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News and Editorials
Dec 7 Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) Completes NRC License Conditions for Dewey Burdock News
Dec 6 GoviEx (GXU,TSXV) to Increase Sprott-led Private Placement News
Dec 6 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Media Article News
Dec 6 Uranium week: still falling News
Dec 5 Laramide Resources (LAM,TSX) Sets New Closing Date for Churchrock Acquisition and Announces Amended Terms and Conditions News
Dec 5 When will the uranium market recover? News
Dec 4 New edition of "Red Book" uranium report is published News
Dec 1 Silver Spruce Resources (SSE,TSXV) Acquires Second Project and Provides Pino de Plata Update News
Dec 1 Cameco (CCO,TSX) Approves Dividend News
Nov 30 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) Provides a 2016 Shareholder Review and Update News
Nov 30 GoviEx (GXU,TSXV) Announces Sprott-Led Private Placement News
Nov 30 Uranium as a commodity News
Nov 29 Galena (GTO.H,NEX) and ALX Reach Agreement for Acquisition of Mikwam Property News
Nov 29 GoviEx (GXU,TSXV) completes RadonEx exploration program at its Madaouela Project News
Nov 28 Plateau Uranium (PLU,TSXV) commences drilling on high-grade Pinocho area, Macusani, Peru / Proposes to Issue Shares to Settle Debt News
Nov 24 Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) Announces Director Resignation News
Nov 24 SNC-Lavalin (SNC,TSX) awarded CANDU pre-project contract in Argentina News
Nov 24 Silver Spruce (SSE,TSXV) Board Appoints New President, CEO and Director News
Nov 24 Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU,TSXV) Proposes $4,500,000 Drill Program at the Hook Lake JV News
Nov 24 Why the uranium price will bounce back News
Nov 23 Blue Sky (BSK,TSXV) Expands Amarillo Grande Uranium Project by 100,000 hectares to Control New Uranium District News
Nov 22 Uranium week: stability returns News
Nov 22 Experts see hike in uranium price as more countries build nuclear reactors News
Nov 22 Uranium prices continue downward creep as buyers await bargains News
Nov 21 Clean Commodities Corp. (CLE,TSXV) Announces Financing News
Nov 21 Uranium: the unloved metal whose price is poised to go radioactive News
Nov 18 NexGen (NXE,TSX) Intersects Widespread Mineralization at Arrow News
Nov 18 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Annual General Meeting Presentation, Chairman's Address and Results of Meeting News
Nov 18 Blue Sky Uranium (BSK,TSXV) Engages FronTier Merchant Capital Group for Financial Market Consulting Services News
Nov 18 Technical reports on metals & minerals equities News
Nov 18 Uranium mining mkt: global industry size, demand, trends & 2021 future report News
Nov 17 Uracan (URC,TSXV) announces closing of private placement News
Nov 17 Denison (DML,TSX) Reports 6.97% U3O8 Over 4.5 Metres and Confirms Expansion of High Grade Mineralization at the Gryphon Deposit, Wheeler River News
Nov 16 U3O8 daily uranium spot price down 25 cents from week ago to $18.50/lb News
Nov 15 Paladin Energy Ltd. (PDN,TSX) : Financial Report for the Three Months Ended 30 September 2016 and Outlook News
Nov 15 Plateau Uranium (PLU,TSXV) receives acceptance of Macusani Project Environmental Baseline Study from affected Andean communities & Peruvian Authorities News
Nov 14 Brazil Resources (BRI,TSXV) Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement for Total Proceeds to Date of $10.75 Million News
Nov 14 Uranium prices set to double News

Top 15 Producing Uranium Mines (2014)
Name Country tU
McArthur RiverCanada7356
Tortkuduk & MyunkumKazakhstan4322
Olympic DamAustralia3351
Budenovskoye 2Kazakhstan2084
South InkaiKazakhstan2002
Langer HeinrichNamibia1947
Central MynkudukKazakhstan1790
Rabbit LakeCanada1602
Budenovskoye 1,3&4Kazakhstan1594
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

Uranium Sector Reports
by Resource Captial Research

Uranium Market Commentary : Nov 16, 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 is the world's largest uranium mine, and its annual output dwarfs that of other projects. ....
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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