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Index / Professional Associations, Institutes & Societies

Andrew Waltho, Editor of AIGeoscope, reports that each week AIGeoscope presents a view of what has been happening in geoscience, compiled from the AIG web site and social media. AIGeoscope is published by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

The articles presented own each issue of AIGeoscope have been selected from a range of social media sources and content presented via the AIG website. AIG strives to be a strong and agile advocate for its members that actively promotes the continuous improvement of ethical and professional practices followed by members. From time to time, ... More →
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Index / Coal / Exploration, Production, Coal Ash, Rare Earths

Sally McPherson blogs that less than a year ago the coal industry was said to be terminal, and yet the commodity has recently staged a comeback, with its steepest price rise in five years. The cargo prices from the Newcastle terminal (Australia) are seen as the benchmark for Asia, and they have jumped by more than 35% since mid-June this year, up to almost $US70 per tonne.

The increase in prices is due to mine closures in Australia, the U.S. and Indonesia, along with policy changes by authorities in China, which has limited its production of coal to 276 days per year, cutting output... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

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

Robert P. Foster, Editor, SEG, has assembled more than 300 papers in this searchable compilation provide extensive coverage of the mineral deposits in Africa. Contributions are drawn from Economic Geology, the SEG Special Publications, Reviews Volumes, Economic Geology Monographs, Anniversary Volumes, and the SEG Newsletter. The Preface provides a useful background on the collected works.

The African continent extends over an area of approximately 30 million km2, representing about 20% of the Earth total land area. From the precious and base metal deposits of Morocco to the huge met... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The U.S. produced more uranium in the second quarter of 2016 than in the first quarter, according to the latest update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Production for the first half of 2016 remained lower than the same period in 2015.

A total of 745,306 pounds U308 (287 tU) was produced in the second quarter of 2016, up 19% from the first quarter of 2016 and but down 6% from the second quarter of 2015.

Total production for the first half of 2016 was 1,371,828 pounds U3O8 (523 tU), 29% lower than the 1,944,388 pounds (748 tU) produced during the first... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation, China

Work starts on Fuqing 6 turbine building, China

Reactor internals installed at third Tianwan unit, China

Russia connects Novovoronezh 6 reactor to grid, Russia

Russia notes progress with fast reactor technology, Russia

Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit, United Arab Emirates

Preferred site chosen for NuScale SMR, Utah
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNN reports that the 11 units do not include those already under construction, Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Novovoronezh and Rostov, or the floating reactor Academician Lomonosov. The BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors are to be built at the Beloyarsk and South Urals nuclear power plants.

The decree also approves building a facility to produce high-density U-Pu nitride fuel and the construction by 2025 of the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor. BREST-OD-300 is part of Russian state nuclear corporation Proryv, or Breakthrough, project to enable a closed nuclear fuel cycle. The ult... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Other, RTGs, Thorium, Helium-3 and Fusion Research

The Korean Times reports that South Korea state-run laboratory said that it has successfully developed a technology for the mass production of tritium-breeder pebbles for nuclear fusion energy. The technology allows the annual production of more than 50 kilograms of tritium breeder pebbles, which is one of two core fuels used for nuclear fusion energy, according to the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI). Another fuel, called deuterium, is naturally abundant while tritium can in the past only be produced artificially by atomic explosions for example.

Although this needs to be ... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Deep Sea Mining

WNN reports that the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is reviving plans from the 1980s to establish a system for the underwater exploration of mineral resources. The Russian Nuclear Community reports that federal agencies are considering the use of a nuclear reactor to power this proposed system.

The project, named Iceberg, will use a nuclear power unit that meets all the safety requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the report. A new entity involving Rosatom, the Russian Defense Ministry, Gazprom, the... More →
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Index / Astrogeology, Asteroids, Robots, Extraterrestrials

Guillem Anglada-Escudo, et al., report that at a distance of 1.295 parsecs, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri (Centauri C, GL 551, HIP 70890 or simply Proxima) is the Sun closest stellar neighbor and one of the best-studied low-mass stars. It has an effective temperature of only around 3,050 degrees kelvin, a luminosity of 0.15% of that of the Sun, a measured radius of 14% of the radius of the Sun and a mass of about 12% of the mass of the Sun.

Although Proxima is considered a moderately active star, its rotation period is about 83 days and its quiescent activity levels and X-ray lumi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Purpose of Presentation at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Conference & Trade Fair, Austin, Texas:

1. To Increase Communications between the General Public, Regulatory Agencies (TCEQ, RRC, TDSHS) and the Uranium Industry,

2. Encourage Research by BEG and TWDB on Issues Important to Uranium Industry and to the General Public,

3. Encourage Research on Health and Regulatory issues important to the General Public,

4. Encourage Recruiting Graduates and Professionals Interested in Working in the Uranium Industry, and

5. Encoura... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

This presents a series reports on the possible occurrence of cancer and other diseases associated with mining of uranium and other natural materials by the Pub-Med Survey team, a service of the National Library of Medicine and the national Institutes of Health.

Examples:

"Cancer and noncancer mortality in populations living near uranium and vanadium mining
and milling operations in Montrose County, Colorado, 1950-2000."
Radiat Res. 2007 Jun;167(6):711-26.
PMID: 17523851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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

Bob Gregory reports that the first uranium discovery in Wyoming was at the Silver Cliff Mine near Lusk. This mine was first developed in 1879 for silver and copper but failed to produce much ore. In 1918, prospectors discovered radium at Silver Cliff, which was the first reported uranium discovery in Wyoming. Radium, a radiogenic daughter product of uranium, was in demand for scientific research purposes, particularly by Marie Curie. Ore samples were shipped to Curie in France from Wyoming and Colorado. She named the ore mineral carnotite after the French Inspector General of Mines, Marie-Adol... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations

After preliminary exploration has been completed, the next step in the life cycle of a gold mine is resource definition. In resource definition, the exploration company has reason to believe that their property contains a mineral reserve. Therefore, the company will spend more money on intensive and technical exploration techniques.

