The rare earths processing plant of Arafura Resources (ASX:QRU) has been granted a 'major project' status. This will bring the highest level of scrutiny by the South Australian government to the project.
Artha Resources Corporation (TSX.V:AHC) has made good progress with the reconnaissance work at its Cachi rare earth property in Salta Province in Argentina.
Australia's Environment Protection Agency has given its approval to the environmental scoping document for Toro Energy's 100%-owned Wiluna Uranium Project, 30 kilometres southeast of Wiluna in Central Western Australia.
The demand from the Greens Senator to stop all new uranium mines sent a shiver through the mining industry before the federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson responded firmly with reassuring statements.
After failing to acquire the copper mine in Namibia with Hindustan Copper, Indian company Nalco, Asia's largest, and one of the world's leading aluminium companies, has now decided to shoot for uranium assets in the African country.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is in favor of a state mining company to invest in strategic minerals such as platinum, uranium, coal, iron ore and manganese.
Uranium Resources Inc. is showing its commitment to New Mexico as it begins plans to drill in the Grants mineral belt. They have contacted Stewart Brothers Drilling Co. of Milan, to help with the drilling, which would help evaluate the viability of the property for recovery mining.
With Iran expanding its uranium base as per the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nation’s Security Council has imposed a fourth round of economic sanctions on the country. It has also brought forth a strong international reaction especially from the French.
Deep Yellow Limited (ASX:DYL), an Australian listed emerging uranium explorer with African and Australian projects, has announced its new drill results which have found additional significant uranium intercepts at the Tubas Alaskite project in Namibia.
French multinational and industrial conglomerate AREVA might want to explore the Koongarra area of Northern Territory in Australia for uranium, but if the sole Aboriginal owner has his way the land would soon be part of the Kakadu National Park.