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Matthew Spizziri reports that Toro Energy Limited announced today the results of a series of technical R and D studies from their 100% owned Wiluna Uranium Project in Western Australia. The goals of the research studies were to explore opportunities to enhance and optimize the process design, project configuration and operating and capital cost structure for the Wiluna Uranium Project.

Toro completed a 130 sonic drill hole campaign at the Centipede, Millipede, Lake Maitland and Nowthanna deposits, which aimed to help determine why downhole gamma probe measurements for uranium appear... More →
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Kalyan Kumar reports that the Russian state-owned nuclear corporation, Rosatom, is selling its Honeymoon uranium project in northern South Australia to a local mining company, Boss Resources, which is registered in Australia.

Boss has a high degree of exposure in nickel and copper projects in Sweden and Finland, and gold mines in Burkina Faso, West Africa. According to an announcement via the Australian Stock Exchange, Boss is in an agreement with Rosatom subsidiaries Uranium One Inc and Uranium One Australia Pty to acquire 100 percent of the issued share capital in Uranium One Aust... More →
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Greg Klein reports that a recommendation against uranium mining in Quebec has come under fire from the federal agency that regulates uranium mining and nuclear energy in Canada. In a July 27 letter to Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission criticized the province BAPE commission for conclusions and recommendations that lack scientific basis and rigor.

Earlier this month, following a year-long review, the provincial government suggested Quebec could decide to suspend uranium mining either temporarily or permanently. Should the province decid... More →
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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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Kivalliq Energy Corporation today announced that the first exploration drilling of the previously untested Dipole target has discovered multiple, steeply dipping, parallel radioactive intercepts contained within a new zone that is between 35 to 48 metres wide. This new discovery at Dipole clearly demonstrates that complementary geophysical and geochemical surveys are very effective tools for successfully targeting exploration drilling on Kivalliq 100% owned, 105,280 hectare (260,154 acre) Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory, Canada.

All nine holes from the inaugural core drilling ... More →
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Steve Szkotak reports that a mining company that wants to tap one of the largest uranium deposits in the world sued Virginia on Wednesday to end a decades-long state moratorium on mining the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc., which puts a market value of $6 billion on the deposit, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the 1982 ban lifted so it can begin mining the 119 million-pound deposit near the North Carolina line.

The Chatham company argues that the state meddled in a matter that should be decided by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Virginia officials, the law... More →
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Peter Epstein reports that Uranium Resources is a small cap uranium company focused on closing a proposed merger with Anatolia Energy. If the proposed merger closes, the resulting company would have a market cap of about US$ 41 million. Importantly, all references to the merger and pro forma company are subject to the likely, but to be determined consummation of the merger. Words like, should, would, could, anticipated, possible, might, expected, and proposed (and others) are deemed to apply, as appropriate. As this announcement is based on a verbal or email interview, those conditional terms ... More →
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WNN reports that a group of companies has filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia seeking to overturn the state 33-year-old uranium mining moratorium. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville by law firm Cooper and Kirk on behalf of plaintiffs Virginia Uranium Inc, Virginia Energy Resources Inc, Coles Hill, LLC and Bowen Minerals, LLC.

The plaintiffs are asking the court to declare the state ban on the development of uranium mining regulations null and void on the grounds that it is invalid under the U.S. Constitu... More →
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Matthew Pennington reports that North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research. The findings shed some light on how Pyongyang gets the raw material to fuel its nuclear ambitions that are raising international alarm.

The analysis is by Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. It is being published Wednesday by the website 38 North, which specializes in North Korea. Lewis writes that recent commercial satellite ima... More →
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While uranium players will welcome the restart of Japan first nuclear reactor, it may take a while for a meaningful recovery in prices. Kyushu Electric Power confirmed on Monday that Sendai nuclear power unit no 1 would be restarted yesterday and be generating electricity by Friday. Full operation is expected in early September. It marks the first Japanese restart since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in early 2011.

The uranium spot price remains at $US 36.00 per pound. Londons Numis Securities estimates it will take more than that to break the current stalemate between uranium produ... More →
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Jeffrey Lewis reports that North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill natural uranium. Recent commercial satellite imagery shows that, over the past year, Pyongyang has begun to refurbish a major mill located near Pyongsan that turns uranium ore into yellowcake. The renovation suggests that North Korea is preparing to expand the production of uranium from a nearby mine.

The question is what will North Korea do with this uranium? One possibility is that North Korea will enrich the uranium to expand its stockpile of nuclear weapons. Another is that Pyongyang plans to produ... More →
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The adversarial group, Coalition pour que le Quebec ait meilleure mine, welcomes the conclusions of the Quebec Environmental & Public Hearings Panel (BAPE), which concluded that the risks and uncertainties of the mining of uranium relating to health and the environment are still too numerous to allow it to proceed. The BAPE concluded that in the current context, it would be inappropriate to authorize uranium mining in Quebec.

The findings of the report, which after more than a year of analysis and dozens of public consultations in the four corners of Quebec, confirm what we have... More →
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India plan for a strategic uranium reserve received a shot in the arm with a joint research team of the city-headquartered Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) and Osmania University discovering significant quantity of uranium reserves in the Srisailam forests.

