Kyini-taung, Pein-Pyit (Painpyit; Pyan Pyit), Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Early 2002, a pegmatite deposit was discovered south of Kyini-taung where a telecommunication microwave antenna is installed.

The mining area is located in the southern part of Kyini-taung and is inaccessible by road. Most gem mining is illicit, although a few MGE-joint ventures were formed. The area produces mostly moonstone, almandine, tourmaline and other minerals.

In 2004 uranium-bearing minerals were discovered. In 2005 gem mining stopped and the area was taken over by the Myanmar Department of Atomic Energy. Gem mining operations reopened in 2006.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok, p. 193

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