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List of uranium mines



Uranium mining is presently carried out in more than 25 countries around the world. An estimated 100 or more uranium mines in different stages of development are reported. Major uranium mines are located in Canada, Australia and Kazakhstan that contribute more than half of world's uranium production.

The mining methods employed are underground (43 %), open cast (26 %), and in-situ leaching (ISL - 22 %). About 9 % of the production of uranium comes as by product from mines of other minerals and extraction from phosphoric acid.

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Working Uranium Mines

Australia[1]
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Olympic Dam 550 km NNW of Adelaide the capital city of South Australia, near Roxby Downs BHP Billiton 1975 1988 0.05 91100000 4356 UG
Ranger 230 kilometres east of Darwin, in Kakadu National Park, in the Northern Territory of Australia ERA 1969 1981 0.2 2000000 5544 OC
Beverley 520 kilometres north of Adelaide, on the plains north-west of Lake Frome and 25 kilometres north east of the Arkaroola Resort in the northern Flinders Ranges Heathgate Resources 1969 1999 0.18 N.A.[3] 1064 ISL
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
McArthur River 620 air kilometres north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and 80 kilometres northeast of the Key Lake mill Cameco 1980 1993 25 (4 diluted grade) 212285 (diluted tonnage) 8491 UG
McClean Lake West of Wollaston Lake, about 700 kilometres north of Saskatoon in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan, Canada Areva Resources 1979 1999 2.4 2490 UG
Rabbit Lake Closest community is Wollaston Lake, about 40 kilometers by lake or air Cameco 1968 1975 0.88 311908 2732 OC
Namibia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Rössing Namib Desert 65 kilometres from Swakopmund Rio Tinto/RTZ 1928 1976 0.03 – 0.05 12030000 3711 OC
Langer Heinrich Namib Desert 80 kilometres from Swakopmund Paladin Resources PDN.TO early 1970’s 2007 0.06 – 0.07 ISL
USA
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Crow Butte Nebraska Cameco 1980 1991 _ 363 ISL
Smith Ranch-Highland Located near Douglas, Wyoming Cameco 1972/1988* *ISL operations _ 590 ISL
Vasquez South Texas Uranium Resources Inc 2004 _ 360 ISL
Alta Mesa Texas, Brooks County Mesteña Uranium 385* *annual capacity ISL
Russia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Krazbokamensk Eastern Siberia TVEL 3431(est) UG
Niger
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Akouta[4]. Areva/Onarem 1967 1974 0.46 1778 UG
Arlit(Arlette)[4] Areva/Onarem 1965 1971 0.3 1315 OC
Ukraine
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Vatutininski and Ingulskyi VostGOK 800(est) UG
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Stepnoye Kazatomprom 1570 ISL
Tsentralnoye Kazatomprom 1000 ISL
Western mining group Kazatomprom 900 ISL
Czech Republic
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Dolni Rozinka 408 UG
Brazil
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Lagoa Real / Caetité (Bahia) Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil 1982 0.25 _ UG
India
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Jaduguda UCIL 1967 230 (est) UG
Bhatin UCIL 1967 UG
Narwapahar UCIL 1995 UG
Turamdih UCIL 2002 UG
South Africa
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
AngloGold Ltd 674 UG
China
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
750 (est)
Chenxian Hunan Province China National Nuclear Corp.
712 Uranium Mine Hunan Province
Fuzhou Hangjian Fujian Province
Tengchong Yunnan Province ISL
Yining Xinjiang Autonomous Region ISL
Chongyi Shaanxi Province
Lantian Shaanxi Province
Quinglong field Liaoning Province
Benxi Liaoning Province 0.34
Uzbekistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
2300
Romania
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
70(est)
Germany
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
77
Pakistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Dera Ghazi Khan PAEC 45(est)
Issa Khel / Kubul Kel Miniawali District
Tumman Leghari South Punjab
France
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
7
Iran
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Akashat
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Don Otto Salta Globe Uranium Ltd 1958 30 Presently Shut down
Cachocira (Cactite) 1999 0.3 340 OC
Engenlio (Cactite) 2006 OC

