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Kyaukme Shan State

Young Buddhist monk in a traditional village in the area around Kyaukme, Shan state, Myanmar / Burma | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Elbaite | #Geology #GeoloyPage #Mineral Chemical Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) Locality: Palelni mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar Dimensions: 70 mm Photo Copyright © Dr. Marcus Lueg Geology Page www.geologypage.com

from the Guardian

On the road with the women building Myanmar

Women of Myanmar: Empowered or Exploited? (A road worker near the city of Kyaukme, Shan state).

Elbaite | #Geology #GeoloyPage #Mineral Chemical Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH) Locality: Palelni mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar Dimensions: 70 mm Photo Copyright © Dr. Marcus Lueg

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Phenakite, Be2SiO4, and smoky Quartz, Phenakite Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar. Largest crystal size: 25 mm. Blocky Phenakite xl, embellished by a few Smoky Quartz xls. Collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna. Copyright: © Harald Schillhammer

Phenakite, Be2SiO4, twins, Phenakite Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar. Largest crystal size: 9 mm. Twinned crystals on (-1010). Copyright: © Ferdinando Giovine