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News and Editorials
Sep 29 Uracan (URC,TSXV) and Forum (FDC,TSXV) Commence Drilling on Clearwater Property in Patterson Lake South Area News
Sep 29 Skyharbour (SYH,TSXV) Divests Non-Core 24.5% Interest in Baird Project to Focus on Uranium Projects in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan News
Sep 28 NexGen Energy Ltd. (NXE,TSX) Rapid Expansion Continues at the Arrow Deposit with Strong Off-Scale Returned in the A1, A2 and A3 Shears News
Sep 28 Comstock (CSL,TSXV) Files Mineral Resource Estimate NI 43-101 Technical Report on SEDAR for the Preview SW Gold Project News
Sep 27 Purepoint Uranium (PTU,TSXV) Issues Stock Options News
Sep 27 The Energy Report Examines Energy Fuels' (EFR,TSX) Plans to Recover U3O8 From Tailings Ponds News
Sep 27 Uranium week: Buyers having no impact News
Sep 26 Fission (FCU,TSX) Hits High-Grades at Both Ends of 2.63km Trend, Including 12.90% U3O8 Over 7.5m in 5.76% U3O8 Over 17.0m News
Sep 23 No end to uranium price plunge News
Sep 23 Uranium prices sink lower amid oversupply News
Sep 23 Uranium prices at 11-year low News
Sep 22 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Issues Letter to Shareholders News
Sep 22 Denison (DML,TSX) Expands High-Grade Mineralization of Gryphon Deposit as Drilling Continues at Wheeler River News
Sep 22 Mesa Exploration (MSA,TSXV) Agrees to Sell the Sal Rica Project News
Sep 22 BTV Reveals Expert's Top Mining Picks News
Sep 21 3 best uranium stocks to buy in 2016 News
Sep 20 Pitchblack(PIT.H,NEX) Closes Private Placement News
Sep 20 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces Closing of Previously Announced US$15,007,500 Bought Deal Offering of Units Including Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option News
Sep 20 Uranium week: desperation News
Sep 19 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) Announces Attendance at Toronto Mines and Money Conference News
Sep 19 Uravan Minerals Inc. (UVN,TSXV) : Drilling commences on ORX Anomaly News
Sep 19 Bayswater (BYU,TSXV) estimates Reno Creek M&I at 21.98 Mlb U3O8 News
Sep 19 Blue Sky (BSK,TSXV) Closes Private Placement News
Sep 19 The City of Elliot Lake and Pele Mountain (GEM,TSXV) Sign Sustainable Energy Development Agreement News
Sep 19 Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) Increases Private Placement to $2.2 Million News
Sep 16 Uranium suppliers dig in for long haul News
Sep 16 Uranium prices remain low News
Sep 16 Uranium price slump could reverse after 2020 - Rosatom mining strategist News
Sep 15 Forsys (FSY,TSX) Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement News
Sep 15 Comstock (CSL,TSXV) Completes Acquisition of Select Sands' Gold Assets News
Sep 15 Nuclear energy may rise again News
Sep 15 Huge shot in the arm for uranium price News
Sep 14 Anfield (ARY,TSXV) Acquires Wyoming Uranium Projects and Secures Capacity at Operating ISR Processing Plant News
Sep 14 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces US$10.0 Million Bought Deal Offering of Units News
Sep 13 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Closes First Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $640,000 News
Sep 13 Uranium week: struggling for traction News
Sep 12 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Provides Operational Update and Uranium Production Guidance for 2017 News
Sep 12 NexGen (NXE,TSX) Announces Director Resignation News
Sep 12 GoviEx (GXU,TSXV) Commences First Stage of Madaouela Project Finance Structuring 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.
Full coverage of the Athabasca Basin

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Uranium Market Commentary
U3O8.biz : Sep 21, 2016 - 10 Top Uranium Mines -
In 2015, world uranium production came to 60,514 tonnes, up from 2014's number of 56,041 tonnes. While production was down in 2014 from 2013's 59,331 tonnes, the increase from 2015 is promising.
Kazakhstan was far and away the year's top uranium-producing country with 23,800 and it was followed by Canada with 13,325 tonnes and Australia with 5,672 tonnes.
With those numbers and locations in mind, the Investing News Network took a look at the world's 10 top uranium mines of 2014. Here's a brief overview of those mines, based on statistics and information from the World Nuclear Association.
1. McArthur River mine
2015 mine production: 7,354 tonnes
Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, the McArthur River mine ....
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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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