aerial view of lake and forest

The Cree Extension-Millennium project is a Cameco-operated joint venture located in the southeastern portion of the Athabasca Basin, approximately 35 km north of the Key Lake operation.

The project includes the Millennium deposit which was discovered in 2000. We own 69.9% of the project.

LocationSaskatchewan, Canada
Cameco's share69.9%
Mine typeUnderground
Estimated resources (Cameco's share)53.0 million lbs (indicated), average grade U3O8: 2.39%
20.2 million lbs (inferred), average grade U3O8: 3.19%
ProductUranium concentrates
Other possible features
  • Off-site processing
  • Employment: about 150 at full production
  • Estimated life of mine: 10 years

Development Progress

We believe that we have some of the best undeveloped uranium projects in the world. However, in the current market environment our primary focus is on preserving the value of our tier-one uranium assets. We continue to await a signal from the market that additional production is needed prior to making any new development decisions.

No work is planned at Millennium. Further progress towards a development decision is not expected until market conditions improve.

Environmental Assessment

A number of studies have been completed to evaluate the potential effects during the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the Millennium project.

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