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Sponsored by the National Innovation Awareness Strategy Group. Australia has deposits of many valuable minerals, including nearly one-third of the world's readily recoverable uranium resources. Should there be limitations on the mining of uranium?
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Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. reported today that it has completed three additional NI 43-101 compliant technical reports on its 100% owned McArthur East, Henday and Umfreville projects in the eastern region of the Saskatchewan Athabasca Basin.

Over the last few years they have continued to refine their understanding of these valuable projects. said Scott Frostad, Vice President Exploration for Purepoint. The exploration targets they have outlined to date hold direct geological relationships with the McArthur River and Roughrider deposits and they will advance them to the next stage ... More →
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Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. today reported that the strongest mineralized interval drilled to date within the Spitfire Zone has been intersected by hole HK16-43 returning downhole probe results of 1.7% eU3O8 over 31.2 metres including 13.3% eU3O8 over 2.2 meters. Purepoint is the operator of the Hook Lake project on behalf of its Joint Venture partners Cameco Corp. and AREVA Resources Canada Inc.

The new HK16-43 mineralized intercept is situated only 220 metres below surface and represents a 25 metre up-dip step-out from the HK16-37 mineralization. The structure hosting high-grade ... More →
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The Government of the Australian State of Queensland says it is now ready to accept applications for uranium mining projects following its announcement of a new regulatory framework. The state lifted its long-standing ban on uranium mining in 2012. Mine Minister Andrew Cripps indicated that a modern and robust framework is required to ensure that uranium mining in Queensland is carried out according to the best environmental protection and safety standards.

The government said that the framework provides regulatory efficiency and investment certainty for uranium mining in Queensland... More →
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Hamid Reza Jafari and Abdollah Yazdi report that using airborne radiometric geophysical data, one can easily investigate a wide region in a short time and with little cost to finally find areas that are rich in radioactive elements.

In this research, the uranium exploration data were first organized, filtered and classified and then the frequency distribution tables and histograms were drawn. After drawing the histograms, the statistical parameters for radioactive elements were calculated. The separation of anomaly populations was done on the basis of distribution around mean value... More →
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Geology; May 1981; v. 9; no. 5; p. 195-199
Radioactive (radium-rich) springs discharging in the watershed of a proposed impoundment on Lower Lee Creek in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, were determined not to represent a significant radiological effect. The impact of these springs on the proposed lake will be negligible, owing to a combination of the following factors: extremely low rate of discharge of the springs even following periods of heavy rainfall, effective dilution of the spring water by the creek into which the springs discharge (dilution factor of about 1:100), and precipitation of... More →
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Applied Geochemistry 16 (2001) pp. 109-122
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the processes controlling the distribution and behavior of the longer-
lived Ra isotopes in continuous Paleozoic carbonate aquifers of parts of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Activities of (228Ra) and (226Ra) were analyzed in fresh and saline ground waters, brines, and rocks. The fuids have
a wide salinity range (200±250,000 mg/l total dissolved solids). The (226Ra) activity ranges from 0.66±7660 dpm/
kg and correlates with salinity and other alkaline earth element (Ca, Sr, and ... More →
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Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Series Volume 39 by Cuney and Kyser (2008) report that the purpose of the subject short course, cosponsored by the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and MAC, is to highlight data and research that have developed over the past 30 years, as well as new techniques and ideas that can be integrated into effective exploration strategies for uranium.

MAC was among the first organizations to support a short course on uranium, which was presented as its third short course volume in 1978 entitled Uranium Deposits - Their Mi... More →
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The metamorphosed sandstones exposures occur in two locations in Wadi Sikait. The exposed rocks in this area are ophiolitic melange, metamorphosed sandstones, porphrytic granites invaded by post-granite dykes (lamprophyres) and quartz-fluorite veins. The uranium contents measured radiometrically range from 3 to 41.97 ppm, with an average of 12 ppm, while the chemically measured are in the range from 20 to 100 ppm and averaging 50.83 ppm. High uranium contents are mainly attributed to the presence of secondary uranium minerals (uranophane and autonite), accessory minerals (monazite, zircon, all... 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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Maxime Dargent, et al., report that The formation of hydrothermal uranium ore deposits involves the reduction of dissolved U(VI)(aq) to uraninite. However, the nature of the reducing agent and kinetics of such a process are currently unknown. These questions are addressed through dedicated experiments performed under conditions relevant for the genesis of unconformity-related uranium (URU) deposits.

They tested the efficiency of the following potential reductants supposed to be involved in the reaction: H2, CH4, C-graphite and dissolved Fe(II). Results demonstrate the great efficien... More →
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Elsewhere in the region, a different kind of underground shaft mining technique was developed in the 1960s and 70s to take out vertical columns of uranium ore extending for hundreds of feet and found at depths of 1,000 to 1,500 feet. Miners working from a spiral-shaped tunnel would dig out the ore and send it by elevator to the surface, where it would be trucked to a processing mill in Utah. More than a dozen commercially viable ore columns, called breccia pipes, were set to be mined when global uranium prices collapsed in the early 1980s, and most were mothballed.

