Uranium in Africa
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Uranium production is an important part of the African economy, with Niger, Namibia and South Africa creating up to 18% of the world's annual production. Many African countries produce uranium or have untappeduranium ore deposits.
Several closed uranium mines exist in Gabon.
- Rössing Namib Desert 65 km from Swakopmund - Rio Tinto
- Langer Heinrich Namib Desert 80 km from Swakopmund - Paladin Energy
- Trekkopje - Areva SA
- see Valerie Plame affair
- Areva NC currently operates two large mines in the Aïr Mountains of Agadez Region.
- Imouraren - Areva SA
- Niger-Uranium ltd
- Nufcor, subsidiary of Constellation Energy, which is owned by Goldman Sachs
- Brakpan, Gauteng - Mintails project - AngloGold Ashanti's East Rand Gold and Uranium operation (ERGO) gold and uranium joint venture with DRDGold
- First Uranium, listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange symbol FIU
- Simmer and Jack Mines, listed on Johannesburg Securities Exchange
- sxrUraniumOne (formerly the JSE-listed Aflease Gold) - Dominion project - gold and uranium
- Budi County in Eastern Equatoria State of south Sudan - exploration, Brinkley Mining, listed on London's Alternative Investment Market