Project Development

  • Uranium deposits were first discovered at Yeelirrie in 1972.
  • Cameco acquired Yeelirrie in 2012.
  • The project is being advanced, through environmental studies and approvals, at a pace aligned with market conditions.

2017

Cameco recieves conditional environmental approval for Yeelirrie


2015

Cameco releases Public Environmental Review (PER) documentation for Yeelirrie for public comment


2014

Cameco commences the environmental approvals process for Yeelirrie


2012

Cameco acquires Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia


2011

Project placed on hold by BHP Billiton


2008

Project revitalized by BHP (completed extensive drilling program, scoping study, pre-feasibility study, prepared draft environmental scoping document)


2005

Acquired by BHP


1984

Project placed on care and maintenance


1982

WMC advanced project through exploration, environmental approvals, test mining, pilot plant processing, preliminary engineering and a full feasibility study


1972

Discovered by Western Mining Corporation (WMC)