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1. McArthur River Mine, Canada
2015 mine production: 7,354 tonnes

Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, the McArthur River mine is the largest uranium mine, and its annual output dwarfs that of other projects. Production at the McArthur River mine dropped slightly from 7,356 in 2014 to 7,354 in 2015. In 2015, the mine accounted for 12% of uranium mined worldwide.

Major miner Cameco holds a 69.8% stake in McArthur River and is its operator. It is entitled to 234.9 million pounds in proven and probable uranium reserves. AREVA Resources Canada, a subsidiary of AREVA owns the... More →
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In 2014, world uranium production came to 56,217 tonnes, slightly down from the 2013 number of 59,370 tonnes. Kazakhstan was far and away the top uranium-producing country with 23,127 tonnes, and it was followed by Canada with 9,134 tonnes and Australia with 5,001 tonnes.

McArthur River Mine

2014 mine production - 7,356 tonnes

Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, the McArthur River mine is the largest uranium mine, and its annual output dwarfs that of other projects. In 2014, the mine accounted for 13 percent of uranium mined worldwide.

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Uranium production has steadily risen over the years, increasing by over 4,000 tonnes from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the world total uranium production was 60,514 tonnes (or 133,409,000 pounds of U3O8).

This number represents a significant spike from the 56,041 tonnes produced in 2014, as well as from the 59,331 tonnes produced in 2013.

Here is a look at the 10 top uranium-producing countries at the end of 2015 ...

1. Kazakhstan
Mine production: 23,800 tonnes (53,470,000 pounds U3O8)

2. Canada
Mine production: 13,325 tonnes (29,376,000 pounds ... More →
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A relative perspective - a 1994 Report on the Japanese Strategic Uranium Reserve: A Safe and Economic Alternative to Plutonium, Science & Global Security, Volume 5, pp.1-31, by Paul Leventhal and Steven Dolley.

Japan could acquire a 50-year reserve of low-enriched uranium fuel for its nuclear
power plants at about half the cost of its plutonium program, providing energy security
and major economic and political benefits. Fuel for light-water reactors made with plutonium costs four to eight times as much as conventional uranium fuel.

Japan can develop a Stra... More →
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Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., CPG, Chair of the Uranium Committee of the Energy Minerals Div., AAPG reports on the recent uranium industry developments, exploration, mining and environmental programs in the U.S. and overseas. Any report on the industrial aspects of uranium must address the status of the nuclear industry in the U.S. today in light of the effect the 1979 Three-Mile Island incident had on the development of the nuclear power industry. Because Americans still vividly remember the nuclear solution to end World War II with a recalcitrant Japan, lingering fears of unseen radioacti... More →
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Since April this year, the AAPG Energy Minerals Division Uranium - Nuclear and Rare Earth - Committee -UCOM, under the chairmanship of Michael D. Campbell, P.G.,P.H., has continued to monitor the expansion of the nuclear power industry and associated uranium exploration and development in the United States and overseas. Input for this 2014 Mid-Year Report has also been provided by Henry M. Wise, P.G., Vice-Chair - Industry, on industry activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth exploration, by Steven Sibray, C.P.G., Vice Chair - University, who will report on university activities in urani... More →
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The long-term sustainability of nuclear power will depend on, among several factors, an adequate supply of world uranium resources that can be delivered to the marketplace at competitive prices. New exploration technologies and a better understanding of the genesis of uranium ores will be required to discover often deep-seated and increasingly hard to find uranium deposits.

Exploration, mining and milling technologies should be environmentally benign, and site decommissioning plans should meet the requirements of increasingly stringent environmental regulations and societal expecta... More →
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The Uranium (Nuclear and REE) Committee of the Energy Mineral Division of the AAPG reports in their Annual Report that ...

