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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Deep under African soil, about 1.7 billion years ago, natural conditions prompted underground nuclear reactions. Scientists from around the world, including American scientists have studied the rocks at Oklo.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Produced by Michael D. Campbell, this text was published in 1977 by Houston Geological Society and represented one of the first treatments of alternate energy development and realistic environmental considerations.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

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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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Geospatial Information

Oil & gas well information plus additional regulatory information for properties in the State of Louisiana.
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Geospatial Information

Most of the maps are large format (60 inches X 36 inches, for example) because they were intended for printing on a wide-bed printer. To clearly view them on your monitor you will have to zoom in and then scroll through the map. They will also take more than just a couple of seconds to load owing to their complexity.
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Geospatial Information

This page provides links to the digital data zip files for the geologic maps. Each zip file will extract into a folder containing Arc/Info export files, metadata, files, and a readme file with brief unit descriptions. The export files can be imported using Arc/Info import, ArcView Import 7.1, or ArcToolbox Import to Coverage.
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

This AAPG-EMD Special Publication (Memoir 101) is a comprehensive and integrated review of energy resources in the Solar System, including materials that could both sustain future manned expeditions as well as meet Earth energy and mineral challenges in the 21st century and beyond. It has been prepared by a group of well-known industry, government, and university geologists and engineers, including NASA astronauts and other professionals from a range of geotechnical specialties. Any long-range program of human exploration and settlement of the solar system must consider in-situ resource utiliz... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

The rest of the story is on pages 21 to 25 of the Journal of The Professional Geologist. As industry has begun to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and store it in underground reservoirs, we also have the option to not burn the coal of fossilized dead forests. Alternative sources of energy to generate electricity are available.

We also have the option to prevent the destruction of the living forests - and their associated ecosystems - that produce much of the oxygen that humans and other organisms need to exist. The carbon in coal can also be used to make other common clean... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Geoff Brumfiel reported that after the Fukushima Tsunami and damage to the nuclear power plant, Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation, but not from the psychological impacts. In the immediate aftermath of the nuclear accident, public-health experts worried about the possible risk from radiation. Subsequent analyses have shown that the prompt evacuation of areas around the reactors probably limited the public exposure to a relatively safe level. But uncertainty, isolation and fears about the invisible threat of radioactivity are jeopardizing the mental health of the 210... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

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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Index / General Resources / Houston Area

The Houston area, and the Gulf Coast in general, is laced by numerous growth faults which are geological hazards that are known to impact and damage house slabs, building-support structures, highways and associated foundations. Water-supply wells and pipelines, oil and gas wells and pipelines, and other anthropogenic structures are also affected by growth faults, and have cost millions of dollars to repair over the years as a result of the small, but significant, movement of these faults. At depth, these faults have created economically important oil and gas reservoirs, sulfur and uranium depo... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Troy Campbell and Justin Friesen report that many people claim that there was a scientific study that showed vaccines cause autism. Actually, the researcher in that study lost his medical license, and overwhelming research since then has shown no link between vaccines and autism whatsoever.

Some people say, Well, regardless, it is still my personal right as a parent to make decisions for my child.... Do those statements sound familiar - a debate that starts with testable factual statements, but then, when the truth becomes inconvenient, the person takes a flight from facts.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Greg Klein reports that NexGen Energy just reported the highest grade intersects ever encountered in uranium exploration. Reporting some winter results from the Patterson Lake South-adjacent Rook 1 project on June 15, the company announced the Arrow zone is the most continually mineralized intersection so far. Located on the southwestern edge of the A2 and A3 shears, hole AR-15-44b showed a major interval of increasingly high grades:

9.56% U3O8 over 68.5 metres (206 feet), starting at 499.5 metres in downhole depth drilled at a -75 degree dip
(within zone: 11.55% over 56.5 metr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Fission announced that it entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with CGN Mining Company, a Chinese investment holding company engaged in trading natural uranium. Under the LOI, CGN will make a strategic investment in Fission worth approximately $82 million.

CGN investment will consist of a $82,226,059 private placement for roughly 96,736,540 common shares, plus an additional number of common shares; all in all, the investment will bring CGN stake in Fission to 19.99 percent. The shares will be priced at $0.85 each.

