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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

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

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
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
Reference: Harald Schillhammer collection
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
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: R Bottrill collection
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Crystal-Treasure.com
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
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
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.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite ?
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Caesium Beryl
var: Goshenite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Amethyst
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Be Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Caesium Beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
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)
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)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
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)
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)
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
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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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]

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

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