Uranium Mining News

CanAlaska Uranium, Cameco make headway at West McArthur project

Work at the project, located immediately next to Cameco's Fox Lake uranium discovery, has been focused on evaluating the C10 corridor, which is highlighted by the NE-striking conductivity high in the southern part of the property.

Virginia uranium mining dispute draws US Supreme Court review

Court agrees to consider overturning a ban on mining at the site of the nation’s largest known uranium deposit.

US confirms list of 35 key minerals, targets domestic supply boost

Uranium and key rechargeable battery metals lithium and cobalt are on a final list of 35 critical minerals that the US deems essential to national security.

Young Australians oblivious to mining

Despite mining contributing about 6 per cent of the country's GDP, a study revealed that almost six out of 10 of young Australians know nothing at all about mining careers.

ALX Uranium Corp. intersects elevated radioactivity at Newnham Lake uranium project

Project is located in the northeastern Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan, approximately 75 kilometres east of Stony Rapids.

How to trust the expansion of uranium mining in India

The big picture of power availability in India stresses the importance of urgent action.

Death toll rises to seven at Sibanye mine as all trapped workers rescued

The deaths brings the number of people killed at the company's operations this year to at least 10.

Four miners dead and three still missing at Sibanye-Stillwater mine

Two more quakes were felt Friday near the company's Masakhane gold mine, which cause search and rescue operations to be momentarily halted.

Eight still trapped underground at Sibanye mine following seismic event

Contact has been made with three of the workers trapped at the company's Masakhane gold mine.

World’s top uranium miner Cameco back in the black

But the Canadian company said the uranium market remained “quiet.”

Namibia may scrap black ownership requirements for mining companies – minister

Namibia may scrap requirements for black ownership in mining as it seeks to woo investors to an industry that is rebounding with the commodities cycle.

Caterpillar results prove global economy in good shape

The machinery manufacturer logged earnings of $2.82 per share on revenue of $12.9 billion, surpassing expectations.

Mining firms from China to Canada watch as Greenland holds election

China already actively seeking opportunities.

Senate confirms former coal lobbyist to be EPA's number two

Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be EPA’s deputy administrator by a vote of 53 to 45.

Iran to transfer yellowcake to uranium conversion facility

The uranium from which the yellowcake was derived was originally extracted from the Saghand mine.

Private capital flowing into mining on track for record year

The second largest ever private equity fund focused on mining closed in the first quarter – 13 funds aim to raise a further $4.9 billion in 2018.

How aluminum oxide's liquid-like properties protect nuclear plants

Thin layers of solid oxide protective coating for metals can deform as if they were liquid filling rust-caused cracks.

Solar power drew $161 billion in 2017, more than any other technology

Solar made up 57% of last year's total for all renewables (excluding large hydro) of $279.8 billion. It also towered above new investment in coal and gas generation capacity, estimated at $103 billion.

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.