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Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
View from Haputale-Beragala gap

Uva Province, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka
View from Haputale-Beragala gap

Uva Province, Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka
View from Haputale-Beragala gap

Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Area:65,610 km2
Locality type:Country


Formerly (until 1972) known as Ceylon.
Sri Lanka is subdivided into 25 districts organised into 9 provinces.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Anandite (TL)

Andalusite

var: Viridine

Andradite

var: Demantoid

var: Melanite

'Apatite'

'Axinite Group'

Baddeleyite (TL)

Baryte

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

var: Goshenite

var: Heliodor

var: Morganite

'Biotite'

Calcite

Cassiterite

'Cat's Eye'

Chalcopyrite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

var: Cymophane

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Cordierite

var: Iolite

Corundum

var: Padparadscha

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Star Ruby

var: Star Sapphire

Crandallite

Danburite

Diopside

Dravite

Ekanite (TL)

Elbaite

Enstatite

Epidote

Euclase

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluor-buergerite

'Fluor-feruvite'

Fluorite

Fluor-uvite

Forsterite

Gahnite

'Garnet Group'

Gedrite

Geikielite (TL)

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Hematite

Hercynite

'Hornblende'

Hydroxylapatite

Ilmenite

'Indicolite'

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kornerupine

'Liddicoatite'

'Limonite'

Lucchesiite (TL)

Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S (TL)

Magnetite

Marcasite

Microcline

var: Amazonite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

'Moonstone'

Muscovite

Nepheline

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Perovskite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Pyrite

Pyrope

var: Rhodolite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

'Rubellite'

Rutile

Sanidine

Saponite

Sapphirine

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Serendibite (TL)

Sillimanite

Sinhalite (TL)

Spessartine

Spinel

var: Ceylonite

var: Gahnospinel

var: Pleonaste

'Spinel Group'

Spodumene

var: Hiddenite

var: Kunzite

Srilankite (TL)

Staurolite

Stibiotantalite

Tantalite-(Mg)

Thorianite (TL)

Thorutite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

'var: Achroite'

Tremolite

Uraninite

'Uvite Series' (FRL)

'Verdelite'

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon

var: Beccarite

var: Hyacinth

var: Jargoon

var: Starlite

Zirconolite


83 valid minerals. 10 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Hey, M.H., Anderson, B.W., and Payne, C.J. (1941) Some new data concerning kornerupine and its chemistry. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 26, p. 119.
Henn, U. (1994) Die Edelsteinvorkommen Sri Lankas. Mitt. Österr. Mineral. Ges., 139, 217-222 (in German).
Dissanayake, C.B. et al. (2000) The geology, mineralogy and rare element geochemistry of the gem deposits of Sri Lanka. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 72 (1-2), 5-20. [http://www.geologinenseura.fi/bulletin/Volume72/Dissanayakeetal.pdf]

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