Energy Fuels Inc – NYSE: UUUU, TSX: EFR

Energy Fuels Inc (Stock Symbols – NYSE: UUUU, TSX: EFR) is the largest American uranium producer with both in-situ recovery (ISR) and conventional mining operations. The company has uranium, rare earth elements, and vanadium projects across it’s large portfolio of projects.

Energy Fuels Project Locations.  Source: Energy Fuels
Energy Fuels Project Locations. Source: Energy Fuels

Energy Fuels Inc In-Situ Operations

The company has many in-situ operations in its portfolio including Nichols Ranch, Alta Mesa, Jane Dough, Hank, West North Butte, North Rolling Pin, and the Arkose Mining Venture.

Nichols Ranch ISR

The company’s 100% owned Nichols Ranch ISR mining operations are located in Wyoming, USA. The mine is fully licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It has a total licensed annual capacity of 2 million pounds of uranium with expansion potential. The mine first began production in 2014. and Alta Mesa in Texas with 1.5 million pounds of annual capacity.

Energy Fuels Inc - Nichols Ranch ISR
Nichols Ranch. Source: Energy Fuels


Alta Mesa ISR

Located in Texas, the 100% owned Alta Mesa ISR mining operations and plant are fully licensed and ready to go. The project is on standby awaiting higher uranium prices to maximize profits and shareholder returns. The total operating capacity per year is 1.5 million pounds, and has produced approximately 5 million pounds of product during the 2005 to 2013 timeframe before being placed on standby.

Energy Fuels Inc - Alta Mesa ISR
Alta Mesa ISR. Source: Energy Fuels

Jane Dough ISR

The Jane Dough ISR project is 100% owned by Energy Fuels Inc. and is in permitting. The project is located near the Nichols Ranch Plant in Wyoming. The project has an indicated uranium resource of 3.6 million pounds, and just under a third million pounds in the inferred mineral resource category.


Another 100% owned ISR project located in Wyoming is the Hank Project. The project is fully licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and has just under 1 million pounds of indicated mineral resource, and just under 1 million pounds of inferred resource.

West North Butte, North Rolling Pin and Arkose

Other ISR mining projects include 100% Energy Fuels Inc owned West North Butte with nearly 3 million indicated and 3 million inferred uranium pounds; 100% owned North Rolling Pin with just under 1 million indicated uranium pounds; and Arkose Mining Venture with 3.3 million pound of uranium and 81% ownership.

Energy Fuels Inc Conventional Operations

The company has many in-situ operations in its portfolio including the White Mesa Mill, Pinyon Plain Mine, Sheep Mountain Project, Henry Mountains Complex, Roca Honda Project, La Sal Complex, Whirlwind, Daneros, Wate, Sage Plain, and EZ Complex

White Mesa Mill

The company’s 100% owned White Mesa Mill is America’s only fully licensed and operating conventional uranium and rare earths mill. The mill is licensed for a capacity of over 8 million pounds per year. The mill is centralized between America’s higest grade mines and deposits. The mill is also a major American producer of high purity vanadium.

Energy Fuels Inc - White Mesa Mill
White Mesa Mill. Source: Energy Fuels

Pinyon Plain Mine

Pinyon Plain mine is the highest grade uranium mine being developed in America, and is 100% owned by Energy Fuels Inc. The surface infrastructure and production shaft are substantially complete. The total measured and indicated uranium resource for this mine is just under 2.5 million pounds.

Energy Fuels Inc - Pinyon Plain Mine
Pinyon Plain Mine. Source: Energy Fuels

Sheep Mountain

With just over 18.4 million pound of probable uranium reserves and just over 30 million indicated uranium resources, the 100% owned Sheep Mountain project is fully permitted for mining operations. The project is estimated to produce up to 1.5 million pounds of uranium per year over a 15 year mine life.

Henry Mountains

Another 100% Energy Fuels Inc. owned project is the Henry Mountains Complex in Utah. The project has two mines – Tony M, which is fully permitted and developed, and Bullfrog which is in permitting. The total indicated mineral resource is nearly 13 million pounds of uranium, and the inferred resource is just over 8 million pounds.

Roca Honda

New Mexico is the home for the 100% owned Roca Honda project. The project is within trucking distance to the company’s White Mesa Mill. The measured and indicated mineral resource for this project is nearly 15 million pounds, and the inferred mineral resource is just over 11 million pounds of uranium. The project is in the advanced stages of permitting, and is anticipated to have up to nearly 3 million pounds of uranium production annually over it’s 9 year mine life.

La Sal Complex

Utah is also the home for another 100% company owned set of projects at the La Sal Complex. The complex includes the Beaver, Pandora, La Sal, Energy Queen, and Redd Block projects. The Beaver and Pandora mines are fully permitted and developed, with both producing just over 1/2 million pounds of uranium as recently as 2012. The complex’s projects have a total measured and indicated resource of just over 4 million pounds of uranium and over 21 million pounds of vanadium. The inferred resource is just shy of 1/2 million pounds of uranium and nearly 2 million pounds of vanadium.

Whirlwind & Daneros

Two other 100% owned and on standby mines are the Whirlwind uranium / vanadium mine along the Colorado and Utah border, and the Daneros uranium mine in Utah. Whirlwind is fully permitted and developed. The mine has been on standby awaiting higher uranium prices. The indicated uranium mineral resource is 1 million pounds, and the project has another 2 million of inferred resource. The Daneros mine is also fully permitted and developed. Production at this mine last occurred in 2012.

Wate, Sage Plain and EZ Complex

Other 100% company owned conventional mines include Wate with just over 1 million pounds of inferred uranium; Sage Plain with indicated resources of 1.6 million pounds of uranium and 13.3 million pounds of vanadium; and EZ Complex with just over 2 million pounds of inferred uranium.

Energy Fuels Inc - Resource Summary
Resource Summary. Source: Energy Fuels

The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.

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