White Mesa Mill
The White Mesa Mill is the only fully-licensed and operating conventional uranium mill in the United States.
- Licensed capacity of 8+ million pounds of uranium per year
- Central to the highest-grade uranium mines and deposits in the United States
- Extensive controls in place to ensure protection of air, water, wildlife, and the environment
- 150 people employed at full operation
- A major U.S. producer of high-purity vanadium
- A key link in the U.S. rare earth supply chain given its ability to remove and recover uranium and manage the radioactive byproducts from rare earth ore
Ownership of Mill
White Mesa’s share of all U.S. uranium production (2012-2018)
- Separate circuit to produce high-purity vanadium from certain ores with potential to supply emerging battery technologies
- Separate alternate feed circuit to produce uranium from other uranium-bearing materials with grades as high as 75% U3O8
Recent Uranium Production
- 2019 – 1.8 million lbs. of V2O5
- 2018 – 0.8 million lbs.
- 2017 – 1.3 million lbs.
- 2016 – 0.7 million lbs.
- 2015 – 0.3 million lbs.
- 2014 – 0.9 million lbs.
- 2013 – 1.0 million lbs.
- 2012 – 1.3 million lbs.
The White Mesa Mill has a separate circuit for processing alternate feed materials.
- Alternate feed materials are other uranium-bearing materials, not derived from conventional ore.
- Materials often come from uranium conversion and other metals processing.
- Grades as high as 75% U3O8.