Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp., a Colorado-based uranium and vanadium conventional mining company, has recently updated the status of the Sunday Mine Complex (SMC) Vanadium Project.
Following the completion of funding for the Vanadium Project in April, project planning has been continuing since then. The SMC includes five developed and permitted mines located in Western Colorado.
Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. has currently assembled the resources and personnel to open the SMC. Historic mining and geological data, and also mine maps from previous operations are being examined, while the team concludes the final ventilation needs. Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. will begin the Vanadium Project at two mines—the St. Jude Mine and the Sunday Mine. The initial underground work is anticipated to begin in June.
Following the opening of the mine, vanadium ore samples will be sent to vanadium processors as well as users across the globe. The aim of the present Vanadium Project is to define the deposit of high-grade vanadium. Apart from bulk sampling, underground drilling will be utilized to establish the vanadium resource. Traditionally, a 6-to-1 vanadium-to-uranium ratio was yielded by the SMC.
To supervise the Vanadium Project, Dr Kaiwen Wu has been appointed as Chief Geologist at Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. A distinguished expert on historic sandstone-hosted uranium/vanadium deposits, Dr Wu has extensive experience in the Colorado/Utah Mineral Belt. Earlier, Dr Wu has concluded an in-house geological assessment of the SMC. Previously, Dr Wu spent 10 years working for Energy Fuels as a Senior Exploration Geologist where he supervised the exploration of vanadium and uranium, the compilation and evaluation of geologic data, and also oversaw the technical reporting process and resource estimate. Dr Wu earned his PhD in Geological Science from the University of Texas at El Paso under a doctoral program that involved elaborate geologic mapping and culminating in a thesis on the Proterozoic tectonic evolution of Needle Mountains in Colorado.
As Western Uranium & Vanadium Corp. continues to develop the Vanadium Project, more updates and milestones will be provided to investors and shareholders.