Iran scaling up Uranium production and mining, Satellite Imagery shows.

Updated: Mar 25

Satellite Imagery Analysis over the last 3 months shows a significant development at Martyr Qasem Soleimani Uranium Mining and Industrial Complex (Saghand Uranium Mine and Yellowcake Production Plant).

A Heap Leach Uranium Recovery Plant is now operational south of the existing underground. Satellite Imageries clearly show a 130m x 80m Heap with an impervious plastic liner and four ponds part of the Yellowcake production process. Heap leaching is a widely used extraction method for low-grade minerals, including copper, gold, silver, and uranium.

Saghand Uranium Deposit has 3,000-5,000 tons of uranium oxide reserves with a U-235 content estimated as between 0.08% and 1.0% for an annual production capacity of 50 tons of uranium ore.


Saghand Yellowcake Production Plant - March 22nd 2021 - Sentinel-2 - European Space Agency - ESA

Saghand Yellowcake Production Plant - March 22nd 2021 - Sentinel-2 - European Space Agency - ESA

Saghand Yellowcake Production Plant - March 22nd 2021 - Sentinel-2 - European Space Agency - ESA

1,044 views0 comments