Rossing Uranium

The Rössing Uranium Mine is one of the largest and longest-running open pit uranium mines in the world. It is located in the Namib Desert 65 kilometres from Swakopmund near the town of Arandis. Discovered in 1928, it started operations in 1976 as Namibia's first uranium mine and in 2013, produced 2,409 tonnes of uranium oxide, producing 3.4 per cent of the world's uranium. Rössing is a member of the Rio Tinto group of companies. Rio Tinto is a leading global business delivering value at each stage of mineral and metal production and has been in operation for more than 140 years. Read more