Uranium Mining News

Niger, Africa’s second largest uranium producer, should see great growth

Niger, which became independent from France in 1960 and has a democratic government, is the world’s sixth largest uranium producer. Output in 2008 was 3,032 t, representing 7% of total world uranium production. Areva’s Arlette and Akoula mines, responsible for 100% of Niger’s uranium production, have produced, together, 100,000 t of output in the last 40 [...]

AWU says OZ should embrace nuclear power because clean coal is too uncertain

AUSTRALIAN Workers Union (AWU) national secretary Paul Howes says that Australia should back nuclear energy because there is too much uncertainty surrounding clean coal. The Rudd Government supports uranium mining but not nuclear power for […]

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]

WA moves closer to first uranium mines

Western Australia is moving closer to its first uranium mines, with junior explorer Toro Energy Ltd and BHP Billiton Ltd making progress on their respective projects in the state.

Canada Uranium Mining Industry Analysis and Forecasts to 2015

The report provides detailed analysis and forecasts of the uranium mining sector in Canada. It also analyses and forecasts uranium mining capacity and industry growth. Major players in Canada’s uranium mining sector and their expansion […]

Drilling has started for a proposed uranium mine in NT

The Greens have accused the federal and Northern Territory governments of "ignoring the will of the people" as drilling began at a proposed uranium mine….more at IndustrySearch

GRD Minproc awarded contract for Extract Resources Rossing South Uranium Project

Engineering and project delivery company GRD Minproc, a subsidiary of GRD Limited, will conduct the feasibility study for Extract Resources Rossing South Uranium Project in Namibia….more at MEIOnline

Australia needs nuclear power to tackle global warming – Dr Ziggy Switkowski

Australians are not serious about tackling global warming and transitioning to clean energy if the country does not include nuclear power, leading industry advocate, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, said today at the opening of day two of the 2009 Paydirt Uranium Conference in Adelaide. He questioned why Australia was falling behind the rest of the world [...]

Australia’s uranium sector to substantially increase the country’s GDP

Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be boosted by A$17 billion by 2030 if it maximised its supply role in the global demand for nuclear-based cleaner energy, according to one of the country’s major uranium lobby groups. Addressing the first day in Adelaide today of the 2009 Paydirt Uranium Conference, Australian Uranium Association Executive Director, Michael [...]

CANADIAN MINING PERSPECTIVES: Western Australia lifts uranium ban

The six-year ban on uranium mining in Western Australia has been lifted, newly elected Premier Colin Barnett announ... [Full Story]

GRD Minproc Awarded Study Contract for the Bannerman Resources Ltd Anomaly a Uranium Project

Engineering construction company GRD Minproc, a subsidiary of GRD Limited, has been awarded a contract by Bannerman Resources Limited to carry out feasibility studies for the Anomaly A Uranium Project in Namibia. The Anomaly A […]

BHP feels the squeeze at Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, said labour and equipment shortages forced it to stagger the proposed expansion of its Olympic Dam uranium, copper and gold mine, forecast to cost at least $US6 ...

Increased uranium production and exploration in the USA

A new report recently released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) documents various US uranium trends, including an upswing in exploration, production and employment in 2007. EIA’s Domestic Uranium Production Report, released May 13, […]

Phosphate latest craze for investors

PURE SPECULATION: Robin Bromby NO sooner does one mania finish, it seems, than another one is off to the races. There was the uranium craziness, followed by mini-manias for various specialty metals and iron ore […]