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IAEA TECHNICAL REPORTS SERIES No 341 - 1992

The role of the analytical chemistry laboratory is, simply stated, to provide analytical support both to uranium exploration and to uranium ore processing activities.

While it is recognized that providing analytical support to either exploration or ore processing programmes requires skill and discipline, support for both increases the difficulties. The two activities might be submitting analytical input simultaneously, with varying demands and priorities. These workloads may often be in conflict, imposing stringent demands upon ... More →
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Pia Rivera reports that Anfield Resources announced the closing of its acquisition of the Shootaring Canyon Mill, a portfolio of uranium assets, two surface stockpiles, and a number of royalties on projects held by other publicly-traded companies from Uranium One.

In addition to the Shootaring Canyon Mill and the Velvet-Wood Project, the Transaction also includes an impressive portfolio of uranium assets. With the Transaction they have now acquired one of only three licensed and permitted conventional uranium mills in existence in the U.S. All our uranium assets are located in the U... More →
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Greg Klein reports that a steady stream of high grades emanating from its Rook 1 uranium project, NexGen Energy obviously holds the confidence of well-heeled investors. The company announced another $20-million bought deal private placement on November 18. The last one closed on $23.74 million in May. In July, the company closed a shares-for-debt deal to extinguish a $1.35-million loan. As of November 3 NexGen reported about $18 million cash on hand.

The new money would come from 31.25 million shares at $0.64. The underwriters may also buy an additional 15% of the shares sold at $0... More →
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French uranium giant Areva says it has secured approval to nearly double production of the nuclear fuel at its McClean Lake mill in northern Saskatchewan. The company said Tuesday that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission gave the go ahead to increase production at the mill from 13 to 24 million pounds a year.

The higher capacity will allow Areva to process more material coming from the Cigar Lake uranium mine, half owned by Cameco, as it ramps up production to 18 million pounds a year. The increase in allowed capacity comes as the uranium industry faces continued depressed prices... More →
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David Louis reports that Energy Fuels Inc.(EFI), is quickly becoming a leading producer of uranium in the U.S. Although the company does not have any mines currently producing in the Grand Canyon state, an exploratory site eight miles south of Tusayan is showing promise. The company announced that drill intercepts have located several large and high-grade areas of mineralization at its Canyon Mine, the site of a previous small-scale conventional uranium mine with a surface disturbance of 15 acres, located in the Arizona strip.

The company is currently conducting underground delineat... More →
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Izbicki, et al., of the U.S.G.S., report that arsenic and uranium exceed their respective Maximum Contaminant Levels - MCLs - of 10 micrograms per liter -ug per L- and 30 u­g per L - about 20 picoCuries per liter) - part of the GAMA program. Arsenic is less abundant in the northern part of the state, but widely present at concentrations in excess of its MCL in other areas. Uranium, although less common at concentrations above the MCL, occurs at concentrations greater than its MCL in agricultural areas in the eastern San Joaquin Valley and in bedrock wells in granitic te... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that in the wake of the COP21 climate meeting in Paris, which subtly endorsed nuclear power, and the aggressive move by China to build a nuclear plant a month, the supplies of uranium are once again in the spotlight.

The price of uranium for fuel in nuclear reactors has had a complicated history over the last forty years (see figure below). After the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and Fukushima reactor accidents, uranium prices dropped about 60%, bottoming out near $30/lb in mid-2014. By late 2013, all of Japanese nuclear facilities were completely shut down.

Other... More →
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Mohamed A. El-Sadek reports that the present work deals with the measurement of concentrations and distributions of natural radionuclide X-ray activities, produced by 40K, 226Ra, 238U and 232Th, in coastal soils of Koam Mashaal area, Northern Egypt. Besides, the radiation doses that would be delivered to living beings from such soils were calculated. Moreover, external and internal hazard indices, radium equivalents, and annual activities were computed. For this purpose, a total of 57 field samples were collected from the surface till a depth of 50 cm.

These samples were analysed u... More →
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The U.S. Geological Survey estimated a mean of 220 million pounds of recoverable uranium oxide (U3O8) remaining as potential undiscovered resources in southern Texas. This estimate used a geology-based assessment method for Tertiary sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the Texas Coastal Plain sedimentary strata. Estimates of undiscovered uranium resources associated with sandstone-hosted deposits in the Texas Coastal Plain were made for geologic units with known uranium occurrences... the
Eocene Claiborne and Jackson Groups, the Oligocene Catahoula Formation, the Miocene Oakville Sandston... More →
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Jaireth, et al.,(2008) report that the geology of uranium deposits in Kazakhstan points to similar deposits in Australia. Sandstone uranium deposits account for approximately 30% of annual global production, largely through in situ leach (ISL) mining. Most of this production has come from deposits in the western U.S., Niger and Kazakhstan.

In Australia, sandstone-hosted uranium is being produced from the Beverley deposit in the Frome Embayment of South Australia, and a second ISL mine is under development at Honeymoon in the same region. Such deposits form where uranium-bearing oxi... More →
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Campbell (1969) reported that a preliminary field reconnaissance northwest of Ceduna, South Australia, in the Pidinga Lake-Lake Tallacootra-Red Lake-Seven Mile Swamps Areas has revealed significantly high radioactivity in the sedimentary rocks of Tertiary age on the eastern edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Subsequent mineralogical studies reported that radium in minor proportions has been tentatively identified as the major radioactive source. Other radioactive minerals are also present and are geochemically anomalous.

The investigations suggested that while the anomalous r... More →
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The government of Western Australia just granted environmental approval to Cameco Australia proposed Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to conditions that include measures to mitigate risks to underground fauna. The approval came following an environmental assessment process, public consultation, and agreement between Western Australia, Aboriginal affairs and state development. It was issued as a 25-page ministerial statement by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

EPA had recommended in August 2016 that the project should not be allowed to proceed because... More →
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Australia's uranium has been mined since 1954, and three mines are currently operating. More are planned. Australia's known uranium resources are the largest in the world or 31% of the world total.

