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May 25 Forum (FDC,TSXV) Acquires 100% Interest in the Wham Property North of the Key Lake Mine and Mill, Eastern Athabasca Basin News
May 25 Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU,TSX) Hook Lake JV Partners Budget for Additional Drilling News
May 24 Fission 3.0 (FUU,TSXV) Survey to Target Area with High-Grade Outcrops at Beaver River News
May 24 UEX Corporation (UEX,TSX) : Highest Grade Hole at Christie Lake Project - 9.3% U3O8 over 9.8 m News
May 20 Denison (DML,TSX) Completes Bought Deal Offering of Flow-Through Common Shares News
May 20 Khan (KRI,CSE) Files Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results News
May 19 Anfield Resources Inc. (ARY,TSXV) Considers Vanadium Potential of its Assets News
May 19 NexGen (NXE,TSXV) Drills Off-Scale in All Four Shears at the Arrow Deposit News
May 19 Azarga (AZZ,TSX) Enters Into Agreements to Issue Shares at Significant Premium to Settle Interest on Loan News
May 19 Markets and the future of nuclear power News
May 18 Waseco Resources (WRI,TSXV) Renegotiates Battle Mountain Ridge Lease and Advance Royalty News
May 18 Rio Forum Uranium Corp. (FDC,TSXV) : Tinto Exploration Canada Identifies New Zone of Anomalous Uranium Mineralization on Forum's 40% Owned Henday Property, Athabasca Basin News
May 18 Bayswater (BYU,TSXV) issues 4.04M Reno shares to Pacific Road News
May 17 UEX (UEX,TSX) Closes $7.25 Million Combined Flow-Through and Hard Dollar Private Placements News
May 17 Brazil Resources (BRI,TSXV) announces NI 43-101 gold resource for the Raintree West deposit within the Whistler Project, Alaska News
May 17 Fission (FCU,TSX) Assays Show Potential to Connect Zones and Expand 2.58km Trend News
May 17 Precious metals cont. higher; uranium near-term weak but long-term violent News
May 17 Uranium on the rocks News
May 17 10 Countries that Export the Most Uranium in the World News
May 17 Uranium week: activity quietly picks up News
May 16 Some of these precious metals are up more than 400%. What is next? News
May 13 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Re-Extends Expiry Date of Certain Outstanding Warrants News
May 13 GoviEx (GXU,CSE) and Denison (DML,TSX) Provide Transaction Update News
May 13 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) Announces Third Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement News
May 13 Uranium spot price update News
May 12 Denison (DML,TSX) Announces Filing of Technical Report for Wheeler River PEA News
May 12 Comstock (CSL,TSXV) Announces Increase to Private Placement and Effective Date of Share Consolidation News
May 12 Anfield Resources Inc. (ARY,TSXV) Provides Update Regarding its Uranium Assets News
May 12 Uranium Prices Recovery Could Take 10 Year News
May 11 Cameco (CCO,TSX) Announces Election of Directors News
May 11 Bannerman Resources Limited (BAN,TSX) : De-Listing From TSX News
May 11 What role will Australia have on the nuclear world stage? News
May 10 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Financial Report for the Nine Months Ended 31 March 2016 and Outlook News
May 10 Uranium week: activity slows once more News
May 10 United States Uranium Natural, Enriched and Depleted Market Business Report 2016 - Research and Markets 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 : May 18, 2016 - Forum Uranium Up 13 Percent on Henday Exploration Results -
Shares of Forum Uranium (TSXV:FDC) were up 10 percent on Wednesday following news that Rio Tinto Exploration (RTX) had discovered new zones of uranium mineralization at the Henday property.
The Henday property is owned 40 percent by Forum and 60 percent by RTX, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO,LSE:RIO). It is located in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin, northeast of Rio Tinto's Roughrider deposit.
RTX recently completed a 15 hole 5,340 meter drill program on three target areas at the property, Five out of six holes drilled at the Hollow Lake target intersected significant alteration, with one hole intersecting anomalous uranium mineralization at two discrete 0.3 meter uranium-bearing fractures. Results of exploration work have made the Hollow Lake area a priority target for follow up work ...
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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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