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Pyingyi Taung (Pyin Gyi Taung), Male (Marle; Marla), Letpanhla, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
Regional Level Types
Pyingyi Taung (Pyin Gyi Taung)- not defined -
Male (Marle; Marla)- not defined -
Letpanhla- not defined -
Singu TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
22° 33' 47'' North , 96° 7' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shwebo88,914 (2016)44.5km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


Pyin-gyi Taung (Big timber mountain) is located roughly 6 km East of Letpanhla (in direct line). There are countless pegmatite occurrences (mostly Li-pegmatites) distributed over this mountain range, combined in four separate mining areas: Kyawt-ma, Taung-chat-su-chan, Myauk-chat-su-chan, and Ba-da-ya (where the first tourmalines have been found). Most characteristic are the moor's head rubellites. However, other colored tourmalines (often zoned), ranging from colorless to blue and green or yellow regularly occur. Some of them exhibit characteristic columnar habit similar to those from Pantahole Mine.
The mineralogy of these pegmatites is currently under study (Kolitsch et al., to be published).

NOTE: The grid reference is (approximately) centered on Ba-da-ya Mine.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: In coll Schillhammer
Beryl var: Caesium Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: in Coll. M. Slama
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: In coll Schillhammer
Elbaite ?
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Habit: Prism and pyramid
Colour: yellow or pink often with characteristic black caps
Description: Elbaite is not yet confirmed, but probable.
Reference: Rob Lavinsky specimen
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Norman King
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: In coll Schillhammer
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
'Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: R Bottrill collection
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Crystal-Treasure.com
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Habit: prism and pyramid
Colour: yellow or pink often with characteristic black caps
Fluorescence: none
Description: As of 2014 no analytic work has been done to find the species found here.
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Caesium Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Goshenite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite ?9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Lepidolite'-
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite ?61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
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
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Beryl
var: Caesium Beryl
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Goshenite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Lepidolite'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Rubellite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
LiLithium
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Caesium Beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
OOxygen
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O RubelliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O Beryl (var: Caesium Beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Beryl (var: Caesium Beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
Si Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Beryl (var: Caesium Beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
TaTantalum
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neogene
2.588 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 3185708
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Harald Schillhammer, Kyaw Khaing Win and Uwe Kolitsch information and field observations (November 2016)


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