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Uranium production is carried out in about 20 countries around the world, producing a cumulative total of 54 610 tonne uranium (tU). The countries where more than 100 tU/year production reported are Kazakhstan (28%), Canada (20%), Australia (16%), Namibia (8%), Russian Federation (7%), Niger (6%), Uzbekistan (5%), United States (3%), Ukraine (2%), China (2%), India (1%), South Africa (1%), Czech Republic (1%), Brazil (1%) and Malawi (<1%). Since 2009 the in-situ leach (ISL) operations of Kazakhstan are producing the largest share of world uranium.

The largest conventional uranium mines are McArthur river (Canada), Ranger (Australia), Olympic Dam (Australia), Krasnokamensk (Russia) and Rossing (Namibia). The largest uranium producers are Cameco, Rio Tinto, Areva, KazAtomProm and ARMZ-TVEL.

The production methods employed are conventional underground (UG) and open cast (OC) (47%), in-situ leaching (ISL, 46%) and by-product (7%). About 50 uranium production centers are operational.

Commercial projects[edit]

Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U[1] Annual Production (tOre)[2] Annual Production (tU)[3] Type of Mine[4]
Don Otto Salta Globe Uranium Ltd 1958 30 Presently Shut down
Cachocira (Cactite) 1999 0.3 340 OC
Engenlio (Cactite) 2006 OC
Australia[5]
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Olympic Dam South Australia BHP Billiton 1975 1988 0.05 9,100,000 4,356 UG
Ranger Northern Territory ERA 1969 1980 0.2 2,000,000 5,544 OC
Beverley South Australia, in the northern Flinders Ranges Heathgate Resources 1969 1999 0.18 N.A.[6] 1064 ISL
Brazil
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Caetité Lagoa Real province, Bahia State Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil 1977[7] 1999[7] 0.25 400 OC
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Cigar Lake Saskatchewan Cameco 1981 2005 20%+ Unknown Unknown UG
McArthur River mine Saskatchewan Cameco 1988 1999 20.66 212,285 (diluted tonnage) 8,491 UG
McClean Lake Saskatchewan AREVA Resources Canada Inc 1979 1999 2.4 2490 OC
Rabbit Lake Saskatchewan Cameco 1968 1975 0.88 311,908 2.4 UG
China
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
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
Czech Republic
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Dolní Rožínka Diamo 408 UG
France
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
7
Germany
Mine Location Main Owner Wismut Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Königstein Königstein, Saxony Wismut GmbH 1963 1967 77 closed, production from mine water treatment
India
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Jaduguda Uranium Mine UCIL 1967 2300+ (est) UG
Bhatin UCIL 1967 1230 UG
Narwapahar UCIL 1995 1050 UG
Turamdih UCIL 2002 1730 UG
Tummalapalle uranium mine Pulivendula UCIL 1989 (?) 0.05 UG
Iraq
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Akashat
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Stepnoye Kazatomprom 1570 ISL
Tsentralnoye Kazatomprom 1000 ISL
Western mining group Kazatomprom 900 ISL
Malawi
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Kayelekera Paladin 2009 0.08 1400 UG?
Namibia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Rössing Namib Desert Rio Tinto 1928 1976 0.03–0.05 12,030,000 3,711 OC
Langer Heinrich Namib Desert Paladin Energy early 1970s 2007 0.06–0.07 OC
Niger
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Akouta.[8] Areva/Onarem 1967 1974 0.46 1778 UG
Arlit(Arlette)[8] Areva/Onarem 1965 1971 0.3 1315 OC
Pakistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Dera Ghazi Khan PAEC +2200(est)
Issa Khel / Kubul Kel Miniawali District
Tumman Leghari South Punjab
Romania
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Carpaţii Orientali (zona de nord) Compania Naţională a Uraniului 70(est)
Russia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Krasnokamensk Krasnokamensk, Zabaykalsky Krai ARMZ 1963 1968 0.38 3431(est) UG
South Africa
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
AngloGold Ltd 674 UG
Ukraine
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Vatutininski and Ingulskyi VostGOK 800(est) UG
USA (See Uranium mining in the United States)
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Crow Butte Nebraska Cameco 1980 1991 _ 363 ISL
Smith Ranch-Highland 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
Uzbekistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Uchkuduk 2300

