UTAH – Toronto-based NORTHWESTERN MINERAL VENTURES has applied for the required permits to enter the former Firefly uranium-vanadium mine. The company wants to assess the property in the hopes of reopening it.
Northwestern wants to resample the underground working faces and to twin some of the U.S. Geological Survey’s old drill holes. The company plans to mine the high-grade Firefly ore and have it processed at a nearby custom milling facility.
The former Firefly and Gray Daun mines constitute Northwestern’s Firefly project, 370 km south of Salt Lake City. The Firefly mine opened in 1953 and was worked until the late-1970s. Its ore contained 0.35% U3O8 and 2.04% V2O5.
The Firefly geology is discussed briefly at www.NorthwestMineral.com.