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CROW BUTTE

Summary

Crow Butte was discovered in 1980 and began production in 1991. It is the first uranium mine in Nebraska, and is a significant contributor to the economy of northwest Nebraska.

Key facts

  • uses environment-friendly in situ recovery (ISR) mining technique to extract uranium
  • Crow Butte Uranium Mine Receives ISO 14001: 2004 Certification
  • proven reserves total 2.3 million pounds U3O8, average grade of 0.11%
  • annual licensed capacity of 1 million pounds U3O8
  • production was 0.7 million pounds in 2013
  • Total production under Cameco ownership (2002-2013) 9.1 million pounds
  • employs 58 people

LOCATION

CROW BUTTE

Crow Butte

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