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Wyoming Uranium

  • Production:
    • Production: 1.6 million pounds in 2011
    • Production capacity: 5.5M pounds U3O8/yr (EIA, 2012)
    • Wyoming has been leading uranium producer since 1995 (WSGS,2013)
  • Prices: Spot price for u3o8 US $40.25/pound (April 19, 2013)(TradeTech, 2013)
  • Taxes:
    • Ad valorem tax $2,581,565 (2011) (WDOR, 2012)
    • Severance tax: $1,715,131 (2011) (WDOR, 2012)
  • Employment: 462 (2011) (EIA, 2012)
  • Resources:
    • Reserves: 145 million tons Ore (@ $50/lb) and 220 million lbs U3O8 (@ $50/lb) (EIA, 2012)
  • Infrastructure:
    • Smith Ranch-Highland In-Situ Recovery (ISR), Converse County, operated by Power Resources a subsidiary of Cameco Resources (EIA, 2012), capacity 5.5M pounds U3O8/yr
    • Willow Creek Project (Christensen Ranch and Irigaray) by Uranium One USA, Inc., capacity 1.3M pounds/yr


(EIA, 2012). United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). "2011 Domestic Uranium Production Report"  Retrieved October 2012 from:

(EIA, 2012). United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). "U.S. Uranium Reserves Estimates."  Retrieved October 2012 from:

(TradeTech, 2013). TradeTech Uranium Prices & Analysis. Retrieved April 2013 from:

(WDOR, 2012).  Wyoming Department of Revenue (WDOR).  "Department of Revenue 2012 Annual Report." Retrieved April 2013 from:

(WSGS, 2013). Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS). "Uranium."  Retrieved April 2013 from:

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