, Burke Hollow's initial Production Area Authorization 1 ("PAA-1") is the newest and largest In-Situ Recovery ("ISR") wellfield being developed in
the United States
Completing installation of the 106 monitor wells for PAA-1 marks a significant milestone achievement towards ISR uranium production at the Burke Hollow project (the "Project").
This is a significant development for UEC and an important step in America's nuclear fuel supply chain to provide safe, clean and reliable carbon-free energy.
Advancing Burke Hollow towards production is timely as the U.S. looks to reduce its imports of Russian uranium. The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has recently begun the process to acquire U.S. produced uranium for America's strategic Uranium Reserve. NNSA has issued an initial solicitation to purchase up to approximately one million pounds of domestically produced uranium.
With the successful installation of the PAA-1 monitor well ring, UEC plans to transition into additional exploration and delineation drilling within the 19,336-acre Project to define additional production areas.
hub-and-spoke strategy is anchored by its fully licensed Hobson Processing Plant and five ISR projects, including its fully permitted Palangana,
and Burke Hollow projects.
- To learn more about the environmental, social and low-cost advantages of uranium In-Situ Recovery, visit https://www.uraniumenergy.com/projects/isr/
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. , July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC) "UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the installation of the 106 monitor wells necessary for its first Production Area Authorization at its Burke Hollow Project located in Bee County , Texas. The planned production area is approximately two miles in length and, once complete, will constitute the largest production area ever to be developed in South Texas.
Andy Kurrus , VP of Resource Development stated: "We are pleased to have completed the installation of the Burke Hollow PAA-1 monitor well ring, a critical step towards uranium extraction.
We have also defined resources outside of PAA-1 at the Project, including several exploration targets and anomalous areas that have only been lightly explored. We expect this to translate into an extensive Project pipeline with additional exploration drilling and production area development in the near future. The development of Burke Hollow, the only recent uranium discovery in the United States , is the largest Goliad Formation deposit ever discovered in the South Texas Uranium Trend."
In this stage of Project advancement, well development and baseline sampling are expected to be complete by mid-August followed by aquifer testing. Preparation for an authorization application which sits within the current mine permit for the Project, is planned for submittal prior to the end of the calendar year.
The mineralization in PAA-1 is hosted within the Pliocene aged Goliad Formation, in what the Company has termed the "Lower B Sand". This unit, positioned at approximately 390 to 450 feet in depth, is comprised of four sub-units of mineralization.
In 2017, UEC refocused and then concentrated its Burke Hollow efforts by specifically targeting this area with the delineation drilling necessary to expand the resources identified earlier in the Project. Commencement of the permitting phase began in 2019 with the conclusion of the delineation campaign that was immediately followed by the first round of monitor well installations.
Uranium Energy Corp is America's leading, fastest growing, uranium mining company listed on the NYSE American. UEC is a pure play uranium company and is advancing the next generation of low-cost, environmentally friendly In-Situ Recovery (ISR) mining uranium projects. The Company has two production ready ISR hub and spoke platforms in South Texas and Wyoming , anchored by fully licensed and operational processing capacity at the Hobson and Irigaray plants. UEC also has seven U.S. ISR uranium projects with all of their major permits in place. Additionally, the Company has other diversified holdings of uranium assets, including: (1) one of the largest physical uranium portfolios of U.S. warehoused U 3 O 8 ; (2) a major equity stake in the only royalty company in the sector, Uranium Royalty Corp.; and (3) a pipeline of resource-stage uranium projects in Arizona , Colorado , New Mexico and Paraguay. The Company's operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.
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