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Oct 8 Official: America has a new #1 supplier of uranium News
Oct 8 Emergence Of Most Prospective Explorer In Athabasca Uranium Basin News
Oct 8 Uranium miner's shares soar News
Oct 7 Pele Mountain (GEM,TSXV) Announces Option Grants News
Oct 7 Northern Uranium (UNO,TSXV) Announces Change of Director News
Oct 7 Pancon (PCU,TSX) and Essential Mining Resources Revise Purchase Price for Pancon's Interest in the Crossland Joint Venture News
Oct 7 France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation News
Oct 6 FCU Oversight - Concerned Shareholders of Fission Uranium Corp. (FCU,TSX) News
Oct 6 Uranium week: Little joy for miners News
Oct 5 Voting in Favour of Denison (DML,TSX) / Fission (FCU,TSX) Merger Recommended by Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms News
Oct 5 Golden Valley (GZZ,TSXV) Mines Provides Corporate and Exploration Update News
Oct 2 Uranium Participation Corporation (U,TSX) Reports Net Asset Value at September 30, 2015 News
Oct 1 Cameco (CCO,TSX) Provides Dates for Q3 Results and Conference Call News
Oct 1 Skyharbour Resources Ltd. (SYH,TSXV) Report Directors Re-Elected at AGM News
Oct 1 Pele Mountain (GEM,TSXV) Provides an Update on Its Eco Ridge Monazite Processing Project News
Oct 1 Top stocks for October News
Oct 1 Why commodities are back in the 1990s News
Oct 1 Japan's rise as a nuclear power News
Oct 1 BTV Visits Orex Minerals and Market Up-and-Comers News
Sep 30 Aldrin (ALN,TSXV) Provides Update on New Discoveries in the Triple M Property Area News
Sep 30 Whatever happened to uranium's recovery? News
Sep 29 GoviEx (GXU,CSE) Welcomes Ivanhoe Industries as a Strategic Partner News
Sep 28 ALX Uranium Corp. (AL,TSXV) Introduces New Structure News
Sep 29 Uranium week; holding pattern News
Sep 28 The best stock in uranium News
Sep 25 CanAlaska (CVV,TSXV) Announces Results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders News
Sep 25 Cigar Lake mine starts production News
Sep 24 Fission (FCU,TSX) Regional Drilling Hits Anomalous Radioactivity at Forest Lake and Patterson Lake Corridors News
Sep 23 CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (CVV,TSXV) : $5.6 Million Exploration Program Planned to Follow-up Manitoba Uranium Discovery News
Sep 23 Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU,TSXV) Completes Three Technical Reports for Eastern Projects News
Sep 23 Cameco (CCO,TSX) and AREVA Celebrate Start of Production at Cigar Lake News
Sep 22 Aldever (ALD,TSXV) Begins Drilling and Sampling Program at Key Lake Road Uranium Project, Saskatchewan News
Sep 22 NexGen (NXE,TSXV) Drills 27.85 m of Off-Scale in AR-15-58c1 and Discovers New High-Grade A4 Shear Zone News
Sep 22 Uranium week:stalled 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.
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Uranium Market Commentary : Oct 8, 2015 - Uranium News: Kazakhstan Becomes Lead Supplier to US -
Kazakhstan took the spotlight in the uranium space this week when news hit that the Central Asian country overtook Australia as the leading supplier of uranium to US nuclear power plants last year.
According to a report from the US Energy Information Administration, in 2014, 23 percent of the uranium purchased by US reactor owners and operators came from Kazakhstan, while 20 percent came from Australia and 18 percent came from Canada. Kazakhstan likely took the top spot because its average uranium prices have been lower than those of other major US suppliers for the past two years --- they averaged $44.47 per pound in 2014 compared with the overall weighted average price of $46.65 elsewhere.
Kazakhstan has also been the world's top uranium producer since 2009, producing ...
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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