Drilling to Fulfill America’s New Uranium Mandate

Mike Fagan
by Mike Fagan

Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE-American: UEC) — currently trading below US$1.70 per share — has resumed drilling and wellfield development at its Burke Hollow in-situ recovery uranium project in South Texas as part of the company’s progression toward becoming a reliable supplier to the newly-created $1.5B US Uranium Reserve.

The current drill program at Burke Hollow — which is being heralded as the newest and largest in-situ recovery wellfield under development in the United States — will consist of a minimum of 30 exploration and delineation holes to further define five mineralized targets.

Importantly, UEC has received all four of its major permits required for uranium extraction at Burke Hollow from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the EPA.

UEC president & CEO, Amir Adnani, commented via press release:

“UEC is positioned as the leader in U.S. low-cost, environmentally friendly and fully permitted ISR projects. Burke Hollow's initial production area is amongst the largest uranium ISR wellfields ever developed in the 45-year history of uranium mining in South Texas. It's a key building block in our production readiness portfolio which includes the largest U.S. resource base of fully permitted ISR projects in Texas and Wyoming. The low-impact ISR method of uranium recovery being developed at Burke Hollow is the most environmentally friendly way to mine uranium which is now responsible for approximately 50% of global production.”

 

For speculators, it’s important to note that — due to consolidation in the North American uranium industry over the last decade — UEC is one of only a handful of US-based uranium companies positioned to become a near-term producer and contributor to the new national uranium reserve.

Uranium Energy’s VP of Resource Development, Andrew Kurrus, added:

“We are excited about the potential of this project. Our PAA #1 at Burke Hollow is the only Production Area being developed in the United States. In addition to PAA#1, the extensive, lightly-explored trend extensions and remaining undrilled areas of the project have the potential to be the largest Goliad Formation deposit discovered to date in the South Texas Uranium Belt.”

 

Catalysts expected to generate news flow for UEC in the coming quarters, include:

  • Advancement of the Burke Hollow, Palangana, Goliad and projects, Texas.
  • Advancement of the Reno Creek project, Wyoming, where the fully permitted portion of the project boasts 23.97 million tons grading 0.04% U3O8 containing 18.71 million pounds.
  • Potential for higher uranium prices resulting from continued supply disruption coupled with strong demand; recent move from ~24/lb to ~30/lb.

Keep in mind also that UEC’s Texas operations are anchored by the company’s fully licensed and permitted Hobson Processing Plant (below).
 

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Earlier this month, Haywood Securities confirmed its Buy rating on UEC shares with a price target of C$2.60 per share citing “maximum upside exposure amidst promising sector fundamentals.”

With no less than four fully-permitted ISR uranium projects in the US with a 4MM/lb per year production profile — now is an opportune time to be taking a closer look at UEC as a potential future leader in America’s resurgent uranium sector.

Be sure to click here for our most recent report on Uranium Energy Corp.

Yours in profits,

Mike Fagan

Mike Fagan
Editor, Resource Stock Digest


Mike Fagan has mining in his blood. As a teenager he staked countless gold and silver properties in Nevada alongside his dad, Brian Fagan, who created the Prospect Generator model that’s still widely used today in the resource space. One of those staking projects was put into production by a major Canadian mining company — a truly rare and profitable experience. That background uniquely qualifies him as a mining stock speculator. One of the most well-known names in the business, Mike is now putting that experience to use for the benefit of Resource Stock Digest and Hard Asset Digest readers.