EXCLUSIVE TO SIGHTLINEU3O8 – One of the most compelling considerations/risks in evaluating a project is the jurisdiction it resides in. Government stability, tax regimes, permitting requirements, mining law maturity, etc. can mean the difference between an economic project and a complete loss of investment.
For this comparable we went to The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies which rates 91 jurisdictions around the world based on their geologic attractiveness for minerals and metals and the extent to which government policies encourage or deter exploration and investment. In 2017, Finland ranked as the most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment, followed by Saskatchewan. Quebec and Ontario are rank in the top ten globally.
As it turns out, most of the existing uranium exploration companies operate in Saskatchewan resulting in some fairly high scores. The development companies, however, showed a broader disbursement.
The complete Fraser Institute Survey can be found here.