Friday, 6 January 2017

Namibia: day excursion to Rossing Uranium Mine | Россинг Намибия

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A day excursion to Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia, 60 km from Swakopmud, near town Arandis. Rossing is the largest open-cast uranium mine in Africa.

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Uranium was discovered in the Namib Desert in 1928 in Swakopmund area, but it was not until intensive exploration in the late 1950s that much interest was shown in the area. After discovering numerous uranium occurrences, Rio Tinto secured the rights to the low grade Rossing deposit in 1966. Ten years later, in 1976, Rossing Uranium, Namibia's first commercial uranium mine, began operating.

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