Planned uranium mines

Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Cigar Lake Located about 660 km by air north of Saskatoon, accessed by highway 102 and road 905 to Points North and a temporary access road from Points North Cameco 1981 20.67 UG
Midwest Areva Resources 1978 4.4 OC
Dawn Lake Cameco 1.51 UG
Baker Lake Northwest Territories Cogéma 0.41 UG
Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Honeymoon 75 km north west of Broken Hill SXRuraniumOne 0.84 ISL
Jabiluka Northern Territories, 230 kilometres east of Darwin and 20 kilometres north of Ranger on the edge of the floodplain of Magela Creek, a tributary of the East Alligator River ERA 1971 0.43 2290 UG
USA
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
White Mesa Southeastern Utah Uranium Corp ISL
Sweetwater In south-central Wyoming SXR Uranium One ISL
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Southern mining group Kazatomprom ISL
North Stepnoye group Kazatomprom ISL
Central Mynkuduk and South Inkai Kazatomprom ISL
Budenovskoye Kazatomprom ISL
West Mynkuduk Kazatomprom ISL
East Mynkuduk Kazatomprom ISL
Akdal Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom 0.06 ISL
Inkay Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom 0.06 ISL
South Inkay Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom 0.04 ISL
Budenovskoye Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom ISL
Munkuduk (Mynkuduk) Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom 0.04 ISL
West Mynkuduk Chu-Sarysu district Kazatomprom ISL
Zarechnoye Syr-Darya district Kazatomprom 0.11
Korsan Kyzyl-Orda district Kazatomprom ISL
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Sierra Pintada CNEA UG
Russia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Khiagda Buryatia TVEL UG
Priargun Chita region TVEL UG
India
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Mohuldih Jharkhand UCIL UG
Baghjata UG
Bandugurang UG
Lambapur-Peddagattu UG
Pulivendula UG
Kylleng-Pyndemsohiong-Mawthabah (formerly Domiasiat) Meghalaya OC
Iran
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Saghand 1 & 2 Yazd province
Bandar Abbas 0.2
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Scheduled Commencement Grade %U3O8 Planned Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Planned Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Type of Mine[2]
Cerro Solo 0.3
Hataia 0.08 680 Co-product with phosporic acid

