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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 3rd Quarter 2016  |  Release Date: November 30, 2016  |  Next Release Date: February 2017  |   full report

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3rd Quarter 2016

U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the third quarter 2016 was 818,783 pounds U3O8, up 10% from the second quarter 2016 and up 6% from the third quarter 2015. During the third quarter 2016, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, the same number as in the second quarter 2016.

U.S. uranium mill in production (state)

  1. White Mesa Mill (Utah)

U.S. uranium in-situ leach plants in production (state)

  1. Crow Butte Operation (Nebraska)
  2. Lost Creek Project (Wyoming)
  3. Nichols Ranch ISR Project (Wyoming)
  4. Ross CPP (Wyoming)
  5. Smith Ranch-Highland Operation (Wyoming)
  6. Willow Creek Project (Wyoming)

Through the first three quarters of 2016, U.S. uranium concentrate production totaled 2,190,611 pounds U3O8. This amount is 19% lower than the 2,718,929 pounds produced during the first three quarters of 2015.

Figure 1. Uranium concentrate production in the United States, 1996 - 3rd Quarter 2016
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