INN caught up with Leigh Curyer, CEO and director of NexGen Energy, at the 2019 PDAC conference to discuss the current uranium market.
The Investing News Network caught up with Leigh Curyer, CEO and director of NexGen Energy (TSX:NXE, NYSE:NXE,OTCMKTS:XGEN), at the 2019 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, to discuss the current uranium market, mining in Saskatchewan and what’s on the horizon for 2019.
Curyer also spoke about NexGen receiving the PDAC 2019 Environment and Social Responsibility award at the largest annual mining conference. The uranium miner with a variety of projects was selected for its work to integrate new technology in order to reduce its environmental impact, as well as the company’s local economic and community initiatives.
“What makes us as a group particularly proud of this year’s award is that it reflects who we are as a group of people and that extends way beyond developing a world-class project, it represents our core values and our culture,” said Curyer of the 2019 honor.
This wasn’t the first time NexGen was honored with a PDAC award, in 2018 the energy-focused miner was awarded the Bill Dennis award celebrating its discovery of the Arrow uranium deposit in Saskatchewan.
Arrow is just one of the uranium projects NexGen is developing in the Athabasca basin of Saskatchewan, an area Curyer noted, ranked number one on the Fraser Institute 2018 Policy Perception Index for mining.
“We’re very blessed at NexGen, we’re in world’s best mining jurisdiction and we also have one of the world’s best mineral discoveries, not just in uranium but when you look at the economic value of our deposit compared to other minerals and some of the large gold and copper mines around the world it really does stand out as just a phenomenal asset,” said Curyer.
Over the first quarter of 2019, the Saskatchewan-focused energy company has been busy advancing its Arrow project, a massive undertaking.
“We have been continuing our 125,000 metre drilling program, which is the largest in Canada for a uranium project this year, and I think it’s one of the largest in the last decade,” he explained. “We’re very busy, we’ve got our heads down and our tails up.”
Watch the interview above for more from Curyer on NexGen’s projects and a potential US domestic uranium quota. You can also click here to view our full PDAC 2019 interview playlist on YouTube.
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