Aurora Energy (ASX:1AE) has become the holder of one of the USA’s largest uranium deposits with just over fifty million pounds of the material potentially recoverable.
A mineral resource upgrade has been on the cards since Aurora first listed, and now the company moves ahead with a resource some 34% larger than that notarised in its IPO prospectus. The on-site high grade zone of uranium mineralisation has been grown, in turn, by 10%,
Aurora drills for both lithium and uranium at its Aurora Metals Energy Project.
“At the time of the IPO we committed to a mineral resource upgrade and conversion of Aurora’s existing uranium mineral resource and this fantastic result further validates that Aurora holds one of the largest, well-defined uranium deposits in the USA,’ Aurora chief Greg Cochran said.
“By any measure, this outcome is significant, but I am particularly pleased with the high percentage of measured resource in this update, as well as the 34% increase in total mineral resource.”
Aurora is ultimately keen to produce both lithium for EV battery supply chains and uranium for nuclear energy generation.
The US has in recent weeks called for a greater domestic supply of uranium to its own generators; historically, only weapons-grade uranium has been subject to domestic supply chain restrictions.
Earlier this year, the US found itself eyeing weapons-grade uranium feedstocks for possible use in energy generation (read: nuclear power plants.)
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