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Numerous articles, editorials, and letters to the editor are being published in local newspapers concerning uranium mining in northern Colorado. To view them, see the Reference page.
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In-Situ Leaching Print

Regardless of what they call it...

  • In-Situ Leaching
  • In-Situ Recovery
  • Solution Mining

It all means the same thing: changing water quality to leach uranium out of an aquifer.

In-situ leaching is planned in the northern area of the Centennial Project where deposits of uranium are 250 to 600 feet deep.

Open Pit Mining Print

Regardless of what they call it:

  • Open Pit
  • Conventional Mining
  • Surface Mining

It all means the same thing: A Deep Hole in the Ground.

Open pit mining is planned for the south area of the Centennial Project, the area closest to Fort Collins, Greeley, and Wellington. Powertech estimates the Centennial Project holds 9.7 million lbs of uranium. Over half the uranium, 5.9 million lbs, lies in shallow deposits within the southern area of the Centennial Project, the conventional (open-pit) mining area (see page 32 of

The Centennial Project in Northern Colorado Print

Powertech Uranium Corporation has obtained the mineral rights and mining leases to 6,880 acres in northern Colorado's Weld County where they intend to use both open-pit and in-situ leaching (ISL) to mine uranium.  This Weld County site has been named the Centennial Project.

Geovic Mining Corp. in Northern Colorado Print

Geovic Mining Corp. has leased 15,500 acres in northern Weld County near Pawnee National Grasslands, Grover, and Keota. Geovic’s Vice President of Investor Relations told Northern Colorado Business Report (read article) the corporation is inclined to do in-situ leach mining for uranium and “intends to move as quickly as it can to take advantage of recent high uranium prices that have rekindled a boom in the industry not seen since the late 1970s.”


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