In 2014, Australia produced 5897 tonnes of U3O8 (5000 tU). It is the third-ranking producer in the world, behind Kazakhstan and Canada. All production is exported.

Australia uses no nuclear power, but with high reliance on coal, any likely carbon constraints on electricity generation will make it a strong possibility.

In 2015 the South Australian government set up ... More →
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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says exports to India for use in its power plants could start immediately following the signing of the Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement administrative arrangements.

The government has also finalized an agreement with the UAE to supply uranium for its developing nuclear power program.

The two agreements set out strict conditions for the peaceful use, safeguarding and security of Australian uranium, Ms. Bishop said in a statement on Wednesday.... More →
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Ian Lyall reports that Berkeley Energia said their rigs have started turning on Zona 7 of it Salamanca uranium project in western Spain, kicking off a major exploration program. In all, 10,000 meters will be drilled to assess the full potential of the ground. A total of 11 targets have been identified after what is described as an extensive geological review based on the reinterpretation of geophysical and historic data.

These hotspots all lie within 10 kilometers of the location of the proposed process plant and are being followed up with a two-phase reverse circulation drill progr... More →
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Berkeley Energia Ltd reiterated its assertion that the Salamanca project in Spain will be one of the lowest cost producers of uranium in the as it continues to develop the asset on multiple fronts. The company, formerly known as Berkeley Resources, transformed the project in late 2015 when it released a pre-feasibility study for the high-grade Zona 7 deposit which proved the project had robust economics.

Berkeley Energia demonstrated the quality of the deposit when the latest round of drilling hit intersections with grades up to eighteen times higher than the average grade of the re... 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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Michael Owen reports that a key reason for the BHP Billiton decision four years ago to mothball a $30 billion plan to turn Olympic Dam into the biggest uranium mine in the world was the Japanese tsunamis that damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant rather than cost concerns, it has been revealed by BHP mothballed BHP President.

Senior BHP executives told The Australian that although lingering effects from the global financial crisis in 2008 were used to publicly justify the 2012 decision by BHP board not to proceed with the original expansion plan, the real concern was their interpreta... More →
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Marie-Noele Croteau, et al., report that to gain insights into the risks associated with uranium (U) mining and processing, we investigated the biogeochemical controls of U bioavailability in the model freshwater species Lymnaea stagnalis (Gastropoda). Bioavailability of dissolved U(VI) was characterized in controlled laboratory experiments over a range of water hardness, pH, and in the presence of complexing ligands in the form of dissolved natural organic matter (DOM). Results show that dissolved U is bioavailable under all the geochemical conditions tested.

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Blue Sky is focusing its uranium exploration efforts on southern Argentina. The Company concludes that the region is underexplored, with excellent potential for near-surface uranium resources (for open-pit mining) with rapid low-cost development potential. The new Federal Government has made public its support for the development of a domestic uranium supply to support the plans for expanding the nuclear energy capacity of the country, providing an excellent potential first customer for any new operation. The World Nuclear Association reports that ...

1. Argentina has three nuclear ... More →
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Iran worldwide search for uranium to feed its nuclear program has sparked a local revolt in this marshy town in Bolivian eastern lowlands, whose inhabitants are alarmed by plans to extract radioactive minerals from a nearby mountain.

Bolivian officials treat information about the uranium deposits in San Ignacio and other locations in Bolivia as a state secret. Chief ministers reacted indignantly to recent claims by Israel that Iran was receiving uranium from Bolivia and Venezuela.
Bolivia is a peaceful nation that would never aid an effort by Iran or any other country to develo... More →
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Colin Skidmore (2009) provides information on the use borehole logging for uranium exploration:

1. Cost effective
2. Instantaneous results
3. Very accurate depth control
4. Excellent resolution of narrow intervals (typically 1 cm compared to about 1 m with physical rotary drill sampling)
5. Measures larger sample volume compared to collection of physical sample
6. Measures a wide range of petro-physical properties.

A. Total Gamma
Indirect measurement of uranium (214Bi & 214Pb)
Cheap and reliable equipment
Measures all radionucle... More →
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Proactive Investors Australia report that Boss Resources Limited has been transformed into an advanced uranium developer through the astute acquisition of the Honeymoon Uranium mine in South Australia (BOE 80%). The mine, which is currently on care and maintenance, has existing infrastructure and a uranium processing facility which is in excellent condition.

As a result of the purchase, BOE has all the necessary Australian permits to mine, process and export uranium, which is something that only three other mining companies currently hold. Furthermore, the project uses the In-Situ L... More →
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Boss Resources Ltd. has delivered its maiden JORC Resource at the Gould Dam Project totaling 25.0 million pounds of contained U3O8, located in South Australia, 80 kilometers north-west of Broken Hill. The initial resource incorporated the results of 937 drill holes. This provides for a lift of 90% in the overall resource inventory at the Honeymoon project to 52.5 million pounds of contained U3O8.

As impressively, this represents a 330% increase in resources since the project was acquired by Boss in December 2015. Dr Marat Abzalov said that they have only just started to scratch the ... More →
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Andrew Topf reports that Australian company A-Cap Resources is a step further to developing Botswana first uranium mine, after the government approved its environmental impact statement (EIA).

A-Cap CEO Paul Thomson said that they have been conducting extensive work over the years, commencing 2009, in studying and identifying the overall environmental and social impacts associated with developing the first uranium mine in Botswana. The board has ensured the highest standards have been adopted in preparing the Environment Impact Statement.

The company, valued at $17.6 mill... More →
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