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In Situ Recovery (ISR)

Uranium Energy Corp is employing in-situ recovery or ISR mining technology at the Palangana uranium project. ISR is injected-solution mining that reverses the natural process that deposited the uranium in the sandstones. On-site ground water is being fortified with gaseous oxygen and introduced to the uranium ore body through a pattern of injection wells. The solution dissolves the uranium from the sandstone host.

The uranium-bearing solution is brought back to surface through production wells where the uranium is concentrated on resin beads for trucking to the Company’s Hobson processing plant to be concentrated further and dried into yellowcake for market. This pattern of injection and recovery wells, plus surrounding monitor wells that serve as a safeguard, is called a wellfield.

For more information on ISR mining view the animated video below. (Turn your speaker volume on)



In Situ Recovery


Reversing Mother Nature”, an essay by

Please click here to view “Reversing Mother Nature”, an essay by, which explains how the ISR process works; and contains interviews with the leading ISR experts who have designed all the ISR mines currently operating in the United States, and many others internationally as well.  There experts are now members of Uranium Energy Corp’s technical team.  Please click here to review their bios and CVs.