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Khetchel village (Cache village; Khat Che village), Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 17' 39'' North , 96° 51' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 23.29417,96.85639
GeoHash:G#: whhus08dm
Locality type:Village
Köppen climate type:Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Burma


The mines around Khetchel village are located along the Loi Tok mountain range, between 7-10 km South of Molo village. Several pegmatite dykes along the contact zone between a peridodite body intruded in gneiss have yielded a number of minerals found almost exclusively in this area, e.g. hambergite, pollucite, phenakite, and the famous mushroom rubellites which are so far known only from the Palelni Mine.

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20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryl var: Morganite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Knut Eldjarn collection
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
'K Feldspar'
Lazulite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
'Lepidolite'
Olenite
Formula: Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Perettiite-(Y) (TL)
Formula: Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Reference: Danisi, R.M., Armbruster, T., Wang, H., Günther, D., Nagashima, M., Reusser, E. and Bieri, W. (2015) Perettiite-(Y), IMA 2014-109. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535. ; Danisi, R.M., Armbruster, T., Wang, H., Günther, D., Nagashima, M., Reusser, E. and Bieri, W. (2015) Perettiite-(Y), IMA 2014-109. CNMNC Newsletter No. 25, June 2015, page 533; Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 529-535. ; Danisi, R.M., Armbruster, T., Libowitzky, E., Wang, Hao A.O., Günther, D. Nagashima, M. Reusser, E. and Bieri W. (2015): Perettiite-(Y), Y3+2Mn2+4Fe2+[Si2B8O24], a new mineral from Momeik, Myanmar. European Journal of Mineralogy. 27: 793-803
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Pezzottaite
Formula: Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Devouard, B. and Devidal, J.L. (2007): Pezzottaite from Myanmar. Gems & Gemology: Gem News International, 43(1), 70-72.
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Tusionite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: (Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)4.DH.15(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
Group 6 - Borates
Hambergite6.AB.05Be2(BO3)(OH)
Tusionite6.AA.15Mn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Lazulite8.BB.40(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Morganite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Olenite9.CK.05Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Petalite9.EF.05LiAl(Si4O10)
Pezzottaite9.CJ.60Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Pollucite9.GB.05(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
K Feldspar-
Lepidolite-
Perettiite-(Y) (TL)-Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Rubellite-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'8.2.1.7(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
AB2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
AmBn[XO3]p
Tusionite24.3.3.2Mn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Monoborates
Hambergite25.1.1.1Be2(BO3)(OH)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Lazulite41.10.1.1(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Danburite56.3.1.1CaB2Si2O8
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
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Olenite61.3.1.7Na(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with tetrahedral Al cross-linking
Petalite72.6.1.1LiAl(Si4O10)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Pollucite77.1.1.2(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Beryl
var: Aquamarine
-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Morganite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'K Feldspar'-
'Lepidolite'-
Perettiite-(Y) (TL)-Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Pezzottaite-Cs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
H Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
H OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
H Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Li PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
Be Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
BBoron
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
B OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
B Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
B RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O HambergiteBe2(BO3)(OH)
O Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
O Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
O PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
O PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
O Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Na Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Al Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Al PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Al Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Beryl (var: Morganite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si OleniteNa(Al3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3O3(OH)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Si PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Si PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Lazulite(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
TiTitanium
Ti Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
MnManganese
Mn Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Mn Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Mn TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Fe Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
YYttrium
Y Perettiite-(Y)Y2Mn4FeSi2B8O24
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Nb Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
SnTin
Sn TusioniteMn2+Sn4+[BO3]2
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
CsCaesium
Cs PezzottaiteCs(Be2Li)Al2(Si6O18)
Cs Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
CeCerium
Ce Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
TaTantalum
Ta Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Ta Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
UUranium
U Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)

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Maung Kyaw Khaing Win (2003): A study on gemstone occurrences of Molo District, Momeik Township, Shan State. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of Yangon, Department of Geology.

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