Prospective uranium mines

Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Koongarra Alligator Rivers of the Northern Territory, 30 km south of Ranger and 3 kilometres east of Nourlangie Rock Denison 1970 0.8
Mount Fitch / Browns Part of the old Rum Jungle workings near Batchelor, 64 km south of Darwin Compass Resources NL 1965 0.05
Angela 25 km south of Alice Springs Black Range Minerals 1973 0.13
Bigrlyi Northern edge of the Ngalia Basin in NT Energy Metals Ltd 1982 0.14
Mt Gee North Flinders Ranges Marathon Resources 0.05
Curnamona North of Honeymoon- East Kalkaroo Curnamona Energy
Crocker Well and Mt Victoria In the Olary area of SA (Curnamona province) PepinNini Minerals Ltd 1951 0.05 – 0.48
Prominent Hill 150 km NW of Olympic Dam Oxiana Ltd 2001 103 ppm
Kintyre Rudall region of Western Australia Rio Tinto 1985
Yeelirrie Between Wiluna and Leinster, WA, about 500 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie BHP Billiton 1972 0.15
Mulga Rock 250 km north east of Kalgoorlie Eaglefield Holdings 1979 0.13
Manyingee In the northern part of the Carnarvon Basin, 85 km south of Onslow in Western Australia Paladin Resources 1974 0.12
Oobagooma 75 kilometres northeast of Derby in Western Australia Paladin Resources 0.15
Lake Way and Centipede Close to Wiluna, 750 kilometres north east of Perth Nova Energy 1972 0.1
Lake Maitland At Lake Maitland, 100 km SE of Wiluna Mega Uranium 0.03
Valhalla 40 km north of Mount Isa Summit 1954 0.14
Westmoreland About 400 kilometres north of Mount Isa, Westmoreland Laramide Resources 1956 0.04 – 0.2
Ben Lomond 50 kilometres west of Townsville Mega Uranium 1975 0.25
Maureen Near Georgetown in north Queensland Mega Uranium 0.12
Deep South zone 3 km south of Beverley deposit
East Kalkaroo
Goulds Dam
Brooks Dam
Belgium
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Mons Basin Phospates Unconventional reserve of 40,000 t U
Brazil
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Itataia project (Ceará) Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil 0.085 67,246 tonnes U in phosphate
N.N. (Pará)
Pakistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Shanawah Karak, NWFP PAEC 0.04
Wahi Pandi Sehwan
Karunuk Sehwan
Rehman Dhora (Aamri) Kirthar Range, Sindh
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Andrew Lake Northwest Territories AREVA NC
Baker Lake / Kiggavik Northwest Territories AREVA NC 0.2
Sissons Schultz Northwest Territories AREVA NC 0.25
Mountain Lake Northwest Territories Triex Minerals 0.2
Mazenod Lake Northwest Territories Moss Resources
Boomerang Lake Northwest Territories Cameco
PEC Uranium Deposit Northwest Territories
Boulder Train Property Northwest Territories
Coppermine River Northwest Territories Unor Inc
Asiak River Property Northwest Territories Unor Inc
Blizzard deposit British Columbia Santoy Resources Ltd. 0.21
Foghorn deposit British Columbia International Ranger Corp. 0.08
Ballistic claims British Columbia International Montoro Resources Inc 0.04
RAE Property Alberta Red Dragon Resources Corp
Millennium zone(Cree Extension Property) Saskatchewan Cameco 3.9
Shea Creek Property COGEMA
Douglas, Erica, Alexandra, Laurie, Mirror River, Nikita and Uchrich Properties COGEMA
Riou Lake Property Rio Grande Mines Corp
Riou Lake Property/2 UEX Corp.
Black Lake Property JNR Resources
Black Lake Property/2 UEX Corp.
Serendipity Lakes Property UEX Corp.
Hidden Bay Property UEX Corp. 1.17
Cyprian Lake Property JNR Resources
Perch River - Newnham Lake Property JNR Resources
Kernaghan Lake Property Cameco
Virgin River Property UEM Inc.
Compass Lake Property Coronation Mines Ltd.
Hocking Lake Property Uranium Holdings Corporation
Henday Lake Property Uranium Holdings Corporation
Hump Lake Property
Crawford, Perpete, Brown, Jasper, Morin Lake, Marean Properties CanWest Petroleum Corp
Crawford Lake property
Yalowega Lake 2.5
Russell Lake property
Moore Lake property International Uranium Corp.
Lazy Edward Bay Property International Uranium Corp
Maurice Bay Cameco 0.51
Duddridge Lake Property Strathmore Minerals Corp. 0.09
Dieter Lake Quebec Strathmore Resources
Mont Laurier property Nova Uranium Corp
Otish Mountain Property Xemplar Energy Corp 0.6
Rocky Brook Property Deer Lake Basin Newfoundland Cameco
Michelin Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc
Jacques Lake Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc
Post Hill Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Irkol project Syr-Darya district
China
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Yili Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Shihongtan Xinjiang Autonomous Region
Zaohuohao Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Chanziping Guangxi Autonomous Region
Xiangshan field Jiangxi Province
Xiazhuang field Guangdong Province
Algeria
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Timgaouine
Abankor
El-Bema
Ait-Oklan
Tahaggart Southern Tassili
Asseo
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (Ore) tonnes Probable Annual Production (U3O8) tonnes Probable Type of Mine[2]
Los Berthos 1954
Los Adobes Patagonia
Dr Baulier 1968
Cerro Condor
Laguna Colorado
Las Termas
Figueira
Amorinopolis
Alcantil
Serrotes Baixos
Lago Real
Espinharas
Camus Belos
Quadrilalero Ferrifero
Gandarela
Serra des Gaivotas
Pitinga Amazonas
Santa Quiteria

