Ha-pha-lar-sho, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

The old mining area has been known since the times of the Burmese kings. The largest mining scheme commenced operations in July 1992 and in 2000 was still open. Rubies, spinels and fewer blue sapphires of all qualities are found in the soft alluvium. The stones are recovered using lebin and open-pit mining methods.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok, p. 220

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