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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 3rd Quarter 2017  |  Release Date: November 16, 2017  |  Next Release Date: February 2018  | full report



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3rd Quarter 2017


U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the third quarter 2017 was 643,212 pounds U3O8, down 11% from the second quarter 2017 and down 21% from the third quarter 2016. Through the first three-quarters of 2017, uranium concentrate production totaled 1.82 million pounds U3O8, down 17% from the 2.19 million pounds produced through the first three-quarters of 2016. During the third quarter 2017, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, the same number as in the second quarter 2017.

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)

Figure 1. Uranium concentrate production in the United States, 1996 - 3rd Quarter 2017
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