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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

FLSmidth proudly announces the signing of a Technology Licence and Transfer Agreement with the CSIRO to develop, produce, distribute and support the innovative hyperspectral
logging technology known as HyLogging and integrated software for mining industry use.

HyLogger systems are an outcome of many years of extensive research and development in the area of hyperspectral science and borne out of remote sensing research. In recognition of the technology potential, the research was supplemented by industry
sponsors and has been extensively tested in actual industry applicati... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Economics, Batteries

Frances White, of PNNL, reports that about 250 of the world leading energy storage experts will gather at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory late May, 2016 to discuss the latest battery technologies that are making electric transportation and large-scale renewable energy storage more accessible.

At the 9th Energy Storage Symposium ... Beyond Lithium Ion, leaders from national labs, industry and academia will share their research into developing next-generation energy storage technologies that can be less costly, safer and more environmentally friendly than today state-of-the-art ... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Economics, Batteries

InsideEVs brings to this bloggers attention the major driving force behind the exponential growth of sales for EVs from the very low base. Cheap lithium batteries change everything and all cars will be electric by 2030. Elon Musk with Tesla Motors is doing this trick and now Tesla Model 3 will ignite the real transition to the best cars which just happen to be electric.

The oil and auto industry are poisoned by their own toxic cancer hazard emissions from diesel and gas powered ICE engines and still in denial at their own peril about the dramatic shift in technology, Elon Musk said... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Peninsula Energy flagship property is the Lance Projects in Wyoming prolific uranium mining district, the Powder River Basin. Production at the Ross Permit area of the Lance Projects began in December 2015. The first sale of uranium was completed in January 2016.

Since the start of production, the company has reported that production wells are consistently flowing at above forecasted flow rates. Since production commenced, uranium head grades have continued to increase with the highest including 96 mg/L U3O8, which is above the average used in the financial model.

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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

The Harris County Flood Control District Flood Warning System measures rainfall amounts and monitors water levels in bayous and major streams on a real-time basis to inform citizens of dangerous weather conditions. The system relies on 133 gauge stations strategically placed throughout Harris County bayous and their tributaries. The stations contain sensors that transmit valuable data during times of heavy rainfall and during tropical storms and hurricanes. Some gauges also measure wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, road temperature and humidity.

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Index / Education, Ethics, Society, Employment Issues / Universities

If you are a student interested in the natural world around you, are good at investigating and problem solving, are numerate and articulate, have initiative and the ability to work in a team or not, then the exciting world of geology could be where your career lies.

Find out below about the main job sectors where geologists work and how to get there. Explore career profiles and videos, with advice on career development, CVs and placements, and information on salaries and equal opportunities.

But first ...to provide some background. Geoscience, aka Earth science, geology ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Taylor Cairns posted that renewable energies are great, but that they are not able to compete with nuclear energy currently. As much as we can use [renewable energies], we should use them, but they are not perfect, said Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director of Nuclear Engineering Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Renewable energy supplies are inherently intermittent, so you need to have something that is going to be their backup when the Sun is not shining, or the wind is not blowing, you need 24-7 grid power.

Bilbao y Leon says that renewable energies, on average, can only produ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Roger Mayes opines that since the early 1970s, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars to find a suitable site for a geologic repository to hold high-level radioactive waste. It is time to consider a new approach that would substantially reduce the amount of nuclear waste yet increase the financial rewards for a state willing to host the facility.

Reducing the amount of nuclear waste might seem impossible, but it is not. Often mistaken for nuclear waste, spent fuel that is being stored at nuclear power plants around the country contains plutonium and other valuable nuclear... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Planetary Resources, Inc., announced today that it has secured US$21.1 million in Series A funding. The capital will be used to deploy and operate Ceres, an advanced Earth observation platform that features the first commercial infrared and hyperspectral sensor system to better understand and manage natural resources.

The funding was led by Bryan Johnson and the OS FUND, and joined by Idea Bulb Ventures, Tencent, Vast Ventures, Grishin Robotics, Conversion Capital, The Seraph Group, Space Angels Network, a syndication of investors from Angel.co, and Larry Page. Earth observation wi... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Economics, Batteries

Dr. Conca reports that new advances in batteries and storage technologies for electricity may soon solve one of the most vexing issues with wind and solar energy, dealing with their intermittency. The wind and sun generally do not generate power when it is needed, and we have not had efficient ways to store that energy, instead making other power plants, like hydro and gas, ramp up and down to accommodate.

Batteries have been our common method to store electricity, but they have always been small, inefficient and costly. Recent advances have produced large mobile batteries in the MW... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Morag McGreevey reports that cybersecurity technology has reached the point where it can detect all sorts of threats from varying angles. However, despite the advanced nature of this technology, it can be difficult to put the information into action and act on this data. That is because the industry itself is quite fragmented. There are a lot of different specialists developing technology in all aspects of the field but, right now, there is no easy to use, single platform that integrates all of this information.

System administrators come in on a daily basis, sit at their terminals,... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Lithium, Potash, Halite & P2O5 Mining Projects

Catherine Hickson reports that the value of lithium deposits actually depend on the area and whether they are brines or sediment samples. Many high numbers (i.e., greater than 400 ppm) are common in sediment samples from the playas in Nevada. Mostly this is Li that is bound up in hectorite and other types of clay and evaporitic minerals. These types of minerals have proven difficult from an extraction perspective on their King Valley property. These lithium-rich clays do have other uses, such as in drilling applications such as oil wells.

In terms of brines, in Nevada values above ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dave Flessner reports that a self-sustaining nuclear reaction was achieved Monday at the TVA Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor in one of the most significant milestones toward activating the first new U.S. nuclear power plant in the 21st century.