Potentially commercial projects[edit]

Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Sierra Pintada CNEA UG
Cerro Solo 0.3
Hataia 0.08 680 Co-product with phosphoric acid
Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %tU Planned Annual Production (tOre Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Honeymoon 75 km north west of Broken Hill, New South Wales SXR Uranium One 2010 0.24 340 ISL
Jabiluka Northern Territory ERA 1971 0.43 2290 UG
Four Mile South Australia Heathgate Resources 0.37 1360 ISL
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Cigar Lake Saskatchewan Cameco 1981 20.67 UG
Midwest Uranium Mine Saskatchewan Areva Resources Canada Inc. 1978 4.4 OC
Kiggavik Uranium Project Nunavut Areva Resources Canada Inc. 0.41 UG
Millennium Uranium Deposit Saskatchewan Cameco 3.9
Namibia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Annual Production (tOre) Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Husab Uranium Project Namib Desert China General Nuclear Power Group 2008 2012
India
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Mohuldih Jharkhand UCIL UG
Baghjata UG
Bandugurang UG
Lambapur-Peddagattu UG
Kylleng-Pyndemsohiong-Mawthabah (formerly Domiasiat) Meghalaya OC
Iran
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Saghand 1 & 2 Yazd province
Bandar Abbas 0.2
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
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
Inkai Uranium Project Chu-Sarysu district Cameco 0.06 ISL
South Inkai Project Chu-Sarysu district Uranium One 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
Russia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
Khiagda Buryatia TVEL UG
Priargun Chita region TVEL UG
USA
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Scheduled Commencement Grade %U Planned Annual Production (tOre) Planned Annual Production (tU) Type of Mine
White Mesa Southeastern Utah Uranium Corp ISL
Sweetwater In south-central Wyoming SXR Uranium One ISL

Non-commercial projects[edit]

Algeria
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Timgaouine
Abankor
El-Bema
Ait-Oklan
Tahaggart Southern Tassili
Asseo
Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
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
Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Koongarra Alligator Rivers of the Northern Territory, 30 km south of Ranger and 3 km 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 Cameco (operator) 1973 0.13
Bigrlyi Northern edge of the Ngalia Basin in NT Energy Metals Ltd 1982 0.14
Mount Gee North Flinders Ranges Marathon Resources 0.05
Curnamona North of Honeymoon Uranium MineEast 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 Cameco 1985
Yeelirrie Between Wiluna and Leinster, WA, about 500 km 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 Energy 1974 0.12
Oobagooma 75 km northeast of Derby in Western Australia Paladin Energy 0.15
Lake Way and Centipede Close to Wiluna, 750 km 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 uranium mine About 400 km north of Mount Isa, Laramide Resources 1956 0.04 – 0.2
Ben Lomond 50 km west of Townsville Mega Uranium 1975 0.25
Maureen Near Georgetown in north Queensland Mega Uranium 0.12
East Kalkaroo
Goulds Dam
Brooks Dam
Belgium
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Mons Basin Phospates Unconventional reserve of 40,000 t U
Brazil
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %tU Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Itataia project (Ceará) Santa Quitena,CEARA Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil 0.085 67,246 tonnes U in phosphate
N.N. (Pará)
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %tU Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Andrew Lake Northwest Territories AREVA NC
Baker Lake / Kiggavik Northwest Territories AREVA Resources Canada Inc. 0.2
Sissons Schultz Northwest Territories AREVA Resources Canada Inc. 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
Shea Creek Property AREVA Resources Canada Inc.
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 Newfoundland
Michelin Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc
Jacques Lake Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc
Post Hill Deposit Labrador Aurora Energy Resources Inc.
Roughrider Deposit Saskatchewan Rio Tinto 2008 UG
China
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U3O8 Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
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
Kazakhstan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Irkol project Syr-Darya district
Pakistan
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Probable Commencement Grade %U Probable Annual Production (tOre) Probable Annual Production (tU) Probable Type of Mine
Shanawah Karak, NWFP PAEC 0.04
Wahi Pandi Sehwan
Karunuk Sehwan
Rehman Dhora (Aamri) Kirthar Range, Sindh

