UR-Energy provides Q3 operational update
For the quarter, 52,812 pounds of U3O8 were captured within the Lost Creek plant. 48,336 pounds of U3O8 were packaged in drums and 36,797 pounds of U3O8 drummed inventory were shipped out of the Lost Creek processing plant. At September 30, 2017, inventory at the conversion facility was approximately 17,813 pounds U3O8. During the quarter, sales totaled $11.7M. There were no spot sales during the quarter. A total of 289,000 pounds was sold at an average sales price of $40 per pound, which was 100% above the average spot price for the same period of $20 per pound. Of this, 109,000 pounds were sold at an average price of $35 per pound for cash proceeds of $3.9M. "We purchased the pounds at a cost of $20 per pound. The remaining 180,000 pounds were sold from Lost Creek production at a price of $43 per pound, for cash proceeds of $7.8 million. Lost Creek celebrated its fourth anniversary in operation in early August, having produced and delivered to customers more than 2,000,000 pounds at the time of that milestone, all from the first mine unit of the project. Our drilling and other construction work to develop the first three header houses in Mine Unit 2 commenced in early April. This development work continued through the summer, largely on schedule, allowing us to bring the first header house online in late August. We currently anticipate that operation of the second header house will commence during Q4 and the third header house will come online early in 2018. We do not currently anticipate any sales in Q4, as we have completed our contractual deliveries for the year. Our sales have totaled $38.3 million this year. The Q4 production target for Lost Creek is between 65,000 and 75,000 pounds dried and drummed. Our production rate may be adjusted based on operational matters and other indicators in the market. We will provide further guidance for the remainder of 2017 in our Form 10-Q, which is currently anticipated to be filed on Friday, October 27, 2017."