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Table 2. U.S. uranium mine production and number of mines and sources, 2005–18
Production / mining method 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Underground
(estimated contained thousand pounds U3O8) W W 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 0 0
In-Situ leaching
(thousand pounds U3O8) 2,681 4,259 W W W W W W W W W W W W
Other1
(thousand pounds U3O8) W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
Total Mine Production
(thousand pounds U3O8) 3,045 4,692 4,541 3,879 4,145 4,237 4,114 4,335 4,577 4,912 3,711 2,545 1,150 721
                             
Number of operating mines
Underground 4 5 6 10 14 4 5 6 3 2 1 0 0 0
Open pit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
In-Situ leaching 4 5 5 6 4 4 5 5 7 8 7 8 6 6
Other sources1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Total mines and sources 10 11 12 17 20 9 11 12 12 11 9 9 7 7
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.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Form EIA-851A, Domestic Uranium Production Report (2005–18).