Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests focused in the Athabasca Basin region of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. In addition to its 90% owned Wheeler River project, which ranks as the largest undeveloped high-grade uranium project in the infrastructure rich eastern portion of the Athabasca Basin region, Denison's Athabasca Basin exploration portfolio consists of numerous projects covering approximately 280,000 hectares. Denison's interests in Athabasca Basin also include a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake joint venture ("MLJV"), which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake uranium mill, which is currently processing ore from the Cigar Lake mine under a toll milling agreement, plus a 25.17% interest in the Midwest and Midwest A deposits, and a 65.92% interest in the J Zone and Huskie deposits and Huskie discovery on the Waterbury Lake property. Each of Midwest, Midwest A, J Zone and Huskie are located within 20 kilometres of the McClean Lake mill.
Denison is engaged in mine decommissioning and other environmental services through its Closed Mines Operations division and is the manager of Uranium Participation Corporation ("UPC"), a publicly traded company which invests in uranium oxide and uranium hexafluoride.
Denison's Key Assets Today:
Flagship Wheeler River Project
- Denison’s Flagship property in eastern Athabasca Basin (AB)
- Phoenix + Gryphon staged co-development
- PFS completed Q3'18 with 38.7% IRR and pre-tax NPV of $1.3B (8% discount)
- Selection of ISR mining method for Phoenix with onsite processing at Wheeler River
McClean Lake Mill
- Strategic high-grade AB uranium mill
- 6 M lbs/year excess milling capacity
- Currently tolling Cigar Lake ore
- 24 M lbs /year lic. capacity
Diverse Project Portfolio
- Interests in Midwest (25.17%), McClean (22.5%), and Waterbury (~64%)
- 280,000 hectares of AB exploration properties
- (e.g. Crawford, Hook-Carter, Murphy)
Cash Flow from UPC & Closed Mines Ops.
- Management Services Agreement with UPC (TSX: U)
- Closed mines Operations division based in Elliot Lake
- Regular cash flow minimizes reliance on dilutive equity financing