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Saskatchewan was the world leader in uranium production and accounted for 100% of Canadian production in 2001 and 2002. Total production in 2001 was 12 586 tonnes (t) of uranium from operations in the Athabasca basin of northern Saskatchewan Although mining ceased at 2 operations in 20 stockpiled ore was milled until the end of 2002 and a new mine (Cigar Lake) is targeted for production in 2006. The majority of uranium reserves in the Athabasca basin are controlled by Uranium occurs in phosphate rock from Florida, Texas, and southeastern Idaho at concentrations up to 120 ppm and is released as a result of mining for phosphorous, which is then used in phosphate fertilizers In the U.S., trace amounts of uranium progeny in phosphate fertilizer results in the distribution of about 120 Ci (180 metric tons) uranium over U.S. agricultural landsphosphate fertilizer consumption in Canada for 2001-2002 was reported to be 1,238,170 tonnes Canada has one phosphate mine in Kapuskasing, Ontario, which began operations in 1999. Phosphate rock was previously imported from Africa (Togo) for processing in Alberta. No estimates were found for uranium content in phosphate rock from either mine site.