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Rössing, a large open pit uranium mine, is situated in Namibia, south-western Africa and started operations in 1976. It is located close to the town of Arandis 70 kilometres inland from the coastal town of Swakopmund in the Namib Desert in the Erongo Region in Namibia. Walvis Bay, Namibia’s only deepwater harbour.

Rössing Uranium within the Rio Tinto Group

Rio Tinto, one of the largest mining houses in the world, owns the majority of shares (69%) in Rössing Uranium Limited. Rössing Uranium is one of two uranium mining companies within the Group, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) being its sister company.

Rio Tinto is a leader in finding, mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources. Its worldwide operations supply essential minerals and metals that help to meet global needs and contribute to the improvement of living standards. The Group manages about 30 businesses around the world that control nearly 80 operations in 20 countries. Major products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt and talc) and iron ore. The Group contributes to sustainable development, minimise the adverse effects of mining, and work closely with host countries and communities.


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Media release & Information
on Rössing

Media Release - Rössing Marathon 2007 Results
(PDF - 24 Feb 2007)
Media Release - Rössing Marathon 2007
(PDF - 13 Feb 2007)
Rössing Drivers' Competition Results
(PDF - 9 Dec 2006)
>> Rössing 2006 Report to Stakeholders.
>> Rössing 2005 Report to Stakeholders.
>> Rössing 2004 Report to Stakeholders.

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