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Kenya

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phonolite parasitic cones, Shombole volcano

Shombole, South Rift Valley, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
 
Area:581,309 km2


Kenya is divided into 47 semi-autonomous counties that are headed by governors who were elected in the first general election under the new constitution in March 2013. These 47 counties now form the first-order divisions of the country. Under the old constitution, Kenya comprised eight provinces (mkoa singular, mikoa plural in Swahili) which were subdivided into districts (wilaya).

Note: East Africa Protectorate (also known as British East Africa) was an area of East Africa occupying roughly the same terrain as present-day Kenya; it was controlled by Britain in the late 19th century.


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

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anatase

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anorthite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

'Asbestos'

Augite

var: Fassaite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Berdesinskiite (TL)

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

'Biotite'

Bobierrite

Brookite

Brushite

Burkeite

Calcite

Cancrinite

'Chabazite'

Chalcopyrite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Clinoferrosilite

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

'Denhardtite'

Diamond

Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

var: Chromian Dravite

Epidote

'Erionite'

Eudialyte

Eugsterite (TL)

Euxenite-(Y)

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferro-richterite

Ferrosilite

'Florencite'

Florencite-(Ce)

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gaylussite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Gonnardite

Gorceixite

Götzenite

Goyazite

Graphite

Grossular

var: Tsavorite

Gypsum

Halite

Hannayite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

'Heulandite'

Hibonite

'Hornblende'

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Ilmenite

Irarsite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jacobsite

Kanemite

Kaolinite

Kenyaite (TL)

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kogarkoite

Kolbeckite

Kornerupine

Kyanite

'Limonite'

Magadiite (TL)

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesioferrite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Makatite (TL)

Marcasite

'Melilite Group'

Microcline

'Monazite'

Montdorite

Mullite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nahcolite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Newberyite

'Nickel-iron'

Niggliite

Nyerereite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Oxo-magnesio-hastingsite (TL)

Oxy-dravite (TL)

'Parisite'

Pentlandite

Perovskite

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

'Plumbopyrochlore (of Atencio et al.)'

Prehnite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

var: Zero valent dominant member of Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

Pyrope

var: Rhodolite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Lace Agate

var: Chalcedony

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Richterite

Riebeckite

Rustenburgite

Rutile

Sanidine

Sapphirine

'Scapolite'

Schreyerite (TL)

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Sillimanite

Sodalite

Sperrylite

Sphalerite

Spinel

'Synchysite'

Taranakite

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Trona

Turquoise

'Uhligite'

'Uvite Series'

'Verdelite'

Villiaumite

Whitlockite

Wollastonite

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon


131 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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References

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Dodson, R.G (1957): Pegmatites of Kenya. in Commision de Coopération Technique en Afrique au Sud du Sahara (C.C.T.A.). Geologie. Comités regionaux Centre, Est et Sud. Conférence de Tananarive Avril 1957. I, 151-154.
King, B.C., Le Bas, M.J., and Sutherland, D.S. (1972): The history of the alkaline volcanoes and intrusive complexes of eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 128, 173-205.
Horkel, A. D., Neubauer, W, Niedermayr, G., Okelo, R. E., Wachira, J. K. and Werneck, W. (1984): Notes on the Geology and Mineral Resources of the Southern Kenyan Coast. Mitt, österr. geol. Ges. 77, 151-159. [http://www2.uibk.ac.at/downloads/oegg/Band_77_151_159.pdf]
Lakkundi, T. (2013(?)): Geology and Mineral Resources of Kenya with special emphasis on Minerals around Mombasa. Online PDF file. [http://www.academia.edu/3478616/Geology_and_Mineral_Resources_of_Kenya_with_special_emphasis_on_minerals_around_Mombasa]

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