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Uranium Energy Corp Completes Initial 40 Development Holes at First Production Area of its Burke Hollow ISR Project in South Texas


  • Burke Hollow’s initial Production Area (“PAA-1”) is the newest and largest In-Situ Recovery (“ISR”) wellfield being developed in the U.S.;
  • Strong results demonstrate potential for further resource* growth within PAA-1 with several drill intercepts returning 2.45 to 4.48 grade thickness (“GT”).  This is significantly above the 0.3 GT cut-off for ISR resource estimation and wellfield development;
  • UEC’s South Texas hub-and-spoke strategy is anchored by its fully licensed Hobson Processing Plant and includes five ISR Projects, including its fully permitted Palangana, Goliad and Burke Hollow projects; and
  • To learn more about the environmental, social and low-cost advantages of uranium In-Situ Recovery, visit https://www.uraniumenergy.com/projects/isr/

Corpus Christi, TX, April 14, 2021 – Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American:  UEC; “UEC” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an interim report on its ongoing wellfield development and resource delineation drilling at the Company’s Burke Hollow ISR uranium project in South Texas.  As of April 9, 2021, a total of 40 resource delineation holes have been completed by utilizing two drilling rigs.  Drilling will continue with additional resource delineation test holes, followed by installation of approximately 45 additional exterior monitoring wells to accommodate the trend extensions, complementing the 76 monitor wells previously installed. 

Andy Kurrus, VP of Resource Development stated, “We are pleased with the drilling results to date which continue to improve our understanding of the five Goliad Formation roll fronts or trends within PAA-1.  The continuity of the uranium roll fronts, and the exceptional uranium grade intercepts are impressive.  The development of Burke Hollow, the only recent uranium discovery in the United States, continues to exhibit the potential to be the largest Goliad Formation deposit ever discovered in the South Texas Uranium Trend.  As we plan for additional Production Areas at Burke Hollow, we have a strong pipeline to our ~19,000 acre property, including defined resources outside of PAA-1 and several exploration targets and anomalous areas that have only been lightly explored.”

The drilling has targeted trend extensions of the five known fronts within the PAA-1 area.  Drill holes, logged by prompt fission neutron (“PFN”) equipment, which resulted in intercepts exhibiting GT values equal to or greater than 0.3, utilizing a cutoff parameter of 0.02% grade (pU308)are displayed in the following table:

Identification PFN (0.02 Cutoff) Horizon
HOLE DATE TD TOP (ft)** THICKNESS (ft)** Average
283.0-319.5 2021-02-22 480 414.5 27.5 0.163 4.483 Goliad Lower B Sands
262.5-326.5 2021-02-23 480 393 19.0 0.131 2.489 Goliad Lower B Sands
262.5-326.5 2021-02-23 480 427.5 21.0 0.117 2.457 Goliad Lower B Sands
268.0-319.5 2021-02-24 480 421.5 10.0 0.103 1.030 Goliad Lower B Sands
283.0-318.0 2021-02-24 480 423 18.5 0.090 1.665 Goliad Lower B Sands
283.0-314.0 2021-03-02 500 419.5 7.5 0.049 0.368 Goliad Lower B Sands
262.5-326.0 2021-03-23 480 394 9.0 0.036 0.324 Goliad Lower B Sands
283.5-317.0 2021-03-25 500 428 10.5 0.189 1.985 Goliad Lower B Sands
283.5-317.0 2021-03-25 500 445.5 7.5 0.069 0.518 Goliad Lower B Sands
232.5-342.0 2021-03-29 440 388 10.0 0.129 1.290 Goliad Lower B Sands
284.0-320.0 2021-03-30 480 419.5 17.0 0.055 0.935 Goliad Lower B Sands
227.5-339.5 2021-04-01 440 368 4.0 0.107 0.428 Goliad Lower B Sands
227.5-339.5 2021-04-01 440 377 12.0 0.227 2.724 Goliad Lower B Sands
260.5-324.0 2021-04-05 480 423 7.5 0.145 1.088 Goliad Lower B Sands
284.0-320.5 2021-04-06 500 420 13.0 0.074 0.962 Goliad Lower B Sands
284.0-320.5 2021-04-06 500 434 7.5 0.042 0.315 Goliad Lower B Sands
282.9-319.5 2021-04-08 480 413 27.5 0.159 4.373 Goliad Lower B Sands
236.0-343.5 2021-04-08 460 365.5 10.0 0.032 0.320 Goliad Lower B Sands
*All grade values are based on Prompt Fission Neutron ("PFN") logging and denoted by pU3O8
**Rounded to nearest tenth of a foot

The 14 holes presented in the table above represent 35% of the 40-hole total drilled to date.  The remaining 26 holes were drilled in or nearby lesser mineralization, directly behind or in front of the roll front, thus bracketing the front location.

The project area is a 19,335-acre property located in eastern Bee County within the South Texas Uranium Trend 50 miles to the southeast of the Company’s Hobson Processing Plant.  Burke Hollow has received all four of its major permits required for uranium extraction from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Burke Hollow Goliad mineralization trends lie at depths ranging from 160’ to 1100’, and follow the outline of an anticlinal structure which has produced abundant natural gas and oil from multiple underlying formations.  Several miles of potential mineralized trend length remain only lightly explored to date.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and was reviewed by Clyde L. Yancey, P.G., Vice President-Exploration for the Company, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company. As a leading pure-play American uranium company, UEC is advancing the next generation of low-cost and environmentally friendly In-Situ Recovery (ISR) mining uranium projects.  In South Texas, the Company’s hub-and-spoke operations are anchored by our fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility which is central to our Palangana, Burke Hollow, Goliad and other ISR pipeline projects. In Wyoming, UEC controls the Reno Creek project, which is the largest permitted, pre-construction ISR uranium project in the U.S. Additionally, the Company’s diversified holdings provide exposure to a unique portfolio of uranium related assets, including: 1) major equity stake in the only royalty company in the sector, Uranium Royalty Corp; 2) physical uranium warehoused in the U.S.; and 3) a pipeline of resource-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay. In Paraguay, the Company owns one of the largest and highest-grade ferro-titanium deposits in the world. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
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Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE American: UEC
ISN: US916896103

*Notice to U.S. Investors

The mineral resources referred to herein have been estimated in accordance with the definition standards on mineral resources of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum referred to in NI 43-101 and are not compliant with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Industry Guide 7 guidelines. In addition, measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources, while recognized and required by Canadian regulations, are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Accordingly, we have not reported them in the United States. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral resources in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves. These terms have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. In particular, it should be noted that mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources will ever be upgraded to a higher category. In accordance with Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources cannot form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources referred to herein are economically or legally mineable.

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