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Opal
Opal
Artisanal Mining
Artisanal Mining
calub_christmasstree
calub_christmasstree
DerkaleOilSeep
DerkaleOilSeep
Placer gold mining
Placer gold mining
Gold panning
Gold panning
Afdera Salt Production
Afdera Salt Production
Polished opal
Polished opal
Gold panning
Gold panning
Gold Dore (Ethiopia)
Gold Dore (Ethiopia)
Brine salt (Lake Afdera, Afar Depression)
Brine salt (Lake Afdera, Afar Depression)
Drilling in Exploration Work
Drilling in Exploration Work
Sakaro Underground Portal
Sakaro Underground Portal
Marble Quarry site ( Dallety, western Ethiopia)
Marble Quarry site ( Dallety, western Ethiopia)
Small scale Platinum Mining (Yubdo, Western Ethiopia)
Small scale Platinum Mining (Yubdo, Western Ethiopia)
Artisanal gold mining (Adola, Southern Ethiopia)
Artisanal gold mining (Adola, Southern Ethiopia)
Artisanal gold mining (Adola area, Southern part of Ethiopia)
Artisanal gold mining (Adola area, Southern part of Ethiopia)
Training artisanal gold miners (Adola, Southern Ethiopia)
Training artisanal gold miners (Adola, Southern Ethiopia)
Open Pit Gold Mine (Adola, S Ethiopia)
Open Pit Gold Mine (Adola, S Ethiopia)
Nodular multicolored opal (Mezezo, Central Ethiopia)
Nodular multicolored opal (Mezezo, Central Ethiopia)
Marble Quarry site (Mankush, western Ethiopia)
Marble Quarry site (Mankush, western Ethiopia)
Artisanal Rock Salt Mining (Asale, Afar Depression)
Artisanal Rock Salt Mining (Asale, Afar Depression)
Artisanal Rock Salt Mining (Asale, Afar Depression)
Artisanal Rock Salt Mining (Asale, Afar Depression)
Potash Exploration Area (Afar Depression)
Potash Exploration Area (Afar Depression)
Gypsum in Mesozoic sedimentary rocks (Blue Nile Gorge)
Gypsum in Mesozoic sedimentary rocks (Blue Nile Gorge)
Geothermal (Aluto Langano, Main Ethiopian Rift)
Geothermal (Aluto Langano, Main Ethiopian Rift)
Environmental Rehabilitation Program (Lega Dembi Gold Mine)
Environmental Rehabilitation Program (Lega Dembi Gold Mine)
Environmental Rehabilitation Program (Nursery site, Lega Dembi Gold Mine)
Environmental Rehabilitation Program (Nursery site, Lega Dembi Gold Mine)
His Excelency Ato Tolessa Shagui
His Excelency Ato Tolessa Shagui
 
Welcome to the OfficialWebsite of the Ministry of Mines,Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This will give youaccess to information on the Geology, Mineral and Petroleum potentials, Mininglegislation, Investment opportunities and application forms  and licensingprocedures.

የዜጎች ቻርተር፡http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Yezegoch%20Charter.pdf


የማዕድን፣የነዳጅና የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ሚኒስቴር ሥልጣን፣ ተልዕኮ፣ ራዕይእና እሴቶች:
 http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/PRC_2466.pdf

FormatFor Mineral Exploration Work Program Proposal Guideline:

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Exploration%20Metalic%20Work%20Program%20Guide%20line.pdf


Free Blocks: http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/FreeBlocks.pdf

FreeBloks-Table: http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/FreeBloks-Table.pdf

Fact Sheet of EEITI: www.mom.gov.et/upload/EITI%20fact%20sheet.pdf

የማዕድንየነዳጅና የተፈጥሮ ጋዝ ሚኒስቴር በተሻለአፈፃፀም ዕውቅና አገኘ: http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/%E1%8D%96%E1%88%B5%E1%89%B5%20%E1%8B%A8%E1%89%B0%E1%8B%B0%E1%88%A8%E1%8C%88%202338.pdf

 

Minister's Message

 

 

Minister's Message

The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas(MoMPNG) is one of the Federal Ministries which is given theresponsibility of the proper development of mining, petroleum andnatural gas resources. The role of the Ministry is mainly to generate thebasic geosciences data of the country, to promote the mineral, petroleumand natural gas potentials of the country, to negotiate and issue licenses tothe private investors and ensure that they conduct mineral and petroleumoperations in accordance with their concession agreements. Ethiopia has anambitious target for enabling the mining sector contributes 10 percent of theGDP by 2025.

The exploration for the assessment of themineral and petroleum resources has been carried out both by the EthiopianGeological Survey and private companies. These geological studies havecome up with significant discoveries of gold, tantalum, phosphorus, iron, salt,potash, soda ash, gemstones, coal, geothermal, natural gas, other industrialand construction minerals/ rocks in different parts of the country.

Gold has been produced from placer depositsmainly by the artisanal miners for several thousand years. There is also alarge scale primary gold mining operation at Lega-Dembi and Sakaro, whichproduces about 5 tons of gold per annum. This gold mine, which is owned by theprivate company, occurs in the southern part of the country hosted in theSouthern Greenstone Belt. Nowadays significant and well defined organic goldand volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits are also outlined by theprivate companies in the Western and Northern Greenstone Belts of the country.There is a small scale tantalum mining operation, called Kenticha Tantalitemining, hosted in the pegmatite rocks of the Southern Greenstone Belt. Hugeindustrial and construction raw materials occur in various rocks varying in agefrom Precambrian to Recent in different parts of the country.

Ethiopia has a large potential for geothermalenergy resource with several targets outlined within the East African RiftSystem. There are three gas field discoveries, called Calub, Hilala and Genalegas fields in the Ogaden Basin in the South Eastern part of the country. Thesegas fields contain a total of about 4.6 TCF gas.

The mining industry in Ethiopia is dramaticallygrowing with major involvement of the private sector. The investmentpolicy of Ethiopia is generally established under the principle and practicesof a free market driven economy. The government has enacted a very competitivelegal and fiscal regime that attracted many local and foreign mining companiesto involve in the mineral operations starting from exploration to miningactivities. These laws have been amended so many times to make them morecompetitive and to create more conducive environment to invest in the sector.

The investment in the mining sector is growingfrom time to time and accordingly revenue generation from this sector is alsoincreasing. The government of Ethiopia is committed to manage allnecessary revenues generated from the mining sector in a transparent andaccountable manner. These incomes should be published officially and usedtransparently. Therefore, the wealth that can be generated from the mineral andpetroleum resources will contribute more for the development of the country.

Many foreign and some local companies have beengranted reconnaissance, exploration and mining licenses for gold and basemetals, cement and ceramic raw materials, potash, diatomite, other industrialand construction materials.

The mineral resources of Ethiopia are yet untouchedand so the country has sufficient potential to accommodate the interest of somany other investors. Therefore, the Ministry would like to invite allinterested companies to invest in the mining industry of Ethiopia for themutual benefit!!

Mr. Motuma Mekassa

Minister, Ministry ofMines, Petroleum and Natural Gas of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

 

Geological Survey of Ethiopia

The Geological Survey of Ethiopia(GSE) had first been organized in 1968 as a department within the Ministry of Mines and Energy(MME). It was then established in 1982 as an autonomous government organization accountable to MME. In 2010 it is organization accountable to MoM. The main objectives of the Survey are to prospect, explore, delineate and estimate ore deposits, groundwater resources, thereby accelerating economic growth of the country. Vist our website

 

News and Events

 

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