The key to New Mexico Uranium: state of the art

"The key to Grant, New Mexico – a modern factory", – said Mark Henderson of laramidia. All agreed policy. "It will be a real boon to New Mexico," – said the legislator of New Mexico, John A. Heaton. "The mining industry – one of the main industries in New Mexico." And after the article is removed, it is necessary to grind.

In David Miller email message Strathmore Mineral told us: "We have already conducted independent research in the area of ​​Roca Honda project evaluation." Registered professional engineer conducted an independent assessment of the capital and operating costs of the mill. While the engineer's name was not disclosed, Miller said: "This gentleman has 40 years of experience and has designed many mills in the US and the world." Miller told us, "The performance of the mill costs for the mills of different pitch sizes & # 39; iruyutstsa from the low $ 20 / ton of feed to a high of $ 200 / ton of feed ore Honda Roca works five to six pounds per ton per ton to pound price… milling is 30 dollars / ton operating cost (20 per cent higher than the number in the lower estimate) with a mark of five pounds per ton. "

Miller described the capital cost of the mill is about 100 million dollars plus / minus $ 20 million, depending on the size of the mill, to be built. Miller also said: "The environmental aspects of such mills were also considered consulting experts, and they came to the conclusion that it will be possible to let the mine and mill in New Mexico." He explained that no work on the design has not yet been done. Operating expenses in the mines will be similar to the metal shaft of a similar size. "They can Var & # 39; iravatstsa from a minimum of $ 30 / ton of ore to a high of $ 80 / ton of ore." Miller emphasized that frezervannya cost can range from $ 6 per pound U3O8. The "Rocco Honda", which Strathmore controls because of the purchase of real estate Ker-McGee in "Rio Algom" (bought by BHP Billiton) in 2004, was one of these mines, intended for a sense of 6000 tons / day Ambrosia Lake.

What impact will have a uranium mill in Grants, New Mexico? We asked Miller to speculate on the impact, as it is also with the & # 39 is the third term legislator from Wyoming. He told us: "In the new complex of mines and Strathmore sized mills would need to take into account that operate at least 200 people, and they can be double or higher quality jobs will be similar to other works on mining:. Top salary, the main advantages and the highest health care. " In contrast, the recovery situation (ISR) would be less time consuming. Each ISR facility would operate from 50 to 100 people.

Taking into account the possibility of the proposed uranium enrichment in August, when lawmakers in New Mexico tend to add nuclear power plant for the revival of nuclear energy state and discuss the possibility of uranium mill, how long before you get the uranium in this state? This can be faster than you think. In an interview with & # 39; nd John Indalu, executive director of the US uranium producers, he said that "I would not be surprised if the domestic uranium industry produces up to 20 million pounds a year." He predicted that this could happen, perhaps, before a period of five years. A good part of the production of uranium can come from this state. Nuclear Renaissance New Mexico is clearly within reach.

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