1. Uranium price is currently about $28.00 per pound U3O8 , which is the lowest price in 10 years, but the long-term contract price has not changed since July, 2015, at $40.00 per pound U3O8.
2. Uranium price is expected to rise starting during the 4th Quarter, 2016 to about $40.00 per pound U3O8.
3. Total U.S. production for 2015 was 3.3 million pounds U3O8, 32% lower than 2014, the
lowest production since 2005.
4. Arizona, New Mexico, Colo... More →
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Table of Contents

UCOM Committee Personnel
UCOM Committee Activities
UCOM Publications and Nuclear Outreach
Objectives of UCOM Reports
Executive Summary
Introduction
Energy Subsidies
Uranium Prices
Industry Response to Uranium Price Fluctuations
Uranium Price Recovery
The Impact of Japan
Long-Term Contract Prices
New and Future Uranium Contracts
Uranium Feed, Enrichment Services, Uranium Loaded
Uranium Production in the U.S.- 4th Quarter, 2016
U.S. Uranium Mill in Production (by State)
U.... More →
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John Taylor opines on the idea that 4,000 injection wells could pepper the approximately 8 square-mile Dewey Burdock area along the Fall River and Custer County border of SD is another concern for those against in situ uranium mining. Those persons named have no basis for the judgments expressed in the article, especially Ms. Jarding, who makes a habit of interfering with similar projects in the state and in those surrounding states, by carrying multiple agenda, paid and otherwise.

Jarding says this will turn Dewey Burdock land into swiss cheese, and destroy it for future use. She a... More →
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Michael K. Murphy opines that it is obvious to even the most casual observer that the new administration plans to pursue a much different agenda for environmental regulation and domestic energy production than the prior administration. Similarly, it is predictable that conflicts will arise between the new administration and blue states like California, New York and Massachusetts.

These conflicts inevitably will result in litigation, and indeed, the red states previously sought protection from the courts to limit the scope and reach of the Obama U.S. EPA in the name of federalism. N... More →
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Chris Berry reports that nuclear power, despite its major PR challenges (relative to low natural gas prices, lack of state and federal support as a clean energy, Liberal hysteria about solar and wind demonstration projects producing high electric bills, etc.), nuclear power continues to remain a mainstay of the U.S. and global power mix. As reactor technology continues to advance and the need for clean and reliable sources of base-load (grid) power only become more evident as the global population continues to swell, nuclear power will remain firmly fixed in the global power mix.

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In 2009, Andrew Liptak reviewed a new book on uranium. Tom Zoellner engaging book, Uranium, reveals how this once-humble element transformed human civilization. Uranium was considered a useless material until very recently in human history, when it quite literally exploded into the public consciousness, then became Atoms for Peace.

Zoellner has put together a fun and informative tale of humankind interactions with one of the most interesting elements, including some interesting insights into uranium that go far beyond its use in nuclear warheads.

Zoellner explains that ur... More →
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Patterson Lake Area is host to the Triple R deposit - the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in Canadian Athabasca Basin District, which in turn is host to the richest producing uranium mines in the world. Growth at the Triple R deposit, and exploration elsewhere on the Fission property, is driven by a highly skilled, award-winning technical team and successful entrepreneurial management. Fission Uranium has 100 per cent ownership of the PLS Property, which comprises 17 claims totaling 31,039 ha located on the southwest margin of the Athabasca Basin. The property is accessible by all-weather ... More →
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J.T. Long opines that investors have spoken, and they said they do not want a merger of Fission Uranium and Denison Mines. In this interview with The Energy Report, Marin Katusa, founder of Katusa Research, shares his insight on why Fission investors rejected the deal and where he is finding value in the uranium industry today.

Ross McElroy and his team have done a great job growing the Patterson Lake South (PLS) resource, which is turning out to be a world-class deposit. It is clear the majority of the Fission shareholders wanted the company to stay focused on its PLS project and d... More →
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Uranium is present in the form of fluvially-deposited, sandstone-hosted peneconcordant tabular deposits in the Late Permian lower Beaufort Group (Adelaide Subgroup) and Late Triassic Molteno and Elliot formations within the main Karoo Basin and Late Permian coal-hosted deposits in the Springbok Flats Basin. The sandstone-hosted deposits generally contain less than 1000 t U in situ, the largest deposit having 6791 t U. Average recoverable grades are 0.76 kg U/t. Metallogenesis is thought to have been dependent upon uranium source, palaeoclimate and availability of a reductant. Basement granite ... More →
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Jocelyn Aspa reports that it is certainly been an interesting start to the year for the uranium industry. 2017 kicked off with Kazakhstan January announcement that it will be cutting production by 10%, and since then hopes for a price turnaround have been running high.

