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Myanmar

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Myanmar
Townships, states and divisions in Myanmar

Myanmar
Area:676,578 km2
Locality type:Country
Museums in region:
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Burma


Myanmar (formerly called Burma) is divided into seven states and seven regions, formerly (before August 2010) called divisions. Generally speaking, states are semi-autonomous areas allocated to particular ethnic groups.

The administrative divisions are further subdivided into districts, which are further subdivided into townships, wards, and villages.

Note: it is currently not allowed to take out any uncut (rough) stones from Burma. For cut stones, a permit is needed.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

var: Titanian Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Almandine

Altaite

Alunite

'Amber'

'var: Burmite'

Amblygonite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

Andradite

Anglesite

Annabergite

Anorthite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

'Axinite Group'

Baddeleyite

Banalsite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Caesium Beryl

var: Goshenite

var: Morganite

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bornite

Brochantite

Brockite

Calaverite

Calcite

'Calcite Group'

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

Celsian

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

var: Alexandrite

'Chrysoprase'

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinochlore

Clinohumite

Cobaltite

Columbite-(Fe)

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Cordierite

var: Iolite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Star Ruby

var: Star Sapphire

Cosalite

Covellite

Cubanite

Cuprocopiapite

Cymrite

Danburite

Diamond

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

Eckermannite (TL)

Edenite

Ekanite

Elbaite

var: Chromian Elbaite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Enstatite

Epidote

var: Tawmawite

Erythrite

Euclase

Fabrièsite (TL)

Fayalite

'Feldspar Group'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferrohögbomite-2N2S

Ferro-katophorite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluoro-edenite

Fluor-uvite

Foitite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Garnierite'

Geikielite

Gibbsite

Gladite

Glaucophane

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Gypsum

'Hackmanite'

Hambergite

Harmotome

Haüyne

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Herderite

Hibonite

'Hornblende'

'Humite Group'

Ilmenite

Irarsite

Iridium

var: Platiniridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isomertieite

Jadeite (TL)

var: Chromojadeite

Jeremejevite

Johachidolite

Joséite-A

Kaolinite

Katophorite (TL)

'K Feldspar'

Kornerupine

Kosmochlor

Kyanite

Kyawthuite (TL)

'Labradorite'

Laurite

Lazulite

'Lazurite'

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lizardite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite (TL)

var: Chromian Magnesio-arfvedsonite

'Magnesioferrikataphorite'

Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S

'Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S2'

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Marcasite

Margarite

Meionite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

var: Hyalophane

Molybdenite

Monazite-(Ce)

Montebrasite

'Moonstone'

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Nybøite

Olenite

Omphacite

Opal

Orileyite

Orthoclase

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Oxycalciopyrochlore

var: Titan-uranoan Oxycalciopyrochlore

Painite (TL)

Pargasite

Pectolite

Perettiite-(Y) (TL)

Petalite

Petzite

Pezzottaite

Phenakite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Platinum

var: Avaite

Plumbojarosite

Pollucite

Poudretteite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

var: Zero valent dominant member of Pyrochlore Group

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Richterite

Rosasite

'Rubellite'

Rutile

Sadanagaite

Sanidine

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Serendibite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Sillimanite

var: Fibrolite

Sinhalite

Smithsonite

Sodalite

'Sodalite Group'

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spodumene

Srilankite

Stannite

Staurolite

Stibiotantalite

Stilpnomelane

Stronalsite

Sulphur

Sylvanite

'Taaffeite Group'

Taenite

Talc

Tantalite-(Fe)

Tellurite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Thomsonite-Ca

Thomsonite-Sr

Thorite

Tin

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Trinepheline (TL)

Tulameenite

Tusionite

'UM1990-39-S:CuFeIrNiPtRh'

'UM1990-41-S:CuPd'

'UM1990-48-Sb:CuPd'

'UM1990-50-Sb:PbPdPt'

'UM1990-76-Te:BiIrPbPtRh'

'Unnamed (Al-Th Oxide)'

'Unnamed (Gd-dominant monazite)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Uvarovite

'Uvite Series'

Vesuvianite

Wadeite

Winchite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wüstite

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

var: Hafnian Zircon

'Zirconolite-3T'


212 valid minerals. 9 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Chhibber, H.L. (1934): The Mineral Resources of Burma. London, Macmillan, 320 pp.
Brown, J. C. (1936): India’s mineral wealth: A guide to the occurrences and economics of the useful minerals of the Indian Empire. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Griffith, S. (1956): The mineral resources of Burma. Mining Mag., 95, 9-18.
Goossens, P. (1978): The metallogenic provinces of Burma: Their definitions, geologic relationships and extension into China, India and Thailand. In: Nutalaya, P. (ed.). Proceedings of the Third Regional Conference on Geology and Mineral Resources of Southeast Asia. Bangkok, Thailand, 431-492.
Krishnan, M.S. (1982): Geology of India and Burma. CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, xx pp.
Khin Zaw (1990): Geological, petrological and geochemical characteristics of granitoid rocks in Burma: with special reference to the associated W-Sn mineralization and their tectonic setting. Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 4 (4), 293-335.
Pow-foong Fan, Ko Ko (1994): Accreted terranes and mineral deposits of Myanmar. Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 10, 95-100.
Searle, D. L.; Ba Than Haq (1964): The Mogok belt of Burma and its relationship to the Himalayan orogeny. Proceedings of the 22nd International Geological Conference, Delhi 11: pp. 132–161.
Themelis, T. (2000): Mogôk - Valley of Rubies & Sapphires. A & T Publishing, Los Angeles, USA, 272 pp.
Wu, J.C. (2000): The Mineral Industry of Burma (Myanmar). U.S. Geol. Survey Min. Yearbook 2000.
Schlüssel, R. (2002): Mogok Myanmar: Eine Reise durch Burma zu den schönsten Rubinen und Saphiren der Welt. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 280 pp. (in German).
Themelis, T. (2008): Gems and mines of Mogok. A & T Publishing, Los Angeles, USA, 352 pp. [Note: some coordinates were correct in the previous edition (Themelis 2000), but are wrong in this edition.]
Krishnan, M.S. (2009): Geology of India and Burma. CBS Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, 536 pp.
Fong-Sam, Y. (2009): The Mineral Industry of Burma. U.S. Geol. Survey Minerals Yearbook 2009, 5 pp. [http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2009/myb3-2009-bm.pdf]
Wang, H. et al. (2013): The W-Sn Metallogenic System of the Tengchong-Moulmein Tectonic Magmatic Belt, Yunnan-Myanmar: With Special Reference to Some Typical Ore Deposits. Geology and Exploration 49(1), 89-98.
N. J. Gardiner; L. J. Robb; M. P. Searle (2014): The metallogenic provinces of Myanmar. Applied Earth Science 123, 25-38. [http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1179/1743275814Y.0000000049]
Gardiner, N.J., Sykes, J.P., Trench, A., Robb, L.J. (2015): Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential. Resources Policy, 46, 219-233.
Gardiner, N.J., Searle, M.P., Robb, L.J., Morley, C.K. (2015). Neo-Tethyan magmatism and metallogeny in Myanmar - An Andean analogue? Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106, 197-215.
Barber, A.J., Khin Zaw, Crow, M.J., Rangin, C. (2017): Myanmar: Geology, Resources and Tectonics. GSL Memoirs, The Geological Society, London, 776 pp.

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