Minerals

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has a long history of mining in gemstones, gold, silver, amber, antimony, cinnabar and copper sulphate which could be traced back to the regimes of ancient Kings of Myanmar.

According to historical records, some of the above minerals has been produced in Myanmar since the fifteenth century and Myanmar has been best known throughout history for the beautiful and rare rubies found at Mogok.

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  • Copper mining firm asked to allocate land

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 October 2017

  • Burning coal chokes residents, pollutes river near Tanintharyi mine; government slow to respond

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 4 October 2017

  • Jade mines face machinery scrutiny

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 29 September 2017

  • Villagers decry closure of gold mines near dam in Sagaing

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 21 September 2017

  • Gemstones Bill needs more changes: panel

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 19 September 2017

  • Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury

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    Source: The Guardian

    Published: 18 September 2017

  • Export earnings from jade decline

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 17 September 2017

  • Kachin minister slams illegal gold panning

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 15 September 2017

  • Thai coal mine’s emissions under fire in Tanintharyi

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 14 September 2017

  • Kachin State jade-mining area to get environment plan

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 5 September 2017

  • Govt unveils environmental mining plan

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 3 September 2017

  • Foreign consultants help with ‘cleaner’ mining practices

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 2 September 2017

  • Hluttaw to discuss Letpadaung land compensation proposal

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 30 August 2017

  • MPs discuss responsible extraction of natural resources

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 29 August 2017

  • K5 billion Jade Cave to open in December

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 29 August 2017

  • Environmental action shuttering precious mineral mines

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 25 August 2017

  • Jade exports earnings plummet since last year

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 21 August 2017

  • Gas exports raise $1b since August

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 20 August 2017

  • Ministry warns gold mining companies to pay outstanding debt

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 18 August 2017

  • Mogok residents seek amendments to Gemstones Law

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 17 August 2017

  • Tax changes take sparkle out of Gems Emporium

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 17 August 2017

  • Tatmadaw to continue clearing out illegal mines in Tanai and Hpakant

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 16 August 2017

  • Jade sales at 54th Gem Emporium down due to poorer quality

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 14 August 2017

  • Ten-day jade show yields €240 million in sales so far

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 10 August 2017

  • 6th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) + 8 Gems & Jewelry President’s Summit

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 5 August 2017

  • Three mining companies suspended after failing to pay

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 4 August 2017

  • 54th Gem Emporium expected to gross €500 million

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 August 2017

  • Myanmar not on track to renewable energy: civil societies

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • MP wants authorities to monitor illegal gold and amber mines in Tanai, Hpakant

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 14 July 2017

  • Locals worried by huge cracks near coal mines in Thibaw

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 4 July 2017

  • Jade sector ranked 83rd among 89 countries assessed

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 29 June 2017

  • NLD positive on clean coal technology

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 27 June 2017

  • New licences and renewals to be considered after gemstone legislation

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 27 June 2017

  • Gov’t: public should be consulted on coal power

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 26 June 2017

  • Myanmar govt expected to earn Ks 1.8 trillion from natural resources this year

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 21 June 2017

  • Gold mining affecting villagers in Thabeikkyin township

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 20 June 2017

  • 54th Jade, Gems and Pearl Emporium coming in August

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 June 2017

  • Local villagers fear coal mining expansion in Nam Ma

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 3 June 2017

  • Illegal gold miners disrupt serene Indawgyi Lake

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 2 June 2017

  • Watchdog accuses companies of mining in Kachin with expired permits

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 1 June 2017

  • Proposed gemstone legislation risks leaving flawed system intact

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 30 May 2017

  • More than 290 gem blocks due to expire in June

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 25 May 2017

  • Sagaing minister slams mining law

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 24 May 2017

  • Myanmar coal plant growth could kill 280,000: study

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 4 May 2017

  • Authority issues 1,501 mining permits as of last month

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 22 April 2017

  • Illegal mining is ongoing in Hpakant

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 11 April 2017

  • China should support Myanmar in smuggling crackdown, ecological assistance

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    Source: Global Times

    Published: 10 April 2017

  • Kachin Chief warns jade campanies against throwing waste

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 6 April 2017

  • National Resources and Conservation Committee to make field trip to Hpakant

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 4 April 2017

  • 427 mining licences won’t be renewed as environmental plan drawn up

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 4 April 2017

  • Australian mining company to back out of Myanmar investment

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 17 March 2017

  • Govt to probe villagers’ claims over gold mines

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • No foreign investment allowed in mining sector by NLD government

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • 7th Gems Expo to include 11 regions

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 10 March 2017

  • Electric planners rely on increased coal output

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 10 March 2017

  • Communities demand transparency and participation in Dawei SEZ

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 March 2017

  • 134 mining blocks to expire this month

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 March 2017

  • At Letpadaung, residents still place hopes in NLD

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 March 2017

  • Pa-O residents attack coal-fired station

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 3 March 2017

  • Independent centre reports on nation’s natural resources

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 1 March 2017

  • Controversial coal mine suspended

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 1 March 2017

  • Over 200 jade mine licences in Kachin’s jewelry land to expire in March

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 27 February 2017

  • Sagaing protests against copper mine

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 24 February 2017

  • 210 mine licences set to expire

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 24 February 2017

  • Coal mine in Taninthayi to be inspected

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 22 February 2017

  • Hpakant to continue to be flooded annually: MP

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 21 February 2017

  • State gets US$20 million in profit in eight months from Letpadaung copper mine

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 16 February 2017

  • Letpadaung Copper Project to bring in US$20m

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 February 2017

  • No more coal mining licences due to harmful health effects, says Union Minister

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 13 February 2017

  • Coal mining company fined K110m for violating regulations

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 1 February 2017

  • Uru River silted up by excessive mining, claims MP

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 1 February 2017

  • New task force will help advise on sustainable mining

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 January 2017

  • As possible restart of Tigyit coal plant looms, opposition rallies

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 January 2017

  • Mines Rules to be submitted for govt review this month

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 13 January 2017

  • ရတနာနယ်မြေအသီးသီးမှ ၂၀၁၇ ခုနှစ်အတွင်းသက်တမ်းကုန်လုပ်ကွက်များကြေညာ

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ မြန်မာတိုင်းမ်

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁၂ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၇။

  • Union, states/regions to share right to gem mining after EMP

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 11 January 2017

  • Over 2,700 jade mine licences expire in Kachin’s jewellry territories

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 10 January 2017

  • Value of external trade through normal trade declined by over US$490million

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 29 December 2016

  • Designer of Hpakant environmental plan to be announced soon: MGE

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 December 2016

  • Gov’t continues to pay land compensation for Letpadaungtaung project

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 22 December 2016

  • Locals concerned over water safety after tailings dump

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 December 2016

  • Uru River and villagers threatened by dumped waste from jade mines, say Hpakant residents

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 14 December 2016

  • Jade exports raise $376m

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 25 November 2016

  • Experts urge govt to ban asbestos use

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 21 November 2016

  • Mining will be regulated: Kachin State MP

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 31 October 2016

  • Jade exports fall $184m this year

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 28 October 2016

  • 210-ton giant jade stone discovered in Myanmar

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    Source: Global Times

    Published: 15 October 2016

  • Exploration of jade with machinery and illegal trade channels needed to ban

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 6 October 2016