Uranium Mining News

Mining companies operating in Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in renewable energy — report

According to Fitch Solutions, off-grid mines could benefit from reducing their dependency on diesel while taking advantage of the region's favourable climate conditions.

BHP urges miners to create global body to oversee tailings dams

CEO Andrew Mackenzie said it was too early to say what impact the recent Vale tailings dam disaster will have on efforts to restart BHP and Vale's jointly owned Samarco mine, shut since November 2015 after a dam collapse killed 19 people.

World’s top uranium miner Cameco in no hurry to resume production

The company says it has seen a significant improvement over the past year, with prices up about 20%, but believes conditions are not where they need to be to restart idled capacity.

Minerals Council of Australia calls for tax, workplace law reform

According to the industry group, such reform would encourage additional investment in capital and technology.

Vancouver junior acquires Temple Mountain vanadium property in Utah

The Temple Mountain property was first mined in 1914.

Fission Uranium advances PLS toward feasibility

28 geotechnical holes are to be drilled as part of the resource development phase of work.

Canadian miner wants its uranium project in Niger solar-powered

GoviEx Uranium is studying the possibility of powering its flagship Madaouela project in Niger using a renewable hybrid solar power solution.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

NexGen begins feasibility drilling at Arrow deposit

NexGen Energy is embarking on the largest drill program in its history at the Rook I project in the Athabasca Basin.

To meet climate goals, world urged to reuse natural resources

"It is like when you look in your closet on a morning and you only look for pants"

Groundbreaking! America’s new quest for mineral independence

What happens when a geologist and an author whose chief interest is California’s Silicon Valley get together to take a look at the United States’ dependence on foreign supplies of critical minerals?

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Spey Resources betting on vanadium

Spey decided to buy a property in Utah due to the increasing global demand for vanadium.

Peninsula Energy on track to achieve full-year uranium production guidance

Company ison track to achieve its production guidance of 90,000 to 110,000 pounds U3O8 (triuranium octoxide) at the Lance Uranium Projects in Wyoming, USA.

Production falloff could lead to a uranium market rebound

Many investors, including nuclear power utilities, are looking a few years out at what might happen to the price of uranium once a large number of long-term contracts are signed.

Ranger uranium mine closure to cost over $200m more than expected

The clean-up is now predicted to cost A$808 million — A$296 million (about $213m) more than ERA's initial A$512-million estimate.

Denison outlines 2019 exploration plans

Targets at Wheeler River, Waterbury Lake, and Hook-Carter properties – all in the Athabasca Basin – will be diamond drilled.

Vancouver miners kick off diamond drilling program in Saskatchewan

ALX Uranium and Denison Mines just launched a winter diamond drilling program at the Hook-Carter uranium project.

MINING.com top 10 most read in 2018

The attention of the mining industry has shifted.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

UEX releases maiden resource for Christie Lake JV

The inferred resource is 588,000 tonnes grading 1.57% uranium oxide for 20.35 million lb. of U3O8.

Skyharbour cuts high grades at Maverick zone on Moore project

Skyharbour secured an option to acquire the Moore property from Denison Mines in June 2016.

Hook Lake JV to spend $3m for 2019 exploration

Hook Lake is owned jointly by Cameco Corp. (39.5%), Orano Canada (39.5%) and Purepoint Uranium Group (operator and holder of a 21% interest).

Fission 3.0 seeks more shallow, high grade mineralization

Fission 3.0 Corp. is preparing to drill 4,400 metres at four high priority targets – Wales Lake, Patterson Lake North, Key Lake and Cree Bay (two holes).