Tanzania has found huge deposits of uranium mainly in Namtumbo (Mkuju), Bahi, Galapo, Minjingu, Mbulu, Simanjiro, Lake Natron, Manyoni, Songea, Tunduru, Madaba and Nachingwea.
One of the major uranium development projects is the Mkuju River Project, located in southern Tanzania, about 470 km southwest of Dar es Salaam.
The project’s operator is Russia’s Uranium One Inc. Currently (2016), the project maintains an active status since research and preparatory operations are under way.
The mineral resource base of the project represents approximately 58,500 tons of uranium.
Russia’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov said that Russia hopes to start operating the Mkuju River uranium mine in 2018.