Feds approve uranium mine expansions in Utah’s San Juan County, one of them near Bears Ears

The Bureau of Land Management has issued final approvals for two uranium mine expansions in southeast Utah, including one on the backdoor of what used to be Bears Ears National Monument. Bullseye Canyon, the site of uranium deposits tapped by the Daneros Mine, had been included within the boundaries of the monument proposed by five Indian tribes, …

Russia to invest $250 million in uranium exploration, production in Argentina

Russia and Argentina signed Tuesday a memorandum of understanding to advance uranium exploration and production in the South American country, which already generates 5% of its electricity with three heavy-water nuclear reactors. The deal, sealed during a visit by Argentine President Mauricio Macri to Moscow, could bring up to $250 million in investments into the country’s sector, according …

USGS reports new American uranium potential and a new uranium “species”

The dream of discovery must motivate many a geologist. Through skill, effort and luck they hope to eventually find something precious, useful or otherwise valuable—something well known yet found in a previously unknown location. But a group of geo-boffins from the U.S. Geological Survey not only identified a type of uranium deposit previously unknown to …

Cameco, Areva & Purepoint Approve $4M for 2018 Patterson Drilling

Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. announced today that the proposed 2018 Hook Lake JV exploration program with a budgeted cost of $4,000,000 has been approved by the JV partners. Situated within the Patterson Uranium District, the Hook Lake JV is a project owned jointly by Cameco Corp. (39.5%), AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (39.5%) and Purepoint Uranium …

Texas uranium deposits could meet US nuclear energy demand for almost a year

The Southern High Plains region of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma may hold more uranium than previously thought, a new study published Tuesday shows, but prices for the radioactive commodity would need to move much higher before any new mining takes place in the area. According to the latest report by the US Geological Survey (USGS) there …

Energy Fuels lifts Canyon Mine uranium resource, adds copper

A new independent mineral resource estimate for uranium junior Energy Fuels’ Canyon Mine project, in Arizona, has increased the uranium oxide (U3O8) resource by one-million pounds, and for the first time outlined a copper resource. The TSX-V- and NYSE MKT-listed miner said on Wednesday that the bulk of the resource growth was a function of upgrading inferred resources to the measured and …

NexGen says Arrow deposit ‘in a class of its own’ following PEA

  VANCOUVER — NexGen Energy (TSX: NXE; NYSE-MKT: NXE) has unveiled its maiden mine plan for the high-profile Rook I uranium project along the southwestern edges of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. On July 31, the company released a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) that outlines a 1,450-tonnes-per-day underground mine with a 17-year life. The study estimates initial capital expenditures totaling …