A fact-finding mission to Zambia has helped top Mining officials from Ethiopia get a better Picture of how they might structure Ethiopia’s emerging Gemstone Mining Sector.

The Ethiopian delegation drew on the experience of Zambia’s Gemstone Sector by visiting the Kagem Emerald Mine with a view to promoting the Development of their own Gem Mining Sector in Ethiopia.


Kagem Shareholder Gemfields holds an Emerald Exploration Licence in the South of Ethiopia.


The Economic impact of Emerald Mining in Zambia was a particular highlight for the Ethiopian Delegates, led by the Director of Mineral Licensing and Administration Directorate Sisay Ayalew Amera, who visited the Kagem mine in Lufwanyama and later attended Gemfields’ emerald auction in Lusaka.


Other Colleagues from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Gemfields’ Ethiopian partner Mazengia Demma, Managing Director of Maz Trading.

NOVEMBER 2, 2017

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