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

Lee Sitarz blogs that recruitment is competitive, and if you are not on your A-game when it comes time to hire, you will find top talent slipping through your fingers more often than you would like. You need to know how to recruit successfully without exhausting your resources, and we are here to help.

1. Go the Extra Mile with Your Job Description

When it comes to recruiting, writing an effective job description is one of the most important elements that you have full control over. A job description is the first exposure that candidates will have to your organization, so... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

Will Coetzer opines about the traits that make a successful leader in the mining industry. Enough has been written about leadership over the years to fill several libraries. Yet it has always astonished him how little has been written by people with the long-term track record of success to warrant being considered an authority.

Once one eliminates the learned tomes of academics and the rapidly published, slim volumes by the one-hit wonders, one is left with very few books that have stood the test of time. For every Good to Great, there is a hundred titles like Build Your Business th... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Priscila Barrera reports that the rare-earth group is made up of 15 lanthanides, plus yttrium and scandium, and each has different applications, pricing and supply and demand dynamics. Rare earths are often divided into heavy and light categories based on their atomic weight. Heavy rare earths are generally more sought after, but light REEs are important as well.

Rare earths can also be grouped together according to how they are used. Those used to make magnet rare earths include praseodymium, neodymium, samarium and dysprosium, while phosphor rare earths, those used in lighting (an... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

John Taylor opines on the idea that 4,000 injection wells could pepper the approximately 8 square-mile Dewey Burdock area along the Fall River and Custer County border of SD is another concern for those against in situ uranium mining. Those persons named have no basis for the judgments expressed in the article, especially Ms. Jarding, who makes a habit of interfering with similar projects in the state and in those surrounding states, by carrying multiple agenda, paid and otherwise.

Jarding says this will turn Dewey Burdock land into swiss cheese, and destroy it for future use. She a... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Rare earths were not mined in the U.S. during 2016. Bastnaesite, a rare-earth
fluorocarbonate mineral, was previously mined as a primary product at Mountain Pass, CA, which was put on care-and-maintenance in the fourth quarter of 2015. The estimated value of rare-earth compounds and metals imported by the U.S. in 2016 was $120 million, a decrease from $160 million imported in 2015. The estimated distribution of rare earths by end use was as follows ... catalysts, 55%, metallurgical applications and alloys, 15%, ceramics and glass, 10%, polishing, 10%, and other, 10%.

The suspen... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Trevor Metcalfe reports that a state lawsuit by Virginia Uranium Inc. is seeking to reverse a moratorium on uranium mining and is headed to a bench trial after months of pretrial hearings and motions. Wise County Circuit Court Judge Chadwick Dotson will hear arguments starting on Aug. 30. The trial will continue through Sept. 1, if necessary.

The trial notice request was filed by Virginia Uranium attorney Jeffrey Sturgill on March 14, and forwarded to attorneys for the office of Attorney General Mark Herring on March 15. Dotson approved the request on March 24, and also submitted pr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

David Louis reports that Mohave County officials will soon step up lobbying efforts to convince the new administration to lift a 20-year ban on uranium mining on the Arizona strip. The ban, imposed in 2012, carved out more than 1 million acres north of Lake Havasu City from mining operations. Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson would like to see the moratorium lifted.

With enough pressure, they trust that the new administration will realize the economic strain imposed on Mohave County and other counties in Arizona because of the Obama administration 2012 withdrawal, Johnson said... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

Tracy Rucinski reports that a U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary.

Under a last-minute deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, Peabody agreed to create a $43 million trust to manage environmental liabilities stemming from its dormant Gold Fields Mining subsidiary, according to court papers.

This is a great day for Peabody and, more importantly, our multiple stakeholders who ben... More →
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Index / Geothermal Energy

The Geothermal Energy Association represents over 100 companies in the American geothermal power industry.That industry supports a workforce of almost 12,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. The leading developers and energy producers run 104 operating plants in nine (9) states with a capacity of 3,700 Megawatts at a replacement value of over $20 billion. There are over 80 new projects in development.

Geothermal delivers a triple bottom line to our energy system. It is an abundant domestic energy source, it brings economic benefits in the form of taxes and long term high-paying jobs, and ... More →
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Index / Geophysics, Environmental, Geological, Geotech

Dr. Sarabudak describes resistivity imaging and natural potential data (NP) collected over six caves between the years of 2000 and 2014, which are air filled and are located in the northern part of Bexar County, San Antonio, and in the south and north of Travis County, Austin, Texas. All caves were encountered through drilling and/or excavation for construction and utility lines or power pole reconstructions. The study area falls into the part of the Recharge Zone of the Edwards Aquifer region and it represents a well-developed karstified and faulted limestone.

The resistivity and ... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Scott Greene reports that The Family claims it will hack the some 600 million Apple iCloud accounts on April 7, 2017. That is, unless Apple pays a ransom. The Family claims it will perform a factory reset and therefore wipe hundreds of millions of iProducts by hacking into their iCloud accounts. Prior to this threat, The Family had never been heard of. The group Twitter account announced on March 21, 2017 that 200 Million iCloud accounts will be factory reset on April 7 2017. On March 22, the group increased the number to 627 million. It went on to say ... we are convinced it will keep grow... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Rod Adams reports that Terrestrial Energy is developing an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (iMSRTM). He noted that he had last provided information to the Nuclear Energy Insider annual summit two years ago when the conference occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the period since that report, his company has been making steady progress towards commercialization.

Terrestrial Energy has a specific way of defining progress towards commercialization in the nuclear energy development enterprise by entering into the first phase of the reactor regulatory process in Canada by deciding... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Winston Porter opines that an important new electricity source for Texas will be available in the next few years. Texas has a mixed bag of fuels to generate the state electricity. This includes natural gas (55%), coal/lignite (24%), wind (14%), nuclear (6%), and solar (1%). But this mix will keep changing since Houston and some other Texas cities are nonattainment areas regarding air quality. So, carbon emissions will still need to be reduced whether you are concerned about climate change or not. Not good news for coal, particularly.

