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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 2nd Quarter 2017  |  Release Date: August 15, 2017  |  Next Release Date: November 2017  | full report



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2nd Quarter 2017


U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the second quarter 2017 was 726,375 pounds U3O8, up 61% from the first quarter 2017 but down 3% from the second quarter 2016. For the first half of 2017, uranium concentrate production totaled 1.18 million pounds U3O8, down 14% from the 1.37 million pounds produced in the first half of 2016. During the second quarter 2017, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, the same number as in the first 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 - 1st Quarter 2017
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