Ur-Energy Releases Amended Preliminary Assessment on Lost Creekadmin
Ur-Energy Inc. announces that it has released an amended Preliminary Assessment in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 for the Company’s Lost Creek project located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming as required by the Ontario Securities Commission.
The Preliminary Assessment of the Lost Creek project, initially prepared in 2008 by Lyntek Incorporated (“Lyntek”), is being re-released in amended form following a review of the Preliminary Assessment by the Ontario Securities Commission, which required the correction of certain deficiencies under the National Instrument. When prepared in 2008, the Preliminary Assessment relied upon an earlier resource estimate, prepared by C. Stewart Wallis (Technical Report on the Lost Creek Project, Wyoming, June 15, 2006)(the “2006 Report”). Mr. Wallis is also the author of an earlier Technical Report on the Lost Creek project that reviewed historical data: Technical Report on the Great Divide Basin Uranium Properties, Wyoming (June 15, 2005, as revised October 20, 2005).
Mr. Wallis is now co-author of the “Amended NI 43-101 Preliminary Assessment for the Lost Creek Project, Sweetwater County, Wyoming (dated April 2, 2008, as amended February 25, 2011)”(the “Amended Report”), with Lyntek, and he has analyzed certain drill data from the project generated by the Company between June 2006 – March 2008, which was not previously included in the report. Mr. Wallis’s analysis of that drill data is now contained within the Amended Report.
Terminology in the report (e.g., use of “ore,” “reserve”) was amended to more correctly reflect the nature of the mineral resource (e.g., “mineralization” and “resource”) at Lost Creek. Several items in the report which previously had relied upon and made reference to the 2006 Report have been amended to include independent analysis. See Items 11-15 Amended Report. There is also clarification provided as to reliance on other experts in the Amended Report. See Item 17 Amended Report; see also Item 23 Amended Report. Mr. Kyle, Vice President of Lyntek, and co-author, has conducted an additional site visit in connection with the preparation of the Amended Preliminary Assessment to verify the drilling program. See Item 2 Amended Report. Additional detail has been added to Item 20 of the Amended Report to provide specific budget recommendations.
The purpose of the technical report remains as an independent analysis of the potential economic viability of the mineral resources of Lost Creek. Lyntek has evaluated the change in the economics due to the resource reduction and confirms the economic viability of the mineral resource at Lost Creek at prices above US$40/lb U3O8 and affirms this in the Amended Report. The amended analysis performed by Lyntek results in an approximate 6% decrease in anticipated production from six mine units (6.5 million to 6.1 million pounds). See Item 1 Amended Report
The full report titled “Amended NI-43-101 Preliminary Assessment for the Lost Creek Project, Sweetwater County, Wyoming (dated April 2, 2008, as amended February 25, 2011)” is available on the Company’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
W. William Boberg, President and CEO of the Company, a Professional Geologist, and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the preparation of and reviewed the technical information contained in this release. Messrs. John I. Kyle, PE, and C. Stewart Wallis, P.Geo., also have reviewed this release.