- Cigar Lake is the world's highest grade uranium mine and is located in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.
- Since commissioning in 2014, the site has produced a total of 46.9 million pounds (100% basis). It began commercial operation in May 2015.
- As the operator, Cameco developed an innovative jet-boring technique specifically for this challenging deposit.
- Cigar Lake's ore is processed 70 km northeast, at the McClean Lake mill, operated by AREVA Resources.
2018 Q3 Update
Total packaged production from Cigar Lake was 12% lower in the third quarter and 2% higher for the first nine months compared to the same periods last year. Packaged production was lower in the third quarter due primarily to the planned summer shutdown for maintenance and vacation. The shutdown went as planned with the mine and mill returning to full production at the end of August. Production remains on track to meet forecast for the year.
Cigar Lake Production
Cameco's Share (million lbs)
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Environment & Safety
Worker safety, protection of the environment and proper decommissioning after mining is completed, are of the utmost importance to Cameco.
Reserves & Resources
Our mineral reserves and resources are the foundation of our company and fundamental to our success.
Caution about forward-looking information
This page may contain forward-looking information that is based upon the assumptions and subject to the material risks discussed on page 2 of Cameco's most recent Quarterly MD&A.