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Kenia hat Vorkommen an Bodenschätzen. Man gewinnt in nennenswerter Menge Natriumcarbonat (z. B. im Magadi-See) und Salz, daneben geringe Mengen an Gips, Blei, Gold, Silber, Kupfer, Asbest, Kalkstein, Graphit sowie Flussspat, Kieselgur und Seifenstein.

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Minerals (Count: 204)



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Lithothek der Münchner Micromounter
(Coast, Provinz/Kilifi, County/Vitengeni)
(Coast, Provinz/Kilifi, County/Vitengeni)
(Coast, Provinz/Kilifi, County/Vitengeni)
Oxy-dravite (TL)r
Bosi, F. und Skogby, H. (2012) Oxy-dravite, IMA 2012-004a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1285; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288.
(Narok County/Osarara)
Ruby (Var.: Corundum)r
Elena S. Sorokina, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Tobias Häger, Regina Mertz-Kraus, Stephan Buhre, John M. Saul: Morphological and chemical evolution of corundum (ruby and sapphire): Crystal ontogeny reconstructed by EMPA, LA-ICP-MS, and Cr3+ Raman mapping. American Mineralogist Vol. 101 (2016) S. 2716-2722.
(Coast, Provinz/Taita Taveta County/Mangari)
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Größe: 7,2 x 3,2 x 2,5 cm, Fundort: Northern Frontier District, Kenia.

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: thdun5 2010-04-13
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Größe: 70x68 mm; Fundort: Provinz North-Eastern, Kenia

Collection: British Museum of Natural History
Copyright: Rock Currier
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-10-30
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Northern Frontier province, North East province, Kenya; Größe: 5,0 x 3,1 x 1,9 cm; Kristall: 5,0 cm Kantenlänge; Aus einem einmaligen Fund in 2002 kamen diese hochwertigen Epidote. Kristalle mit Ma...

Collection: jayjay
Copyright: jayjay
Contribution: jayjay 2016-12-26
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Rocks (Count: 38)

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Marsalit Vulkanfeld, N Kenia. B:24cm.

Collection: Geol. Inst. Heidelberg
Copyright: Doc Diether
Contribution: Doc Diether 2012-03-25
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Fossils (Count: 7)

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • 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. Conf. Tananarive Avril 1957. I, 151-54.
  • Meixner, H. (1960). Ein Rubin-führender Amphibolit aus dem ehemaligen Deutsch-Ostafrika. Aufschluss, Jg.11, Nr.7, S.179-81.
  • 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 W Kenya. J. Geol. Society London, 128, 173-205.
  • Gübelin, E. & Weibel, M. (1977). Grüner Vanadium-Grossular aus Kenia. Lapis, Jg.2, Nr.4, S.17.
  • 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 S Kenyan Coast. Mitt, österr. geol. Ges. 77, 151-59.
  • Paulitsch, P. (1989). Eine mineralogische Reise nach Kenia - Ein Wintermärchen in Kenia. Aufschluss, Jg.40, Nr.6, S.383-90.
  • Bolli, B. & Simonin, D. (2000). Rubine aus Afrika. Mineralienfreund, Jg.38, Nr.3, S.62-64.
  • Gray, M. (2002). Colored Gemstones of Africa - Kenya. Rocks & Min., Vol.77, H.2, S.108-19.
  • Weiss, T. (2006). Lapis Leserpost: Spinell aus Bayern und aus Kenia. Lapis, Jg.31, Nr.12, S.6.
  • Lakkundi, T. (2013(?)): Geology and Mineral Resources of Kenya with special emphasis on Minerals around Mombasa.
  • Roger N. Scoon (2018): Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Geotourism of the Gregory Rift Valley, Active Volcanism and Regional Plateaus. Springer; 221 S.
  • WikiPedia:Kenia