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Lay-tha-apya-taw, Lay-tha Taung, Bernardmyo, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
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Bernardmyo- not defined -
Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° 0' 25'' North , 96° 30' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)10.0km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


The area of Lay-tha-apya-taw (Blue Stone region) is situated north-east of Lay-tha-anee-taw. The mining site at 1512 m. ASL, produces large quantities of blue sapphires. The majority of these sapphires are found in the mother rock and they are fractured and badly flawed. Some of them may be cut into low quality cabochons. Lay-tha-apya-taw is the only area in Mogok where gem quality topaz of natural blue color occurs. In the same area, schorl and moonstone are also found. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Colour: Blue
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Colour: Blue
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
'Moonstone'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Colour: Natural blue color
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Group 9 - Silicates
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Moonstone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Moonstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O CorundumAl2O3
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

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