While in Toronto for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, the Investing News Network (INN) had the opportunity to catch up with Rob Chang, managing director, head of Canadian metals and mining research, at Cantor Fitzgerald.

In the interview, Chang discussed how Kazakhst... More →
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The UXC introduction to their study indicates that given the move toward cleaner energy, reduced carbon emissions, and more secure long-term energy sources, uranium supply is becoming more important to utilities worldwide. In the 2013 publication, their post-Fukushima demand forecast was more positive, as they projected it to double by 2030. In the current forecast, base case demand is projected to increase by 53% through 2030, which is a significant reduction from two years ago. The majority of the increased demand is still expected to come from Southeast Asia, China and India in particular.<... More →
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Armin Rosen reports that in May 2013, a car bomb detonated near the Somair uranium mine in Arlit, in northern Niger, killing one person. Moments earlier, in Agadez, some 150 miles south, Al Qaeda-affiliated militants waged an assault on Nigerien army positions that killed over 20 people. That same year, the two uranium mines produced 4,238 tons of uranium, down from 4,572 the year before, but up from 4,159 tons in 2011. The mines did not miss their production targets. Extraction continued as if the bombing had barely even happened.

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Search Results using the Key Word - Uranium - within the AAPG Datapages Combined Publications Database. Shows 657 Results.
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Malcolm Shaw blogs about the recent upturn in uranium activities worldwide. Uranium stocks have been busy digging themselves out of the basement in a very rapid fashion. This is an industry that was pretty much left for dead by late October last year... and then, all of a sudden, something changed. Was it the U.S. election and pro-nuclear comments? Maybe. Was it that every other commodity had rallied already and uranium was overdue to play catch up? Maybe. Was the rally helped along by a new Kazakh approach to the market (clearing sales through Switzerland) and the subsequent telegraphing of t... More →
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IAEA Nuclear Energy Series Technical Report No. NF-T-1.5
The purpose of this report is to provide a description of geophysical methods in uranium exploration, to present several relevant advances in geophysics and to provide some evidence of advances in airborne and ground geophysics for uranium exploration through selected examples from industry and government entities. Exploration geophysics can be divided into several subdisciplines that study radiometric methods; electrical and electromagnetic methods; gravity, magnetic, seismic prospecting; well logging; and remote sensing. This publ... More →
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The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium ...enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years. Major advances in recovery from seawater have been published by the ACS journal. In the 1990s, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) scientists pioneered materials that hold uranium as it is stuck or adsorbed onto surfaces of the material submerged in seawater.

In 2011, the U.S. DOE initiated a program involving a multidisciplinary team from U.S. national laboratories, universities and research institutes to address the fundamental challenges of economically extractin... More →
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Leia Toovey reports that even as uranium prices remain weak due to a flood of supplies and lower demand, many companies are moving forward with uranium project developments, hoping to capitalize on the eventual rebound in prices.

Greenland is looking to start construction of the world fifth-largest uranium mine and second-biggest rare-earths operation to help diversify its economy and reduce its financial dependence on Denmark. Even though the near-term outlook for uranium demand is weak, Greenland wants to reduce its dependence on a locked Danish subsidy of 3.2 billion DKK (about $... More →
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Greg Klein reports that Successful financing and a prospective portfolio distinguish ALX Uranium with a steady news flow from five active Athabasca Basin projects this year. The most recent announcement from Lazy Edward Bay, where strong radon-in-water results near an historic hole will help ALX narrow down drill targets. This follow-up survey took 143 samples over an area of 1,400 by 450 meters on the 18,916-hectare property. Work was conducted by RadonEx Ltd, whose technology helped select drill targets for Fission Uranium Triple R deposit.

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