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Tsumeb is best known for their mining industry which started in 1905 when the first mine was commercially deployed in Tsumeb. The photo shows the "De Wet shaft" head frame in the main street. It was the main entrance to the mine when it was still operational. The city of Tsumeb calls the mine the "Grand Old Lady of Namibian mining", because it was operational for several decades, until it stopped production in 1996.