Smith Ranch-Highland

  • In the second quarter of 2016, Cameco made the decision to curtail production and defer all wellfield development at our US operations.
  • Smith Ranch-Highland opened in 1975 and has produced 23 million lbs of uranium through the in situ recovery mining method.
Operation(As of December 31, 2018)

2019 Q2 Update

US ISR Operations

As a result of our 2016 curtailment decision, commercial production has ceased. As long as production is suspended, we expect ongoing cash and non-cash care and maintenance costs to range between $11 million (US) and $13 million (US) annually.


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Environment & Safety

Worker safety, environmental monitoring and proper decommissioning after project completion are of the utmost importance to Cameco.

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Reserves & Resources

Our mineral reserves and resources are the foundation of our company and fundamental to our success.

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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.