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  1. MIDROC Gold Mine plc(owned by Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi) operates the Lega Dembi mine in southern Ethiopia. Production averages 3,5 t gold per year.
  2. National Mining Corporation ( owned by Saudi tycoon Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi) announced a mineable gold discovery at Dawa Dagiti in southern Oromia region. The company has concession right to explore for minerals in 85 square kilometres in the area. The company was also studying evidence of large silver deposits in northern Amhara and Tigray regions.
  3. Sheba Exploration plc explored the Amora Hill gold prospect in 2005.
  4. No information on the Adola gold mine in southern Ethiopia.
  5. No information on the Sakaro mine in southern Ethiopia
  6. No information on the Bure and Abergele gold and base metal prospects.

Oil and Natural Gas

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  • Oil proved reserves: 214,000 bbl (1 January 2002)
  • Natural gas proved reserves: 24.92 billion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)


Golden Prospect plc (Ambrian) produced 5 kgs of platinum in 2006 from the Yobodo mining field some 500 km south-west of Addis Ababa, Wollega, Oromia State. Platinum has been mined in Yubdo since the early 1930's.

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