enCore Energy Advances Development at Rosita Uranium Plant in South Texas; enCore Energy and Azarga Uranium provide update to plan of arrangement

VANCOUVER, BC, 23 November 2021 / CNW / – enCore Energy Corp. (TSXV: EU) (OTCQB: ENCUF) (“enCore”) and Azarga Uranium Corp. (TSX: AZZ) (OTCQB: AZZUF) (FRA: P8AA) (“Azarga Uranium”) are pleased to provide an update on the modernization of other activities at the central processing plant of Rosita (“Rosita”) in South Texas expected to be completed in Q2 / 2022. enCore also continued to advance its Texas asset acquisition strategy focused on established, previously licensed projects with known mineralization to augment enCore’s existing portfolio of projects near Rosita. Confirmation and development drilling has started at the newly acquired Rosita extension, much of which is within the existing permit area. This development will provide mineral interpretation and resources for the design of the wellfield in line with the expected start of production activities in 2023.

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Paul Goranson, the President and CEO of enCore said: “The progress of enCore’s efforts in South Texas was exceptional. Using our own in-house technical staff, we are executing our strategy of completing Rosita upgrades by the end of Q2 2022 and wellfield commissioning in H1 2023 with projects on schedule. and within budget. As we move forward in our plans South Texas and accelerate activities on key Dewey Burdock and Gas Hills projects through the shareholder-approved acquisition of Azarga Uranium, enCore is on track to become the leading producer of ISR uranium in the United States.

Rosita central processing plant

The modernization of the Rosita central processing plant began in July 2021 with a forecast budget of less than $ 1 million. Work activities are now 50% complete, on time and on budget. Recent major equipment works include the relocation and installation of the yellowcake filter press, the completion of the ion exchange resin elution and the yellowcake drying circuits.

Confirmation and development drilling of the Rosita extension

A 50 hole confirmatory and development drilling program is currently underway in the extension of the former Rosita wellfields (the “Rosita Extension”). The Rosita Extension was first explored by Mobil Oil Corporation which drilled over 800 holes to depths of up to 400 feet before 1984. Subsequent operators completed additional exploration drill holes confirming the trends mineralized.

Update of the enCore and Azarga uranium arrangement

Following a shareholder vote of Azarga Uranium with over 99% of votes approving the transaction, enCore and Azarga Uranium are working closely to complete the regulatory approvals necessary to complete the previously announced plan of arrangement ( the transaction “). An extension of the Arrangement Agreement has been signed to allow the parties to obtain normal regulatory approvals, including approvals from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the British Columbia Supreme Court.

About enCore Energy Corp.

enCore Energy Corp., a US national uranium developer aiming to become a major producer of recovered in situ (“ISR”) uranium, is led by a team of industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of ISR uranium operations. The first opportunities for enCore Energy are created from South Texas Rosita and Kingsville Dome ISR licensed and older production facilities, under development and several satellite projects in South Texas as well as the changing outlook for global uranium supply and demand and the opportunities for industry consolidation. The large endowments of uranium resources in New Mexico add to the asset base for long-term growth and development opportunities.

About Azarga Uranium Corp.

Azarga Uranium is an integrated uranium exploration and development company that controls ten uranium projects and prospects in United States of America (“UNITED STATES”) (South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado), whose main objective is to develop uranium recovery projects in situ. The Dewey Burdock in situ uranium recovery project in South Dakota, United States (the “Dewey Burdock Project”), which is the Company’s initial development priority, has obtained its license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its Class III and Class V underground injection control licenses from Environmental Protection. Agency and the Company are in the process of completing other major regulatory approvals required for construction of the Dewey Burdock project.


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