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Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lankai
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Bogala MineMine
Bogala- not defined -
Kegalle DistrictDistrict
Sabaragamuwa ProvinceProvince
Sri LankaCountry

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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
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View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
04219500015560543762069.jpg
View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
00251630015560543772810.jpg
View of the Bogala graphite mining area, in 1980.

Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
7° 6' 57'' North , 80° 18' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kegalle17,962 (2017)15.6km
Kadugannawa1,214 (2012)28.2km
Gampola24,730 (2012)29.1km
Hanwella Ihala22,918 (2018)34.4km
Gampaha9,350 (2012)35.2km


A graphite mine owned by Mining & Mineral Development Corporation. Has veins in charnokite.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake. K., deScolas-Gros C. (2010) Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha-Kolongoha Mines, Sri Lanka: a possible origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48:6, 1373-1384.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985) 394. Erdosh, G. (1970) Geology of the Bogala Mine, Ceylon and the origin of vein-type graphite. Mineralium Deposita, 5:4, 375-382. Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake. K., deScolas-Gros C. (2010) Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha-Kolongoha Mines, Sri Lanka: a possible origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48:6, 1373-1384.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake. K., deScolas-Gros C. (2010) Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha-Kolongoha Mines, Sri Lanka: a possible origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48:6, 1373-1384.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

References

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Bastin, E.S. (1912) The graphite deposits of Ceylon; a review of present knowledge with a description of a similar graphite deposit near Dillon, Montana. Economic Geology, 7(5), 419-445.
Wadia, D. N. (1943) Brief Accounts of the Mineralogy of Graphite Deposits of Ceylon: A Note on the Origin of the Graphite. Ceylon Department of Mineralogy Rec., Professional Paper 1, p. 15-24.
Cooray, P.G. (1960) Khondalites and Charnockites of the Luggala-Pallegama Area, Ceylon. Geological Association of Mysore, Bulletin 18, 20 pp.
Erdosh, G. (1970) Geology of the Bogala Mine, Ceylon and the origin of vein-type graphite. Mineralium Deposita, 5(4), 375-382.
Mancuso, J.J., Seavoy, R.E. (1981) Precambrian coal or anthraxolite: a source for graphite in high-grade schists and gneisses. Economic Geology, 76(4), 51-954.
Mining Annual Review (1985) 394.
Wijayananda, N.P. (1987) The Graphite Industry in Sri Lanka; Natural Resources Energy and Science Authority Science Education Series, No.24, 101 pp.
Touzain, P., Balasooriya, N.W.B., Bandaranayake. K., deScolas-Gros C. (2010) Vein Graphite from the Bogala and Kahatagaha-Kolongoha Mines, Sri Lanka: a possible origin. The Canadian Mineralogist, 48(6), 1373-1384.
Dharmaratne, P. G. R., Hemalal, P. V. A., & Hettiwatte, M. C. (2013) Evaluation of Overhand Cut and Fill Mining Method used in Bogala Graphite Mines, Sri Lanka. National Engineering Conference 2013, 19th ERU Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

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