Energy Fuels Reports Increased Production Rates at Nichols Ranch

- July 13th, 2015

Energy Fuels (NYSEMKT:UUUU, TSX:EFR) provided an update on operations at its Nichols Ranch ISR uranium project. Nichols Ranch was recently secured through Energy Fuels’s acquisition of Uranerz Energy on June 18.

Energy Fuels (NYSEMKT:UUUU, TSX:EFR) provided an update on operations at its Nichols Ranch ISR uranium project. Nichols Ranch was recently secured through Energy Fuels’s acquisition of Uranerz Energy on June 18.
As quoted in the press release:

Since Energy Fuels’ acquisition of Uranerz, uranium production at a fifth header house has commenced at Nichols Ranch, and the Company is observing positive results.  Production flow rates at Nichols Ranch have increased by 33% and total uranium production has increased by 25%, compared to levels seen prior to bringing this new header house online.  In addition, since this new header house is currently in the early stages of production, the Company expects to observe higher rates of production in the future as flow rates and head-grade continue to increase.
The Company also expects to commence construction on a sixth header house at Nichols Ranch in August 2015, along with approximately 60 associated production and injection wells.  Production from this next header house is expected to begin in Q4-2015.  Wellfield delineation drilling on the resources expected to be produced by this header house was completed earlier this year.
Nichols Ranch commenced ISR mining operations in April 2014 and finished FY-2014 with four header houses in operation, along with the associated injection and recovery wells.  Production at these facilities totaled approximately 200,000 pounds of U3O8 for April to December 2014, and 55,000 pounds of U3O8 during Q1-2015.  While production at these four header houses has peaked and is now in decline, production at the new header house is expected to continue to ramp-up during 2015.

Energy Fuels CEO, Stephen P. Antony, said:

We are very pleased with the operational results currently being observed at the Nichols Ranch Project.  At this time, our fifth header house and the associated wellfield, is on-budget, on-schedule, and well on its way to becoming a successful uranium producer for Energy Fuels.  We are similarly optimistic about the future performance of the sixth header house we have planned for later this year.

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