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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Annual

With Data for 2014  |  Release Date: April 30, 2015  |  Next Release Date: May 2016
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Table 2. U.S. uranium mine production and number of mines and sources, 2003-14
Production / Mining method 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Underground
(estimated contained thousand pounds U3O8) W W W W W W W W W W W W
Open Pit
(estimated contained thousand pounds U3O8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In-Situ Leaching
(thousand pounds U3O8) W W 2,681 4,259 W W W W W W W W
Other1
(thousand pounds U3O8) W W W W W W W W W W W W
Total Mine Production
(thousand pounds U3O8) E2,200 2,452 3,045 4,692 4,541 3,879 4,145 4,237 4,114 4,335 4,577 4,912
                         
Number of Operating Mines
Underground 1 2 4 5 6 10 14 4 5 6 3 2
Open Pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In-Situ Leaching 2 3 4 5 5 6 4 4 5 5 7 8
Other Sources1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1
Total Mines and Sources 4 6 10 11 12 17 20 9 11 12 12 11
E = Estimated data.
W = Data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
1Other includes, in various years, mine water, mill site cleanup and mill tailings, and well field restoration as sources of uranium.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Table does not include byproduct production and sources. The 2003 annual production amount was estimated by rounding to the nearest 200,000 pounds to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Form EIA-851A, "Domestic Uranium Production Report" (2003-14).