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The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) is the first port of call for all investors interested in Ethiopia’s mining or petroleum sectors. Please contact us if you would like more information: [email protected] of Mines Home,Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of all minerals, other than natural gases, petroleum and atomic minerals, for mining and metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel, etc. and for administration of the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, 1957 in respect of all mines and minerals other than coal, natural gas and,Minerals | U.S. Department of the Interior,Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, Peter Chirico. Mineral mining around the world provides resources that are crucial to America’s way of life. Rare earth metals, for instance, are essential for production of cell phones, computers, and televisions, as well as renewable energy technologies like photovoltaic films, wind turbines, and hybrid cars.