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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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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) 2015 1st Quarter 2016 2nd quarter 2016 3rd quarter 2016
Anfield Resources Inc. Shootaring Canyon Uranium Mill Garfield, Utah 750 Standby Standby Standby Standby
EFR White Mesa LLC White Mesa Mill San Juan, Utah 2,000 Operating-Processing Alternate Feed Operating-Processing Alternate Feed Operating-Processing Alternate Feed Operating-Processing Alternate Feed
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
Pinon Ridge Corporation Pinon Ridge Mill Montrose, Colorado 500 Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Partially Permitted and Licensed Permitted and Licensed
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.
- = No data reported.
Notes: Capacity for 3rd Quarter 2016. An operating status of "Operating" indicates the mill usually 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."