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Uranium News

Aflease: don't forget gold GOLD

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2005 A review of the gold assets & plans of Aflease Gold & Uranium Resources, soon to be SXR Uranium One. 

Junior bullish on future uranium demand

17th August 2005 Junior miner Aflease Gold and Uranium Resources has indicated, in its mid-year review, that global uranium market fundamentals are expected to remain robust and is expanding to meet this demand. 

Dominion uranium-mine

29th July 2005 The plan for the Dominion mine will involve rapid production and build-up, which will be facilitated by the use of declines with mechanised development and multiple orebody access points. Uranium processing technology will consist of a pressure leach circuit, resulting in higher recoveries than... 

First output from SA uranium project in 18 months

By: Keith Campbell     15th July 2005 SA miner Aflease Gold and Uranium Resources is determined to have its Dominion uranium project, at Klerksdorp, in operation during the first quarter of 2007. 

Uranium demand set to surge over the next 18 months

By: Keith Campbell     10th June 2005 Article on mining forecasts, focusing on uranium, coal, rand/dollar, “Big 4” global mining cos; also mentions of bauxite, copper, gold, & iron ore. 

Aflease, Harmony uranium talks continue

13th May 2005 Uranium hopeful Aflease Gold and Uranium Resources has renewed its cautionary announcements relating to a possible deal with gold-miner Harmony. 

Uranium hopeful still bullish on commodity's prospects

By: Nicola Mawson     9th May 2005 Uranium hopeful Aflease Gold and Uranium Resources remains bullish about prospects for the commodity despite the recent correction in share prices of major uranium companies globally. 

Uranium rights deal announced

18th April 2005 Canadian-based Pathfinder Resources last week reported that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Diamonds North Resources, enabling it to earn an 80% interest in uranium rights covering 3,5-million acres of land within and peripheral to the southeastern Thelon Basin, some 500 km... 

Pulsed-column technology to be used in uranium recovery

By: abdul cook     8th April 2005 Gauteng-based Mintek is introducing the concept of using Bateman Pulsed Column technology for the recovery and purification of uranium through solvent extraction to South Africa. 

Plans for uranium exploration in Madagascar

By: Jill Stanford     4th March 2005 CANADIAN exploratory resource company Pan African Mining has entered into a preliminary agreement to jointly explore, develop and exploit prospective uranium properties in Madagascar. 

Uranium's market about-turn sparks excitement

By: Irma Venter     21st February 2005 There is nothing like a predicted supply shortfall, and the subsequent fear it instils, to resurrect a flailing commodity from the price doldrums. 

U-Turn

By: Irma Venter     18th February 2005 Uranium market's about-turn has miners and investors all aflutter 

New uranium-mine ends decades of inactivity

By: Mariaan Webb     4th February 2005 The first uranium is scheduled to emerge from a resuscitated Klerksdorp mine early in 2007, signalling the end of decades of inactivity in uranium mining. 

Gold-miner to cash in on uranium bull-run

By: Martin Czernowalow     4th February 2005 South African gold-miner AngloGold Ashanti is currently working to increase its uranium production capacity to cash in on the by-product, which is currently being buoyed by positive global market fundamentals, the company revealed at its financial results presentation last week. 

Gold-miner to cash in on uranium bull-run

By: Martin Czernowalow     28th January 2005 South African gold-miner AngloGold Ashanti is currently working to increase its uranium production capacity to cash in on the by-product, which is currently being buoyed by positive global market fundamentals, the company revealed at its financial results presentation yesterday. 

Uranium hopeful confident of raising funds for $100m project

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2005 South African uranium hopeful Aflease Gold and Uranium believes it is well placed to raise the finance necessary to build a $75-million to $100-million mine at its Dominion uranium project, situated near Klerksdorp, on the West Rand. 

Aflease accelerates uranium feasibility study

7th December 2004 In line with its strategy to realise the value in its world-class uranium resource, South African miner Afrikander Lease (Aflease) has approved an increase in the scope of its uranium feasibility study to ensure that production can begin at the end of 2006. 

