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

Cecilia Jamasmie reports that an undeniable and ongoing rebound in commodity prices could take global mining spending in exploration up to as much as $21 billion by 2025, a level of funding last seen in 2012 according to S an P Global Market Intelligence, but which is necessary to sustain the industry growth.

We have seen great interest in what I call battery metals (such as lithium) and zinc, as well as graphite, particularly in Australia, Latin America and Russia, says the consultant at CSA Global, which expanded operations to Canada in August last year. While Wholley believes Dow... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Leonard David opines whether the U.S. sends humans back to the Moon, or should the nation go full-throttle and send crews all the way to Mars, where none have gone before? U.S. scientists and policy makers have grappled ad nauseam with the next great otherworldly destination for decades, without making much meaningful progress. Now that it is approaching a half-century since an American last left low Earth orbit, the debate seems lost in space.

Soon that shall change, many advocates of human spaceflight believe, through a hybrid of new initiatives by the new administration as well a... More →
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Index / Health & Safety - Mining, Environmental, Cyber

Sara Jerome reports that Federal officials are urging water utilities to pay more attention to the rising threat of cyberattacks. This will become a greater issue in the future, as more water systems try to cut costs by moving toward full automation, BNA Bloomberg reported, citing federal aides.

The U.S. EPA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are trying to assist small water systems in this area. They are creating new training materials that could be especially useful for small, rural systems without adequate resources, according to the report.

Cyberthreats to ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that On March 29, Westinghouse Electric Company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in New York to restructure itself as a result of business and management problems at its AP1000 power plant projects in Georgia and South Carolina. But the real cause has nothing to do with nuclear power and everything to do with Toshiba choice of the wrong construction contractor.

Westinghouse has obtained $800 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from a third-party lender to help fund and protect its core businesses during this reorganization. Its Japanese parent... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Tyagarajan S opines that Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, better known as U R Rao, is one of the key architects of India space program. He has worked alongside the likes of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Dr Homi Bhabha and professor Satish Dhawan. As chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) between 1984 to 1994, he built the Indian space program, brick by brick, starting from the Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) to internationalizing India most successful launcher, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). He drove the launch of India first satellite, Aryabhata, and followed it up with... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNN reports that Jordan and Saudi Arabia have signed agreements on cooperation in uranium exploration and carrying out a feasibility study into the construction of two small modular reactors (SMRs) in Jordan.

The agreements were among 15 major investment and economic agreements signed in Amman following a meeting between Saudi Arabia King Salman and King Abdullah II of Jordan. In a statement, Saudi Arabia King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) said an agreement had been signed between the two countries covering the exploration and mining of uranium in central J... More →
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Index / Coal

Dr. Conca reports that on March 31st, the Department of Energy in the Republic of South Africa finishes its public comment period on how the country plans to move away from coal and towards low-carbon sources like nuclear and renewables.

This is not a simple move. Generation of electricity in South Africa is overwhelmingly dominated by coal, particularly low-grade coal, and the country uses coal to generate a third of its liquid fuels as well. Over 90% of electricity comes from coal, with only 3% from nuclear, 3% from natural gas and 2% combined from conventional and pumped hydroele... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Jocelyn Aspa reports that the rare-earth industry has seen better times. Prices have struggled as result of oversupply, and many experts believe that 2017 will be another slow year for the space. Even so, it is worth reviewing which countries have the highest rare-earth reserves.

While in many cases the world major rare-earth producers hold large reserves, some countries have low rare-earth production and high reserves. The U.S. did not produce rare earths in 2016, but its reserves are the seventh-highest in the world. It is possible that the U.S. and others could become bigger pla... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

GoviEx Uranium has concluded a definitive agreement with African Energy Resources to acquire its uranium mineral interests in Zambia. The transaction is intended to unify prospective uranium properties adjacent to GoviEx Uranium Mutanga mine.

The combination of African Energy Resources Chirundu and Kiraba Valley tenements and GoviEx Mutanga project will allow us to unitize these neighboring properties, significantly enlarging and improving the potential economies of scale, says GoviEx executive chairman Govind Friedland. This acquisition complements their strategy to be the consolid... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Recently Rick Rule of Sprott U.S. Holdings, Inc. held a conference call focused on Uranium investing with Sprott Private Wealth clients. Sprott provided the transcript of the call to the public. In this video, Bill Powers summarizes 10 key points from the conference call ...

1) Supply destruction drives commodity bull market
2) Early stages will be volatile
3) Equities have overshot and 2017 will be choppy
4) Uranium price remains weak due to oversupply
5) Japanese reactor restart is #1 catalyst of rising uranium price
6) Only 6-7 uranium companies worth inv... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The Miriam deposit is within the larger Madaouela project in Niger. The key objective of this drilling program is to delineate additional mineral resources amenable to lower-cost, open-pit mining, says GoviEx CEO Daniel Major.

We are testing a possible south-west extension of the Miriam deposit and, if successful, may potentially add to its existing mineral resources and could result in prolonging the Madaouela project mine-life beyond that projected in the company 2015 Integrated Development Plan, which has the potential to further optimize the Madaouela project economics.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that even as uranium prices remain weak due to a flood of supplies and lower demand, many companies are moving forward with uranium project developments, hoping to capitalize on the eventual rebound in prices.

Greenland is looking to start construction of the world fifth-largest uranium mine and second-biggest rare-earths operation to help diversify its economy and reduce its financial dependence on Denmark. Even though the near-term outlook for uranium demand is weak, Greenland wants to reduce its dependence on a locked Danish subsidy of 3.2 billion DKK (about $... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The report presents a thorough study of uranium and thorium, covering both global and regional markets. It aims to give a proper picture of the market, its trends, perspectives and opportunities. Comprehensive data showing uranium and thorium worldwide production, consumption, trade statistics and prices are provided.

