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Finnish miner considers uranium as by-product
Finnish company Talvivaara Mining is investigating modifying the metals extraction process at its Talvivaara nickel and zinc mine in Sotkamo, eastern Finland, in order to recover uranium as a by-product.
Tue, Feb 9 2010
Areva and Kepco sign Imouraren agreement
France's Areva and Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco) have signed an agreement under which the South Korean company takes a stake in the Imouraren uranium mine under development in Niger.
Fri, Feb 5 2010
First uranium from US mine
White Canyon Uranium's Daneros mine in Utah has produced its first uranium ore. The ore is to be delivered to Denison for milling this month, after White Canyon agreed to sell all material produced during the development stage of the mine into Denison's ore buying program. Daneros, the first...
Mon, Dec 7 2009
BHP Billiton updates on Olympic Dam repairs
BHP Billiton reported that "repair work to damaged equipment is well advanced" at the Clark shaft of its Olympic Dam underground copper and uranium mine in South Australia. The ore haulage system in the main shaft of the mine was damaged in an incident in early October. BHP Billiton said that...
Mon, Nov 9 2009
Cameco tackles Cigar Lake flooding again
Cameco has resumed pumping out water from its partially-flooded Cigar Lake uranium mine in Saskatchewan, Canada, but says that it may take up to a year to fully dewater and secure the mine.
Mon, Oct 26 2009
Olympic Dam reserves upped by 22%
BHP Billiton has announced significantly increased uranium ore reserves for its Olympic Dam mine in Australia due to additional mineralisation being reclassified as a result of ongoing drilling. Economic reserves are now put at 347,500 tonnes U 3 O 8 .
Thu, Sep 24 2009
Prospects for Labrador uranium mine
Canada's Fronteer Development Group has announced a positive preliminary economic assessment for its Michelin uranium project located in the central mineral belt of Labrador.
Fri, Sep 18 2009
Cost estimate for Rössing South
Australia's Extract Resources has issued a preliminary capital and operating cost estimate for developing the Rössing South uranium project in Namibia. The estimate shows that Rössing South could support a long-life, low-cost mine.
Tue, Aug 4 2009
Garrett gives Four Mile the go-ahead
Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett has formally approved the new Four Mile uranium mine in South Australia, saying it poses no environmental risks. As a former anti-uranium protestor, the minister did not take the decision lightly.
Tue, Jul 14 2009
Extract upgrades Rössing South resources
Australia's Extract Resources has upgraded the uranium resource estimate at Zone 1 of its Rössing South deposit in Namibia by 34% from its previous estimate. An initial resource estimate for Zone 2 is expected next month.
Thu, Jul 2 2009
Third expansion for Namibian uranium mine
Paladin Energy is to go ahead with the third stage of an expansion at its Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia. The expansion should be completed by September 2010.
Tue, Jun 30 2009
Major resource upgrade for Australian mine
The Beverley Four Mile uranium project in South Australia has nearly doubled its known resources as it approaches start up in seven months.
Mon, Jun 29 2009
Founding ceremony for Niger uranium mine
President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has laid the foundation stone for Areva's Imouraren uranium mining complex. The mine is the most recent major uranium project to hit the headlines following developments in Malawi, Kazakhstan and Australia.
Tue, May 5 2009
Olympic Dam expansion report
The draft environmental report on the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine has been made public. The project could boost the mine's uranium output to 19,000 tonnes per year.
Fri, May 1 2009
Opening ceremony for Irkol uranium mine
Kazakhstan has held an opening ceremony for the first uranium mine to come into operation within the framework of a cooperation agreement on nuclear power between Kazakhstan and China.
Tue, Apr 28 2009
Kayelekera mine opened
A ceremony has been held to mark the official launch of the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi. Developer Paladin said the mine had been commissioned in line with its full capability.
Wed, Apr 22 2009
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