Wyoming Mining News

The mining industry has had it easy for far too long — opinion

Industry and congressional opposition to altering the mining law have combined to make it maddeningly difficult to reform. This may be changing.

Uranerz expands Wyoming uranium project

Nineteen new wells have been added to Uranerz's Nichols Ranch in situ leach (ISL) uranium project and work is under way to develop a fifth header house and associated wellfield at the Wyoming site.

Wyoming a step closer to self-regulating uranium industry

The state's industry is currently regulated by The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Wyoming considers self-regulating uranium industry

The news comes as local miners argue that federal directives are redundant and lengthy.

Coal-producing Wyoming becomes first state to reject climate school lessons

The new science curriculum, proposed by ­national education groups, was discarded because it regarded man-made climate change as a possibility.

US first rare earth mine in decades may be in Wyoming

At the moment about 90% of the world’s rare earths —used in a variety of industries including green technology, defence systems and consumer electronics— come from China.

Uranium One cutting 26 staff

Willow Creek Mine in Wyoming.

Wyoming releases new study on rare earth elements

Through the scientific study, the State Geological Survey has confirmed that rare earth elements occur across the state.

Cameco begins production at new uranium mine

North Butte facility in Wyoming will produce about 300,000 lbs this year.

Fraser Institute ranks Finland and Sweden top mining destinations

Meanwhile try avoiding Indonesia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Guatemala, Philippines, and Greece, says Canada's leading public policy think-tank.

Ur-Energy receives the Lost Creek final environmental impact statement from BLM

The Lost Creek Project will be fully authorized for construction with the receipt of the BLM record of decision.

Evolving Gold completes $3.6 million financing; provides corporate update

The company has completed a non-brokered private placement of 12,000,000 units at $0.30 per unit for gross proceeds of $3,600,000.

Uranerz' George Hartman to retire

Executive vice president, chief operating officer and director of the company, George Hartman, has announced his retirement effective September 15, 2012.

Uranerz discovers new uranium trend in the Powder River basin

The American-based uranium miner has found a new deposit at the Powder River basin in Wyoming.

Bayswater Affiliate AUC LLC delineates new uranium discovery at Reno Creek uranium project, Wyoming

Bayswater outlines results of uranium discovery at its Reno Creek Project located in Campbell County, Wyoming.

Colorado Mining Association, Wyoming seek to overturn Clinton Roadless Rule ruling

The Colorado Mining Association and the state of Wyoming on Monday petitioned the full 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear “en banc” an October decision upholding the Clinton administration’s 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

Alpha Natural Resources' unit wins Wyoming coal tract

In another sign that leasing new coal tracts in the Powder River Basin is becoming unusually competitive, Alpha Natural Resources' winning bid on Wednesday for a Wyoming coal tract also sought by a subsidiary of Peabody Energy was the highest per mineable short ton the Bureau of Land Management ever received for a Wyoming PRB tract.

Rare Element Resources jumps after 20% Bear Lodge deposits increase

Rare Element Resources stock jumped 9% in after hours trade in New York after a new estimate for the amount of rare earth materials at its Bear Lodge project in Wyoming showed a 20% jump. The gains were on top of a 7% jump during regular hours for the volatile stock which is still trading down almost 40% from record highs hit in January. The company also sees significant potential for further expansion of all deposits.

The Guardian excoriates Obama’s decision to expand coal mining

The Guardian's Glenn Hurowitz denounced the Obama administration's plan to open up new land to coal mining. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Tuesday that the Bureau of Land Management will be holding […]