Pein-pyit-le-taw, Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit), Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

For many years several MGE-joint venture companies have been mining gemstones at Pein-pyit-le-taw just behind the Pein-pyit village. Gem mining takes place on the small stream banks and in paddy fields, where yellow-green, greenish-blue sapphire, ruby, spinel, tourmaline, almandine, orthoclase, fibrolite and apatite are recovered from the alluvium.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok, p. 191

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