Durba Mine

Durba Mine
Durba is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location in DRC

3.108881°N 29.578478°E / 3.10888°N 29.57848°E / 3.10888; 29.57848Coordinates: 3.108881°N 29.578478°E / 3.10888°N 29.57848°E / 3.10888; 29.57848

Province Haut-Uele
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Products Gold

Durba is a gold mine in the Haut-Uele of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies within the Kilo-Moto greenstone belt. As of 2011 a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti and Randgold was actively developing a concession centered on this mine.[1]

Between 1998 and 2000, co-circulating Marburg virus and Ravn virus caused 154 cases of Marburg virus disease and 128 deaths among illegal gold miners in Durba and nearby Watsa.[2]


  1. ^ Barry Sergeant (26 Oct 2009). "Beyond Moto - African gold stocks rock". Mineweb. http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page33?oid=91234&sn=Detail. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Bausch, D. G.; Nichol, S. T.; Muyembe-Tamfum, J. J.; Borchert, M.; Rollin, P. E.; Sleurs, H.; Campbell, P.; Tshioko, F. K. et al. (2006). "Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Associated with Multiple Genetic Lineages of Virus". New England Journal of Medicine 355 (9): 909–919. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa051465. PMID 16943403.  edit

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