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Feb 27 Logan Resources (LGR,TSXV) Announces Commencement of Drilling Program at Gorilla Lake Property, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan News

Feb 27 Khan (KRI,cSE) Files First Quarter 2017 Financial Results News

Feb 27 Fission (FCU,TSX) Discovers New Area with 660m Step out West of R840W Zone News

Feb 27 Bottom is in for uranium; gold & silver off to the races in 2017 News

Feb 24 Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) Provides Update on Permitting Process News

Feb 24 Golden Arrow (GRG,TSXV) a 2017 TSX Venture 50 Award Winner News

Feb 24 Is the uranium price losing steam again? News

Feb 24 Uranium, diamonds present potential amid challenges News

Feb 24 Uranium prices 'are turning the corner' -- Canadian developer News

Feb 23 NexGen (NXE,TSX) Significantly Extends Mineralization in the A2 and A3 Shears to the Northeast News

Feb 23 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Enhances its Battery Commodity Focus by Joining Vanitec - the Only Global Vanadium Organization - to Provide Access to Battery Research and Development News

Feb 23 Appia (API,CSE) Completes Gravity Surveys and Mobilizes Diamond Drilling Equipment to Its Loranger Property, Athabasca Basin News

Feb 23 Uranium spot prices run out of momentum News

Feb 22 Canada Rare Earth Corp. (LL,TSXV) : Significant Progress in the Permitting of the Rare Earth Refinery News

Feb 22 Power Metals Corp. (PWM,TSXV) Enters United States Petro Lithium Market with Lisbon Valley, Utah Acquisition News

Feb 22 Uranium prices in skid; what happens next? News

Feb 22 Comstock (CSL,TSXV) Announces Increase of Previously Announced Private Placement News

Feb 21 Anfield Resources Inc. (ARY,TSXV) Announces $1.5 Million Private Placement News

Feb 21 Uranium Week: buying interest fades News

Feb 21 BMO Capital Markets to Host 26th Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference News

Feb 20 Uranium price rally comes to screeching halt News

Feb 17 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Obtains EPA Approval for Future Expansion of Nichols Ranch Uranium Project News

Feb 16 Uracan (URC,TSXV) and Forum (FDC,TSXV) Intersect High Grade Zinc Mineralization on Clearwater Project News

Feb 16 Fission (FCU,TSX) Expands Winter Program; Doubles Exploration Drilling News

Feb 16 Blue Sky (BSK,TSXV) Provides Update on Drilling Program at Amarillo Grande Uranium Project, Argentina News

Feb 16 Denison (DML,TSX) Announces CAD$20M Bought Deal Private Placement of Common and Flow-Through Shares News

Feb 16 Uranium prices set to head higher News

Feb 16 U.S. uranium production lowest since 2005 News

Feb 15 GoviEx (GXU,TSXV) appoints uranium off-take advisors News

Feb 15 What's driving the uranium price? News

Feb 14 UEX Corporation (UEX,TSX) : Best Ever Christie Lake Hole Returns 22.81% U3O8 over 8.60 m News

Feb 14 (PDN,TSX) : Financial Report for the Six Months Ended 31 December 2016 and Outlook News

Feb 14 The force is strong with this commodity News

Feb 14 Uranium week: steadily upward News

Feb 13 Denison (DML,TSX) Announces Closing of CAD$43.5M Financing Arrangement With Anglo Pacific Group PLC News

Feb 13 Uranium: The ultimate contrarian investment News

Feb 10 QCO: Bottom is in for uranium; gold & silver off to the races in 2017 News

Feb 9 Uravan Minerals Inc. (UVN,TSXV) : Update - Stewardson Project News

Feb 9 Kivalliq Energy Corporation (KIV,TSXV) : Referral fee for Royalty Portfolio News

Feb 9 Cameco (CCO,TSX) reports fourth quarter and 2016 financial results News

Feb 9 Skyharbour Resources' (SYH,TSXV) Announces Commencement of 3,500 Metre Diamond Drill Program at Moore Lake Uranium Project in Eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan News

Feb 8 Power Metals Corp. (PWM,TSXV) Confirms Lithium Grades Up to 3.24% at Case Lake News

Feb 7 Uranium Participation Corporation (U,TSX) Reports Uranium Purchase and Net Asset Value at January 31, 2017 News

Feb 7 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Announces Definition of Additional, Higher-Grade Uranium-Vanadium Layers at Laguna Salada, Argentina News

Feb 7 GoldMining Inc. (GOLD,TSXV) Named to 2017 OTCQX Best 50 News

Feb 7 Uranium week: volume picks up 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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Uranium Market Commentary
uraniumseek.com : Feb 23 , 2017 - Energy Fuels Provides 'Strong Leverage to Potentially Increasing Uranium Prices' -
Uranium has risen 30% from the very low prices of late last year and a trio of analysts agrees that Energy Fuels is in position to take advantage of a rising price environment.
Uranium's 30% rise from the low of $17.75/lb on Nov. 30, 2016, is fueled by a number of supply and demand factors that has industry watchers optimistic that the tide has turned. On the supply side, Kazakhstan's state-owned Kazatomprom announced in January that it would cut production by 10%; the company supplies 40% of the world's uranium. The company also announced the opening of a trading office in Switzerland. That could help placing the material in the market on a more orderly basis. Justin Chan, an analyst with Numis Securities, told Proactive Investors that "Kazatomprom's establishment
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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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