MAESA 2019: Earth Sciences and Sustainable Development

Second International Conference on Applied Earth Sciences in Myanmar and Neighboring Regions

29/30 November–1 December 2019, Novotel Hotel, Yangon

Upper Myanmar Field Trip: Mandalay-Sagaing-Minwun-Mogok, 2-7 December 2019



Beginning on 29 November 2019 with pre-conference workshops (optional), the program comprises two days of applied earth sciences sessions and a post-conference field trip (optional but recommended) to Upper Myanmar for five days.


Technical sessions - comprising presentations, poster sessions and mini-workshops - will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar.

29 November 2019: Pre-Conference Workshops, Registration.

30 November - 1 December 2019: Registration, Main Technical Sessions.

2–7 December 2019: Post-conference field trip to Minwun Taung, Sagaing Fault, Mandalay-Kwin Thone Ze-Mogok areas.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 30 September 2019..

Acceptance of abstracts will be notified by 15 October 2019..

Please use the abstract format here

Please see further details on registration here

Conference Program (Summary):


Conference Program:






Post Conference Field Excursion

The field trip covers areas that have long fascinated earth scientists interested in Myanmar: Minwun Taung, Sagaing Fault, Kyarnigan metamorphic core complex, pegmatites and granitoids, Payaung Taung and Kwin Thone Ze-Wabyutang orogenic gold-base metal districts, the Mogok Metamorphic Belt, renowned for its gemstones including the world’s best rubies, sapphires, spinels, peridots, aquamarines, zircons as well as a host of other gemstones. Field Leaders: Professor Khin Zaw, Dr Kyaw Thu, Professor Cho Cho Aye, Dr Tin Aung Myint and Dr Lin Thu Aung (Dr Yin Yin Nwe: tbc)

Provisional Itinerary

2/12/19 – Mandalay: Minwun Taung & Sagaing Fault

Arrive by morning flight in Mandalay. Drive along the Sagaing Fault, with its amphibolite and sedimentary cover, including limestones, occurring as relatively high topography, covered by extensive basin infill. Visit Minwun Range and Taungphila Pagoda. Drive from Sagaing to Mandalay. Overnight at Mandalay.
Time permitting, visit cultural sites of interest, such as temples and pagodas.
An overview talk by Professor Khin Zaw in the evening, followed by group dinner.

3/12/19 – Mandalay to Mogok, Mogok Overnight

Depart from Mandalay and drive to Mogok. Along the way, visit Kyarnigan metamorphic complex, Sakhan Gyi pegmatites and Kyauk Pyat That marbles. Dinner at Mogok.

4/12/19 –Mogok

Visit Mani Mingalar Gems & Minerals morning market, Dattaw Taung area (marble exposures and panoramic views of Mogok valley), Kadote Tat-Bawpadan area (primary ruby deposits), Bawmar area (primary sapphire deposits), and Pan Ma Gem market (street market). Overnight at Mogok.

5/12/19 – Mogok

Visit Bernard-Pyaung Gaung to study granitoids, ultramafic rocks with peridot deposits, secondary gem deposits in Chaung Gyi area, On Gaing area (syenite unit, small-scale gem mining and local gem cutting ) and Garden Gem market (Central Gem market). Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Mogok.

6/12/19 – Mogok to Mandalay

Drive to Mandalay and visit orogenic gold-base metals deposits at Kwin Thone Ze. Overnight at Mandalay.

7/12/19 – Mandalay to Yangon

Checkout from Mandalay hotel. Fly back to Yangon via morning flight. Those who wish to stay behind in Mandalay to visit U Pein Bridge, Pyin Oo Lwin and other attractions in the area are kindly advised to inform MAESA early. MAESA will not be responsible for the extra days, but will provide return plane tickets to Yangon on the date requested.