Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Uranium Country Notes
The first uranium discoveries were made in the western province of Salamanca in 1957 - 1958. Subsequently other finds were made further to the south and, in one instance, in central Spain. Production began in 1959 and by the end of 2002, a cumulative total of over 6 000 tonnes had been produced. Ore mining ceased in December 2000 and the production of uranium concentrates was terminated 2 years later. In January 2007 a Canadian company, Mawson Resources, applied for two exploration permits in the La Haba district of Extremadura in south-western Spain.
At beginning-2005, remaining RAR (at less than US$ 80/kgU) were 2 460 tonnes. Further Identified Resources recoverable at US$ 80-130/kgU comprised 2 465 tonnes of RAR and 6 380 tonnes of IR.