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RABBIT LAKE

Summary

The Rabbit Lake operation, which opened in 1975, is the longest operating uranium production facility in North America, and the second largest uranium mill in the world

Key facts

  • maximum licensed capacity of 16.9 million pounds (currently 11 million)
  • 100% owned and operated by Cameco
  • closest community is Wollaston Lake, about 40 kilometres by air
  • longest-operating uranium production facility in Saskatchewan, beginning in 1975
  • total production 1975 to 2013 – 190.1 million pounds
  • first Canadian mine to introduce seven-days in/seven-days-out commuter system
  • Rabbit Lake employs over 300 Cameco staff and an equal number of long-term contractor employees
  • deposits include mined-out original Rabbit Lake open pit, Collins Bay A–, B– and D–zones as well as Eagle Point underground mine
  • investments in upgrading the Rabbit Lake mill have allowed us to handle additional ore mined at Eagle Point as well positioning the Rabbit Lake mill to process ore from regional deposits through toll-milling arrangements
  • mined-out Rabbit Lake open pit used for tailings facility
  • Eagle Point has reserves of approximately 24.0 million pounds U3O8
  • total production for 2013 was 4.1 million pounds U3O8
  • exploration drilling has extended Eagle Point mine life through to 2017

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RABBIT LAKE OPERATION

Rabbit Lake operation

Wayne Champagne, an employee with...

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