Last Updated: March 1, 2011
Other Name: N/A
Location: Near Dera Ghazi Khan, Southern Punjab Province
Subordinate To: Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Operational

Uranium was discovered Taunsa in 2000 and mining operations began in 2002. [1] As with the Qabul Khel and Nanganai sites, the average grade of the uranium is between 0.02 and 0.03 percent, and in-situ leaching technology is used for extraction. [2]

Sources:
[1] Franz J. Dahlkamp, "Chapter 9: Pakistan," in Uranium Deposits of the World (New York: Springer, 2009), www.springer.com.
[2] Global Fissile Material Report 2010, Chapter 10, International Panel on Fissile Materials, December 2010, www.fissilematerials.org.

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