Closed uranium mines

Czech Republic
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Jáchymov North-west Bohemia in Karlovy Vary Region, in the eponymous St. Joachim's valley in the Ore Mountains on the Weseritz. Czech Government, 1949-1961 Complex of concentration camps1512-Silver, 18th century-Uranium Oxide, 1898-Radium >1000001964 UG
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
(Key Lake) Gaertner and Deilmann 570 kilometres north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Cameco OC
Cluff Lake 700km from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan COGEMA 9979 2002 UG, OC
Rayrock Mine Northwest Territories Rayrock Mines Limited 1948 1955 1959 UG
Agnew Lake, Hyman Ontario Ursa Major Minerals Inc. 0.03
Port Radium Northwest Territories 2005
Beaverlodge Saskatchewan Cameco
Gunnar
Lorado
Nisto
Pronto Spragge, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 2.3 Million UG
Quirke Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 44 Million UG
Denison Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 69 Million UG
Panel Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 15 Million UG
Can-Met Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 2.6 Million
Stanrock Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 6.4 Million UG
Stanleigh Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 14 Million
Buckles Elliot Lake, Ontario UG
Spanish American Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc UG
Milliken Elliot Lake, Ontario 6.3 Million UG
Lacnor Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 3.4 Million UG
Nordic Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 13 Million UG
Agnew Lake ALM-Kerr Addison UG
Madawaska mine Bancroft, Ontario 4,000 UG
Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Rum Jungle 65 kilometres south of Darwin on the East Finniss River AAEC/Rio Tinto 1949 1971 UG
Gabon
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Mounana[5] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province COGEMA 1956 1960 0.37[6] 28000[7][8]1999 OC/UG
Oklo [5][9][10] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué provinceCOGEMA 1968 1956 0.37 [6]14000[7] 1985 OC/UG
Boyindzi[5] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province COGEMA 1980 0.37 [6] 1991UG
Mikouloungou[5] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province (60 Km away from Mounana)COGEMA 1997 0.37[6] 1999OC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Shinkolobwe In the Katanga province of the , located near Likasi Union Minière du Haut Katanga (UMHK) 1911 1922 2004 UG
East Germany
Mine Location Main Owner Mining Company Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Johanngeorgenstadt western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 01 / Schachtkombinat 235 1945 3595 1958 UG
Oberschlema western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 02 1946 7407 1958 UG
Schneeberg western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 03 1947 212 1956 UG
Annaberg Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 04 1947 1590 1958 UG
Marienberg Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 05 1947 166 1955 UG
Gottesberg Vogtland SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 56,4 1955 UG
Schneckenstein Vogtland SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 959,2 1960 UG
Zobes Vogtland SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1949 4673,3 1964 UG
Bergen Vogtland SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1949 162,2 1957 UG
Bärenhecke eastern Ore Mountains near Glashütte SAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 1 1954 UG
Niederpöbel eastern Ore Mountains near Dippoldiswalde SAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 30,3 1954 UG
Niederschlag Ore Mountains SAG Wismut Objekt 07 1947 222 1954 UG
Weißer Hirsch - Antonsthal western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 / Schachtkombinat 235 1949 747,41959 UG
Tannenbaum - Antonsthal western Ore Mountains SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 90 1954 UG
Mai - Antonsthal western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 / Schachtkombinat 235 1949 50 1959 UG
Seifenbach western Ore Mountains near Johanngeorgenstadt SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1947 230 1955 UG
Neu-Oberhaus western Ore Mountains near Johanngeorgenstadt SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 62 1955 UG
Valerian - Rabenberg western Ore Mountains near Johanngeorgenstadt SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 32 1955 UG
Unruhe - Halbmeile western Ore Mountains near Johanngeorgenstadt SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1950 47 1955 UG
Tellerhäuser-Kaffenberg western Ore Mountains near Rittersgrün SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1951 42 1955 UG
Grünstädtel western Ore Mountains near Schwarzenberg SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 12,3 1954 UG
Erla western Ore Mountains near Schwarzenberg SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 22 1955 UG
Segen Gottes - Rittersgrün western Ore Mountains SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 20,4 1954 UG
Margarethe - Breitenbrunn western Ore Mountains SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 7 1951 UG
Niederschlema-Alberoda western Ore Mountains SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 09 1947 80545 1991 UG
Pöhla western Ore Mountains SDAG Wismut Objekt 09 1957 1216,4 1991 UG
"Willi Agatz" Freital (coal mine) Dresden SAG Wismut / VVB Steinkohle / SDAG Wismut Steinkohlenwerk Freital / Bergbaubetrieb "W.A." 1947 3691 1989 UG
Königstein Elbe Sandstone Mountains SDAG Wismut Bergbaubetrieb Königstein 1967 17810 1991 UG/ISL
Dittrichshütte Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 30 / Objekt 90 1950 0,032 112,62 1954 UG
Schleusingen Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 30 1950 0,01 14 1954 UG
Steinach Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 41 / Objekt 90 1951 0,094 43,55 1954 OC/UG
Sorge-Settendorf East Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 30 / Objekt 90 1950 2292,4 1957 OC
Gauern East Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1953 427,7 1957 OC
Culmitzsch East Thuringia SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1955 9216,6 1967 OC
Wolfersdorf - Gera-Süd East Thuringia SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1963 19,4 1969 UG
Ronneburg East Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1952 4,66 1956 OC
Stolzenberg East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1956 92 1960 OC
Lichtenberg East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1958 13837,64 1977 OC
Reust-Lichtenberg East Thuringia near Ronneburg SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1951 20495,16 (up to 1987) 1991 (from 1987 to 1991 Schmirchau-Mine) UG/ISL
Schmirchau East Thuringia near Ronneburg SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1951 0,101 44769,74 1991 UG/ISL
Paitzdorf East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1961 0,097 22562,5 1991 UG
Beerwalde East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1974 0,110 7141,1 1991 UG
Drosen East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 1980 0,095 3137,7 1991 UG
West Germany
Mine Location Main Owner Mining Company Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Ellweiler West Germany UG
Brazil
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Pocos de Caldas Complexo Minero-Industrial do Planalta de Poços de Caldas (CIPC) 1997 UG
Pakistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Baghalchur 1999 UG
Poland[11]
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Kowáry[12][13] 1000[14][15]
Radoniów
Kopaniec
Kletno
Rudki
Radomice
Szklarska Poreba
Wojcieszyce
Okrzeszyn
Mniszków
Miedzianka
Radzimowice
Rochowice
Grzmiaca
Redziny
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year of discovery Year Commenced Grade %U3O8 Total Production (U3O8) tonnes Year Closed Type of Mine[2]
Sierra Pintada/San Rafael mine Mendoza province Complejo Minero Fabril San Rafael 0.19 1995 2440 t U resources
Huemul Mendoza province Energía Mineral S.A
Schlagintweit Los Giagantes
La Estela
Los Colorados La Rioja Province 1993 1995
San Rafael

