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    According to a UN Environment study published in 2019, extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions, with the extraction and processing of metals and other minerals responsible for 26% of these environmentally degrading emissions. While this finding does not sit favourably with the heightening anti-climate...

    Vimy Resources’ vision statement is ‘mining a cleaner tomorrow’. It is a clever double entendre referring not only to nuclear power as the cleanest source of reliable energy, but the way in which the ASX-listed company intends to mine; with low residual impact and real-time...

     Eclipse Metals listed on the ASX at the beginning of 2011 with a smorgasbord of highly prospective uranium tenements in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Just a few months later, however, the Fukushima disaster in Japan destroyed confidence in the nuclear energy industry and severely dented...

Greenland Minerals and Energy (GMEL) (ASX:GGG) has what managing director Dr John Mair calls a ‘project of global significance’ at its Kvanefjeld rare earths and uranium deposit on the southern tip of Greenland. Greenland is blessed with vast mineral resource potential and Kvanefjeld is a first-class example...

With the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in what is considered to be the ‘world’s leading’ uranium basin, NexGen Energy (TSX:NXE) is in a position to dominate the predicted global price rise for uranium. NexGen holds the Rook 1 project in the Athabasca Basin, located in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The TSX-listed company is putting the blocks in place through expert drilling and exploration to develop a world class project in one of the world’s most unique uranium basins.  

The global uranium industry is in a state of flux. Suffering from a decade-low uranium price environment, new producers are prevented from entering the market unless they are sitting on exceptionally low-cost deposits. On the whole it is widely expected, if not assumed, that there will be substantial price increases for uranium between now and 2020, predominantly on the back of an aggressive Chinese nuclear expansion policy.  As a result, smart explorers and developers are positioning themselves to take advantage of the anticipated price rises.