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

The NY state Assembly is against the electric-rate hike that is set for April 1, because the surcharge will fund subsidies to four Upstate nuclear plants. For going along with New York 50 by 30 clean-energy plan, which the Assembly endorsed, the state Public Service Commission is required to have half NY electricity generated by non-carbon-emitting sources by 2030. And that is nearly impossible to do without nuclear plants, because solar and wind power just can not (remotely) do the job by themselves.

Yet two of these nuclear plants were already set to close, with the others not far... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Carl Curtain reports that Energy Resources Australia, uranium mining company, has called for rational thinking regarding the country future energy supply, suggesting nuclear power be seriously considered. ERA operates a uranium mine near Jabiru, held its annual general meeting in Darwin on Wednesday.

With Australia in the grip of a so-called energy crisis as a major gas shortage looms in 2018, chairman Peter Mansell pressed his company view on the national debate underway. The powers that be are stumbling in the dark to prevent a looming energy crisis, as the grid seeks to balance c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Christina Black opines that as a physicist the importance of safe and efficient power generation to energy security, and national security, challenges me to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Nuclear energy is by far the largest source of clean, non-intermittent electricity in the U.S. We have more reactors than any other nation and produce over 25% of the global supply of nuclear power. But nuclear energy is not just important to the U.S., it also plays a critical role in energy markets around the world. As of 2015, 13 countries relied on nuclear energy to provide at least 25... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Chicago Tribune editors opine that it has been 30 years since Congress designated the Nevada Yucca Mountain as the secure site for the U.S. nuclear waste storage. Since then, taxpayers have coughed up $11 billion creating a repository 1,000 feet underground that would keep the radioactive waste stored safely. As yet, it is still empty. But that could finally change.

Yucca Mountain is in a remote section of the Mojave Desert. But many people in Nevada did not want the waste, no matter how safe or isolated the storage facility may be. It was the ultimate NIMBY project. One of those op... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Mike Fredenburg opines that the U.S. government did nothing as we became completely dependent on other countries to supply us with defense-critical rare-earth elements. That the country we are now dependent on for REEs is China, a hostile power, is unforgivable.

China is not our friend. Any objective analysis of its actions and comments over the last 30 years would conclude that Beijing views the U.S. as its primary enemy. That is why Republican congressman (and former Marine) Duncan Hunter of California has proposed a bill to redress this dangerous situation by allocating 1% of th... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

Julian Turner opines that in 1987, an extinction event took place that went virtually unnoticed and unremarked upon outside of geological and mining circles. Now abandoned, the Ivigt mine once contained the largest known reserves of naturally occurring cryolite. First described in 1798, this mineral was primarily used in aluminium extraction, but also as an insecticide and pesticide, to make caustic soda and even to give fireworks a yellow color. And then in 1987 the mine simply ran out.

Its demise is a reminder of how susceptible mineral supplies are to the dynamics of global deman... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Steve Mackowski presents in this series of articles rare-earth pricing data, publicly released company information and relevant market information. He provides commentary on this information where there is either a significant change in the fundamentals of rare earths or a significant development for the company. It is important to note that the company information will not simply be a reflection of progress through to PEA and onwards.

The single most important fundamental issue in the rare earth oxide business is what is happening in China. China is such a behemoth in REO producti... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

IsoEnergy Ltd. reported on exploration drilling results at the Radio uranium project in the eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. Results include the intersection of elevated uranium geochemistry in drill hole RD17-27, and elevated nickel, a common uranium pathfinder element, in several other drill holes.

A total of 3,913 meters of drilling was completed in 10 drill holes on the Radio property during January and February, 2017. The focus of the program was to evaluate extensions of the moderate to strong basement clay alteration zone discovered in October, 2016 for high grade ba... More →
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Environment and Climate Change Law Environment and Climate Change Law covers common issues in environment and climate change laws and regulations, including environmental policy and its enforcement, environmental permits, waste, liabilities, contaminated land, powers of regulators and reporting obligations ... in 25 jurisdictions.

The case study here is for Kazakhstan...

The basis of the environmental policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan is ...

1. to protect and improve the environment for the life of each person,
2. elimination of destructive processes i... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Resource Evaluation

Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released IRENA. Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar energy showing particularly strong growth.

IRENA new data shows that 2016 additions grew the world renewable energy capacity by 8.7%, with a record 71 GW of new solar energy leading the growth. 2016 marked the first time since 2013 that solar growth outpaced w... More →
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Index / Conventional Oil & Gas Resources / Production Technology and Hydraulic Fracturing

Dr. Conca reports that the Permian Basin oil field in southeast New Mexico and west Texas first started producing shortly after World War I. But almost 100 years later, it seems to keep getting better, and may become the world biggest oil field. A combination of new technologies and global price wars has kept the basin amazingly productive.

There is actually a word for this, it is called Permania. And it is on the lips of everyone in the Oil and Gas industry. Many huge oil fields are famous throughout the world. The Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia, discovered in 1948, is considered the... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Other Non-Metals

Zimmerman and Thomas (1969) report in Bureau of Economic Geology Geological Circular 69-2 that sulfur played an increasingly vital role in American industry and agriculture. The 1966 sulfur shortage motivated a re-evaluation of West Texas geologic and economic potential for sulfur production and a re-examination of its lengthy but spasmodic sulfur history.

The occurrence of sulfur in West Texas was first reported in Culberson County in 1854 by William P. Blake, a geologist attached to the War Department. The first detailed investigation of the surface occurrences in Culberson County... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Deep Sea Mining

Stefanie Heerwig reports in this well-referenced article that as we continue consuming metals and rare earths at the same rate as today, we could run out of existing resources within 20 years, according to an estimate of current resources and reserves worldwide.