The AMD-OU team carried out research in an area spread over 45 sq km around Srisailam sub-basin of Kadapa super basin in Andhra Pradesh. A part of the Kadapa super basin extends over to Telangana state. The team zeroed in on Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra villages using the latest equipment to detect the precious radioactive el... More →
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Kristen Moran reports that the Peninsula Lance projects are expected to start yellowcake production before the end of 2015. Peninsula also announced that recent development drilling in the Ross permit area at its Lance projects revealed significant high-grade uranium intercepts. The new intercepts could result in higher head grades and potentially higher recoveries at the projects than have been reported previously.

The drilling, which was completed in July and early August by Peninsula wholly owned subsidiary, Strata Energy, consisted of a series of injection and production wells f... More →
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Investing News reports that the summer slowdown has set up camp in the uranium market, with the price remaining unchanged at $36.50 per pound of U3O8 for the last few weeks. However, it seems that market players at last believe the bottom has hit.

Raymond James analyst David Sadowski said in a recent note to clients that uranium producers are down 25 percent, while uranium juniors are down 23 percent. That being said, he sees a limited downside from current equity valuations and good potential for out performance over the balance of the year as the stocks play catch-up and benefit ... More →
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Matthew Boesler reports that Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Rob Chang warns clients that uranium is set for a violent move higher in his latest note to the industry. The metal has been on a steady grind lower for most of this year, much like most of the past three years. The reason, according to Chang is that since the earthquake and nuclear disaster at TEPCO Fukushima power plant in April 2011, Japanese reactors have been shut down, and inventories of unused uranium have piled up, weighing on the price.

Chang thinks that is all about to change. In his note, he stresses that the marginal... More →
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Nathalie Granda expects that her drinking water should be clean and healthy, but a new study shows the Ogallala aquifer could be carrying some dangerous levels of uranium. Researchers from the University of Nebraska found more than 70 percent of groundwater samples with unsafe levels of uranium came from areas that also contained high levels of nitrate.

Researchers said some samples even came from Texas. They found areas in West Texas that were as high as 2,000 parts per billion for uranium. Researchers said nitrate is actually is a common groundwater contaminant, but higher levels ... More →
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Rohit Bhisey reports that a new study has been released that provides a basic overview of the uranium industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Uranium Mining market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import and export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, reven... More →
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BHP Billiton has warned that the future doubling of global demand for uranium will not necessarily lead to increased investment at its Olympic Dam mine. The mining company said the commercial return from the Olympic Dam deposit in the north areas of South Australia is primarily a cooper mine with secondary products of uranium, rare earth, and other resources. The price of copper determine the mines economic favorability.
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Australian uranium firm Vimy Resources has signed legally binding agreements with Resource Capital Fund VI to get the remaining A$25 million ($18.3 million) of a A$30 million ($22 million) funding package. The company secured the $22 million funding package in May this year to finance its Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia.

The funding package includes a A$15 million ($11 million) unsecured bridging loan and a A$10 million ($7.3 million) payment in return for a 1.15% royalty. A A$5 million ($3.6 million) placement to RCF VI was undertaken in May.

Vimy Resourc... More →
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Bertrand Marotte reports that the head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) slammed a report by the Province and its environmental regulation agency for allegedly misleading Quebeckers and Canadians on the safety of uranium mining. In a damning letter to Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel, the chief executive officer of the CNSC, Michael Binder, says it is very troubling to have a provincial agency present your government with conclusions and recommendations that lack scientific basis and rigor.

Quebec BAPE recently released a 626-page report recommending to the E... More →
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Peninsula Energy announced that it has signed two uranium concentrate sale and purchase agreements with major U.S. power utility companies. The agreements will see the company deliver up to 1,935,000 pounds of uranium from its Lance projects starting in 2016. They were made at prices significantly above current uranium spot price.

The current contracts are for quantities of nearly 2 million pounds with the deliveries starting next year. The contracts are all combined. The ones from 2011, from last year and this year, all with a significant margin above our all-in costs at Stage I an... More →
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The Kazatomprom National Atomic Company has approved a new development strategy for 2015-2025, which provides for the preservation of the leading positions of the company and Kazakhstan on the extraction of natural uranium, RIA Novosti news agency reported with reference to the Kazatomprom.

Implementation of the strategy will make it possible for Kazatomprom and Kazakhstan to preserve the achieved leading positions on production of natural uranium in the world, said the message. In order to do that, the company will develop existing mines and build the new ones, as well as introduce... More →
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A Uranium One, Inc. video. Conventional mining involves extracting uranium ore from the ground and processing it to extract the minerals being sought. ISR (in situ recovery, also known as in situ leaching or solution mining) involves using liquids (commonly referred to as leaching liquors or lixivants) which are pumped through the orebody while it is in the ground to recover the minerals out of the ore by leaching. Consequently there is little surface disturbance and no tailings or waste rock are generated. However, the orebody needs to be permeable to the liquids used, and located so that th... More →
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Fission Uranium announced the summary results of a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the high-grade uranium resource identified to date on the Triple R Uranium Deposit, at its 100% owned PLS property in the Canadian Athabasca Basin region. The PEA was prepared by RPA Inc.

Highlights

1. Base case pre-tax Net Present Value (NPV) of $1.81 billion, post-tax NPV of $1.02 billion (10% discount rate),

2. Mine life of 14 years producing an estimated 100.8 million pounds of yellowcake at a metallurgical recovery of 95% with 7... More →
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