Place:Shinkolobwe, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Located inDemocratic Republic of the Congo

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Shinkolobwe is the name of a town and a mine in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), located near the larger town of Likasi and about 120 miles northwest of Lubumbashi. The former mine was located at the centre of a 400 kilometre long belt of uranified minerals, stretching from south of Lubumbashi to Kalongwe, west of Kolwezi. Around 15,000 people live in the town.

The mine produced uranium ore for the Manhattan Project. It was officially closed in 2004.

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