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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Annual

With Data for 2016  |  Release Date: May 24, 2017  |  Next Release Date: May 2018
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Table 4. U.S. uranium mills by owner, location, capacity, and operating status at end of the year, 2011-16
Owner Mill and Heap Leach1 Facility name County, state (existing and planned locations) Capacity
(short tons of ore per day)
Operating status at end of the year
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Anfield Resources Shootaring Canyon Uranium Mill Garfield, Utah 750 Standby Standby Standby Standby Standby Standby
EPR White Mesa LLC White Mesa Mill San Juan, Utah 2,000 Operating Operating 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 Standby Standby
Pinon Ridge Resources Corporation Pinon Ridge Mill Montrose, Colorado 500 Permitted And Licensed Partially Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed Permitted And Licensed
Total Capacity:     6,975            
- = No data reported.
1 Heap 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 2015. 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, "Domestic Uranium Production Report" (2011-16).