- 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 Q1 Update
Total packaged production from Cigar Lake was 4% lower in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. Lower production in the quarter was largely due to challenging ground conditions and processing circuit issues which have been resolved. We expect to meet our planned production 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.