Boss consolidates Honeymoon uranium project ownership

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed Boss Resources has entered into a binding conditional agreement to buy Wattle Mining – the owner of 20% of the shares in the Honeymoon uranium project – in a move that will give the company full ownership of the South Australian project. Consolidating the ownership sets the Honeymoon project on the path to be Australia’s next uranium producer, with production of about …

Kazakhstan to meet commitment of reducing uranium production in 2017

Kazakhstan’s total output of uranium or so called ‘yellow cake’ for the year will amount to 22,000 tons, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. Kazakhstan, which is the world’s first largest producer of uranium and second in its reserves, will reduce production in 2017 to 22,000 tons, compared with 24,000 tons in 2016. “Production of uranium …

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 …

GoviEx receives expressions of interest from project lenders for Niger uranium project

JOHANNESBURG  – TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium has received expressions of interest from export credit agencies and project finance banks to arrange $220-million of senior debt financing for the construction of the Madaouela uranium project, in Niger. This followed the earlier appointment of Medea Capital Partners as project debt adviser and is in line with the Africa-focused exploration and development company’s four-step strategy to …

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 …