Uranium Outlook 2013: Rebound On The Horizon
Energy Fuels (TSX:EFR) is a uranium and vanadium mining, production and development company with production assets in Utah and Arizona and standby mines and development projects in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Wyoming. The company's primary asset is the White Mesa mill, the only conventional operating uranium processing facility in the United States. In June 2012, Energy Fuels acquired all of Denison Mines' US-based mining operations.
European Uranium Resources (TSXV:EUU) is an exploration and development company with a portfolio of projects at all stages of the exploration/development pipeline in Slovakia, Sweden and Finland. The company's Kuriskova deposit in Slovakia could become one of the world's lowest-cost uranium producers. European Uranium's shareholders include global nuclear power industry leader AREVA (EPA:AREVA).
Laramide Resources (TSX:LAM) is an exploration and development company with a portfolio of advanced uranium projects in Australia and the United States. Its flagship project, Westmoreland, located in Queensland, Australia, is one of the largest projects currently held by a junior mining company. The company's US assets include La Jara Mesa in New Mexico's Grants Mineral Belt and La Sal in Utah's White Mesa mining district.
Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) is an exploration company advancing Canada's highest-grade uranium deposit outside of Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. The company's flagship project, the Angilak property in Nunavut, is host to the Lac Cinquante deposit. The deposit holds a NI 43-101 inferred resource of 1,779,000 tonnes grading 0.69 percent U3O8, totalling 27.13 million pounds U3O8.Uranerz Energy (NYSE:URZ,AMEX:URZ) is a near-term producer with a large land position in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. A company press release states that Uranerz plans to be “America's next ISR [in-situ recovery] uranium producer in 2013” with the commissioning of its Nichols Ranch mine — potentially the state's first new uranium mine since 1996. First production is anticipated in early 2013. Ur-Energy (TSX:URE,AMEX:URG) is a near-term producer with a Wyoming-based uranium play in the Great Divide Basin — the Lost Creek ISR project. The company plans to invest between $30 and $40 million toward making Lost Creek production ready by the summer of 2013.
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