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Win-hta-yan (Fence), Marble Ark, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
Regional Level Types
Win-hta-yan (Fence)- not defined -
Marble Ark- not defined -
Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 55' 37'' North , 96° 25' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)7.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


The mining area is situated just to the SW of the Pyaung-pyin village. The area is a large sinkhole where many gems had accumulated on the valley floor, derived from surrounding hillsides. The area is also characterized by numerous marble exposures and small scale karst topography.
For many years these mines produced fine quality and large-size rubies and blue sappires, often asteriated. Fully transparent, colorless to near-colorless, violet/purple, yellowish, yellow sapphires and spinels of various colors are frequently recovered. Color-change and color-shift sapphires are also found here. Their color is described as reddish-bluish top purplish, shifting from lighter to darker blue when viewed under different lighting conditions. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 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
Colour: Blue, fancy and color-change
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Star Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Corundum var: Star Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
'Moonstone'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
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
var: Star Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Star Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Moonstone'-

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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
var: Star Ruby-Al2O3
var: Star Sapphire-Al2O3
'Moonstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Star Sapphire)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Corundum (var: Star Ruby)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Star Sapphire)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Corundum (var: Star Ruby)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3

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Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok

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