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PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION REPORT POSSIBLE URANIUM MINING MAKINSK, USSR Handle Via NPIC/R-200/63 August 1963 This document contains classified information affecting the national security of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws U. S. Code Title 18, Sections 793 and 794. The low prohibits its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an unauthorized person, as well as its use in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States. It is to be seen only by personnel especially indoctrinated and authorized to receive TALENT.KEYHOLE information. Its security must be maintained in accordance with KEYHOLE and TALENT regulations. NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER Approved Copy 3 Pages vma7~2~~~M'0~0 Approved For Release 4off 8/AfD P? 4560A000800010055-0 NPIC/R-200/63 POSSIBLE URANIUM MINING MAKINSK, USSR KEYHOLE photography of - re- vealed a possible uranium mining operation in an area located approximately 3 nautical miles southeast of Makinsk (52-38N 70-25E), USSR (Figure 1). Rock outcroppings occur on a large peneplain area and are strip-mined. Uranium is known to be found in the region (see listed AMS DESPA series map). Due to the small scale of photography, it is not possible to equate the possible uranium mining operation at Makinsk to any known Soviet uranium mining and ore concentration plant. The mining is observed at four sites, desig- nated A, B, C, and D (Figure 2). All sites are road served, and a rail spur from Makinsk serves Site B which also has a tipple. Since = a road 25X1 D has been constructed from the tipple to Site C, where activities are now concentrated in its northeast section and tunneling may be in progress. A mining camp is located east of the rail spur serving Site B (Figure 2). The camp con- sists of 12 single-unit family-type dwellings, one warehouse-type building (approximately 50 by 25 feet), and several small support-type struc- tures. Three of the dwellings and the warehouse- type building have been constructed since A possible ore-processing facility is located at the southeast edge of Makinsk (Figure 2). It consists of a possible mill and six one-story, rail-served storage buildings. The=photog- 25X1 D NPIC H-4161 (8/63) FIGURE 1. LOCATION OF POSSIBLE URANIUM MINING. raphy indicates that several small structures have been erected in this area since = South of the possible ore-processing facility are two waste dump piles of possible ore tailings (Figure 2). Each pile measures approximately 360 by 100 feet. These possible tailings are 25X1 D 25X1 D snow covered on the photography of - 25X1 D Approved For ReleaaQ0001 gTCIA 8B04560A000800010055-0 Approved For Relea NPIC/R-200/63 49 F PB0456OA000800010055-0 FIGURE 2. POSSIBLE URANIUM MINING NEAR MAKINSK, USSR Approved For Release 20 /2fFOR DP &560A000800010055-0 Approved For Release A/88/WFfDPF NPIC/R-200/63 MAPS OR CHARTS ACIC. Operational Navigation Chart E-6, 1st ed, Nov 61, scale 1:1,000,000 (CONFIDENTIAL) AMS. Series DESPA-1, Sheet NN 42-12, 1st ed, Dec 62, scale 1:250,000 (TOP SECRET RUFF) Approved For Release R X08/ ,%JRD PP4560A000800010055-0 Approved For Release 2001/Q T fN : p1IT78BO456OA000800010055-0 Approved For Release 200 P1QD$R21 EC- DP78B04560A000800010055-0