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Uranium

2014 Production

Production in 2014

Operating Mine
TONNES OF URANIUM MILLION POUNDS OF U3O8
Key Lake/McArthur River*
          7,347               19.10
Rabbit Lake
          1,616                4.20
McClean Lake/Cigar Lake**
            130
                0.34
Total           9,093
               23.64

Source: Saskatchewan uranium producers


To convert tonnes of uranium to pounds of U3O8, multiply tonnes by 2,599.8
Numbers may not reflect total due to rounding.  The numbers represent uranium production in the drums after milling.


* Ore from McArthur River is trucked to Key Lake where it is then fed into the Key Lake mill and processed into yellowcake.

** Ore from Cigar Lake is trucked to McClean Lake Operation whre it is then fed into the McClean Lake mill and processed into yellowcake.  The production data reflects the amount in drums after milling.

  • Canada's uranium is used exclusively for the generation of electricity at nuclear power plants.  The end use is strictly enforced by international non-proliferation agreements and Canadian export restrictions.
  • Nuclear power wupplies about 16% of Canada's electricity needs. (source: Canadian Nuclear Association). This makes uranium one of Canada's largest, non-carbon emitting sources of energy in use today.
  • Canada remains a leading world uranium producer, accounting for16% of world's production. All of the uranium production in Canada comes from Saskatchewan mines. (source: World Nuclear Association)
  • Uranium exports add approximately $1.2 billion to the Canadian economy (source: Canadian Nuclear Association)

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