Part of the world's largest known uranium reserves in Australia, Kintyre is an advanced-stage, joint venture exploration project with Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd. Cameco acquired its 70% share in 2008 from Rio Tinto and is the operator.
The project land is located at the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region of Australia.
|Mine type||Open pit|
|Estimated resources (Cameco's share)||37.5 million lbs (indicated), average grade U3O8: 0.62%
4.2 million lbs (inferred), average grade U3O8: 0.53%
We believe that we have some of the best undeveloped uranium projects in the world. However, in the current market environment our primary focus is on preserving the value of our tier-one uranium assets. We continue to await a signal from the market that additional production is needed prior to making any new development decisions.
No work is planned at Kintyre. Further progress towards a development decision is not expected until market conditions improve.
A number of studies have been completed to evaluate the potential effects during the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the Kintyre project.