Energy Resources 2009 Q2 Uranium Output Up

16 July 2009 (Last Updated July 16th, 2009 18:30)

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) said uranium production at its Ranger mine in the Northern Territory has increased by 44% to 1,481t in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter in 2008. ERA attributes the increase to completed upgrades and improved milling rates, wh

Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) said uranium production at its Ranger mine in the Northern Territory has increased by 44% to 1,481t in the second quarter of 2009, compared to the same quarter in 2008.

ERA attributes the increase to completed upgrades and improved milling rates, which is 22% more than first quarter of 2009 production.

Ore milled for the quarter was 21% higher than the previous quarter and 7% higher than the June 2008 quarter, due to improved utilisation and milling rates. The laterite
processing plant also contributed to production in the June 2009 quarter.