Mana-Lisu, Chaung-gyi, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

As from 1999, the area at Mana-Lisu was probably the most productive mine in Chaung-gyi valley. At the mine #21 (22°58'16''N. 96°31'18''E. 1,384 meters above sea level at the manager's hut), rubies and blue sapphires, mostly opaque and of low quality, were recovered from the alluvium using open-pit and myaw-dwin mining methods. Most gems are suitable for cabochons and weigh below 5 carats. Transparent stones of fine quality are also found but they are rare, especially in large sizes. In the same area, star rubies, star sapphires, spinels and lapis-lazuli are also recovered from the alluvium. At the adjacent primary deposit, rubies and spinels are recovered from different types of marble.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok, p. 186

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