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Dattaw-taung (Dattaw hill), Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region (Mandalay Division), Myanmar

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 57' 26'' North , 96° 31' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.9572222222, 96.5166666667
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Burma
Other regions containing this locality:Asia

The foothills of the general mining area at Dattaw are located about 3 km NE of downtown Mogôk in the direction of Momeik. Dattaw is one of the most important areas in Mogôk where a multitude of gems and other minerals are found.
This area is characterized by alluvial, pegmatite, skarn, contact zone, and marble deposits, all integrated into one mass, resulting in a very complicated geology. The rocks of Dattaw are leucogranite, scapolite marble, ruby-bearing marble, diopside marble, apatite-phlogopite-diopside marble, pure marble, graphite marble, graphite-phlogopite marble, phlogopite-forsterite marble, and gneiss. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

NOTE: The grid reference is centered on the summit of Dattaw Hill.

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18 valid minerals.

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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