Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Namibia: Okorusu mine closes | Намибия: шахта Окорусу закрывается

Okorusu Fluorspar Mine Namibia
Namibian Okorusu Fluorspar Mine, one of the largest in the world, is expected to shut its doors soon, a process that will leave about 407 workers jobless.
Situated north of Otjiwarongo in Otjozondjupa Region, the mine is not only known for its success but also for controversies after several people were forced out of surrounding farms to accommodate the mine in 2005.
Solvay Chemicals, the mine's parent company, yesterday announced that it will close the mine after 26 years of exploration because it is not economical as a result of depleted high grade ore resources.