Three decades lat... More →
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Uranium mining and processing for nuclear weapons and fuel have left thousands of sites with toxic levels of this actinide in soil and ground water1. An emerging strategy for remediating such environments involves using organic carbon to promote microbially-mediated reduction and precipitation of insoluble U(IV) minerals2-4. Although previous U bioreduction studies have shown promising results, they were of short duration (up to a few months). Our longer-term (20 months) laboratory study using historically contaminated sediment has alarmingly shown that microbial reduction of U was transient e... More →
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Susan Hall reports that historic exploration and development were used to evaluate the reliability of domestic uranium reserves and potential resources estimated by the U.S. DoE national uranium resource evaluation (NURE) program in the U.S. Gulf Coast Uranium Province. NURE estimated 87 million pounds of reserves in the $30/lb U3O8 cost category in the Coast Plain uranium resource region, most in the Gulf Coast Uranium Province.

Since NURE, 40 million pounds of reserves have been mined, and 38 million pounds are estimated to remain in place as of 2012, accounting for all but 9 mil... More →
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Mark Melin reports that there is one magical component in the world that has a rather odd duplicity. Uranium is simultaneously used for power enhancement but to two different outcomes. In one sense uranium is used to generate electricity while eliminating short term air pollution that can be a pesky problem. The other use is in nuclear weapons. Both appear to be in an uptrend.

Calling Uranium the clean, affordable alternative fuel of the future, the authors of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Global Metals and Mining report appear stimulated by the demand potential for an ecological extr... More →
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Greg Klein reports that having resumed drilling, a Rio Tinto subsidiary advances towards a 100% interest in Pistol Bay Mining C4, C5 and C6 uranium properties in the Saskatchewan Athabasca Basin. Rio Tinto Exploration Canada has so far earned 75% of the properties and stated its intention to exercise the full option. That would bring Pistol Bay $5 million by the end of 2019 and a 5% net profits interest.

Rio continues 100% option on Pistol Bay Mining Athabasca Basin uranium project
Located in a prolific area, C4, C5 and C6 adjoin Wheeler River, a JV of Denison Mines, Cameco Cor... More →
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NEI reports that the Russian state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, in 2015 increased uranium production in Russia by 2%, to 3.055 mt, according to preliminary data from Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) Uranium Holding. This compares with 2.991 mt in 2014. A spokesman said the cost of production had decreased by 11% compared with 2014. Russia's largest uranium mining company, part of ARMZ, Priagunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union (Pimcu) in Krasnokamensk Trans-Baikal Territory, expects 2015 production of natural uranium concentrate in 2015 to total 1.977 mt (7t up on 2014), with 1.080 mt produced b... More →
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The Mkuju River mine is an open pit mine deemed one of the most promising sources of uranium in the world. It is operated by Uranium One. Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom owns 100% of the external shares through affiliates.

They expect to sign a mining deal soon that will flesh out conditions on the industrial development of this mine. They indicated that Rosatom can reach the industrial scale of uranium mining in 2018. Rosatom joined the Mkuju River Project in 2011, increasing the uranium resources by 70% over the past four years, from the initial 35,000 tonnes to 5... 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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Rosatom international mining division, Uranium One Inc., has increased its production of uranium by 1.8% to about 4,900 metric tons in 2016, the division said in its annual report on February 15. Deputy Director of the ARMZ Uranium Holding Marina Liborakina said in mid-September, that Rosatom uranium subsidiary was expected to mine 3,000 metric tons of uranium in 2016. The annual report has not been published to date.

Total Russian uranium production in 2016 was 7,900 tonnes (including 4,900 tonnes produced abroad). Rosatom, is the third largest world uranium producer and is in seco... More →
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Eugene Gerden reports that Uranium One (U1), the uranium holding company, operated by Russian nuclear monopoly Rosatom, plans to become one of the leading uranium producers during the next several years, which is expected to be achieved through the reduction of costs and optimization of production.The current situation in the global uranium market remains complex for producers, which is mainly due to low demand and overproduction, however, as part of the plans of U1, is the increase of its market share in the coming years.

Last year the volume of uranium production of U1 grew by 3.3... More →
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The site in Retortillo, Spain could become the only open-cast uranium mine in Europe. A controversial decision by the Ministry of Industry to authorize a uranium mine in the province of Salamanca (Castilla y Leon) is to be investigated by the national High Court, following an appeal against the project by ecologist platform groups.

The mine is near small municipalities of Retortillo and Villavieja de Yeltes, close to the border with Portugal. If it were to go ahead this would be the first active uranium mine in Spain since 2003, and the Berkeley website explains that the site is one... 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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Uranium Energy Corp. is a Texas-based uranium producer and exploration company. It has recently hit new 52 week highs on news of a Japanese court ruling in favor of re-starting the nuclear reactors following the Fukushima tsunami disaster in 2011.

Japan shut down 48 of its nuclear reactors in 2011 to conduct safety reviews. As a result, Japan has moved a step closer to restarting those reactors after a Kagoshima District Court rejected a petition filed by some residents near the plant in the City of Satsumasendai to delay the restart of two reactors even after safety regulators cl... More →
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Ian Hiscock opines that it is difficult to overstate the importance to the uranium market outlook of inventories held by Chinese utilities. Over the past 5-10 years, the magnitude of planned nuclear generating capacity in China has gained credibility, with new reactors successfully brought into operation and planned capacity underpinned by strong Government support.

While the outlook for Chinese nuclear generating capacity has become increasingly clear, the same is not true of the magnitude of current uranium inventories or the timing of future inventory build. Chinese net imports ... More →
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