The Lower Orange River region of Southern Africa forms the border between southern Namibia and the neighbouring Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Within these diffuse boundaries are contained a diverse range of base metal (Copper-Lead-Zinc) deposits that have produced many millions of tons of ore since organised mining first commenced in the 1850s. New deposits still continue to be discovered and developed today, with the new millennium being heralded by the first production from the Skorpion zinc mine in Namibia, a new shaft and decline at Aggeneys to exploit the Broken Hill deep orebody, and the blending of ore...

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