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Uranium Energy Corp Completes Acquisition of Past-Producing Uranium and Vanadium Mines on the Colorado Plateau
Exploration Planned to Commence Immediately; New Colorado Plateau Regional Exploration Office to Be Opened
AUSTIN, TX – May 17, 2007 – Uranium Energy Corp announces the completion of the acquisition of past-producing uranium/vanadium properties, consisting of approximately 5,000 acres in the Uravan Mineral Belt of the Colorado Plateau, in the states of Colorado and Utah. This acquisition was originally announced on April 10 of this year, and is described further in the Company’s news release of that date. The closing of the acquisition followed a 30-day due diligence period.
The Company’s property holdings in the Colorado Plateau now include the sites of 15 past producing uranium/vanadium mines. The aggregate production from these mines was approximately 5 million pounds of uranium, and 16 million pounds of vanadium. Grades of production in all cases were similar to the averages of 0.25% uranium and 1.7% vanadium that were observed for the rest of the mineral belt.
To date, the due diligence has allowed Company geologists to prioritize certain areas for exploration, and the exploration program is expected to commence without delay. To that end, the Company intends to establish a Colorado Plateau field office by the early summer of 2007. Exploration activities will include detailed field mapping of the mineralization, and the acquisition of both drilling and mining permits. The initial objectives of the drilling program will be delineation of resources and expansion of the known mineralized area.
Amir Adnani, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Uranium Energy Corp, stated: "The Colorado Plateau is the oldest uranium mining area in the United States and with the milling opportunities available through Blanding and Shootaring Canyon mills, this region will soon be back on the US uranium mining map. The recent acquisition by our company positions us as one of the major players in this region, and expands our strategy for growth in the US uranium industry.”
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp (URME: OTCBB) is a US-based junior resource company with the objective of becoming a near-term ISR uranium producer in the United States. The Company is developing its advanced-stage Goliad Project in South Texas, with ISR uranium production projected to begin in 2009. Uranium Energy Corp controls one of the largest historical uranium exploration and development databases in the US. Through the use of these databases, the Company has acquired advanced uranium properties throughout the southwestern US. The operational management is comprised of pre-eminent uranium mining and exploration professionals, whose collective experience in the uranium mining industry gives the Company ongoing uranium mine-finding and uranium mine development expertise. Uranium Energy Corp is well positioned to capitalize on the current alternative energy boom. For more information, please visit www.uraniumenergy.com.
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