Another key factor is that the new administratio... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Michael Smith reports that completing the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository in Nevada will expedite the disposition of spent nuclear fuel at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County and elsewhere in the nation, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said during testimony Wednesday. Speaking before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, Wilson said Yucca Mountain will help reduce nuclear waste stored elsewhere, including at SRS.

Abandoning Yucca Mountain in favor of a non-existent alternative would leave the communities across the U.S., including the South Carolina and Georgia... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Reuben Brewer opines that uranium you might think is a rare element. It is 500 times more common than gold. There are traces of uranium in granite (ave. 4 parts per million), which makes up 60% of the Earth crust. In other words, uranium is pretty much all around us and there is little risk of radiation poisoning. That is because uranium is only slightly radioactive.

Only about 0.7% of uranium (the ore and produced yellowcake) is what is known as fissile, or capable of undergoing fission (that is the process that produces heat that boils the water that is flashed to steam into gene... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Fiona MacDonald reports that researchers in the UK have achieved a major turning point in the quest for efficient desalination by announcing the invention of a graphene-oxide membrane that sieves salt out of seawater.

There are already several major desalination plants around the world using polymer-based membranes to filter out salt, but the process is still largely inefficient and expensive, so finding a way to make it quicker, cheaper, and easier is a huge goal for researchers.

Thanks to climate change, seawater is something there will plenty of in the future, Greenla... More →
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Index / Geothermal Energy

Frank Mercado reports that Mexico is preparing for its 2017 auctions, but in the light of heightened economic uncertainty in the country, a more sophisticated understanding of the market landscape will help bring to light important steps you need to take to maintain a profitable renewable energy business in Mexico as the country plans to invest $146 billion.

Mexico independent grid operator, organized and coordinated the auctions, where it matched the buyers and sellers and offered ...

15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for energy, with 20-year contracts for clean ... More →
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Index / Geothermal Energy

Dominica long-standing efforts to develop its geothermal resource have been well documented. Nearly a decade ago an exploratory drilling program confirmed the existence of a viable high-temperature resource. Since then, Dominica bid to harness its geothermal has seen highs and lows but ultimately the project at Wotten Waven Laudat while it has attracted interest but has failed to secure a developer. Now, a rebooted and multi-phased approach supported by The World Bank and other partners is breathing new life into the project.

What sets Dominica apart from its Caribbean neighbors is ... More →
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Index / Geothermal Energy

Frank Mercado reports that geothermal energy is trending upwards in 2017, especially for Indonesia which has set frameworks in place and target goals of geothermal development to be achieved in the coming years, providing a significant portion of electricity so equipment and technology providers for geothermal power would need to lay keen eyes on these following developments to effectively ride on the market trends that will drive growth this year.

Indonesian Government is preparing to move to a fixed-price feed-in-tariff in an effort to accelerate geothermal development. The Energy... More →
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Index / Solar Energy / Resource Evaluation

Patrick Caughill reports that the use of solar power is on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, with countries like India and China taking turns being the home of the largest arrays.

Even the U.S. is making some massive strides with this source of renewable energy. In fact, solar energy is faring better than coal, even in terms of the economy. There are more people employed by the solar industry than in coal, and the price of solar power continues to fall. A trend that is likely to continue, especially if we continue to impr... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Karl Herchenroeder reports that without a U.S. supply base, should the Chinese ever decide to curtail the supply of these materials to the U.S., we would be left without access, endangering the stability of both our domestic economy and our military, Ucore vice president of project development Randy MacGillivray told a panel recently.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) agreed with MacGillivray, saying that Congress needs to develop a predictable and timely permitting process that still adequately protects the environment. MacGillivray said China is able to dominate the market using outdated ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Holmes Osborne reports that Canadian uranium producer Cameco has just released its Annual Report. Cameco is the world largest uranium miner and refiner.

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 cents dividend and the yield is 2.65%. Earnings per share were a loss of 16 cents.

The company produces 17% of the world uranium and holds 415 million pounds of proved and probable reserves. Its main operating properties are ... MacArthur River and Key Lake in Saskatchewan, Cigar Lake in Saskatchewan, and... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Other Metals

The Thalanga zinc project is located 60 km south-west of the city of Charters Towers in Queensland, Australia. Red River Resources, the owner of the project, conducted a study to assess the viability of recommencing the project. Announced in November 2015, the positive study results recommended restarting production at the Thalanga processing plant, which has been on care and maintenance since 2012.

The study estimated the project would require a pre-production capital of A$17.7 million ($13.09 million) and forecasts it to generate a life of mine (LOM) revenue of A$628 million ($464... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jim Mimiaga reports that the Red Canyon area in Utah was left out of the monument original proposal to accommodate untapped uranium resources and current mines, including the Daneros Mine, owned by Energy Fuels. That is a relief for mine companies because national monuments lands currently prohibit new mining operations.

The Daneros mine is southwest of Fry Canyon in Utah and is three miles from the monument. It is closed, but owners are seeking approval from the Bureau of Land Management to expand the mine from 4.5 acres to 46 acres and increase mining capacity.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

BBC reports that adversaries in Niger, one of the biggest uranium producers in the world of the metal and is the country largest export. The country is said to have lost $3.25 million.

Their complaint alleges embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, forgery and conspiracy to defraud. The legal action centers on the allegation that Areva in 2011 bought stock from Niger at a discounted price.

Niger has two significant uranium mines that provides 7.5% of the world mining output from Africa highest-grade uranium ores (to date), according to the World Nuclear Associatio... More →
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