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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 3rd Quarter 2014  |  Release Date: October 24, 2014  |  Next Release Date: February 2015  |   full report



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Table 3. U.S. uranium mills and heap leach facilities by owner, location, capacity, and operating status
  Operating status at the end of
Owner Mill and Heap Leach1 Facility name County, state (existing and planned locations) Capacity (short tons of ore per day) 2013 1st quarter 2014 2nd quarter 2014 3rd quarter 2014
EFR White Mesa LLC White Mesa Mill San Juan, Utah 2,000 Operating-Processing Alternate Feed Operating-Processing Alternate Feed Operating Operating
Energy Fuels Resources Corporation Piñon Ridge Mill Montrose, Colorado 500 Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed
Energy Fuels Wyoming Inc. Sheep Mountain Fremont, Wyoming 725 Undeveloped Undeveloped Undeveloped Undeveloped
Kennecott Uranium Company/Wyoming Coal Resource Company Sweetwater Uranium Project Sweetwater, Wyoming 3,000 Standby Standby Standby Standby
Uranium One Americas, Inc. Shootaring Canyon Uranium Mill Garfield, Utah 750 Standby Standby Standby Standby
Total capacity: 6,975  
1Heap leach solutions: The separation, or dissolving-out from mined rock, of the soluble uranium constituents by the natural action of percolating a prepared chemical solution through mounded (heaped) rock material. The mounded material usually contains low grade mineralized material and/or waste rock produced from open pit or underground mines. The solutions are collected after percolation is completed and processed to recover the valued components.
Notes: Capacity for 3rd Quarter 2014. An operating status of "Operating" indicates the mill was producing uranium concentrate at the end of the period.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Form EIA-851A and Form EIA-851Q, "Domestic Uranium Production Report."