Each country market overview covers the following ... uranium and thorium production in the country, major manufacturers, uranium and thorium consumption, uranium and thorium trade.

The report offers a 5-year outlook on the reviewed market, including uranium... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Jocelyn Aspa reports that it is certainly been an interesting start to the year for the uranium industry. 2017 kicked off with Kazakhstan January announcement that it will be cutting production by 10%, and since then hopes for a price turnaround have been running high.

While in Toronto for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, the Investing News Network (INN) had the opportunity to catch up with Rob Chang, managing director, head of Canadian metals and mining research, at Cantor Fitzgerald.

In the interview, Chang discussed how Kazakhst... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Michael Bryant opines that natural uranium (U3O8), prices have soared to $138 per pound in mid-2007 and plunged to $18 per pound December of 2016. Now it is about $25 per pound. The March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake and subsequent damage to plants created a massive oversupply of uranium and helped push the price of the metal lower. But will uranium recover? When? And how high can it go?

Since uranium is primarily used for energy, he assumes that the value of uranium follows much like copper, meaning its value follows the inflation-adjusted price, AISC, and supply and demand.
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Sean Geddert opines that nuclear power is once again becoming popular as the world moves on from the Fukushima incident and tries to produce energy from non-carbon sources. Japan, showing it is moving past Fukushima, has already brought several reactors back into operation and plans on reactivating many more over the next few years. With 60 nuclear reactors currently under construction and 164 planned, nuclear power is catching the eyes of the investing community.

This bodes well for uranium, the main input for the common fission nuclear reactors. There will be a uranium supply defi... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Deep Space Industries is an Asteroid Mining company, developing the technologies to find, harvest, and supply the asteroid resources that will transform the space economy.
DSI also delivers robust technology products for the most demanding space applications. High-performance spacecraft components, developed in support of asteroid mining, enhance and enable innovative satellite missions in Earth orbit.

The business of space is growing rapidly. It is currently a $330 billion industry with accelerating growth. The number of new private companies being created to use space commerc... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Ben Hirschler reports that scientists have found a way to power electronic skin using solar energy in a further step towards the development of prosthetic limbs or robots with a sense of touch. Teams around the world are working to develop flexible versions of synthetic skin that can feel by mimicking the different kinds of sensory receptors found in human skin.

Powering such systems is a challenge, but now researchers at the University of Glasgow School of Engineering have developed a way to use graphene, an ultra-thin form of carbon, to generate electricity via solar power.
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Mineral Exploration Activities - General

ERA-MIN 2 aims to support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, the EU Raw Materials Initiative and further develop the raw materials sector in Europe through funding of transnational research and innovation (R&I) activities. This will be achieved through one co-funded call in 2017, as well as two additional calls in 2018 and in 2019, designed and developed specifically for the non-energy, non-agricultural raw materials sector.

The network will address four key objectives ...

1. Support and promote R&I cooperation in Europe,

2. Reduce f... More →
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UNEXMIN is an EU-funded project that develops a novel robotic system for the autonomous exploration and mapping of Europe flooded mines, but having numerous other applications, including deep mines, and off-world.

The Robotic Explorer (UX-1) will use non-invasive methods for autonomous 3D mine mapping for gathering valuable geological and mineralogical information. This will open new exploration scenarios so that strategic decisions on the re-opening of Europe numerous abandoned mines could be supported by actualized data that cannot be obtained by any other ways.

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Edmund Nickless reports that the last 50 years saw a dramatic increase in living standards and improvement in the quality of life for many of the world poorest. Mortality rates fell, life expectancy rose, and per capita incomes swelled. That improvement has been underpinned by technological development and the ubiquitous use of metal and mineral resources. To maintain this trajectory while addressing climate change and rising world population, sustainable sources of raw materials are required, in both developed and developing countries.

Of the 200 or so countries in the world, 60 ar... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Adam Creighton opines that any financial adviser worth their commission will tell clients not to eschew entire asset classes. Diversify, they will insist. You can never predict the future, and even confident forecasts often prove wrong. The same principles should apply to energy security. But when it comes to the Australia power supply debate and our nuclear options in that mix, nothing but silence.

As of last year, 30 countries operated 450 nuclear reactors for electricity generation and 60 nuclear plants were under construction in 15 countries, according to the Nuclear Energy Inst... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Collin Kettell opines that Matt Geiger has concluded that 2017 will be a lucrative year for uranium, as we have now observed the bottoming of the bear market. Uranium appears to have reached its bottom in early December. We are in the beginning of a new uranium bull market which should last for three to four years. The agriculture minerals are under-invested and phosphates may be a straight forward play.

Geiger also concludes that the mining juniors are going to continue to do well through 2019. If you have an opportunity to take part in private placements, this is a good way to imp... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Plateau Uranium Inc.announced strong initial drill results from the high-grade Pinocho Target at the Company Macusani Plateau Project in southeastern Peru. Initial results from six diamond drill holes drilled on two (2) platforms are reported from Pinocho, which represents one of the most prospective of several previously untested higher grade, near-surface uranium targets on the Company extensive 910 sq.km land package.

Historical underground adits were established previously at Pinocho by IPEN (Institute of Peruvian Nuclear Energy). Drilling at Pinocho continues along a 1.4 km tr... More →
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IAEA - The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the over the past four decades, and consists of a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned. All information and data items are collected by the IAEA via data providers nominated by Member States.

The database covers

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

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