Notes

  1. ^ McKay, A. D., Y. Miezitis (2001). Australia's Uranium Resources, Geology and Development of Deposits. AGSO--Geoscience Australia. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw UG - Underground; OC - Opencast; ISL - In-situ Leaching
  3. ^ Not Applicable for ISL mining
  4. ^ a b Uranium in Niger and Gabon (2007-01-05). Retrieved on 23 June, 2005.
  5. ^ a b c d Uranium in Niger and Gabon (2007-01-05). Retrieved on 2007-23-06.
  6. ^ a b c d Average Grade for Mounana, Oklo, Boyindzi and Mikouloungou
  7. ^ a b in tonnes U
  8. ^ Total production for Mounana, Oklo, Boyindzi and Mikouloungou
  9. ^ Oklo: Natural Uranium Reactors. Retrieved on 2007-23-06.
  10. ^ Gauthier-lafaye, F.; Weber, F.; Ohmoto, H. (1989-12-01). "Natural fission reactors of Oklo". Economic Geology 84 (8): 2286-2295. Retrieved on 2007-06-25.
  11. ^ WISE - Nuclear issues information service. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  12. ^ WISE - Nuclear issues information service. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
  13. ^ European Commission (2002). Remediation of the low-level radioactive waste tailing pond at Kowary, Poland. Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
  14. ^ Total production from all the 15 mines
  15. ^ Decommissioning Data - Europe. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.

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  • World Nuclear Association
  • WISE-Uranium
 
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