Uranium is a silvery-white metal, roughly 70% denser than lead and is the only naturally-occurring fissile element on earth. Uranium is more common than tin, about 40 times more common than silver and 500 times more common than gold. It’s found in very low concentrations almost everywhere on earth in soil, rocks, water and even in your own back yard.

Properties of Uranium

Unique atomic-level properties of uranium have changed the world.

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Radiation is more common than you might think.

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Finding Uranium

Exploring for uranium is a lot like other mining exploration.

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In one of the most highly-regulated industries in the world, safety is everyone’s top priority.

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Where and how are uranium products sold?

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Uranium in Saskatchewan

Annual fact sheets; produced by Saskatchewan’s uranium mining industry.

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Nuclear History Timeline

From coloring glass to powering reactors, uranium has come a long way since 1789.

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One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil.