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Jan 20 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) to Attend Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2017 News

Jan 19 Clean Commodities Corp. (CLE,TSXV) Acquires Uranium Project in Labrador News

Jan 19 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Reports Uranium-Vanadium Grades from Unconsolidated Gravel and Sand at La Rosada, Laguna Salada District, Argentina News

Jan 19 Logan Resources (LGR,TSXV) Announces 2017 Exploration Plans for Carswell (Gorilla Lake) Property, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan News

Jan 19 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : MGT Shareholder Approval to Acquire 30% Manyingee News

Jan 19 Have uranium prices bottomed? News

Jan 18 UEX (UEX,TSX) and Sprott Capital Partners Announce $6.0 Million Private Placement News

Jan 18 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Quarterly Activities Report for the Period Ending 31 December 2016 News

Jan 17 Cameco (CCO,TSX) Announces Preliminary 2016 Earnings Expectations and Operational Changes Planned for 2017 News

Jan 17 Mesa Exploration (MSA,TSXV) Acquires the Noah Uranium Project in Utah News

Jan 17 Appia (API,CSE) Receives Exploration-Drilling Permits and Commences Gravity Surveying on Loranger Property, Athabasca Basin News

Jan 17 Denison (DML,TSX) Announces Focused CAD$14.5M Exploration and Evaluation Program Budget for 2017 News

Jan 17 Fission (FCU,TSX) Commences Prep for Winter Exploration; Targets Regional Hot Spots News

Jan 17 Uranium week: relief in 2017? News

Jan 16 Kivalliq (KIV,TSXV) Announces $3 Million Financing Package; Sandstorm Makes Equity Investment and Payment for Royalty Portfolio News

Jan 13 Uranium Participation Corporation (U,TSX) Reports Financial Results for the Period Ended November 30, 2016 News

Jan 13 The best uranium stock of 2016 News

Jan 13 It's comeback time for this despised commodity News

Jan 12 Blue Sky (BSK,TSXV) Completes Geophysical Survey at Amarillo Grande Uranium Project & Identifies Larger than Expected Target Area for Drilling News

Jan 12 Uranium ETF (URA) Hits New 52-Week High News

Jan 11 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Discovers New Style of Uranium-Vanadium at La Rosada, Laguna Salada District, Argentina News

Jan 11 Ur-Energy (URE,TSX) Provides 2016 Q4 and Year-End Operational Results News

Jan 11 UEX Corporation (UEX,TSX) : Drill Program Underway at Christie Lake News

Jan 11 Uranium gains 10% as top producer plans output cut amid glut News

Jan 11 Uranium pops: Is the rally for real this time? News

Jan 11 Uranium producers surge as top supplier plans production cut News

Jan 11 Uranium prices steady after ending 2016 as worst performing commodity News

Jan 11 The uranium ETF is exploding News

Jan 11 Uranium mining market 2017 share, trend, segmentation & forecast to 2020 News

Jan 10 Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision Issued for Energy Fuels' (EFR,TSX) Sheep Mountain Uranium Project News

Jan 10 Denison (DML,TSX) Executes Agreement to Increase Ownership of Wheeler River Project Up to 66% News

Jan 10 Violent uranium price rebound could begin on Jan 20th News

Jan 9 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Strategic and Funding Process: Proposed Balance Sheet Restructuring News

Jan 9 Appia (API,CSE) Announces Non-Brokered Offering News

Jan 8 Uranium slump is far from over but analysts say glowing future still likely News

Jan 6 Laramide Resources (LAM,TSX) Closes Churchrock and Crownpoint Acquisition News

Jan 6 Uranium world's worst commodity in 2016 News

Jan 5 Uranium Participation Corporation (U,TSX) Reports Uranium Purchases and Net Asset Value at December 31, 2016 News

Jan 5 IsoEnergy (ISO,TSXV) Intersects Uranium Mineralization at Thorburn Lake and Strong Basement Alteration at Radio 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
The Energy Report : Jan 19, 2017 - Uranium Stocks Gain Big as Kazakhstan Cuts Production -
In the wake of announced production cutbacks by Kazakhstan's state-owned uranium mining powerhouse, Kazatomprom, the beleaguered uranium market has seen an upswing.
Uranium markets have been in decline for more than ten years, with prices plummeting from highs approaching $140 per pound in 2007 to lows in 2016 below $20 per pound. The market took a further hit after Japan shut down its nuclear reactors following the Fukushima disaster in 2011, with spot prices losing more than half their value.
But in recent days, significant stock and spot price moves have been noted by industry watchers.
"Uranium surged the most in more than three weeks as Kazakhstan said it will ...
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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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