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Alliance turns down Four Mile offer


24 February 2015

Alliance Resources has rejected a AUD 57.6 million ($44.7 million) offer from Quasar Resources for its 25% interest in the Four Mile uranium project in South Australia, ahead of announcing an updated exploration target for the prospective Four Mile North East project.

South Australia calls inquiry on nuclear future

Nuclear Policies

09 February 2015

UPDATED The state of South Australia is to carry out an in-depth investigation into its future role in the nuclear fuel cycle in a first-of-a-kind Royal Commission.

New proposal for Yeelirrie

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

28 November 2014

Yeelirrie_(Cameco)_48Cameco is planning to double the production rate of its proposed Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia, and has referred its proposal for regulatory approval.

Wiluna expansion moves forward

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

23 February 2015

Environmental regulators in Western Australia have approved the environmental scoping document for an extension of Toro Energy's proposed Wiluna uranium project, clearing the way for a public environmental review later this year.

Australia and Kazakhstan report uranium production

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

27 January 2015

Olympic_Dam_uranium_(BHP_Billiton)_48Last year saw Australia's uranium production reach its lowest point since 1998 while Kazakhstan maintained its position as the world's largest uranium producer.

BHP Billiton flags increase in copper output

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

26 November 2014

BHP Billiton has flagged a 27% increase in copper production at the Olympic Dam mine in Australia from 2018, and a doubling from that level subsequently by a low-risk underground expansion with significantly lower capital intensity than the previous open cut design.