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Lazurite mine, Gwe-kyi (Gwe-gyi?), Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
Regional Level Types
Lazurite mineMine
Gwe-kyi (Gwe-gyi?)- not defined -
Kyauk-Pyat-That- not defined -
Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° North , 96° East (est.)
Estimate based on other nearby localities or region boundaries.
Margin of Error:
~6km
Locality type:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
, Burma


Newly (~2015/2016) opened lazurite mine. The occurrence was discovered after a landslide. Several shafts are sunk in the slope below Gwe-kyi village.

Grains of pale to intensely blue lazurite in white, fine-grained host rock, apparently a product of metasomatic alteration. Used for lapidary material.
Mineralogy is currently (2019) studied by Uwe Kolitsch et al.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Lazurite
Formula: Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
Reference: Uwe Kolitsch et al. (to be published)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Lazurite9.FB.10Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Lazurite76.2.3.4Na6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
OOxygen
O LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
NaSodium
Na LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
SSulfur
S LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca LazuriteNa6Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2,S3,Cl,OH)2

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Kyaw Khaing Win, Harald Schillhammer and Uwe Kolitsch field observations on 22 November 2016.

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