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Kyauk-sar-taung, Marble Ark, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
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Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 55' 44'' North , 96° 26' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)7.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


The important gem mines are adjacent to Kolan range.
The rocks are ruby-titanite-diopside marble, graphite-phlogopite marble, diopside marble and others. Rubies are recovered from brecciated zone situated at the fracture between whitish-yellowish marble and diopside marble bands. Rubies are also recovered from gem-bearing lenticular-shaped marble bands, 10 cm to over 2 meters thick, bluish-white with medium to coarse-grained texture. Associated minerals are scapolite, sphene, pyrite and fuchsite. Spinels are found in the spinel-bearing marble. Rubies or spinels have not been found in the phlogopite-bearing marble bands.
Gem mining is performed in typical gwè-dwin scheme. Numerous lebins are also in operation, where ruby, spinel, diopside, scapolite and sphene are recovered from the alluvium. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
'Scapolite'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
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: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Scapolite'-

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 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O CorundumAl2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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