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Konso, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopiai
Regional Level Types
KonsoTown
Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' RegionRegion
EthiopiaCountry

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Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Konso4,593 (2012)


Konso is a small town.

Surface exposure of pegmatites, south of Konso in western Sidamo, actively producing specimen-grade material since 2002.
(Note that the coordinates here are those of the town, not the pegmatites.)

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Colour: white
Reference: Marco Tomei photo and specimen
Microcline var:
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Habit: Carlsbader-,Baveno and Manebacher twins
Colour: Green
Description: Crystals up to 30 cm
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle injutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Description: Rare
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73; (3 specimens in Rock Currier collection, California)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Quartz var:
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Rare (1 specimen in Rock Currier collection, California)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Kaiser, H. (2006): Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30: 72-73

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Milarite9.CM.05K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Phenakite9.AA.05Be2SiO4
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Phenakite51.1.1.1Be2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Milarite63.2.1a.12K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amazonite-K(AlSi3O8)
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
BeBeryllium
Be PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Be MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O PhenakiteBe2SiO4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O RutileTiO2
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si PhenakiteBe2SiO4
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
CaCalcium
Ca MilariteK2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6

Fossils

There are 1 fossil localities from the PaleoBioDB database within this region.

BETA TEST - These data are provided on an experimental basis and are taken from external databases. Mindat.org has no control currently over the accuracy of these data.

Occurrences222
Youngest Fossil Listed0.78 Ma (Pleistocene)
Oldest Fossil Listed2.59 Ma (Pleistocene)
Fossils from RegionClick here to show the list.
Accepted NameHierarchy Age
Osteichthyes
unranked clade
Animalia : Chordata : Osteichthyes2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Aves
class
Animalia : Chordata : Aves2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Python
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Squamata : Pythonidae : Python2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Crocodylus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Crocodylia : Crocodylidae : Crocodylus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Papio
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Cercopithecidae : Papio2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Homo
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Hominidae : Homo2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Viverridae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Viverridae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Genetta
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Viverridae : Genetta2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hyaenidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Hyaenidae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hyaena
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Hyaenidae : Hyaena2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Dinofelis
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Felidae : Dinofelis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Felis
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Felidae : Felis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Panthera
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Felidae : Panthera2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Mustelidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Mustelidae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Canis
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Canidae : Canis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Kolpochoerus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Kolpochoerus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Notochoerus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Notochoerus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hippopotamidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Hippopotamidae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hippopotamus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Hippopotamidae : Hippopotamus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Giraffidae
family
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Giraffidae1.806 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Giraffa
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Giraffidae : Giraffa2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Sivatherium
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Giraffidae : Sivatherium2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Aepyceros
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Aepyceros2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Beatragus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Beatragus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Damaliscus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Damaliscus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Gazella
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Gazella2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hippotragus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Hippotragus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Kobus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Kobus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Oryx
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Oryx2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Parmularius
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Parmularius2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Redunca
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Redunca2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Simatherium
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Simatherium2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Syncerus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Syncerus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Tragelaphus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Tragelaphus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Equus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae : Equus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hipparion
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae : Hipparion2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Ancylotherium
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Chalicotheriidae : Ancylotherium2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Elephas
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Elephantidae : Elephas2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Loxodonta
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Elephantidae : Loxodonta2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Orycteropus
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Tubulidentata : Orycteropodidae : Orycteropus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Testudines
order
Animalia : Chordata : Reptilia : Testudines2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Paranthropus boisei
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Hominidae : Paranthropus : Paranthropus boisei2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Homo erectus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Hominidae : Homo : Homo erectus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Bovini
tribe
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Bovini2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Antilopini
tribe
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Antilopini2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Reduncini
tribe
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Reduncini2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Alcelaphini
tribe
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Alcelaphini2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Diceros bicornis
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Rhinocerotidae : Diceros : Diceros bicornis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Ceratotherium simum
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Rhinocerotidae : Ceratotherium : Ceratotherium simum2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Eurygnathohippus libycum
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Perissodactyla : Equidae : Eurygnathohippus : Eurygnathohippus libycum2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Theropithecus oswaldi
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Cercopithecidae : Theropithecus : Theropithecus oswaldi2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Palaeoloxodon recki
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Elephantidae : Elephas : Palaeoloxodon recki2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Kolpochoerus majus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Kolpochoerus : Kolpochoerus majus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Kolpochoerus limnetes
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Kolpochoerus : Kolpochoerus limnetes2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Metridiochoerus andrewsi
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Metridiochoerus : Metridiochoerus andrewsi2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Metridiochoerus modestus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Metridiochoerus : Metridiochoerus modestus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Giraffa jumae
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Giraffidae : Giraffa : Giraffa jumae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Pelorovis turkanensis
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Pelorovis : Pelorovis turkanensis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Connochaetes
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Connochaetes2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Connochaetes gentryi
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Connochaetes : Connochaetes gentryi2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Deinotherium bozasi
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Proboscidea : Deinotheriidae : Deinotherium : Deinotherium bozasi2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Crocuta crocuta
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Carnivora : Hyaenidae : Crocuta : Crocuta crocuta2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Colobinae
subfamily
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Primates : Cercopithecidae : Colobinae2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Tragelaphus scriptus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Tragelaphus : Tragelaphus scriptus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Tragelaphus : Tragelaphus strepsiceros2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Aepyceros melampus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Aepyceros : Aepyceros melampus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Syncerus acoelotus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Syncerus : Syncerus acoelotus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Adenota recki
species
Adenota : Adenota recki2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Numidocapra
genus
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Numidocapra2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Parmularius pandatus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Parmularius : Parmularius pandatus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Parmularius angusticornis
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Parmularius : Parmularius angusticornis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hippotragus niro
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Hippotragus : Hippotragus niro2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Kobus sigmoidalis
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Bovidae : Kobus : Kobus sigmoidalis2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Hylochoerus euilus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Hylochoerus : Hylochoerus euilus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Metridiochoerus hopwoodi
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Metridiochoerus : Metridiochoerus hopwoodi2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Metridiochoerus compactus
species
Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Artiodactyla : Suidae : Metridiochoerus : Metridiochoerus compactus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
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References

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Kaiser, H. (2006) Amazonit aus Äthiopien-Kristalle in Jutesäcken. ExtraLapis 30, Feldspat, 72-73

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