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Bogala Mine, Bogala, Kegalle District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

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

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3 valid minerals.

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Bastin, Edson S., 1912, Graphite Deposits of Ceylon, Economic Geology, v. 7, p 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, pp 20.

Erdosh, G., 1970, Geology of the Bogala Mine, Ceylon, and the Origin of Vein-type Graphite, Mineralium Deposita, v 5, p. 375-382.

Mancuso, Joseph and Seavoy, Ronald E., 1981, Precambrian Coal or Anthraxolite: A Source for Graphite in High-grade Schists and Gneisses, Economic Geology, v. 76, p. 951-954.

Mining Annual Review (1985): 394.

Wijayananda N.P. (1987): The Graphite Industry in Sri Lanka; Natural Resources Energy and Science Authority Science Education Series #24; 101 p.

Balasooriya N.W.B., Bandaranayake K. and deScoias-Gros C. (2010): Vein Graphite from Bogala and Kahatagaha-Kolongoha Mines: a possble origin: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 48, pp. 1373-1384

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