Anfield Resources Aims to be One of the Next Uranium Producers in the United States21 Jun 2017
Anfield Resources Highlights:
- Anfield Resources Set to Profit From Coming Uranium Shortage With 60 Reactors Under Construction In 15 Countries
- China Building One Reactor Every Five Months
- Dutch Commodity Expert Predicts $100 a Pound After 2020
- Anfield is building out a unique asset base with access to lower-cost, near-term uranium production capacity in Wyoming and a longer-term, larger-scale, uranium production opportunity in Utah
- Unique Agreement With Uranium One Provides Additional Processing and Ability to Borrow Processed Uranium
The rollback in uranium prices that took place after Fukushima in 2011 is now starting to reverse, albeit slowly. After Fukushima, uranium prices fell from $73 a pound to a low of $18 a pound. While pricing has rebounded slightly, the current $20 level isn’t sustainable as it remains below the cost of production.
Factors which could drive the price upward are supply shortages caused by mine closures and increasing global demand. Today there 20 nuclear reactors under construction across the globe and China is building one new reactor every five months. Globally, 150 new nuclear reactors are in the planning stage.
Canadian-headquartered Anfield set up shop in the United States because 20% of American electricity is generated by nuclear energy, and at present it imports over 90% of the uranium it uses.
Over the last four years, Anfield has acquired a number of conventional uranium assets in Utah, Colorado and Arizona as well as 24 ISR-amenable projects in Wyoming. An April 4, 2017, NI 43-101 report on one of the 24 Wyoming ISR assets, Red Rim, shows an indicated resource of 336,655 tons of mineralized material with an average grade of 0.17% and an inferred resource of 472,988 tons of mineralized resource with an average grade of 0.163%, for a total uranium resource of 2,681,896 pounds.
Anfield’s unique market position is derived through both its ownership of the Shootaring Canyon Mill and its agreement with Uranium One. The Shootaring Canyon Mill is one of only three licensed, permitted and constructed conventional uranium mills in the United States. The 500,000 pounds/year processing agreement with Uranium One allows Anfield to process uranium from its ISR assets without the capex and lengthy timeline required to build its own ISR processing plant. The agreement with Uranium One also allows Anfield to both buy and borrow processed uranium from Uranium One to fulfill contracts.
Anfield recognizes that, as the uranium price begins to climb as a result of the supply-demand imbalance, those with access to lower-cost production capacity will be the early beneficiaries in the uranium market. Therefore, Anfield’s Resin Processing Agreement with Uranium One – when paired with the 24 projects acquired in Wyoming – will be the near-term focus for the company. Once the uranium price climbs to a point where conventional uranium mining is feasible, Anfield can then aim to bring its conventional mill – Shootaring – online, which would significantly increase the company’s annual production capacity.
In addition, Anfield has 8,418,000 pounds of measured, indicated and inferred uranium resources in its four conventional projects in Utah and Arizona. More than enough to make it a major energy fuel provider in the American market. In March, the company closed an oversubscribed private placement with gross proceeds totalling $2,888,061.
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