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in the Shan Hills near Kalaw during the arid time. Shan Hills (Burmese: ???????????, Thai: ??; Shan Yoma), also known as Shan Highland, is a huge mountain region that stretches over Yunnan to Myanmar and Thailand. Name of the mountain range or mountain system is taken from the Shan state and its people, which in turn are taken from the term "Siam", which takes up most of the Shan highlands.
In the Shan Mountains and their southerly parts alluvial deposits are applied to rock Karst mountains are usual, as large parts of the mounds consist of lime stone. Shan hills are an important goldmining area for rubies and argenti. 2012-04-23 filed at the Wayback Machine. Burma Geography Archives 2012-02-07 at Wayback Machine.
Myanmar Protected Areas - Context, Present Status and Challenges Filed 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine. "Earthquakes hit Myanmar." Myanmar Earthquake 2011: The Wikimedia Commons has coverage of Shan Hills.
The Shan Plateau | Plateau, Myanmar
The Shan Plateau, a crystal mass that forms the southern part of Myanmar (Burma) and is part of the Indo-Malayan mountaineerin. This plateau is traversed to the south by the Salween River and to the north by the Irrawaddy River. Plateau averages between 2,500 and 4,000 ft (750 and 1,200 m).
Mountains are lined and ripped, splitting and merging into each other. Mountains have an altitude between 4,000 and 5,000 ft (1,200 and 1,500 m) on a mean, with some summits reaching more than 2,400 meters. Mountains are dotted with mountains that used to be very wooded but have been largely exposed by the slash-and-burn practice of some locals.
Rock in the north of the Shan Plateau is the spring of ruby, sapphire and other precious stones for which Myanmar has long been known. This plateau is the main spring of the land for plumb, zink and sterling and is an area of large woods of hedgerows.