Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium District

With uranium grades 20x the world average, the Athabasca Basin presents an ideal opportunity for leverage to uranium prices and a nuclear powered future. Infographic presented by Lakeland Resources and Zimtu Capital.

The Athabasca Basin: Uranium Infographic

Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium District

The Athabasca Basin currently accounts for 15.5% of annual uranium production. Even more interesting, is the grade of these deposits.

10 of the 15 highest grade uranium deposits in the world are found in the region. Further, Athabasca deposits such as Phoenix, McArthur River, and Cigar Lake range from 15 to 20% uranium – several times the grade of their nearest competition outside of the Basin.

6 Responses to “Athabasca Basin: The World’s Highest Grade Uranium District”

  1. Graeme says:

    Another great infographic guys. Lots of excellent information. Keep up the good work.

  2. Steve says:

    Nice visuals guys but it would be nice to include the owners of those deposits unless that was forbidden by the funders?

  3. Myron Martin says:

    The Zimtu guys have done a great job in generating companies over the years in various sectors of the market, am looking forward to Lakelands first find.

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  5. Luc says:

    How can Olympic Dam be the biggest resource in the world and the state it is in doesnt crack the top 42 “jurisdictions”

    • VC-Jeff says:

      Hi Luc,

      Olympic Dam is an iron oxide copper-gold deposit and produces gold, silver, copper, and uranium. Uranium only makes up a minority of revenues and I would suspect it could not function economically if uranium were the only deposit mined from it.

      That said, it’s possible that the Top Jurisdictions list from Raymond James is looking at primary uranium deposits.

  6. Cory says:

    Great graphic, but some flaws in the information itself.

    - contains uranium of the highest grade ~2%…perhaps if you add the word “average” grade at ~2%. If you’re talking highest grades, McArthur River’s reserves alone average 16.4% while Cigar is 18.3%…and locally, these deposits are host to grade of more than 80%!
    - to call all those dots on the map “deposits” is quite misleading – most of those are showings and intersections that are hardly economic deposits.
    - I have no idea where Raymond James sourced their info on Saskatchewan being the “7th” jurisdiction from 42 (or perhaps it’s presented in the wrong context? Is that only completely undeveloped greenfield resources owned only by juniors? Is this just from an investment perspective?)…because it shows 80M lbs in resources: the Millennium deposit is host to ~80M lbs in resources alone…Phoenix is at 52M lbs…many others and growing every day and nevermind all the pounds in the resource categories at the existing mines!

    No arguments on the potential in the Athabasca…just a few points to ponder.

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