Uranium Mining News

World’s top miner BHP quits global coal group over climate stance

The miner is withdrawing from the World Coal Association over a clash of views on how to fight climate change, with BHP saying it’ll reap little benefit from staying on as a member.

Kazakhstan and Mongolia meeting highlights uranium mining cooperation

The two countries on 30 March signed a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on geology and development of mineral resources and civil aviation.

South Africa black ownership to roll out in May

Newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said the key to regain investors and miners confidence in the South Africa’s mining sector was to finalize revised plans for black ownership in the industry in the coming weeks.

Russia and China to work on joint uranium mining project

The Russia-China Investment Fund for Regional Development will kickstart the financing for a uranium mining project.

US miners ask Supreme Court to end uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

The National Mining Association (NMA) and the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) have filed petitions asking the court to reverse the 2012 ban.

South Africa's mining charter to be finalized in three months

Uncertainty around the charter has deterred investment into a sector that accounts for 8% of gross domestic product in the world's top platinum producer

Energy Fuels wins approval to expand uranium, vanadium mines in Utah

The BLM also allows the expansion of the Daneros uranium mine if it implements additional emission controls.

S. Africa’s Mponeng gold mine could hold key to surviving in space

New study uses the conditions inside of the mine to better understand how life might survive on Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is considered a prime candidate for the search of extraterrestrial activity.

35 minerals absolutely critical to US security

The list includes minerals that are important for defense, economic, and industrial purposes.

Canada the world's overall top mining destination, despite Saskatchewan fall

That's considering the combined rankings of all its provinces and territories, but Finland is the most attractive jurisdiction this year.

US seeks to boost output of 35 minerals, reduce import reliance

The administration wants to identify new domestic sources of critical minerals and increase domestic exploration, mining and recycling.

Experts warn of civil unrest in Argentina as it readies to lift ban on open pit mining

President’s move to allow open pit mining in provinces until now opposed to it is part of a broader plan to double foreign investment to $25 billion in eight years.

BHP takes $1.8 billion hit from US tax reform

Charge is due to due to cuts in the US Federal corporate income tax rate, the world’s biggest mining company said.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Pistol Bay uranium assets in Canada

Rio Tinto had already earned a 75% interest in the C-4-5-6 property, and it was expected to exercise its option to acquire full interest by 2019.

Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

A worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operation in South Africa.

Russia and Iran to revamp Fordow nuclear facility

The Russia-Iran conversations are taking place within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Cameco handed court victory over WA uranium prospect

A uranium deposit in Western Australia under development by Cameco (TSX:CCO, NYSE:CCJ) will not be held up by conservationists who oppose it. 

Cameco’s profit beat estimates on improved uranium prices, cost-cutting drive

Canada’s top uranium producer is seeing the first improvements brought by higher prices and drastic cost-cutting measures, including the recent haly of its flagship McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan.

Rio Tinto pays biggest divvy in history as profit hits three-year high

Mining giant posts 90% increase in profit amid what CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques calls “resilient” commodity prices.

Second accident in a week at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine kills two

Two employees were trapped underground and later died in a fall of ground incident at the company's Kloof gold mine.

Rio investors asked to push miner to leave Minerals Council of Australia

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility says it needs 100 shareholders to co-file resolution at Rio’s upcoming annual general meeting.

Commodity boom has a dark side as cost creep erodes windfall

Mining and metal companies are rediscovering the downside of rallying prices: higher costs.

These are top-10 global mining trends expected for 2018

Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.

A modern land run? Trump move opens Utah to mining claims under 1872 law

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw federal protections from millions of acres of Utah wilderness will reopen much of the iconic terrain to gold, silver, copper, and uranium land claims under a Wild West-era mining law.

As global economy hums, Davos turns bullish on commodities

"We have not seen this kind of growth since before the global financial crisis."