Ranger mine ends processing operations

Processing operations at Energy Resources of Australia’s (ERA) Ranger mine ended today in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. The mine, which is in the Northern Territory (NT), was Australia’s longest continually operating uranium producer. “Ranger has been a major supplier to global energy markets as well as being a key contributor to the Kakadu …

Australia’s Ranger uranium mine ceases production

Era has operated the Ranger mine since 1980, producing about 132,000 tonnes of uranium oxide. (Image courtesy of Energy Resources of Australia.) Energy Resources of Australia (ASX: ERA) has ceased production at its Ranger uranium mine in the country’s Northern Territory after 40 years of operations. The company will now move to the rehabilitation phase …

Top uranium miner Kazatomprom sells 49% interest in two mines to China’s CGN

The world’s largest uranium producer Kazatomprom and China’s CGN Mining announced today that Kazatomprom will sell to CGN up to a 49% interest in its wholly owned subsidiary, Ortalyk, on market terms determined by a third-party valuation. Ortalyk owns 100% interest in the Mynkuduk and Zhalpak uranium deposits in Kazakhstan. Mynkuduk has a designed capacity …

Building a Uranium Reserve: The First Step in Preserving the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The U.S. nuclear industry is coming off its best year ever. Electricity production from nuclear plants hit at an all-time high in 2019 as we led the world in generating more than 809 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is enough to power more than 66 million homes. Yet, despite operating the largest fleet of reactors in …

Cameco may cut uranium output further as demand stalls – Reuters

Canadian miner Cameco (CCO.TO) said it will hold down output until uranium prices recover and it could cut production further, although nuclear reactor life extensions in France and newbuilds in China, the UAE and Britain bring some hope. Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan, Germany and other countries have closed dozens of reactors, which …

IAEA Unveils Unique World Uranium Map

The IAEA has launched a comprehensive, online interactive and integrated digital map of the world’s uranium distribution and deposits. This second edition of World Distribution of Uranium Deposits was developed with contributions from the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of South Australia and the United States Geological Survey. This edition classifies information by types …

Paladin to halt Langer Heinrich, expects uranium rebound in coming years

Paladin Energy has confirmed that the Langer Heinrich uranium mine (LHM) in Namibia will be placed on care and maintenance. The company announced last month that it may take this move at Langer Heinrich in response to challenging market conditions, including low uranium prices. It has since received the consent of key stakeholders to make the care …

Paladin moves to mothball Namibia uranium mine

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Uranium miner Paladin Energy on Thursday announced that it was unlikely to resume physical mining activities at its Langer Heinrich operation, in Namibia, and has taken preparatory steps to place the operation under care and maintenance. Paladin previously told shareholders that the medium-grade ore stockpiles currently being used as feed for the …