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Jul 29 Plateau Uranium (PLU,TSXV) Appoints Dennis Higgs to Board of Directors News
Jul 29 Eros Resources Corp. (ERC,TSXV) Reports New Uranium Discovery at Murphy Lake, Saskatchewan News
Jul 29 Denison (DML,TSX) Completes Gryphon Definition Drilling and Discovers Uranium Mineralization at Murphy Lake News
Jul 29 Bannerman (BAN,TSX) Announces Quarterly Activities Report News
Jul 28 Pele Mountain (GEM,TSXV) Advances Cogent Solution to Rare Earth Industry Dislocations News
Jul 28 Denison (DML,TSX) and Fission (FCU,TSX) Execute Definitive Arrangement Agreement News
Jul 28 Fission (FCU,TSX) Step-Out Drilling Expands R600W and R780E Zones; Seven New High-Grade Holes News
Jul 27 Plateau Uranium (PLU,TSXV) Commences Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment News
Jul 27 Fission 3.0 (FUU,TSXV) Collars First Hole at Clearwater West; Focusing on Near Surface Targets News
Jul 27 Quebec's Plan Nord project snubs uranium mining in the province News
Jul 27 Japan's first nuclear restart possible by August 10: WNN News
Jul 24 Athabasca Nuclear Corporation (ASC,TSXV) Closes Flow-Through Financing News
Jul 23 Azarga Uranium Corp. (AZZ,TSX) : Cantor Fitzgerald Initiates Research Coverage on Azarga News
Jul 23 Belmont (BEA,TSXV) Proceeds With 2nd Tranche of Private Placement News
Jul 23 Uranium: what happened & what to expect News
Jul 22 Uranium spot price holds at $36.25/lb for nearly three weeks News
Jul 21 Skyharbour (SYH,TSXV) Intersects 0.172% U3O8 Over 2.5 Metres from 2015 Winter/Spring Diamond Drilling Program at Falcon Point Uranium Project News
Jul 21 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Obtains Final Approval for Its Hank ISR Uranium Project News
Jul 21 Commission says "not now" to uranium mining in Quebec News
Jul 21 Uranium week: market stalled News
Jul 20 Athabasca Nuclear Corporation (ASC,TSXV) Announces Regulatory Decisions News
Jul 20 Uravan (UVN,TSXV) Intersects Uranium Mineralization at Stewardson News
Jul 20 Fission 3.0 (FUU,TSXV) Preps for Drilling at Clearwater West; Focusing on Near Surface Targets News
Jul 20 Uranium Future Outlook: What do Restarts in Japan Mean for Uranium Juniors? News
Jul 20 Exploration and Mining Industry Calls for Government Collaboration on Key Challenges News
Jul 19 Uravan (UVN,TSXV) Announces Stock Option Grant News
Jul 17 Uranium Price Flat As Market Watches Japan And China News
Jul 16 Energy Fuels (EFR,TSX) Receives Mine Permit from State of Wyoming for Its Sheep Mountain Uranium Project News
Jul 16 Paladin Energy Ltd (PDN,TSX) : Quarterly Activities Report for Period Ending June 30, 2015 News
Jul 15 Pancon (PUC,TSXV) and Essential Mining Resources Extend Closing Date of the Sale of the Crossland JV Interest News
Jul 15 Khan Resources Inc. (KRI,CSE) : Mongolia Files to Annul Arbitration Award News
Jul 15 Bannerman Resources Limited (BAn,TSX) : Heap Leach Demonstration Plant Strongly Supports Etango Definitive Feasibility Study News
Jul 15 Uranium price flat as market watches Japan and China 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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U3O8.biz : Jun 29, 2015 - 10 Top Uranium-producing Countries -
Uranium production has steadily increased over the years, with slight dips the past two years. In 2014, the world's total production was 56,217 tonnes of uranium.
This number falls short of the 59,370 tonnes produced in 2013, as well as the 58,394 tonnes produced in 2012. The decline was not limited to one country, but spread across the world.
Here's a look at the 10 top uranium-producing countries of 2014, as per statistics from the World Nuclear Association.
1. Kazakhstan
Mine production: 23,127 tonnes
Kazakhstan has been the world's leading producer of uranium since 2009, when it produced almost 28 percent of the global total. In 2014, the country produced 23,127 tonnes, an increase from 2013's 22,451 tonnes. Kazakhstan has expressed its intent to ramp up production efforts through 2018, with 17 mines currently in production. ...
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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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