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dc.contributor.authorWalle, Haileyseus
dc.contributor.authorHeldal, Tom
dc.contributor.authorSintayehu, Zewde
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-26T09:08:42Z
dc.date.available2020-08-26T09:08:42Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/2674214
dc.description.abstractThe bedrock geology of Ethiopia exhibits a variety of rock types that can potentially be developed for building stone production. The ETHIONOR project has so far included investigation of such resources in the southern and central parts of Ethiopia. Within the Precambrian, there are several deposits of pink and grey granitoids, grey and white marble, soapstone and serpentinite; a number of these deposits are currently exploited by Ethiopian companies. Mesozoic sandstone and limestone are found at several places in the east-central and central part of the country, and in addition to the small number of existing quarry operations, a potential exists for the development of new deposits. Baalt, tuffs and ignimbrite are extensively used for local housing and construction in Ethiopia. Such resources represents a potential for low-cost supply of an excellent construction material, and could be developed further.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNGU Bulletin (436)
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no
dc.subjectPREKAMBRIUM
dc.subjectGRANITT
dc.subjectKALKSTEIN
dc.subjectSANDSTEIN
dc.subjectSERPENTINITT
dc.titleBuilding stone of central and southern Ethiopia: deposits and resource potential
dc.typeJournal article
dc.description.localcode49539
dc.source.pagenumber175-182


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