Rare earths are the basis for state-of-the-art renewable technology like solar panels. And replacing oil, gas and coal with existing renewable energy technology would require the extraction of rare earths to increase by 700% over the next 25 years, according to the latest MIT research.

Given this pressing demand a... More →
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Index / Hydrogeology/Geology/Environmental/ / Field Methods and Procedures

Colin McDonald reports that the groundwater of the Edwards Aquifer is hypersensitive to whatever goes on above it (and around and below it). But it is also reflects subsurface Earth movements on the other side of the world. Less than 15 minutes after the earthquake in Japan, the water level at the J-17 well started to vibrate like a seismograph as the series of pressure waves radiated out from the earthquake site in Japan.

They have seen numerous earthquakes in J-17 including earthquakes in Chile, Sumatra, Haiti, Mexico, and Alaska, said Geary Schindel, chief technical officer at th... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Ashok Sharma reports that Australia that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. At a joint news conference in New Delhi with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing.

Turnbull said Australia was looking forward to the first export of Australian uranium to India as soon as possible. They have worked closely with India to meet their re... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

TMR is an exploration company targeting the heavy-rare earths and a variety of other high-value elements and industrial minerals (U, Sc, and Li), announces that the Company will change its corporate name to Texas Mineral Resources Corp.

Their increasing confidence in the ion exchange and ion chromatography process in separating and purifying the strategically vital heavy rare-earth elements present in the Round Top ore now permits them to begin to examine the production and marketing of the variety of other elements that are leached from the rhyolite host rock.

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

Bennett and Williams, Inc. provides a balanced approach to environmental stewardship and positive economic outcomes. Clean water is a necessity for life and they are experienced in providing the geoscience and engineering to deliver it. They are a small, responsive, and innovative environmental engineering business. They employ a well-educated, experienced staff with applied expertise in environmental science, geology, hydrogeology, engineering and community development.

Horizontal radial collector wells supply government and industry in the United States with more than a billion g... More →
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Zoltan Ban reports that taking the announced proven, measured and half of indicated resources together, EF has about 56.5 million pounds. At current production rate, the reserve base would be sufficient for over 100 years of production. Ban indicates that one cannot expect production to remain at current levels, however, so a more realistic estimate would be about 25-50 years, depending on future production choices.

In terms of the EF valuation, EF currently trades at a market cap of just over 200 million Canadian dollars, or about $150 million. Assuming an average realized price of... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Canadian uranium producer released its Annual Report. Cameco is the world largest uranium miner and refiner. Nuclear energy and uranium have been out of favor which is why the stock is now a buy.

There are 395.8 million shares and the stock price is $11.33. The market cap is $4.484 billion. The company pays a 30 cent dividend and the yield is 2.65%. Earnings per share were a loss of 16 cents. (It takes 75 cents to buy a Canadian dollar.)

The company produces 17% of the world uranium and holds 415 million pounds of proved and probable reserves. Its main operating propertie... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The Athabasca Basin region is dubbed the Saudi Arabia of Uranium due to the large, high-grade uranium resources. CanAlaska strategic holdings have attracted major international mining companies ... Cameco, Denison, KORES, and KEPCO to explore the company projects.

CanAlaska is a project generator with a management and technical consulting team comprised of geologists and geophysicists with extensive experience identifying exploration targets in the Athabasca Basin for major mining companies. CanAlaska primary focus is on advancing the West McArthur and Cree East uranium projects. More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that there has been a lot of focus on the uranium spot market with prices regrouping early in 2017 after falling to $17.75 per lb in December 2016. According to Uranium industry consultant TradeTech, the March demand interest from utilities looking for medium and longer term delivery contracts increased, but it failed to translate into increased interest in the spot market.

According to TradeTech, spot uranium prices declined 7% over March with a total of 21 transactions taking place. While weakness was evident in March spot prices, since the start of the year th... More →
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Henry Lazenby reports that The U.S. EPA has approved Texas-based miner Uranium Energy Corp exemption request for a 2,180 ha aquifer for the Burke Hollow in-situ recovery (ISR) project, in South Texas. Burke Hollow is the third project to be developed as part of the company hub-and-spoke strategy that is designed for low-cost ISR production to be processed at the nearby Hobson plant.

The project 4,450 ha mine area permit was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in December. Two other disposal well permits were also issued in July 2015, to make up three of ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The Indian government refused to disclose the total imports of nuclear fuel uranium in the country, stating it was not in public interest. But Rajya Sabha, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) did indicate that pursuant to the civil-nuclear cooperation with various countries, around 7,810 metric tonnes of natural uranium and 100 MT of enriched uranium have been imported from France, Russia, Kazakhstan and Canada since 2009. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) reports directly to the PMO. It is not in public interest to disclose the production of uranium in the... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Rare Earth Salts, a leading mineral and applications technology company, and Minera BioLantanidos, the first Chilean Rare Earth company, today announced the signing of a commercial agreement to produce separated rare earth oxides from MBL ionic clay deposit. The Parties expect to produce fifteen (15) high purity rare earth oxides with initial salable product expected in first half of 2019.

This is a significant milestone for the rare earth industry. Together they will be bringing into production and establishing a consistent, high value, low cost, and environmentally friendly rare e... More →
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Dipanjan Chaudhury reports that Australia, the world biggest uranium producer, is likely to start supplying the metal to India nuclear power plants this year after visiting Premier Malcolm Turnbull helps put in place the mechanism governing the trade.

The two countries had signed a civil nuclear deal in 2014 when former Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited India. Thereafter, Australia put in place a safeguards agreement and last December passed the legislation to start supplying uranium to India, a trade viewed as the cornerstone of a bilateral strategic partnership. The hint of urani... More →
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