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Rob Chang states that t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

In a look back at 2015, the editors opine that the value of nuclear energy to U.S. energy policy became clearer than ever in 2015, but the struggle to have that value properly recognized became one of the key issues of the year and will continue into and well beyond 2016. Determining that value is not nuclear science, the shorthand equation is that every nuclear energy facility represents an emission-free economic powerhouse. But its value has been neglected to the point that facilities are allowed to shutter as economically unviable. At any time, but especially in 2015, following the signing ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

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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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earths) Committee (UCOM) of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division, chaired by Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., C.P.G., has continued to monitor the nuclear power industry because it drives uranium exploration and development in the United States and overseas. Input for this Mid-Year (Year-End) Report has also been provided by Henry Wise, P.G., C.P.G. (Vice-Chair - Industry) on industry activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth exploration and mining, by Steven Sibray, P.G., C.P.G., Vice Chair (University) on university activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-ear... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

This paper includes 10 summaries for energy resource commodities including coal, uranium, geothermal and fossil-fuel based unconventional resources, and an analysis of energy economics and technology prepared by the commodity committees of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Unconventional energy resources, as used in this report, are those energy resources that do not occur in conventional oil or gas reservoirs held in structural or stratigraphic traps in sedimentary basins. Such resources include coalbed methane, oil shale, gas shale ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earth) Committee (UCOM) of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division continues to monitor the nuclear power industry and associated uranium exploration and development in the United States and overseas. Chaired by Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., C.P.G., input for this Annual Report has also been provided by Henry M. Wise, P.G., C.P.G. (Vice-Chair - Industry) on industry activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth exploration, by Steven Sibray, CPG, Vice Chair (University) on university activities in uranium, thorium, and rare-earth research, and by Robert Gregory, P.G... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H. opines that there is more to the story. Nuclear power, because of its use for both peaceful and military purposes, causes angst among some people, and produces fuel for those with other agendas, albeit competing energy sources, religion, or politically belligerent politics. Hence, as nuclear power was being developed in the 1970s in the U.S., the Three-Mile Island incident occurred (but no one was killed or irradiated outside the plant, but two workers were burned with hot water).

Accidents happen occasionally with any industrial activities, but the ... More →
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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

Javier E. David reports that NASA plans to be prepared to detect one coming our way well in advance. In a little noticed move this week, the space agency announced that it had created a directorate for detecting and tracking near earth objects (NEOs).

The new Planetary Defense Coordination Office, which, despite its science fiction-sounding name, is part of a very real effort to ward off the potentially deadly impact of asteroids that may head our way, is charged with supervising all NASA-funded projects to find and characterize asteroids and comets that pass near Earth orbit around... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Dr. Conca reports that nothing was said about an all-of-the-above energy mix like the COP21 climate meeting in Paris last month. Along with climate experts such as Dr. James Hansen, most heads of state agreed that we need a lot more of all low-carbon energy sources, not just renewables. But many people with an ideological bent towards renewables only, and anti-nuclear in particular, have started denigrating those scientists and experts who understand that all low-carbon energy sources are needed to fight this most urgent problem.

To limit the rise in global mean temperatures to 2 de... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Phil Plait reports that in December, GOP Senator, presidential hopeful, and outrageous science denier Ted Cruz held a Senate panel about climate change that could charitably be called a farce. He empaneled a series of people who ranged from lukewarmers (believing the Earth is warming, but not dangerous, or not rapid enough to worry about now) to out-and-out head-in-the-sand deniers.

Plait indicates that during the hearing, Cruz said a lot of completely false things, but two things he hammered over and again were the reliability of satellite data, and how those data do not show any w... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that China is working on a floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites around the world and anchor offshore to produce power for various needs. China General Nuclear expects to complete construction of this small modular offshore multi-purpose reactor by 2020, and demonstrate its utility for a variety of purposes. Construction of the first floating reactor is expected to start next year with electricity generation to begin in 2020.

China General Nuclear ACPR50S reactor design was approved by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission.... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Brad Plumer opines that there is a compelling argument that the world ought to be building many more nuclear power plants. He agrees that we will need vast amounts of carbon-free energy to stave off global warming. It is not at all clear that renewables can do the job alone for a number of reasons. And nuclear is a proven technology, already providing 11% of electricity globally.

So what is the catch, Plumer asks? Cost. More than safety or waste issues, modern-day reactors have become jarringly expensive to build, going for $5 billion to $10 billion a plant. Worse, the price tag see... More →
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