Exploration projects[edit]

Argentina
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU Year Closed Type of Mine
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
Australia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
El Sherana Northern Territory 1954 1954
Rum Jungle 65 km south of Darwin on the East Finniss River AAEC/Rio Tinto 1949 1971 UG
Canada
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Key Lake, Gaertner and Deilmann pits 570 km north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Cameco OC
Cluff Lake 700 km 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
Eldorado Mine Port Radium, Northwest Territories 2005
Beaverlodge Saskatchewan Cameco
Gunnar
Lorado
Nisto
Pronto Mine Spragge, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 2.3 million UG
Quirke Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 44 million UG
Denison Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 69 million UG
Panel Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 15 million UG
Can-Met Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 2.6 million
Stanrock Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario Denison 6.4 million UG
Stanleigh Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 14 million
Buckles Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario UG
Spanish American Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc UG
Milliken Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario 6.3 million UG
Lacnor Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 3.4 million UG
Nordic Mine Elliot Lake, Ontario BHP Billiton Plc 13 million UG
Agnew Lake ALM-Kerr Addison UG
Madawaska mine Bancroft, Ontario 4,000 UG
Czech Republic
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
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 prison camps 1512-Silver, 18th century-Uranium Oxide, 1898-Radium ~10,000 1964 UG
Příbram Central Bohemia, 60 km SW Prague Czech Government, 1949-1991 1311-Silver, later Lead, Zinc; 1949 Uranium 1949 1950-1991: Uranium 41746, Lead 6196, Zinc 2417, Silver 11 1991 UG
Zálesí (Javorník) Rychlebské Hory in the Olomouc Region 1957 1959 405 1968 UG
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Shinkolobwe mine In the Katanga province of the, located near Likasi Union Minière du Haut Katanga (UMHK) 1911 1922 2004 UG
Gabon
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Mounana[9] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province COGEMA 1956 1960 0.37[10] 28000[11][12] 1999 OC/UG
Oklo[9][13][14] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province COGEMA 1968 1956 0.37[10] 14000[11] 1985 OC/UG
Boyindzi[9] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province COGEMA 1980 0.37[10] 1991 UG
Mikouloungou[9] Near the town of Franceville, in the Haut-Ogooué province (60 km away from Mounana) COGEMA 1997 0.37[10] 1999 OC
Germany (East Germany)
Mine Location Main Owner Mining Company Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) [15] Year Closed Type of Mine
Johanngeorgenstadt western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 01 1946 3585 1958 UG
Oberschlema western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 02 1946 7,098.9 1958 UG
Schneeberg western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 03 1947 209.7 1956 UG
Annaberg central Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 04 1947 450 1958 UG
Marienberg central Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 05 1947 121 1955 UG
Gottesberg Vogtland Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 56,4 1955 UG
Schneckenstein Vogtland Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 959,2 1960 UG
Zobes Vogtland Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1949 4673,3 1964 UG
Bergen Vogtland Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 06 1949 162,2 1957 UG
Bärenhecke eastern Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 1 1954 UG
Niederpöbel eastern Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 06 1948 30,3 1954 UG
Niederschlag central Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 07 1947 222 1954 UG
Weißer Hirsch - Antonsthal western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 / Schachtkombinat 235 1949 747,4 1959 UG
Tannenbaum - Antonsthal western Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 90 1954 UG
Mai - Antonsthal western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 / Schachtkombinat 235 1949 50 1959 UG
Seifenbach western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1947 230 1955 UG
Neu-Oberhaus western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 62 1955 UG
