Saghand Uranium Mine

Also Known As: 

Saghand Ore Deposit
Saghand Mines
Saghand Mining Department
Saghand Mine
Saghand Mining Complex
Saghand Uranium Mine Division

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


P.O.Box 11365-8486 Tehran, Iran



An underground uranium mine; overseen by the Nuclear Fuel Production division of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI); construction activities continue as of 2011 according to the International Atomic Energy Agency; located in Yazd province, 185 km northeast of Yazd city; has ore reserves of 1.5 million tons with an average grade of 553 ppm; ore to be processed into uranium ore concentrate at the Yellowcake Production Plant at Ardakan; Chinese experts participated in exploration work; Ghasem Soleymani is director of uranium mining operations; according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Mehdi Kabirzadeh is executive director.

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Date Entered: 

September 1, 2011

Date Last Modified: 

September 1, 2011