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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 4th Quarter 2016  |  Release Date: February 10, 2017  |  Next Release Date: May 2017  |   full report

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4th Quarter 2016

U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the fourth quarter 2016 was 725,947 pounds U3O8, down 11% from the third quarter 2016 and up 16% from the fourth quarter 2015. During the fourth quarter 2016, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, the same number as in the third 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)

Preliminary 2016 total

U.S. uranium concentrate production totaled 2,916,558 pounds U3O8 in 2016. This amount was 13% lower than the 3,343,207 pounds produced in 2015 and the lowest annual U.S. production since 2,689,178 pounds produced in 2005.

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