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In June 2015, Greenland Minerals formally announced JORC-compliant maiden ore reserves for the Kvanefjeld project. Total ore reserves of 108 million tonnes contain uranium at 362 ppm U3O8, comprising 43 million tonnes of proven reserves with 352 ppm U3O8 (12,834 tU) and 64 million tonnes of probable reserves with 368 ppm U3O8 (19,970 tU).

Greenland Premier, Kim Kielsen, visited the Kvanefjeld site in the south of Greenland last week during a trip that also took him to the Danish capital Copenhagen. Whilst in Greenland, he met with members of the government of the Southern Municipali... More →
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This market research report ($2,500.00))identifies ARMZ Uranium Holding Company, Cameco, Energy Resources of Australia, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and KazAtomProm as the key vendors in the global nuclear fuels market. This report also presents an analysis of the market by product (mixed oxide fuel and Uranium fuel), by reactor type (PWR, BWR, and others), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Technavio market research report predicts that the global nuclear fuels market will grow at a CAGR of above 2% during the forecast period. The rising awareness ... More →
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Leia Toovey reports that the long-term outlook for the uranium sector improved recently with new agreements being reached worldwide that will result in new nuclear plants and, therefore; increased demand for uranium.

This week, a general contract was signed between China and Argentina under which China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and CNNC subsidiary China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation for the supply to Argentina of two additional nuclear reactors. In November 2015, Argentina signed deals with China for the construction of its fourth and fifth nuclear power plants, and th... More →
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Tony Spinelli reports that The Wilton Health Department is nearly finished with a database of all well contamination reports and water quality information to provide an overview of problematic areas in town, as far as groundwater is concerned.

Groundwater is an issue because many homes in town obtain water from private wells. Contaminants discovered in wells by the health department in the past couple of years, in cooperation with the state Department of Public Health, include uranium and arsenic.

The U.S. Geological Survey issued a separate report reiterating what had al... More →
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Leia Toovey reports that While uranium prices post a fragile recovery she has seen a definite pick-up in exploration activity even as cost cuts and shutdowns of operating facilities have prevailed. The increased exploration activity may seem counter productive, but there is a clear answer in the economics of uranium mining. When the uranium industry boomed (prices high), miners were willing to explore and mine even at a high cost. But, that all changed when prices crashed.

Now, miners are seeking cost efficiencies, mothballing expensive mines while exploring for reserves with lower... More →
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Peninsula Energy is forecasting a cash positive current June quarter, largely thanks to its contract sales book that that has locked in an averages sales price of US$54 per pound. To illustrate, year to date, Peninsula has sold 250,000 pounds of uranium at an average price of US$54 per pound. Of this 250,000 pounds sold, 100,000 pounds was produced from Peninsula flagship Lance Projects located in Wyoming, U.S. and the remaining 150,000 pounds was purchased from the general market.

Peninsula is buying its uranium much lower than it is selling it, with contracts secured to purchase a... More →
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Leia Toovey reports that according to TradeTech, the spot uranium market remains stable, with only four transactions taking place last week for a total sale of 500,000 lbs. U3O8. Over the week, TradeTech spot price indicator declined by 5 cents to reach $22.45 per lb. The spot price indicator remains close to its near-term peak of $24.50 per lb. it reached in early January as spot prices recovered after bottoming in 2016.

Even though uranium prices have stalled since their lift-off earlier in the year, companies and countries are continuing to advance their nuclear power and uranium... More →
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In January 2016, a team of experts from the uranium industry and researchers from two New Mexico universities assembled at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge for a three-day workshop to discuss topics associated with in situ recovery (ISR) of uranium. Part of the motivation for this workshop was the recognition that there has been little new research completed by the uranium industry or the academic community, and that much of the current uranium knowledge base consists of research, mapping and technology from the 1970s and 1980s.

Researchers and industry workers today have man... 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)
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Dr. Conca reports that we have more uranium (U) than we need for hundreds of years of nuclear power as a big chunk of our energy generation. Which is critical, since we need to double nuclear power to address climate change and replace coal, even as we ramp up renewables.

We also need to provide an extra 300 billion kWhs each year to charge the 100-million-plus fleet of fully-electric vehicles America needs by 2040 in order to have any chance of putting a real dent in our fossil fuel use.

There is a plethora of U in the world, and more keeps being discovered by the outsta... More →
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UEX Corp has increased the width of the new discovery zone along the western margin of the Orora Zone at the Christie Lake project in Canada. With its latest results, UEX said it had identified an ultra-high grade structural trap ranging from 8-16 meters wide, skirted by a halo of uranium mineralisation.

President and CEO Roger Lemaitre said the team had begun to understand the orientation of the deposit and was eagerly awaiting the summer drill program. UEX Corp rated highly in the RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration drill results table last month with earlier drilling from its wi... More →
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WNN reports that the Uranium Producers of America recommends that the DOE should stop all sales by DOE when the uranium spot market price is below the U.S. EIA reported production cost for uranium (currently $35.453 per pound), and that under no circumstance should it transfer more uranium than the U.S. uranium industry is producing that year.

It calls for the DOE to work with Congress to pass legislation establishing statutory limits on excess uranium transfers and enhancing transparency and predictability associated with transfers. It also says the DoE should seek to maximize taxp... More →
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Freeman Ngulu reports that Deep Yellow Limited announced that more drilling currently happening in the Namib Naukluft National Park holds good promise for finding more sizable uranium deposits. The first stage of a 10,000 meter drilling plan started last month on EPL3496 and EPL3497 by Deep Yellow wholly-owned subsidiary, Reptile Uranium Namibia.

