, D., Chanmuang, C., Ruschel, K., Škoda, R., Wildner, M., Wirth, R., Zeug, M. & Zoysa, E.G. (2017): Neoproterozoic amorphous “ekanite” (Ca2Th0.9U0.1Si8O20) from Okkampitiya, Sri Lanka: A metamict gemstone with excellent lead-retention performance. Geology, 45, 919–922.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Grossular var: Hessonite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
'Scapolite'
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
Spodumene var: Hiddenite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Dissanayake, C. B., Chandrajith, R. O. H. A. N. A., & Tobschall, H. J. (2000). The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. BULLETIN-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF FINLAND, 72(1/2), 5-20.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Dissanayake, C. B., Chandrajith, R. O. H. A. N. A., & Tobschall, H. J. (2000). The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. BULLETIN-GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF FINLAND, 72(1/2), 5-20.; Pardieu, V., & Dubinsky, E. V. SAPPHIRE RUSH NEAR KATARAGAMA, SRI LANKA (FEBRUARY–MARCH 2012). GIA
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Uvite Series' (FRL)
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Chemie der Erde (1929) 4, 208-251; Min.Rec.(1977) 8, 100-108
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Ekanite9.EA.10Ca2ThSi8O20
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Hessonite9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var: Hiddenite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
'Uvite Series' (TL)9..Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Scapolite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
'Uvite Series' (FRL)61.3.1.3Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Ekanite72.1.1.1Ca2ThSi8O20
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Grossular
var: Hessonite
-Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Scapolite'-
Spodumene
var: Hiddenite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
LiLithium
Li Spodumene (var: Hiddenite)LiAlSi2O6
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O EkaniteCa2ThSi8O20
O CorundumAl2O3
O Spodumene (var: Hiddenite)LiAlSi2O6
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al Spodumene (var: Hiddenite)LiAlSi2O6
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si EkaniteCa2ThSi8O20
Si Spodumene (var: Hiddenite)LiAlSi2O6
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Grossular (var: Hessonite)Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca EkaniteCa2ThSi8O20
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
ThThorium
Th EkaniteCa2ThSi8O20

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