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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 ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
138 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
Localities in this RegionShow map
- ⭔Addis Ababa
- ⭔Afar Region
- ⭔Amhara Region
- ⭔Benshangul-Gumaz Region
- ⭔Dire Dawa
- ⭔Gambela Region (Gambella Region)
- ⭔Harari Region
- ⭔Oromia Region (Oromiya Region)
- Oromia Region (Oromiya Region)
- Katawicha region
- Katta District
- Kenticha Hill Chromititites
- Kenticha pegmatite field
- Lake Langano
- Lake Shala (Lake Shalla)
- Lake Zway (Lake Ziway; Lake Zwai)
- ⭔Semien Shewa
- ⭔West Welega
- ⭔Somali Region
- ⭔Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region
- ⭔Tigray Region
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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