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May 26 Denison (DMl,TSX) Reports Assays Increase Grades by 45% and Deliver Most Meaningful Gryphon D-Lens Result to Date at Wheeler River News

May 25 Ucore (UCU,TSXV) Comments on Strategic Metals Complex & Consolidated Appropriations Act News

May 25 Forsys Metals (FSY,TSX) : Adjournment of Annual and Special Meeting News

May 25 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Announces that David Marsh, a Metallurgist with Extensive Experience in the Design, Construction and Operation of Uranium Extraction Plants, is to Stand for Election as a Director News

May 24 Appia (API,CSE) Intersects 72.9 Metres of Uranium Mineralization on the Loranger Property, Athabasca Basin News

May 24 Mkango (MKA,TSXV) Identifies New Zones of High Grade Uranium, Tantalum and Niobium at Thambani News

May 24 U3O8 Corp. (UWE,TSX) Announces Intention to Seek Shareholder Approval for a Share Consolidation at its Annual Special Meeting News

May 24 Spot uranium prices see first weekly increase in months News

May 23 UEX Corporation (UEX,TSX) : Final Orora Assays Received, Summer Program Confirmed, CFO Change News

May 23 Former National Director of Bureau of Land Management Joins Azarga Uranium (AZZ,TSX) News

May 23 Uranium week: finally, an uptick News

May 22 Uranium prices: Why global nuclear power demand will skyrocket News

May 22 Uranium sector/seminar News

May 19 Ur-Energy (URE,TSX) Reports Results of Annual and Special Shareholders' Meeting News

May 18 Blue Sky Uranium (BSK,TSX) Begins Drilling at Anit Target -- SECFilings.com News

May 17 Spot uranium prices experience correction News

May 17 Uranium seminar & Amani Gold News

May 16 Mega Uranium Ltd. (MGA,TSX) Proposes Private Placement News

May 16 Paladin Energy Ltd. (PDN,TSX) Financial Report for the Nine Months Ended 31 March 2017 and Outlook News

May 16 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) - Strategic and Funding Process: Alternative Proposed Balance Sheet Restructuring News

May 16 Uranium week: too many sellers News

May 16 Uranium prices: fragile recovery in the hands of suppliers News

May 15 Uranium: now looks like a good time to buy News

May 11 Bayswater (BYU,TSXV) to sell Reno Creek interest to Uranium Energy News

May 11 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Discovers More High-Grade Uranium & Copper Mineralization at Its Canyon Mine; Major Capital Development Expenditures Completed News

May 10 Skyharbour (SYH,TSXV) Option Partner Azincourt Announces Upcoming Exploration Program at East Preston Uranium Property News

May 10 Clean Commodities Corp. (CLE,TSXV) Option Partner Azincourt Uranium (AAZ,TSXV) Announces East Preston Uranium Property Exploration Program News

May 10 Azincourt Uranium (AAZ,TSXV) Announces East Preston Work Program Details News

May 10 Uranium prices: spot market remains quiet, but nucl. power int. cont. to grow News

May 9 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces Commitment of Additional Large Shareholders to Serve on Board of Directors News

May 8 Senator Minerals (SNR,TSXV) Engages Canexplor Management to Oversee Athabasca Exploration News

May 8 Fission 3.0 (FUU,TSXV) Provides Update of Joint Venture Arrangement on Paterson Lake North News

May 8 Kivalliq (KIV,TSXV) Acquires Prospective Gold District on Baffin Island, Nunavut News

May 5 Ur-Energy (URE,TSX) Releases 2017 Q1 Results News

May 5 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Announces Q1-2017 Results News

May 5 Blumont Group Ltd. Announces Transfer of Shares of Azarga Uranium Corp. (AZ,TSX) News

May 5 Paladin (PDN,TSX) to Proceed With Potential Sale of Langer Heinrich News

May 5 We have plenty of uranium in North America News

May 5 Spot uranium prices could rally in Q3 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 : May 2, 2017 - DOE Uranium Reduction Should Help Boost Market -
Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry issued a determination that reduces the amount of uranium the department can transfer in 2017 and 2018; the reduction should give a boost to uranium producers.
Every two years the Secretary of Energy is required to determine the amount of uranium allowed to be transferred to support the clean-up work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio. On April 26, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry released a determination to permit transfers of 1,200 metric tons of uranium (1,200 MTU) per year, down from 1,600 MTU.
According to the Department of Energy, the agency "has been transferring excess uranium in exchange for services at the Portsmouth site for several years ...
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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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