Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), the leading uranium producer in the United States, has signed binding agreements to secure an estimated 58.3 square-mile, heavy-mineral sand position. The agreements cover the acquisition of 17 mineral concessions located between Prado and Caravelas, towns in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Called the Bahia Project, the area has potential to feed the Energy Fuel’s White Mesa Mill with rare earth element and uranium bearing natural monazite sand for decades. “This is another very significant step in Energy Fuels’ development as a major global rare earth element producer based in the United States,” said Energy Fuels president and CEO Mark S. Chalmers. “We are aggressively seeking to expand our monazite sand feeds. With guidance from our heavy-mineral sand experts, the company has been evaluating the acquisition of monazite-bearing projects. The Bahia deposit is well-known throughout the HMS industry as having excellent potential to produce high-quality ilmenite, rutile and zircon products, in addition to monazite. We are very pleased to have secured this project, as it has the potential to provide Energy Fuels with our own low-cost source of monazite feed that we fully control. The company expects to supplement its monazite supply in the future with open market purchases, arrangements with existing monazite producers, and/or additional acquisitions. Energy Fuels is in advanced discussions with other current and future monazite producers around the world to provide creative options on how to best build upon our momentum and add further scale.”
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About Energy Fuels Inc.
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. Energy Fuels also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and is ramping up commercial-scale production of REE carbonate. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all its assets and employees are in the United States. Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: the White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) project in Wyoming, and the Alta Mesa ISR project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of more than 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year and has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant as well as REE carbonate from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR project is on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year. In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the country, along with several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.
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