Brazil has significant reserves of uranium, which leads the country to occupy the seventh position in the world rankings: 309,000 tonnes of ore are distributed among the states of Bahia and Ceará, Paraná and Minas Gerais.
But it is estimated that the Brazilian reserves are even greater, since less than a third of the Brazilian territory was the subject of research in pursuit of the ore. Experts estimate that only the north of the country has the potential to house more than 300 million pounds of uranium. Deposits have already been identified in Pitinga (Amazonas), where uranium is associated with other minerals, and Pará.
The largest uranium reserves are located in the following countries: Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Niger and Brazil. Currently, over 11% of all electricity consumed in the world comes from uranium.