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Uranium junior takes another step towards production

Uranium Energy Corp says it’s completed the initial 40 development holes at the first production area at its Burke Hollow in-situ recovery project in Texas.
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Uranium Energy Corp has an ISR hub and spoke production strategy around its 2Mlb/year Hobson processing facility in Texas

Ngaire McDiarmid

Reporter

It was advancing Burke Hollow towards uranium extraction, the company said in a presentation this month.

It described PAA-1, the initial production area, as the newest and largest ISR wellfield being developed in the US.

The company said several intercepts had returned 2.45-4.48 grade thickness, "significantly above the 0.3 GT cut-off for ISR resource estimation and wellfield development".

VP resource development Andy Kurrus said the "exceptional" uranium grade was impressive.

"The development of Burke Hollow, the only recent uranium discovery in the United States, continues to exhibit the potential to be the largest Goliad Formation deposit ever discovered in the South Texas Uranium Trend," he said.

Burke Hollow has a 7.09 million pound U3O8 resource and the company said it had all four major permits required for production.

It has pointed out only US-mined uranium could supply the Department of Energy's new US$1.5 billion uranium reserve

The uranium spot price dipped a little after Cameco said earlier this month it would restart its Cigar Lake mine in Saskatchewan but is back above $30 a pound.

Uranium Energy raised $12 million in a placement at $3.30 a share earlier this month, which it said took its cash and equivalents to more than $110 million.

Its shares (NYSE American: UEC) spent much of 2020 around the $1 mark and have risen to peak at $3.67 earlier this month.

They closed up 2.5% yesterday to $2.88, valuing it about $664 million.