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ERA supplied about 5% of the world's uranium production in 2012.Asia is a particularly important market, with most of the company's premium priced contracts there supplied from Ranger.In 1978, following a wide ranging public inquiry (the Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry) and publication of its two reports (the Fox reports), agreement to mine was reached between the Commonwealth Government and the Northern Land Council, acting on behalf of the traditional Aboriginal land owners.The terms of the joint venture were then finalised and Ranger Uranium Mines Pty Ltd was appointed as manager of the project.In 2011 ERA purchased 2126 t U to meet its sales commitments, including 1636 tonnes for actual 2011 sales.In 2012 about 500 t was purchased (387 t to end June).Late in 2005 there was a rearrangement of ERA shares which meant that Cameco, Cogema and a holding company (JAURD) representing Japanese utilities lost their special unlisted status and their shares became tradable.

Recent Production from Australian Uranium Mines (tonnes of U production: 2351 t from Ranger, 3813 t from Olympic Dam, 1183 t from Four Mile, 100 t from Beverley, total 7447 tonnes (6315 t U).Honeymoon was shut down in 2013 pending improved uranium prices, and the main Beverley (and North Beverley) wellfields were also shut down soon after that, until late 2016.There are plans to bring Honeymoon back into production.There are three operating uranium mines in Australia: Ranger in Northern Territory, Olympic Dam in South Australia, and Beverley with Four Mile in South Australia.

Four Mile has final processing through the Beverley plant.

In 1969 the Ranger orebody was discovered by a Joint Venture of Peko Wallsend Operations Ltd (Peko) and The Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australia Limited (EZ).