According to Deep Yellow, the EPLs which are in good standing and are valid until 05 June this year were originally granted to Reptile Uranium Namibia in 2006. An application for the renewal of the Exclusive Exploration Licences has been su... More →
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Christopher Ecclestone reports that Western Uranium Corporation origins are based on the combination of a number of assets ... the Sunday Mine Complex, the Pinon Ridge Mill project and license and uranium assets in Utah and Colorado. It is still assumed that it is only the top 10% of a series of deposits that one sees above the waterline (water table?).

Though what one sees of Western Uranium data are largely the Sunday Mine Complex, the Hansen/Taylor asset needs serious further consideration particularly because it is larger in resource volume than many of the well-known names of t... More →
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David Emery reported in late 2016 that allegations of a quid pro quo deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium deposits in exchange for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation are unsubstantiated and untrue.

In the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, stories abounded about the relationships between the Clinton Foundation and various foreign entities. May 2015 saw the publication of a book called Clinton Cash ... The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, an expose of alleged Clinto... More →
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Uranium has risen 30% from the very low prices of late last year and a trio of analysts agrees that Energy Fuels is in position to take advantage of a rising price environment. The uranium price rise from the low of $17.75 per lb on Nov. 30, 2016, is fueled by a number of supply and demand factors that has industry watchers optimistic that the tide has turned.

On the supply side, Kazakhstan state-owned Kazatomprom announced in January that it would cut production by 10%. The company supplies 40% of the world uranium. The company also announced the opening of a trading office in Swi... More →
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Ashley Manicaros reports that the first task of the new CEO uranium producer Energy Resources of Australia could be to close its Jabiru operations, the chairman of the company has conceded.

ERA has been mining uranium at Ranger, about 200 km from Darwin, for 35 years. ERA chairman Peter Mansell said the search to replace existing chief executive Andrea Sutton, who is returning to parent company Rio Tinto, was underway and conceded closure may be the first task. If it does close, up to 200,000 tonnes of uranium could be left in the ground.

At the moment it is an internal s... More →
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Andrew Walker reports that Cameco Corp. stock prices are up 50% in the past six months, and investors are wondering if this is the beginning of a longer-term recovery. Uranium prices have been in a severe slump for six years, and Cameco stock has been under pressure for a decade.

Most of the industry pain since 2011 is connected to the Fukushima nuclear plant damage that occurred in Japan because of the impact of the tsunami. The country shut down its entire fleet of nuclear reactors in the wake of the accident, and progress remains slow on getting them back online. In fact, only th... More →
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Carl Curtain reports that Energy Resources Australia, uranium mining company, has called for rational thinking regarding the country future energy supply, suggesting nuclear power be seriously considered. ERA operates a uranium mine near Jabiru, held its annual general meeting in Darwin on Wednesday.

With Australia in the grip of a so-called energy crisis as a major gas shortage looms in 2018, chairman Peter Mansell pressed his company view on the national debate underway. The powers that be are stumbling in the dark to prevent a looming energy crisis, as the grid seeks to balance c... More →
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IsoEnergy Ltd. reported on exploration drilling results at the Radio uranium project in the eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. Results include the intersection of elevated uranium geochemistry in drill hole RD17-27, and elevated nickel, a common uranium pathfinder element, in several other drill holes.

A total of 3,913 meters of drilling was completed in 10 drill holes on the Radio property during January and February, 2017. The focus of the program was to evaluate extensions of the moderate to strong basement clay alteration zone discovered in October, 2016 for high grade ba... More →
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Ashok Sharma reports that Australia that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. At a joint news conference in New Delhi with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing.

Turnbull said Australia was looking forward to the first export of Australian uranium to India as soon as possible. They have worked closely with India to meet their re... More →
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Zoltan Ban reports that taking the announced proven, measured and half of indicated resources together, EF has about 56.5 million pounds. At current production rate, the reserve base would be sufficient for over 100 years of production. Ban indicates that one cannot expect production to remain at current levels, however, so a more realistic estimate would be about 25-50 years, depending on future production choices.

In terms of the EF valuation, EF currently trades at a market cap of just over 200 million Canadian dollars, or about $150 million. Assuming an average realized price of... More →
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Canadian uranium producer released its Annual Report. Cameco is the world largest uranium miner and refiner. Nuclear energy and uranium have been out of favor which is why the stock is now a buy.

There are 395.8 million shares and the stock price is $11.33. The market cap is $4.484 billion. The company pays a 30 cent dividend and the yield is 2.65%. Earnings per share were a loss of 16 cents. (It takes 75 cents to buy a Canadian dollar.)

The company produces 17% of the world uranium and holds 415 million pounds of proved and probable reserves. Its main operating propertie... More →
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The Athabasca Basin region is dubbed the Saudi Arabia of Uranium due to the large, high-grade uranium resources. CanAlaska strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies ... Cameco, Denison, KORES, and KEPCO to explore the company projects.

CanAlaska is a project generator with a management and technical consulting team comprised of geologists and geophysicists with extensive experience identifying exploration targets in the Athabasca Basin for major mining companies. CanAlaska primary focus is on advancing the West McArthur and Cree East uranium projects. More →
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Leia Toovey reports that there has been a lot of focus on the uranium spot market with prices regrouping early in 2017 after falling to $17.75 per lb in December 2016. According to Uranium industry consultant TradeTech, the March demand interest from utilities looking for medium and longer term delivery contracts increased, but it failed to translate into increased interest in the spot market.

According to TradeTech, spot uranium prices declined 7% over March with a total of 21 transactions taking place. While weakness was evident in March spot prices, since the start of the year th... More →
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