Uranium mining in Australia
Australia is the world’s third largest producer of uranium after Kazakhstan and Canada. In 2011, Australia exported just under 7000 tonnes of uranium oxide for a value of $607 million to be used in nuclear reactors in North America, Europe and Asia.
As of June 2012, Western Australia has known deposits of about 211,000 tonnes of uranium. There are about 36 companies currently exploring for uranium in Western Australia.
Follow these links for useful information about uranium resources in Australia - Geoscience Australia and the Federal Government’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.