Kyauk-sin (Rock Elephant), Kyatpyin North, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

The area is characterized by karst topography. Pink-purplish spinels and rubies are found in different types of marble. Sapphire, moonstone associated with nepheline, taaffeite, jeremejevite, poudretteite, chrysoberyl and other gems are recovered from the skarns and contact zones. In the alluvium rubies and sapphires are often found together with quartz, schorl, topaz and others. Alexandrite and orange-pink (padparadsha-type) sapphires are also reported. Dependent on the season and type of deposit, gem mining takes place using open-pit, letkya-dwin, inbyae, lebin and myaw-dwin methods.

Ref: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems and Mines of Mogok, p. 253

Gemstone List

Copyright © Jolyon & Katya Ralph 1993-2023. Site Map. Photographs are copyright of the individuals who submitted them. For more information please contact the . is an online information resource dedicated to providing free gemmological information to all.