Licensed reactor operators at the newest unit at Watts Bar brought the reactor to a sustained fission reaction known as initial criticality at 2:16 a.m. EDT. Unit 2 is now generating heat under its own power and within the next couple of weeks should be brought to a power level sufficient to heat steam and generate electricity for the first time.More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

The editors at Scientific American were compelled to announce that the world is at war. Some might quibble with the characterization of malicious hacking as warfare, preferring phrases such as cyberespionage or cyberconflict. But when governments, industry and individuals are under constant attack by antagonists from all corners of the globe, marauders who use the Internet to steal vital information, sabotage critical operations and recruit terrorists, this means war. It is high time for an internationally coordinated response.

The first skirmish arguably took place in 2007, when on... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Meeting the need for safe water supplies for U.S. communities in the 21st century will depend in large part upon groundwater. For instance, the U.S. public supply on a daily average pumps 15.7 billion gallons of groundwater, 20.7% of the national daily total of 76 billion gallons. The National Ground Water Association professional members are teaming to reach the 87.1 million Americans in 39,000 communities using an estimated 75,000 community wells to educate how five steps of well design, well development, water use calculation, pump selection, and operation and maintenance will enhance water... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

NEI reports that industry experts, legislators, administration officials and other stakeholders this week gathered to identify policy solutions that are increasingly needed at the state and federal levels to keep existing nuclear reactors operating in the U.S. Speaking at a summit held by the U.S. DoE in Washington, D.C., Nuclear Energy Institute President, Marvin Fertel, sounded a somber warning about recent premature closures of otherwise high-performing nuclear power plants and the threat of further early shutdowns because of continued market distortions that do not adequately value nuclear... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Brian Dumaine, of Fortune Online, blogs that even if the world keeps rolling out solar panels and wind farms at the current, record rate, the chance of meeting our climate change targets remains thin. That is because China, India, and other parts of the developing world, including the U.S., while embracing renewables, are still building or burning hundreds of coal plants to produce cheap, reliable power without having to depend on the variability of the sun and wind.

It is true that the developing world is also building dozens of nuclear plants to provide carbon free electricity, bu... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Henry J. Waters, III, opines that without an increase in nuclear power generation, it will be impossible to reduce emissions to safe and acceptable levels. So says William Miller, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering with the MU Research Reactor. Miller is well known as a proponent of nuclear generation and according to Waters he always has made a persuasive case. He reminds us in a recent column on these pages that nuclear is the largest source of zero-carbon electricity in the U.S.

At a time when the world is promising to reduce carbon emissions, ignoring such a source seems... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Umair Irfan, of the Scientific American, opines that jobs, national security and climate change were all part of an urgent appeal at a summit yesterday on Capitol Hill to keep the American nuclear fleet running. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that we are supposed to be adding zero carbon sources, not subtracting or simply replacing by building to just tread water.

Nuclear energy provides almost 67% of the U.S. clean electricity. With only five new reactors under construction after a 30-year pause, the 99 existing nuclear reactors are not getting any younger. With license renewa... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken the first concrete step toward installing modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge. TVA filed an Early Site Permit application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which will evaluate the 1,200-acre site safety, environmental issues and emergency preparedness requirements for construction of a modular reactor complex.

This submittal is a key milestone for our company and the nuclear industry, TVA Chief Nuclear Officer Joe Grimes said in a statement. TVA is the first in the industry to submit any type of appl... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Paul Wilson opines that as awareness of the threats of global climate change grows in the minds of U.S. citizens, the role for low-carbon nuclear energy will be clear. The U.S. fleet of about 100 nuclear reactors now provides about 67% of all low-carbon electricity, and increasing use of nuclear energy to provide grid-power to wind and solar energy will be vital in the years ahead.

The U.S., a world leader in nuclear energy, should keep existing nuclear plants in operation, both at home. Though most U.S. reactors have sought license renewals, many safe and efficient plants are at ri... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Gold-Silver Exploration and Mining Projects

Szu Ping Chan reports that investors snapped up gold at a record pace in the first three months of 2016 as global growth fears intensified and central banks slashed interest rates deeper into negative territory.

Concerns that Britain could leave the EU also triggered a spike in demand across Europe where investors were plagued by lingering Brexit fears, according to the World Gold Council. Gold demand climbed by 21% to 1,290 tonnes in the first three months of 2016 compared with a year earlier, its gold demand trends report said. This represents the biggest first quarter increase s... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

As of mid-2005, however, fewer than 50 deaths had been directly attributed to radiation from the disaster, almost all being highly exposed rescue workers, many who died within months of the accident but others who died as late as 2004.

The new numbers are presented in a landmark digest report, Chernobyl Legacy, Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts, just released by the Chernobyl Forum. The digest, based on a three-volume, 600-page report and incorporating the work of hundreds of scientists, economists and health experts, assesses the 20-year impact of the largest nuclear... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Health is a universal indicator of progress in the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The most recent assessment suggests that 3.3 million deaths/year may be due to outdoor air pollution and 3.5 million deaths per year due to indoor smoke. Estimates of the air pollution health burden are far higher today than a decade ago, although better data and methods of analysis may also be a factor.

Much air pollution is due to inefficient, poorly used, and badly distributed energy technologies. Improving access to modern energy that emits less pollution, both in the home and the commu... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Brian Kehm, Financial Research Associate, of The Oxford Club, opines that nuclear energy gets a bad rep. But is it justified? When you ask most folks their opinion on nuclear, they will mention Three Mile Island, Chernobyl or Fukushima Daiichi. The memories of these disasters, and the negative press that followed, have pushed many to think nuclear power is lousy. That it is unsafe. But let us step back and take a look at the facts. It will let us see the opportunity ahead.

First off, nuclear disasters are rare. The worst on record was Chernobyl in 1986. The World Health Organization... More →
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