Uranium Mining News

Iran foresees sharp rise in uranium production

Iran’s nuclear chief says the country will produce about 40 tonnes of uranium this year, more than half the total amount yielded over the preceding years.

U3O8 Corp. stakes the old La Niquelina uranium-cobalt-nickel mine

Mineralization was discovered at La Niquelina in 1944, with modest production from a small underground mine in the early 1950's.

Top 50 biggest mining companies

Combined worth of $842 billion with 20% gains so far in 2017.

Areva faces "uranium-gate" in Niger

French nuclear power giant Areva is reportedly cooperating with a legal enquiry by activists who say the company cheated Niger out of $3.25 million in uranium exports.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

Rio Tinto may take over Pistol Bay’s uranium assets sooner than expected

The world's second largest miner gave Pistol a $75K cash injection in an effort to own the Saskatchewan-based properties before the end of 2019.

How to build a mine

There are three key components to building a mine, starting with a competent, experienced management team.

Making the grade: understanding exploration results

The most exciting news from a mining exploration stock is a high-grade drilling result.

The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

A viable, low-carbon path toward energy security for Japan's post-Fukushima economy

Eliminating high-risk dependence on imported fuels; vast potential in renewables and buildout around domestic technology advantages; stranded assets in coal projects; little chance of nuclear industry recovery.

Clay Identification in Uranium Exploration with the oreXpress™ and EZ-ID™ software

During exploration for unconformity-type uranium deposits like those in the Athabascan basin, the clay illite can be a reasonable pathfinder mineral.

$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.

Rick Rule on Uranium: Early means wrong, unless…

In an exclusive Q&A session for Sprott Private Wealth clients, Rick Rule shared his thoughts on the uranium market and explained why speculators shouldn't worry too much about being early.

Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

Australia okays Mulga Rock uranium mine

Western Australia may soon have a new uranium mine, after the last environmental hurdle was cleared by Vimy Resources (ASX:VMY) to build its Mulga Rock uranium mine.

John Kaiser at PDAC 2017: “Discovery exploration is back”

John Kaiser also talks Donald Trump and warning signs for speculators

Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Scientists show lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from a distance

Researchers in the United States may have made a breakthrough in the quest to discern between uranium used for power generation and material that is being made into nuclear weapons.

PDAC 2017 Convention exceeds expectations

Over 24,000 people attended this year's Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Convention — a strong indication that confidence has returned to the mineral exploration and mining industry.

Cameco mulling sale of U.S. assets

According to its CEO, Cameco is in the early stages of evaluating the sale of its mines in Nebraska and Wyoming.

Canada's Gov't gives mining explorers a full extra year of tax credit

The 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, which was slated to expire at the end of this month, has been extended until March 31, 2018.

Canadian miners to implement voluntary principles on security and human rights

Several MAC members already formally participate in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative (VPI) and several others apply the VPs for their operations abroad.

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

Scientists discover why world’s richest ore deposits were formed

Scientists have discovered why some of the richest ore deposits on the planet, such as copper, zinc, silver and uranium, were formed in the middle period of Earth’s history.