Mintada (King's Bridge), Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

The joint venture mine sites are located on the south side of the Mandalay-Mogok road, along the banks of the Yebu creek, by the Mintada bridge.

At the mining site rubies and blue sapphires of low-medium quality are recovered from the alluvial deposits, using mechanized open-pit and myaw-dwin mining methods. Some of these gems are of high quality, but their weigh seldom exceeds 2-3 carats. Star ruby of medium quality, spinel, moonstone and quartz are frequently found. In 2001 the mines were closed.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok, p. 219

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