The resource definition phase not only involves further analysis of the size and grade of the mineral reserve, but also uses engineering and geotechnical studies to evaluate the mining method and to estimate how much it will cost to extract the ore, give... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

1. Cameco
2015 uranium production: 14,200 tonnes

Cameco accounts for approximately 18 percent of global uranium production from its mines in Canada, the US and Kazakhstan. In the US, there is the Smith Ranch-Highland mine in Wyoming Powder River basin and the Crow Butte mine in Nebraska. In Canada, the company has 70% ownership of the world largest uranium mine, McArthur River, and a 50% stake in the world second-largest high-grade uranium deposit, Cigar Lake, in the Athabasca Basin.

2. AREVA
2015 uranium production: 11,002 tonnes

AREVA is active in... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

In general, commodities prices began to rally at the beginning of Q2 after hitting rock-bottom in Q1 (2016), raising the question of whether this represents a turnaround in the downward trend that began in Q3 2014 or just a temporary increase. Analysts agree that while commodities prices are unlikely to undershoot the lows registered at the beginning of 2016, the formation of bottoms could occur in the coming months. The Consensus view, however, is that the nascent recovery is here to stay, but its pace is expected to be slow and uneven across different commodities.

Re Uranium (pag... More →
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Index / Geothermal Energy / Related Environmental Issues / Training Programs (Professional & Health & Safety)

Learn Geothermal HVAC Design fundamentals online, with emphasis on building load (residential, commercial and institutional) development, leading to bore field specification. Watch lectures, and download a Geothermal HVAC Design Performance Simulator Excel file.

For engineers, HVAC contractors, building owners, and those who are considering geothermal installations, or who are specifying a geothermal design (for an existing or planned building) should enroll in the new course.

Implementing a simple load profile representative of the building (its construction, use and loc... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Software & Useful Tools

The story of ANSDIMAT started in the middle of 1990s in the Mining Institute of St-Petersburg (Russian State Technical University). Initially the software was developed to assist our research team of hydrogeologists with planning and interpretation of aquifer tests.

Between 1995 and 2005 ANSDIMAT changed its interface from DOS to Windows and was encouraged by an analytical modelling tool (AMWELLS).

Starting from 2005, we decided to share our tool with professionals outside of our University. Growing number of our users and their invaluable feedback encourages further ANSD... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNN reports that Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

The BN-800 reactor was brought to minimum controlled power for the first time in June 2014, at which time commercial operation was planned for the end of that year. However, in December 2014 Rosenergoatom announced that nuclear fuel for the unit would first be developed further. It was brought again to the minimum controlled power level in August 2015, and again in November 2... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ikata 3 had been idle since being taken offline for a periodic inspection in April 2011. However, Shikoku began the process to restart Ikata 3 on 12 August and the reactor attained criticality the following day. The 846 MWe pressurized water reactor resumed power generation on 15 August and since then output from the unit has been gradually increased.

Ikata 3 became the fifth Japanese reactor to resume operation under new safety standards introduced following the March 2011 incident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant after the tsunami.

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

Paige Blankenbuehler asks the question ....Is the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant good or bad for the climate? At the end of June, 2016. nearly 100 environmentalists (often aka Nuclear Adversaries) marched through the streets of Oakland, California, stopping to picket an unlikely foe ... the Sierra Club. While most of their comrades waved signs outside the concrete building expansive front windows, a small group took the elevators upstairs to the main office and began chanting ... We are on a mission to stop all emissions ... But you are wrong about one thing ... nuclear power, t... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

Agar and Coulter (2007) report that the years between 1997 and 2007 saw significant advances in remote sensing technology for mineral exploration. The successful launch of the ASTER instrument in 1999 brought with it the ability to map mineral zoning and quartz occurrences within alteration systems. This took remote sensing from the age of the ambiguous TM anomaly into the age of mineral mapping from space. While ASTER has rapidly become the workhorse of geologic remote sensing, high spatial resolution satellite image and high spectral resolution airborne imaging have also advanced.

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Index / Regulations / State Regulatory Agencies

Dr. Mace reports that groundwater management in Texas is complicated: The resource is complicated, the history is complicated, the law is complicated, and, for the time being, a certain level of legal uncertainty complicates everything. The purpose of this paper is to describe, as simply as possible, how groundwater management currently works in Texas and how we got there.

Here is the bottom-line recipe for getting you along your merry groundwater management way ...

1. Are you in a groundwater conservation district, a subsidence district, or the Edwards Aquifer Authority?... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

The OreXpress Miniprobe has a 3 mm spot that allows geologists in the field or the core shack to identify minerals of interest. The Miniprobe is designed to work with the OreXpress field spectrometer for portable mineral identification and analysis.

The Miniprobe allows geologists to identify minerals in a smaller area than the traditional 10 mm spot available with the mineral contact probe....

1. It is easy to hold and use with an external trigger for fast and comfortable scanning.

2. Unique, comfortable low reflectance, impact resistant ABS thermoplastic bod... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Ronald B. Peterson reports that the first step as discussed in a Water Well Journal column earlier this year (WWJ, May 2016) is proper planning. Included in the planning phase is obtaining an appropriate drilling fluid program, as property owners, hydrogeologists, or engineers often require a drilling-fluid program.

Your chosen drilling fluid vendor can either provide a drilling fluid program for you or facilitate getting one prepared for you. Make sure you provide them with as much data as you can so the program is appropriate for your project.

We need to locate and veri... More →
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