Energy Fuels is America’s premiere uranium production company. With one of the largest uranium mills in the nation, White Mesa Mill, they product tons of uranium every year to be used for fuel. They are also committed to adhering to strict environmental and health guidelines to prevent any sort of contamination or health crisis. The safety of their workers is a must for them and they are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating their methods to ensure that they are providing ample safety and security measures.
In addition to the health and safety regulations and their infamous White Mesa Mill, they are also known for all of their other various mines and projects. Here are a list of the different mines and projects they are a part of:
- Sheep Mountain. This mine is located in Wyoming in Fremont county. Before Energy Fuels started to permit Sheep Mountain, Western Nuclear operated the mine from the 1950s to the 1980s. After the 80s, production ended until Energy Fuels stepped in.
- Pine nut. This uranium mine is currently producing in northern Arizona close to the town of Fredonia. The ore production at this site began in 2013. There are less than 20 acres of total surface disturbance at this mine.
- Canyon. This uranium mining site is fully-permitted but only partially developed. It is located about 6 miles southeast of Tusayan, Arizona. This site is located on land that is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
- Daneros. This mine is one of Energy Fuel’s sites that is actually fully permitted and fully developed. It is actually considered one of their “standby” mines and has produced ore as recently as 2012.
- Roca Honda. This project is one of America’s highest grade uranium development projects and is also one of the largest. It is located in northwest New Mexico. The land it is located on is also manage by the U.S. Forest Service as well as the state of New Mexico.
- Gas Hills. This mine is located in, you guessed it, the Gas Hill Uranium District in Wyoming. This is one of the 2nd largest uranium producing regions in history. Energy Fuels acquire this project recently.
- La Sal Complex. These are a series of uranium and vanadium mines that produced ore as recently as 2012. They are located near the town of La Sal, Utah.
- Juniper Ridge. This mine is located in the Poison Basin Uranium District in south-central Wyoming. The land is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as well as by the state of Wyoming.
- Sage Plain. This project is located in southeast Utah about 15 miles southeast of Monticello. This mine was sold in 2014.
- Henry Mountains. This is a connected group of uranium properties that are located about 40 miles south of Hanksville, Utah. There are about 17 miles of existing underground mines at this site.
- Whirlwind. This is one of their fully permitted and fully developed mines that is also on standby. This mine has vanadium as well as uranium.
As you can see, Energy Fuels has a comprehensive list of permitted and developed mines which makes them one of the best uranium mining companies in America.