Cameco Corp has requested the services of MFW Geoscience for a six month duration at their Eagle Point Mine, which is part of their Rabbit Lake Operation. Mike will be fulfilling the role of Resource Geologist on a FIFO rotational basis for the first half of 2014. The map below locates the mine in the north east corner of the province of Saskatchewan, 40 km from the community of Wollaston Lake.
According to Cameco’s website, the Rabbit Lake operation opened in 1975 and is the longest operating uranium production facility in North America and the second largest uranium mill in the world. It has produced more than 190 million pounds of U3O8 from five separate orebodies since production began.
Rabbit Lake is currently mining and milling ore from the Eagle Point underground mine which has proven and probable reserves of 22.8 million pounds of U3O8 and is expected to sustain production until 2017. Current exploration is focused near the Eagle Point mine in an effort to extend mine life while also testing regional targets.
Of interest, Rabbit Lake was the first Canadian mine to introduce the seven days in/seven days out rotation.