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Thabeikkyin (Thabeitkyin), Thabeikkyin Township (Tha Pate Kyin Township), Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
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Thabeikkyin (Thabeitkyin)- not defined -
Thabeikkyin Township (Tha Pate Kyin Township)Township
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 53' 10'' North , 95° 58' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shwebo88,914 (2016)45.3km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


Gem mining area east of the town on the lower slopes of the Shan Plateau en route to Mogok.

"Rubies at Thabeikkyin were reportedly mined as early as the 1870s, though no valuable stones were found until the reign of King Thebaw [1878–1885]. U Yauk, from Ye-nya-u village, is said to have found a ruby the size of a hen's egg.
Old mining sites at Thabeikkyin are west of Wabyudaung, at Twindawgyi, Kyaukpya, Ohnbaing and Ye-nya-u Pandwin. In the 1930s, ruby was found at Kyet-saung-taung, Zaneechaung and Nyaungbintha. Kyet-saung-taung lies roughly 5 km southwest of Wabyudaung.
In addition to rubies, blue and star sapphires have been recovered from Thabeitkyin.
In recent years, several spots in the Thabeikkyin tract have been worked, mainly for spinel. Bangkok gemologist, Mark Smith, visited a locality known as "One Cock Hill" in 1998, where people were digging mainly spinels.
" (http://www.ruby-sapphire.com/r-s-bk-burma4.htm)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Sieghard Ellenberger photo and specimen
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: http://www.ruby-sapphire.com/r-s-bk-burma4.htm
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Themelis, Ted, 2008, Gems and Mines of Mogok.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: http://www.ruby-sapphire.com/r-s-bk-burma4.htm
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Rob Lavinsky

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O CorundumAl2O3
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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