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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 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
149 valid minerals. 8 (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.
- Igneous rock
- Normal crystalline igneous rock
- Exotic crystalline igneous rock
- Volcaniclastic igneous rock and sediment
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Central Province
- ⭔Coast Province
- Jombo Hill
- ⭔Kilifi District
- ⭔Kwale District
- Mrima Hill mine
- ⭔Taita Taveta District
- ⭔Eastern Province
- Chyulu Hills
- Dusi (Garba Tula)
- ⭔Embu (Kirimari)
- ⭔Isiolo District
- ⭔Kitui District
- ⭔Lake Rudolf (Lake Turkana)
- ⭔Makueni District
- Mount Kenya National Park
- ⭔Tharaka District
- ⭔Lake Victoria
- Lake Victoria
- ⭔North Eastern Province
- ⭔Nyanza Province
- ⭔Rift Valley Province
- Gregory Rift
- Hell’s Gate National Park
- Kaiiado District
- Kerio Valley
- ⭔Laikipia District
- Lake Amboseli
- Lapurr Range (Laburr Range; Labur Range)
- Little Mogadi Dry Lake (Little Magadi Dry Lake)
- Mount Elgon
- ⭔Nandi District
- ⭔Narok District
- ⭔Samburu District
- South Rift Valley
- Suswa Volcano
- Tura dukas
- ⭔Turkana District
- ⭔Western Province
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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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]