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Shwe-pyi-aye, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
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Shwe-pyi-aye- not defined -
Mogok ValleyValley
Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 55' 20'' North , 96° 29' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)1.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


The mine was operated since the 1990s, it was closed in 2003 and re-opened in the following year. The mining area occupies and open area of about 65,000 square meters, the mining camp is very well organized and equipped.
Rubies and blue sapphires, some of them of fine quality, are recovered from the alluvium, using the classic earth-stripping open-pit method.
The rubies are of verying qualities and mostly of small size. The largest gem-quality ruby was 60 carats. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

As of 2013, the mine was the most productive in Mogok valley.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Roger Lang collection
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Roger Lang collection
'Moonstone'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Serendibite
Formula: Ca4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Sinhalite
Formula: MgAl(BO4)
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 6 - Borates
Sinhalite6.AC.05MgAl(BO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Danburite9.FA.65CaB2Si2O8
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Serendibite9.DH.40Ca4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Moonstone'-
'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 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
A2XO4
Sinhalite24.1.1.1MgAl(BO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
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 [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Serendibite69.2.1a.6Ca4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
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
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
'Moonstone'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
BBoron
B DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
B SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
B SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
O SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O CorundumAl2O3
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
Mg SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
Al SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DanburiteCaB2Si2O8
Ca SerendibiteCa4[Mg6Al6]O4[Si6B3Al3O36]
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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