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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Uranium prices are up again. Impact on levelised cost is tiny but this will be good for continued exploration and improved mining.

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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Uranium Is Searching For A Bottom

My, how things change...


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PostPosted: Jan 06, 2017 9:31 am 
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Uranium world's worst commodity in 2016

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No major commodity had a worse 2016 than uranium. In fact, the element used to make nuclear fuel has had a pretty dismal decade. Prices tumbled 41 per cent last year, touching a 12-year low below $US18 a pound in November, according to Ux Consulting, which compiles market data.


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I was quite amazed by the news that a new uranium mine will be opened in western Europe this year or next year, the so-called Salamanca uranium project, near the Spanish-Portuguese border:

Salamanca development paves way for construction

The last uranium mine in western Europe closed in the beginning of this century, in the Limousin region of France, if my information is correct. The French even built a museum as remembrance:

http://www.ureka.fr/en/

Perhaps the mine can be reopened and the museum be closed, if uranium prices climb again, one day....


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Areva leaves Nunavut after uranium project rejection


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US uranium production, prices and employment decreased in 2016

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Production remained low in 2017, totaling 0.45 million pounds during the first quarter. If production remains at its first-quarter level for the rest of the year, annual production would be the lowest since 1952.

Falling uranium prices has impacted the production of uranium. Spot prices fell from $34 per pound (lb) in January 2016 to $18/lb in November, the lowest uranium spot price since May 2004. Prices have stayed below $25/lb so far in 2017.

Uranium market employment data, which includes exploration, mining, milling and processing, and reclamation activities, has correlated closely with changes in uranium prices. In 2016, uranium industry employment fell to 560 employees, the lowest number since 2004.

Employment peaked in 2008 with 1,563 employees. Employment levels then began generally to decline as uranium prices fell and have consecutively for the last four years.


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PostPosted: Jul 05, 2017 6:30 am 
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That's an amazing low employment number for a major energy industry! Can't believe it's only 500 people. Even 1500 is nothing for an industry that supplies a signficant fraction of global energy supply.

Just goes to show how energy dense this energy source is.


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Cameco Shuts Down The World's Largest Uranium Mine


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Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.


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Energy Fuels wins approval to expand uranium, vanadium mines in Utah

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The approvals allow Energy Fuels to expand the La Sal complex, which consists of four former uranium/vanadium mines, drill up to 400 exploration holes and build more ventilation shafts, while requiring the company to provide details of how it manages the facility during suspended operations.


Not sure why they want to expand production at this time of low uranium prices.


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Vanadium prices are a twelve month high apparently


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Uranium Loses Power as U.S. Miners Seek Protection


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