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Rossing South Uranium Project


Namibia, Africa


Rio Tinto (69%); Iranian Foreign Investment Company (15%), IDC of South Africa (10%); Government of Namibia (3%), and 13 local individual shareholders (3%)


Granite hosted uranium deposit

Mineral Types



27.1 Mt at 3.9 ct/t

Production (2012)



Open pit mining; drill and blast, loading and hauling

Open Pit

Mining – Pit Viper drills, Komatsu haul trucks, Marion Rope Shovel, water trucks, diesel powered motivator, hydraulic excavators and ancillary equipment.


1,014 contractors (Key Contractors: Basil Read (Mining) and Major Drilling (Exploration))

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