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Fission Uranium hits high grades at Patterson Lake

Three holes were drilled outside the limits of the high…

Australia wants to streamline resource sector regulation

The Productivity Commission will look at best-practice examples of regulation…

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Energy Fuels’ Pinon Ridge Uranium/Vanadium Mill Receives Final Radioactive Materials Licence from State of Colorado

Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX:EFR), an advanced uranium and vanadium development company, was issued the final Radioactive Materials Licence for the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill today. As previously announced on January 5, 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ("CDPHE") approved a Radioactive Materials Licence for the 500-ton per-day Piñon Ridge Mill facility to be constructed 12 miles west of Naturita, Colorado in western Montrose County.

Nonferrous minerals exploration rebounds 45% to second-highest total on record

Responding to rising metals prices and more stable markets, most mining companies increased exploration budgets in 2010. The result was a 45% increase in estimated worldwide nonferrous metals exploration spending over 2009. Regionally, Latin America (led by Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina) was the top exploration destination in 2010-a position it has held for the better part of two decades-while Canada was the top country overall. Gold was the leading target, attracting more than half the global exploration budget total, with copper a distant second.

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Pro, anti uranium forces butt heads in Australia

Pro and anti-uranium mining unions are marshalling forces in Queensland, Australian Mining is reporting. On the pro-side, the article says that the Australian Worker Union (AWU) will lobby governments to expand mining and overturn bans. On the other side, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU), which mostly represents electrical, communications and power industry workers, says it will oppose the expansion of uranium mining in Australia, citing safety concerns around exposure to radiation.