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News and Editorials
Aug 25 Global nuclear power market forecast & opportunities, 2025 News
Aug 24 Uranium Valley Mines (VZZ.H,NEX) Announces Private Placement Financing News
Aug 24 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Financial Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2016 and Outlook News
Aug 24 Fission (FCU,TSX) Hits >9000 cps 30m West of R840W; Drills New Area Beneath Triple R News
Aug 23 Kivalliq (KIV,TSXV) Announces FALCON Airborne Gravity Gradiometer Survey Targets Genesis Property, Saskatchewan News
Aug 23 NexGen Energy Ltd. (NXE,TSX) : Drilling 180 m Southwest of Arrow Returns 10.0 m at 10.33% U3O8 and 5.0 m at 14.35% U3O8 News
Aug 23 Uranium week: unchanged News
Aug 22 Fission 3.0 (FUU,TSXV) Targets Shallow, High-Grade Uranium and Lithium Prospects at Macusani News
Aug 22 Appia (API,CSE) Announces Appointment of Irvine R. Annesley as an Advisor and Consultant to the Company News
Aug 22 Action Needed to Regain Canada's Leadership in Mineral Exploration and Mining News
Aug 19 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) Announces a US$1.4 Million Closing of a Non-Brokered Private Placement News
Aug 19 Khan (KRI,CSE) Files Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results News
Aug 19 Where are the best returns in energy? News
Aug 19 Russia will build 11 additional nuclear reactors by 2030 News
Aug 18 Khan (KRI,CSE) Announces Status of Shareholder Distributions and Sale of Khan Resources Bermuda Ltd. News
Aug 18 Fission (FCU,TSX) Connects R600W and R840W Zones With High Grade Intercept News
Aug 18 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces High-Grade Uranium Intercepts at the Canyon Mine News
Aug 18 Research reports initiated on uranium miners stocks News
Aug 17 Forsys (FSY,TSX) Revises Non-Brokered Private Placement News
Aug 17 Canterra (CTM,TSXV) Signs Agreement on the West Carswell Diamond Project With Canalaska (CVV,TSXV) and Commences Airborne Magnetic Survey News
Aug 16 Denison (DML,TSX) Announces Receipt of Skyharbour Shares in Connection With Option of Moore Lake Property to Skyharbour for Cash and Shares News
Aug 16 Uranium week: And then there were three News
Aug 16 US quarterly uranium production up News
Aug 16 2 incredible dividend stocks you've never heard Of News
Aug 15 Uravan (UVN,TSXV) Announces Private Placement News
Aug 15 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces High-Grade Uranium Intercepts at Nichols Ranch ISR Project News
Aug 15 Forsys (FSY,TSX) Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement and Achieves Cost Reduction Targets for 2016 and 2017 News
Aug 12 Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) Issues Shares to Settle Obligations News
Aug 12 Skyharbour (SYH,TSXV) Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement of $2.47 Million and Granted Exchange Acceptance for the Option to Acquire 100% of Moore Lake Uranium Project from Denison Mines News
Aug 12 Fifth Japanese power reactor restarted News
Aug 12 Japan reactor restart signals latest step in nuclear rebirth News
Aug 11 NexGen (NXE,TSX) Makes New High Grade Discovery 4.7 km Northeast of the Arrow Deposit News
Aug 11 Appia (API,CSE) Engages Palisade Global Investments Ltd. News
Aug 9 Forum (FDC,TSXV) Commences Gravity and Soil Surveys for Follow-Up Drilling at Fir Island, Athabasca Basin News
Aug 9 Mkango Resources Ltd. (MKA,TSXV) : Airborne Survey Highlights Rare Earths Exploration Targets in the Phalombe Licence News
Aug 9 Uranium week: some US reprieve 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 : Aug 24, 2016 - Top Uranium-producing Companies in the World -
Uranium prices have been at an all-time low lately, causing analysts to speculate when the uranium sector will pick back up again. With its low cost, there are a number of uranium producers who have managed to keep costs low and survive during tough times. While sizable uranium deposits are located worldwide, many countries only allow state-owned companies the rights to mine; that means there are fewer publicly traded producers in countries like Kazakhstan and Russia, both of which are high on the list of top uranium-producing countries. There are nevertheless numerous publicly traded uranium-producing companies that investors may want to be aware of.
Current producers
Here's a brief overview of some of the top producing companies in 2015.
Cameco (TSX:CCO)
2015 uranium production: 14,200 tonnes Cameco accounts for approximately ....
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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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