Rössing awaits Phase Two decision

By: andrew lanham     3rd December 2004 The desert surrounding R 

Results emerge from uranium study

By: Marcel Chimwala     19th November 2004 Malawi - The outcome of mineral evaluation work carried out by mineral resource estimate specialist firm Hellman and Schofield (H&S) on two African uranium projects, the Kayelekera, in northern Malawi, and the Langer Heinrich, west of central Namibia, has given green light to Australian miner... 

Drilling of Malawi uranium prospect to begin soon

By: Marcel Chimwala     10th September 2004 Malawi - Australian resources group Paladin Resources is preparing to launch a drilling programme as part of a feasibility study for its Kayelekera uranium project in northern Malawi. 

Miner's earnings show slight recovery

6th September 2004 Embattled South African mining group Afrikander Lease (Aflease) reported cash operating profit of R4,3-million for the six months to June 30, up from a R28,2-million loss for the same period last year. 

Aflease outlines uranium plan

By: Martin Czernowalow     6th September 2004 Troubled South African mining group Afrikander Lease (Aflease) said on Friday it is positioning itself to operate within a strong rand environment and outlined its plans to bring its proposed uranium operations online - a move that could spell a significant turnaround for the miner. 

Gold junior’s triple fight-back plan

By: Zonika Botha     25th June 2004 South African gold-produr Afrikander Lease (Aflease) will be bringing three of its high-margin assets into account over the next few years – a move that the company believes will position it to ride out the strong rand, which is likely to hold its current levels for some time to come. 

Acquirer turns developer after Kalgold bid fails

By: Irma Venter     2nd April 2004 Wanted: one, or more, operational mine. 

Aflease eyes development of uranium deposits

By: Martin Czernowalow     22nd March 2004 Embattled South African gold company Afrikander Lease (Aflease) is eyeing the possibility of developing its uranium deposits into a cash-generating operation, but insists that it will not change its gold focus. 

Feasibility work intensifies on uranium projects

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th March 2004 Malawi – Australian resources group Paladin has intensified feasibility work on its two Southern African uranium projects in response to the positive outlook on the world uranium market. 

Underground rolling-stock production increasing due to mining expansion

By: candice haase     4th April 2003 The increased activity in the mining sector in Southern Africa continues to stimulate growth in the production of underground mine rolling stock. 

Uranium project expected to begin production in 2005

By: vanessa vasques     15th November 2002 The Langer Heinrich uranium project in Namibia, which was discovered in 1973, has been acquired by Australian resource group Paladin Resources from Aztec Resources, which was formerly known as Acclaim Resources. 

$60-million uranium plan on the cards for Malawi

By: Marcel Chimwala     24th May 2002 MALAWI – Australian resources group Paladin is at an advanced stage in pursuing its plans to start a $60-million uranium mining project in Malawi's northern district of Karonga. 

South African mining sector facing radiation challenge

By: Irma Venter     9th November 2001 An independent researcher is sounding the warning bells, after having found that uranium is increasingly contaminating various rivers, streams and groundwater areas in South Africa. 

Life-extension plan for Namibia uranium mine

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th November 2001 Resources company Rio Tinto’s majority-owned R 

South African mining sector facing radiation challenge

9th November 2001 An independent researcher is sounding the warning bells, after having found that uranium is increasingly contaminating various rivers, streams and groundwater areas in South Africa – mostly affecting those dependent on water directly from source, such as informal settlements. 

Olympic Dam Australia

5th October 2001 A mine profile of the world’s largest uranium deposit 

Power failures to hit Nigerian uranium output

5th October 2001 Uranium production in Niger, the world’s third-biggest producer, is likely to be hit this year by power failures on the network supplying the West African country’s two uranium companies. 

Malawian uranium study

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Lilongwe – Australian resource group Paladin is carrying out a new feasibility study towards a $60-million project to exploit an over-11,6-million-ton uranium deposit in Kayerekera Forest, Karonga district, northern Malawi. 

Uranium expansion studied

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Namibia could increase its global production share from 8% to between 10% and 11%, if developing the Langer Heinrich uranium deposit just south of R 

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