UPDATE: Ur-Energy Edges Up as Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Pathfinder Mines Corp; Shrs Near Yr Lows
Ur-Energy Inc. (URE.TO), which is near year lows, announced the execution of a share purchase agreement to acquire Pathfinder Mines Corporation which owns the Shirley Basin and Lucky Mc mine sites in the Shirley Basin and Gas Hills mining districts of Wyoming, respectively, from which it historically produced more than 71 million pounds of uranium, primarily from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Internal historic reports prepared by Pathfinder estimate the presence of remaining resources at the two projects totalling approximately 15 million pounds U3O8. These historic reports estimate that the Shirley Basin project holds over 10 million pounds U3O8 at a GT (grade-thickness) cut off of 0.25 ft%. The average grade reported for the property is 0.21% U3O8. Lucky Mc holds an additional 4.7 million pounds U3O8 at similar grade. These historic resource calculations were reviewed by Ur-Energy during a due diligence investigation but a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources or mineral reserves under National Instrument 43-101 and Ur-Energy is not treating the historic estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The tailings facility at the Shirley Basin site is one of the few remaining facilities in the U.S. that is licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to receive and dispose of byproduct waste material from other in-situ uranium mines.
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