Valerian - Rabenberg western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 32 1955 UG
Unruhe - Halbmeile western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1950 47 1955 UG
Tellerhäuser-Kaffenberg western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1951 42 1955 UG
Grünstädtel western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 12,3 1954 UG
Erla western Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 22 1955 UG
Segen Gottes - Rittersgrün western Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1949 20.4 1954 UG
Margarethe - Breitenbrunn western Erzgebirge Mts SAG Wismut Objekt 08 1948 7 1951 UG
Niederschlema-Alberoda western Erzgebirge Mts SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 09 1947 73,105.0 1991 UG
Pöhla western Erzgebirge Mts SDAG Wismut Objekt 09 1957 1216.4 1991 UG
"Willi Agatz" Freital (hard coal mine) Dresden SAG Wismut / VVB Steinkohle / SDAG Wismut Steinkohlenwerk Freital / Bergbaubetrieb "W.A." 1947 (with interruptions) 3691 1989 UG
Königstein Elbsandsteingebirge Mts SDAG Wismut Bergbaubetrieb Königstein 1967 17810 1991 UG/ISL
Dittrichshütte southern Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 30 / Objekt 90 1950 0.032 112.62 1954 UG
Schleusingen southern Thuringia SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 30 1950 0.01 14 1954 UG
Steinach southern 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 2,292.4* 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 (exploration) 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 / Bergbaubetrieb Lichtenberg 1958 13,837.64* 1977 OC
Reust-Lichtenberg East Thuringia near Ronneburg SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 / Bergbaubetrieb Reust 1951 20,495.16* (up to 1987) 1991 (from 1987 to 1991 Schmirchau-Mine) UG/ISL/heap leaching
Schmirchau East Thuringia near Ronneburg SAG / SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 / Bergbaubetrieb Schmirchau 1951 0.101 44,769.74* 1991 UG/ISL/heap leaching
Paitzdorf East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Objekt 90 / Bergbaubetrieb Paitzdorf 1961 0.097 22,562.5* 1991 UG
Beerwalde East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Bergbaubetrieb Beerwalde 1974 0.110 7,141.1* 1991 UG
Drosen East Thuringia near Ronneburg SDAG Wismut Bergbaubetrieb Drosen 1982 0.095 2,941.1 1991 UG
Germany (West Germany)
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Ellweiler Near Ellweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate UG
Menzenschwand Near St. Blasien, Black Forest Gewerkschaft Brunhilde 1961 580 1991 UG
Poland
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine[16]
Kowary[16][17] 1000[18][19]
Radoniów
Kopaniec
Kletno
Rudki
Radomice
Szklarska Poreba
Wojcieszyce
Okrzeszyn
Mniszków
Miedzianka
Radzimowice
Rochowice
Grzmiaca
Redziny
Russia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Butugichag[20] Kolyma, Magadan Oblast, near town of Ust-Omchug (~50 km, or 30 mi) State-owned, Dalstroy 1940s 1945  ? 1955 OC
Slovenia
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Žirovski Vrh Slovenia, Upper Carniola N.E.K. 1960 1984 0.07 452 tU 1994
Sweden
Mine Location Main Owner Year Discovered Year Commenced Grade %U Total Production (tU) Year Closed Type of Mine
Ranstadverket South of Billingen, between Skövde and Falköping 1965 120 t U 1969 OC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grade %U: weight percentage of Uranium
  2. ^ tOre: Capacity - tonnes of Ore
  3. ^ tU: Capacity - tonnes of Uranium
  4. ^ UG - Underground; OC - Opencast; ISL - In-situ Leaching
  5. ^ McKay, A. D., Y. Miezitis (2001). Australia's Uranium Resources, Geology and Development of Deposits. AGSO--Geoscience Australia. 
  6. ^ Not Applicable for ISL mining
  7. ^ a b "Perguntas Frequentes – INB" (in Portuguese). Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil. p. 16. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Uranium in Niger and Gabon". 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2005-06-23. 
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  10. ^ a b c d Average Grade for Mounana, Oklo, Boyindzi and Mikouloungou
  11. ^ a b in tonnes U
  12. ^ Total production for Mounana, Oklo, Boyindzi and Mikouloungou
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  15. ^ Uranium in concentrate, mined resources without production losses
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  18. ^ Total production from all the 15 mines
  19. ^ "Decommissioning Data - Europe". Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  20. ^ The walkthrough of the Butugichag camp and mine with pictures (Ukrainian)

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