Durba Mine

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Durba is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location in DRC
District Haut-Uele
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates 3°06′32″N 29°34′43″E / 3.108881°N 29.578478°E / 3.108881; 29.578478Coordinates: 3°06′32″N 29°34′43″E / 3.108881°N 29.578478°E / 3.108881; 29.578478
Products Gold

Durba is a gold mine in the Haut-Uele District 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]


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  2. ^ Bausch, D. G.; Nichol, S. T.; Muyembe-Tamfum, J. J.; Borchert, M.; Rollin, P. E.; Sleurs, H.; Campbell, P.; Tshioko, F. K.; Roth, C.; Colebunders, R.; Pirard, P.; Mardel, S.; Olinda, L. A.; Zeller, H.; Tshomba, A.; Kulidri, A.; Libande, M. L.; Mulangu, S.; Formenty, P.; Grein, T.; Leirs, H.; Braack, L.; Ksiazek, T.; Zaki, S.; Bowen, M. D.; Smit, S. B.; Leman, P. A.; Burt, F. J.; Kemp, A.; Swanepoel, R. (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.