Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Uranium Country Notes
Exploration during the 1980s led to the discovery of a uranium deposit at Kayelekera in northern Malawi. The Australian company Paladin Resources Ltd. is currently mounting a project for developing uranium production at Kayelekera, for which it was granted a Mining Licence in April 2007. The mine is scheduled to be commissioned in September 2008 and to reach its full annual production rate of 3.3 million pounds of U3O8 during second quarter 2009.
The last Red Book national report (2000) quoted uranium resources in the Kayelekera deposit as amounting to 11 700 tonnes (in situ). They were classified as RAR, 75% of which the IAEA/NEA estimated to be recoverable at less than US$ 80/kgU. No other uranium resources, either identified or undiscovered, were reported.