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News and Editorials
Feb 5 Mega Uranium Ltd. (MGA,TSX) Announces New By-Law News
Feb 5 Uranium Stocks: 2016's Most Ignored Rebound Opportunity (URA CCJ TKECF) News
Feb 4 Cameco (CCO,TSX) Approves Dividend News
Feb 4 Uranium Long Term Market Outlook News
Feb 2 NexGen Energy Ltd. (NXE,TSXV) : First Holes from Winter 2016 Drilling Return Strongest Radioactivity Results to Date at Arrow News
Feb 2 Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU,TSXV) Extends the Spitfire Zone with Growing High-Grade Results at Hook Lake, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan News
Feb 2 Uranium Participation Corporation (U,TSX) Reports Net Asset Value at January 31, 2016 News
Feb 2 Kivalliq Energy Corporation (KIV,TSXV) : Airborne Gravity Survey Commences on Genesis Property, Saskatchewan News
Feb 2 Phys. commodity prices, junior mining equities, & the ren. energy boom News
Feb 1 GoviEx Uranium Inc. (GXU,CSE) : Mining Permit Approved for GoviEx's Madaouela Project News
Feb 1 Fission's (FCU,TSX) 1st Wildcat Exploration Hole Discovers New High-Grade Area West of R600W News
Feb 1 Japan restarts third nuclear reactor, a MOX unit News
Jan 28 Bannerman Resources Limited (BAN,TSX) : Quarterly Activities Report for the Period Ended 31 December 2015 News
Jan 28 Commodity prices rally in mid-January: Scotiabank News
Jan 27 Uranium week:The outperformer News
Jan 26 Fission (FCU,TSX) Closes Strategic Investment by CGN Mining News
Jan 26 CGN Mining Company Limited: Acquisition of Common Shares of Fission Uranium Corp. (FCU,TSX) News
Jan 26 3 undervalued stocks worth buying today News
Jan 26 Don't panic: put time & value on your side News
Jan 26 Sprott monthly market update with Rick Rule: uranium, gold, & silver News
Jan 25 Plateau Uranium (PLU,TSXV) Announces Positive Updated PEA Results News
Jan 25 24/7 - the world's nuclear week in review News
Jan 22 UEX (UEX,TSX) Closes $2.0 Million Private Placement News
Jan 22 Kivalliq (KIV,TSXV) Appoints Yeung as CFO and Dare as Corporate Secretary News
Jan 21 ALX Uranium Corp. (AL,TSXV) Announces 2016 Exploration Plans in Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan News
Jan 21 Forum Uranium (FDC,TSXV) : Corporate Update and 2016 Exploration Plans for Its Athabasca Basin Projects News
Jan 21 Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU,TSXV) Initiates 2016 Winter Drill Program at Hook Lake JV Project, Athabasca Basin Saskatchewan News
Jan 21 Fission (FCU,TSX) Targets R600W, Triple R and High-Priority Regional Drilling With 35 Hole Program News
Jan 21 Go nuclear! this uranium stock is poised to double in 2016 News
Jan 20 This "energy metal" could pile on more double-digit gains News
Jan 20 World's biggest uranium nation just confirmed record production News
Jan 20 Denmark and Greenland reach uranium export agreement News
Jan 19 Ur-Energy (URE,TSX) Issues Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for Lost Creek Property Life of Mine Extended to 2031 News
Jan 19 UEX Corporation (UEX,TSX) : Final Option Agreement Signed-Drill Program to Commence Immediately on Christie Lake Project News
Jan 18 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Quarterly Activities Report for the Period Ending 31 December 2015 News
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Top 15 Producing Uranium Mines (2014)
Name Country tU
McArthur RiverCanada7356
Tortkuduk & MyunkumKazakhstan4322
Olympic DamAustralia3351
SOMAIRNiger2331
Budenovskoye 2Kazakhstan2084
South InkaiKazakhstan2002
PriargunskyRussia1970
Langer HeinrichNamibia1947
InkaiKazakhstan1922
Central MynkudukKazakhstan1790
Rabbit LakeCanada1602
Budenovskoye 1,3&4Kazakhstan1594
COMINAKNiger1501
RossingNamibia1308
Southern Moinkum & KhanzhuganKazakhstan1174
Source: World Nuclear Association

Feature Presentation
The Athabasca Basin in Northern Saskatchewan hosts the world's largest and highest grade uranium deposits accounting for 1/3 of the global uranium supply, a figure which is expected to increase significantly by the end of the decade. The Basin has witnessed a rush in claim staking activity since 2004 due to the rise in the price of uranium to about US$40/lb (March 13, 2006). At present, there are more than 30 companies exploring for uranium in the Basin.
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U3O8.biz : Feb 5, 2016 - Toro Energy's Vanessa Guthrie Talks Australian Uranium Market and Wiluna Project -
When it comes to uranium, Australia is one of the top-producing countries. With just three uranium mines currently in operation, including BHP Billiton's (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BHP,LSE:BLT) Olympic Dam, it's impressive that the country is ranked third in the world in terms of uranium output.
But don't let the scant number of producing uranium mines deter you. Australia has big plans when it comes to uranium mining, and several companies are advancing projects there.
"Australia has been exporting uranium for over 30 years from dominantly three mines --- Olympic Dam, Ranger and Beverley --- to produce some 10 percent of world supply today," Toro Energy (ASX:TOE) Managing Director Vanessa Guthrie told Investing News Network.
"More importantly, Australia is endowed with over 30 percent ...
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Facts (Source: World Nuclear Association)
Uranium is a naturally-occurring element in the Earth's crust. Traces of it occur almost everywhere, although mining takes place in locations where it is naturally concentrated. To make nuclear fuel from the uranium ore requires first for the uranium to be extracted from the rock in which it is found, then enriched in the uranium-235 isotope, before being made into pellets that are loaded into the nuclear fuel assembly.
Uranium mines operate in some twenty countries, though about half of world production comes from just ten mines in six countries, in Canada, Australia, Niger, Kazakhstan, Russia and Namibia.
At conventional mines, the ore goes through a mill where it is first crushed. It is then ground in water to produce a slurry of fine ore particles suspended in the water. The slurry is leached with sulphuric acid to dissolve the uranium oxides, leaving the remaining rock and other minerals undissolved, as mine tailings.
However, nearly half the world's mines now use a mining method called in situ leaching (ISL). This means that the mining is accomplished without any major ground disturbance. Groundwater with a lot of oxygen injected into it is circulated through the uranium ore, extracting the uranium. The solution with dissolved uranium is pumped to the surface.
Both mining methods produce a liquid with uranium dissolved in it. This is filtered and the uranium then separated by ion exchange, precipitated from the solution, filtered and dried to produce a uranium oxide concentrate (U3O8), which is then sealed in drums. This concentrate may be a bright yellow colour, hence known as 'yellowcake', or if dried at high temperatures it is khaki.



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