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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Other Metals

The mining industry in the Philippines is in a life-and-death struggle with environmentalists led by environment and natural resources minister, Gina Lopez. The fight fortells what is likely to happen across the Asia-Pacific.

At the moment, the Philippine mining sector is on the back foot, with Lopez ordering closure of 23 of the country 41 mines and suspending another five for destruction of watershed areas and indiscriminate mining.

Of the mines facing closure, 17 are involved in nickel production. These firms represent about half of the country annual nickel output, Lo... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Ethan Siegel reports that for a long time, he thought the Solar System was the template for the planets to be found in the Universe. Inner, rocky worlds dominate the hottest part of the Solar System, with large, gaseous planets orbiting much farther out.

The largest rocky planet was Earth. The smallest gas giant was Uranus. The mass difference between the two was a factor of 17, with Uranus having four times Earth radius. So it was quite a surprise when exoplanet discoveries started rolling in.

Not only can planets of various sizes and masses appear anywhere in a solar ... More →
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Simon Drive reports that any nation that hopes to have a space program needs to be able to keep an eye on its orbiting assets at all times. This means that Australia has become a key link in the global chain of ground-based tracking stations. The U.S. NASA has a deep space tracking facility at Tidbinbilla in the ACT, managed by the CSIRO, and the European Space Agency (ESA) has one in New Norcia, Western Australia.

The New Norcia station plays a further role as it picks up and tracks the ESA launches from French Guiana as they curve across the Indian Ocean on their way to Earth orbi... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Climate Change

Michael LePage reports that countries in the EU, including the UK, are throwing away money by subsidizing the burning of wood for energy, according to an independent report. While burning some forms of wood waste can indeed reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in practice the growing use of wood energy in the EU is increasing rather than reducing emissions, the new report concludes.

Overall, burning wood for energy is much worse in climate terms than burning gas or even coal, but loopholes in the way emissions are counted are concealing the damage being done. It is not a great use of pu... More →
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The AAPG Foundation exists to support the geosciences. Since 1967, the AAPG Foundation has provided funding for a variety of educational and research programs that benefit the geologic profession and the general public.

The Foundation continues to promote a better understanding and advancement of the geosciences through the dissemination of technological information, recognizing outstanding achievements and by funding grants, publications and other initiatives that support the preservation of data, training and career enhancement for current and future geoscientists.

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Susan Nash (AAPG) opines that the Great Crew Change has happened (and have been fired), so where did all these geologists go? As you may recall, the first Great Crew Change was the transition that was going to occur when the retirement-age oil industry technical professionals (mostly geoscientists) departed, with no one at hand to replace them, thanks to a skipped generation of people entering the oil industry, due to the generation-long Oil and Gas price downturn in the 80s and 90s.

So yes, the retirements occurred (and massive firing have also occurred). But, were they replaced? ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

David Stanway and Kathy Chen report that China will expand its strategic uranium reserves as part of its five-year plan for 2016-2020, with the aim of ensuring it has enough fuel to supply the large program of new nuclear reactors. Beijing, which began stockpiling uranium in 2007 and is estimated by the World Nuclear Association to have 74,000 tons of inventory, or about nine years of current demand, does not disclose details of its reserves so this number may be speculation.

However, demand is expected to outstrip domestic supply in coming years and a move to increase reserves coul... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

In terms of supply, the largest miner of uranium in the world, Cameco announcement in April (2016) that it would be halting production at its Rabbit Lake mine, the longest-running uranium mine in Saskatchewan, has no doubt impacted the industry. The company had previously set a target for production in 2016 at 30 million pounds of uranium, which has since changed to 25.8 million pounds.

The outlook for the 2017-2018 uranium market is hopeful. Chang said Cantor Fitzgerald concludes that prices will be flat to slightly higher in 2017, as the carry trade continues to push emerging unco... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jocelyn Aspa reports that the uranium price has seemed to be on its way to a recovery. Kazakhstan plans to cut production buoyed the sector, and as of February 1 uranium was at $26.68 per pound, up 32% year-to-date. However, more recently the uranium price has slid back, and as of February 20 it stood at $24.50.

Given the uranium market underlying fundamentals, its inability to rally is not unexpected. The 2011 Fukushima incident has pushed the commodity into oversupply, and uranium inventory currently stands at about 1.4 billion pounds worldwide, according to UxC.

Global... More →
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Christianna Reedy reports that space-based solar power has had a slow start, but the technology may finally take off in the next few decades. Since its inception, solar power has had a severe limitation as a renewable energy... it only works when the Sun is shining. This has restricted the areas where solar panels can be effectively used to sunnier, drier regions, such as California and Arizona. And even on cloudless days, the atmosphere itself absorbs some of the energy emitted by the Sun, cutting back the efficiency of solar energy. And let us not forget that, even in the best of circumstanc... More →
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