Imouraren mine

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Imouraren mine
Location
Agadez Region
CountryNiger
Production
Productsuranium

The Imouraren mine is a large mine located in the northern part of Niger in Agadez Region. Imouraren represents one of the largest uranium reserves in Niger having estimated reserves of 109.1 million tonnes of ore grading 0.06% uranium.[1] It is the site of a uranium mining project involving French company Areva and SOPaMin (Société du Patrimoine des Mines du Niger on behalf of the government of Niger). The U3O8 ore grade at nearby SOMAIR is 14,000 tons at 0.3%, COMINAK is 29,000 t at 0.4% and Imouraren 120,000t at 0.15%.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uranium in Niger". wise-uranium.org. 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ http://www.orezone.com/sites/default/files/PR_Brighton_2011-05%20FINAL-Revised.pdf[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 18°05′26″N 7°26′27″E / 18.09056°N 7.44083°E / 18.09056; 7.44083