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Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
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Ethiopia
Industrial Mineral Occurrence Map of Ethiopia

Ethiopia
Area:1,104,300 km2
Locality type:Country


In older literature (e.g. Dana) sometimes listed under the obsolete name "Abyssinia". Note also that some references to "Ethiopia" localities may now be in the newly (since 1993) independent Eritrea (qv).

Ethiopia is divided into ethno-linguistically based regional states (plural: kililoch; singular: kilil) and two astedader (cities). Several changes of province names and areas have happened in the 1990s.

Before 1996, Ethiopia was divided into 13 provinces, many derived from historical regions.





Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aegirine

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Almandine

'Amber'

Amblygonite

Anatase

Andradite

Annabergite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

Argentopentlandite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

var: Ferroaugite

Awaruite

Beryl

var: Emerald

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Bournonite

Bowieite

Brucite

Calcite

Carnallite

Cassiterite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

Cobaltite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

Cordierite

Cubanite

Cuprorhodsite

Diopside

Dravite

Elbaite

'Electrum'

Epidote

Erlichmanite

Euxenite-(Y)

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Ferronickelplatinum

Ferrorhodsite

Fluorite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Genkinite

Gersdorffite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Gypsum

Halite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hercynite

Hessite

Hollandite

Hollingworthite

'Hollingworthite-Irarsite Series'

Holmquistite

'Hornblende'

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Ilmenite

Irarsite

Iridium

Isoferroplatinum

Ixiolite

Kaolinite

Kingstonite (TL)

Kogarkoite

Kyanite

Laitakarite

Laurite

Lead

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Lithiophilite

Lizardite

Magnesiochromite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

var: Ferroan Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Chrommagnetite

var: Ishkulite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Microlite Group

var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)

Milarite

Millerite

Mitridatite

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Natron

Nickeline

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Pentlandite

Petzite

Phenakite

Phillipsite-Ca

Phlogopite

Platinum

var: Polyxene

Pollucite

Polydymite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Smoky Quartz

'Quartz-beta'

Robertsite

Romanèchite

Rutheniridosmine

Ruthenium

Rutile

Sanidine

Schorl

Scolecite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spodumene

var: Kunzite

Staurolite

Stibiopalladinite

Stilbite-Ca

Stumpflite

Stützite

Swinefordite

Sylvite

Talc

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Mn)

'Tapiolite'

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tetraferroplatinum

Tetrahedrite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Trona

Tulameenite

var: Antimonian Tulameenite

Turquoise

'UM1981-08-E:FeIrPtRhRu'

'UM1981-13-S:CoFeNiRh'

'UM1981-14-S:CuFeIrNiRh'

'UM1981-15-S:CuFeIrNiRh'

'UM1981-16-S:CuFeIrNiRh'

'UM1981-17-S:CuIrPtRh'

'UM1981-29-Te:BiRh'

'Unnamed (Pt-Fe Alloy)'

Uvarovite

Violarite

Wodginite

Zircon

var: Cyrtolite


138 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Ottemann, J. and Augusthitis, S.S. (1967) Geochemistry and origin of "platinum nuggets" in laterite covers from ultrabasic rocks and birbirites of W. Ethiopia. Mineral. Deposita: 1: 269-277.
DE WIT M.J. & CHEWAKA S. (1981): Plate tectonic evolution of Ethiopia and origin of its mineral deposits: an overview. In S. CHEWAKA & M.J. DE WIT (eds). Plate Tectonics and Metallogenesis: Some Guide Lines to Ethiopian Mineral Deposits. Ethiopian Inst. Geol. Surv. Bull. 2:115-129.
G Assefa (1991) The mineral resources potential of Ethiopia. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 5:111-137

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