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Uranium is ready to roar back

24 Feb 2014 /  Seeking Alpha  
For uranium prices to appreciate in the foreseeable future, one must look not only at the reactors under construction worldwide, but the ones coming online soon.

France to set up public mining company

21 Feb 2014 /  Reuters  
The move contrasts with efforts across Europe to privatise state-owned assets as countries look to bolster coffers hurt by the global financial crisis.

China charges former mining magnate with murder, gun-running

20 Feb 2014 /  Reuters  
Prosecutors in central China charged the former chairman of Hanlong Mining with murder, gun-running and other crimes as part of a ‘mafia-style’ gang.

Goldman puts ‘for sale’ sign on Iran’s old uranium supplier

11 Feb 2014 /  David Sheppard (Reuters)  
Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank are quietly trying to get out of the uranium trading business and have both put their desks up for sale.

Johannesburg’s gold legacy leaves behind a toxic inheritance

11 Feb 2014 /  Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg)  
Johannesburg’s legacy of gold mining has left behind a toxic inheritance: radioactivity from uranium hauled up in the mining process.

Surplus global uranium supply prompts Cameco to drop 2018 target

10 Feb 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich   
Cameco reported record quarterly and annual uranium production in 2013, producing record annual revenue, says CEO Tim Gitzel.

Paladin halts Malawi uranium mining to cut costs

7 Feb 2014 /  Firat Kayakiran (Bloomberg)  
The company has halted mining at its Kayelekera operation to cut costs after prices by more than half since the Fukushima disaster.

What to look for ahead of a hot junior market in 2015 – Cook

6 Feb 2014 /  The Gold Report  
Legendary geologist Brent Cook shares his rules for weeding out flaky companies in anticipation of a hot junior market in 2015. A Gold Report interview.

Rare Earths gloom seems to be lifting – Ecclestone

6 Feb 2014 /    
While rare earths have behaved more like scorched earth in recent years, Hallgarten’s Christopher Ecclestone suggests, “The nadir of the sector is now past.”

Cameco’s uranium conversion plant to stay closed until fix

6 Feb 2014 /  Rod Nickel (Reuters)  
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has asked Cameco to idle one of its Port Hope conversion plants until it is satisfied with corrective measures.

Areva resumes uranium production in Niger

3 Feb 2014 /  Reuters  
The company has resumed production at its two uranium mines in Niger, which had been closed for maintenance since mid-December.

Mining ‘contributes greatly to Canada’s economic strength’ – MAC

30 Jan 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich  
The top needs of the Canadian mining industry in 2014 include an effective regulatory process, sufficient human resources, improved infrastructure, and a competitive trade and investment environment.

Mining ‘contributes greatly to Canada’s economic strength’ – MAC

30 Jan 2014 /  Dorothy Kosich  
The top needs of the Canadian mining industry in 2014 include an effective regulatory process, sufficient human resources, improved infrastructure, and a competitive trade and investment environment.

Rabbit farmer, Berkeley PhD – Both weigh in on gold price

29 Jan 2014 /  Kip Keen  
A check-up on gold forecasts the Roundup conference in Vancouver from two gold bulls with divergent backgrounds.

Tanzania seeks shares in uranium/nickel mines

22 Jan 2014 /  Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala (Reuters)  
The country’s president says local business leaders, politicians and activists are pressing the government to ensure Tanzanians benefit more from natural resources.
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