Kintyre uranium deposit
|Location||North of Karlamilyi National Park|
|Company||Cameco (70%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (30%)|
|Year of acquisition||2008|
The Kintyre uranium project is located 60 km south of the Telfer gold mine and 260 km northeast of Newman at the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Uranium was discovered in the Kintyre area in 1985 by CRA Exploration Pty Ltd, now Rio Tinto. Due to depressed uranium prices, they placed the project in care and maintenance in 1998. The camp was dismantled and the site rehabilitated in 2002. The deposit was initially within the Karlamilyi National Park, but the area enclosing the deposit was excised from the park in 1994.
The Kintyre property was acquired in 2008 by a 70:30 joint venture between Cameco Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation. The project is operated by Cameco Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cameco. The project has an Indicated Resource of 3.898 million tonnes grading 0.62% U3O8, for a total of 53.5 million pounds of U3O8.
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- "Kintyre - History". Cameco Corporation. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- "Measured and Indicated Resources". Cameco. Saskatoon, Canada. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- Australia's Uranium Deposits and Potential Mines - Kintyre, WA, World Nuclear Association, January 2012, retrieved 2012-03-22