Uranium demand looks set to rise as more countries - including China - flag expansion of their nuclear power generation which is timely as Peninsula's Lance projects look to move to production in the U.S. in late 2014. Key climate change scientists have also weighed in favour of using nuclear power to stall further climate change.
With funds in place to progress its resource definition drilling, modelling and Scoping Study, Triton Minerals will be able to unlock the graphite prospectivity of the Balama North Project, including its potential to host multiple high grade large flake graphite deposits.
The rebalance of the ASX S&P Dow Jones Indices is in for the December quarter, which saw no changes to the blue chip groups as per usual. The biggest changes were in the 200 company indices. Changes will take effect from the close of trade on the 20th December 2013.
The U.S. economy is revving with stronger than expected economic data points to a tapering by the U.S. Fed earlier than expected, in fact very soon. So U.S. stocks fell for a fifth straight session on the pullback in tapering arriving. Atlanta Fed president said that it is time to put tapering on the table. The ASX SPI 200 is off 18 points to 5193.
Syrah's infill drilling results today have confirmed further very wide zones of high grade graphite and vanadium mineralisation at Balama East, starting near surface. More results are pending, along with assays from Mualia, which will be followed by a resource upgrade.
Metallurgical flowsheets for both the mineral concentrator and the refinery for the company’s Kvanefjeld multi-element project in Greenland have been finalised and it is now focused on reducing the risk of the refinery flowsheet with continuous pilot plant testwork.
KGL Resources' (ASX: KGL) yesterday delivered some impressive massive sulphides from the Jervois project in the Northern Territory, and received a 'Drill hole of the Day' note from UBS Securities and distributed by Bell Potter.
Phoenix Gold's aggressive drilling program in the WA Goldfields continues to pay dividends, with the latest results demonstrating the depth potential below current resource. Gold mineralisation has now been extended 200 metres below the previous drilling - with grades increasing at depth. The Castle Hill Stage 1 open cut reserve study is due on the next month.
Base will now ramp up processing rates at its Kwale mineral sands project in Kenya to build inventories of rutile and Ilmenite ahead of bulk shipments in January 2014. Construction of the zircon circuit is in its final stages with commissioning expected during January.
KGL Resources has further built a case for a significant resource upgrade at Jervois, after intersecting the Copper Equivalent of 18 metres at 10.3% copper in resource extension drilling. Drilling is ongoing at depth and along strike. Shares in KGL Resources are expected to open firmer following the results.
Rigless testing of the Gradizza-1 well in Italy has more than doubled flow rates to 15,000 standard cubic metres per day from the 7,000scm/d from initial testing. This is due to continued clean-up of the well and reduction of formation damage.
New Australian iron ore producer Shree Minerals has increased defined Reserves at Nelson Bay River mine in Tasmania from recent drilling program. This saw an upgrade of the resource and an improved Mine Plan where production of Direct Shipping Ore operations has comenced with first shipping of iron ore due last week of December, first week of January.