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Balangoda, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lankai
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Ratnapura DistrictDistrict
Sabaragamuwa ProvinceProvince
Sri LankaCountry

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Gem mining district (gem gravels).
Charnockite bedrock.

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AsiaContinent
Indian Plate (India Plate)Tectonic Plate

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15 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 33
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Beryl var: Goshenite
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Chrysoberyl var: Alexandrite
Formula: BeAl2O4
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Description: Blue, yellow, white.
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Description: Blue, yellow, white.
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Geikielite
Formula: MgTiO3
Reference: Nature (1892) 46, 620; Mineralogical Magazine(1893) 10, 145
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: ; Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738
Sinhalite
Formula: MgAl(BO4)
Reference: Pitman, L. C., Hurlbut Jr, C. S., & Francis, C. A. (1995). Euhedral sinhalite crystals from Sri Lanka. Mineralogical Record, 26(2), 91.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Thorianite (TL)
Formula: ThO2
Type Locality:
Reference: [Circular of the USA National Bureau of Standards,539,V.1,57(1953); Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Laurs, B. M., Janse, A. J. A., Elen, S., & Dirlam, D. M. (2010). Gem Localities of the 2000s. Gems & Gemology, 46(3).
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:733-738

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
var: Alexandrite4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Geikielite4.CB.05MgTiO3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Thorianite (TL)4.DL.05ThO2
Group 6 - Borates
Sinhalite6.AC.05MgAl(BO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Geikielite4.3.5.2MgTiO3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite (TL)5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
A2XO4
Sinhalite24.1.1.1MgAl(BO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Aquamarine-Be3Al2Si6O18
var: Goshenite-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysoberyl
var: Alexandrite
-BeAl2O4
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Be Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O ThorianiteThO2
O SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O GeikieliteMgTiO3
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O CorundumAl2O3
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
Mg GeikieliteMgTiO3
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al SinhaliteMgAl(BO4)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al Chrysoberyl (var: Alexandrite)BeAl2O4
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SiSilicon
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Beryl (var: Goshenite)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
TiTitanium
Ti GeikieliteMgTiO3
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
ThThorium
Th ThorianiteThO2

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