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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.

 

 

 

EEITI https://eiti.org/ethiopia

ETHIOPIAN EXTRACTIVE  INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE  (
EEITI)  2nd Reportfor the year ended 7 July 2015   
http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/EEITI%20Report%20%202014-15.pdf

Mineral sector final report  http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Ethiopia'a%20mineral%20sector%20assessment%20report.pdf


http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Annex%201-Drill_logs.pdf Year 2013 Annual Report On GoldExploration Annex 1 Drillholes Logs


http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Annex%202-Trench_logs.pdfYear 2013 Annual Report On Gold Exploration Annex 2 Trenches Logs

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Annex-3_Soil_logs.pdf Year 2013 Annual Report On GoldExploration Annex 3 Soil Samples Logs

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Annex-4_Rock_chip_logs.pdfYear 2013 Annual Report On Gold Exploration Annex 4 Rock Chips Samples

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/Annex-5-Sample%20Prep%20and%20Analytical%20Procedures.pdf Year 2013 Annual Report On GoldExploration Annex 5 Sample Prep and Analytical Procedures

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/BGME%202013%20Annual%20Report%20on%20Gold%20Exploration%20-%20Main%20Report.pdf Year 2013 Annual Report On GoldExploration, DulMenghe, Agusha East and Agusha West Exploration Blocks

http://www.mom.gov.et/upload/EEITI%20Report%202015-16%20final%20April%202.pdf  Third EEITI report For theyear ended 7 July 2016

 

Minister's Message

 

Minister's Message

The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoMPNG) is oneof the Federal Ministries which is given the responsibility of theproper development of mining, petroleum and natural gas resources. Therole of the Ministry is mainly to generate the basic geosciences data ofthe country,  to promote the mineral,petroleum and natural gas potentials of the country, to negotiate and issuelicenses to the private investors and ensure that they conduct mineral andpetroleum operations in accordance with their concession agreements. Ethiopiahas an ambitious target for enabling the mining sector contributes 10 percentof the GDP by 2025.

 

The exploration for the assessment of the mineral and petroleumresources has been carried out both by the Ethiopian Geological Survey and privatecompanies. These geological studies have come up with significantdiscoveries of gold, tantalum, phosphorus, iron, salt, potash, soda ash,gemstones, coal, geothermal, natural gas, other industrial and constructionminerals/ rocks in different parts of the country.

 

Gold has been produced from placer deposits mainly by theartisanal miners for several thousand years. There is also a large scaleprimary gold mining operation at Lega Dembi and Sakaro which produces about 5tons of gold per annum. This gold mine, which is owned by the private company,occurs in the southern part of the country hosted in the Southern GreenstoneBelt. Nowadays significant and well defined organic gold and volcanogenicmassive sulfide (VMS) deposits are also outlined by the private companies inthe Western and Northern Greenstone Belts of the country. There is a smallscale tantalum mining operation, called Kenticha Tantalite mining, hosted inthe pegmatite rocks of the Southern Greenstone Belt. Huge industrial andconstruction raw materials occur in various rocks varying in age fromPrecambrian to Recent in different parts of the country.

 

Ethiopia has a large potential for geothermal energy resource withseveral targets outlined within the East African Rift System. There are threegas field discoveries, called Calub, Hilala and Genale gas fields in the OgadenBasin in the south eastern part of the country. These gas fields contain atotal of about 4.6 TCF gas.

 

The mining industry in Ethiopia is dramatically growing with majorinvolvement of the private sector. The investment policy of Ethiopia isgenerally established under the principle and practices of a free market driveneconomy. The government has enacted a very competitive legal and fiscal regimethat attracted many local and foreign mining companies to involve in themineral operations starting from exploration to mining activities. These lawshave been amended so many times to make them more competitive and to createmore conducive environment to invest in the sector.

 

The investment in the mining sector is growing from time to timeand accordingly revenue generation from this sector is also increasing. Thegovernment of Ethiopia is committed to manage all necessary revenues generatedfrom the mining sector in a transparent and accountable manner. These incomesshould be published officially and used transparently. Therefore, the wealththat can be generated from the mineral and petroleum resources will contributemore for the development of the country.

 

Many foreign and some local companies have been grantedreconnaissance, exploration and mining licenses for gold and base metals,cement and ceramic raw materials, potash, diatomite, other industrial andconstruction materials.

 

The mineral resources of Ethiopia are yet untouched and so thecountry has sufficient potential to accommodate the interest of so many otherinvestors. Therefore, the Ministry would like to invite all interestedcompanies to invest in the mining industry of Ethiopia for the mutual benefit!!

 

Mr. Melese Alemu

Minister,Ministry of Mines, Petroleum andNatural Gas of theFederal 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

 

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