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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) / 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.

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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

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) / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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) / 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) / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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

Oil & gas well information plus additional regulatory information for properties in the State of Louisiana.
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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 / 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

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

The IAEA Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the IAEA for over four decades, is a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned.

The database covers:

1. Reactor specification data (status, location, operator, owner, suppliers, milestone dates) and technical design characteristics.

2. Performance data including energy production and energy loss data, outage and operational event information.

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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

The Hungarian government has made this service available to the world. Community, public and domestic emergencies and nautical information systems, construction, operation and provision of services. Non-profit organization to assist the public sector.

Facilitate European integration and cohesion, a regional approach, partnership and spirit of the principles of transparency, through the association of tenders and projects. Develops and cultivates the European, American and International cooperation.

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

Familiarity with nuclear energy and its role as a reliable producer of low-carbon electricity increases support for the technology, according to a new national public opinion survey. There is a direct connection between feeling knowledgeable about nuclear energy and favoring it, said Ann Bisconti, of Bisconti Research. Among respondents who feel very well-informed about nuclear energy, 75% are in favor and 54% are strongly favorable. In contrast, only 18% of the self-described very well-informed group strongly opposes it.

Those who feel very well-informed about a topic are more like... More →
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Index / Consultants & Vendors - Mining and Environmental

I2M Associates, LLC is a professional practice offering experienced engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and other scientists with many years in environmental assessments, including remediation management, mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the environmental and mining industries, and environmental site assessments, due diligence assessments, and impact assessments in addition to brownfield redevelopment and management (as well as grant application assistance) in the U.S, and for state ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Andrew Follett reports that Hillary Clinton said that her own supporters in the environmental movement put ideology ahead of science when they deny the advantages of natural gas and nuclear power. Proposals to end natural gas production or rapidly shut down our national nuclear power fleet put ideology ahead of science and would make it harder and more costly to build a clean energy future, the former secretary of state said recently.

The Clinton statement was an attempt to affirm her stance on coal power while approving some form of governmental support to out-of-work coal miners. ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Green Cross Switzerland and Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute) have reported on the worst pollution issues involving lead, radionuclides, mercury, chromium, pesticides, and cadmium on the planet over the past decade, while documenting and quantifying the health and human impacts of these neglected problems by expedient governments and irresponsible industry in handling of dangerous chemical constituents.

Challenges remain in dealing with recycling lead from used batteries, while vehicle numbers continue to grow worldwide. Gold prices are still high and consequently emissions... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Two-thirds of the world production of uranium from mines is from Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia. An increasing proportion of uranium, now 46%, is produced by in situ leaching.

After a decade of falling mine production to 1993, output of uranium has generally risen since then and now meets over 90% of demand for power generation. Kazakhstan produces the largest share of uranium from mines (41% of world supply from mines in 2013), followed by Canada (16%) and Australia (9%).

The WNO monitors uranium production. This table provides country data and is updated on a regular ... 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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