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  • ISBN-13: 9780977828500
  • Publisher:, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Uranium: The Misunderstood Commodity     1
Where Did Uranium Come From?     3
Etymology of Uranium     4
What is Uranium?     5
Background: From Discovery to Use     6
Photography and Nuclear Physics     6
Harnessing the Possibilities     7
Splitting the Atom     8
The First Uranium Supply Crunch     9
Peace Time Nuclear Energy     12
Why The World Needs Uranium Now     15
Converting Uranium Into Nuclear Fuel     18
Enriching Yellowcake     19
Nuclear Fuel Pellets     20
The World Needs More Electricity - Much More!     22
Nuclear Reduces CO[subscript 2] Emissions     25
The Human Cost to Produce Electricity     26
Conclusion     29
The Changing Face of Uranium Mining in the United States     33
Carnotite: The Gem of the Colorado Plateau     34
Post-War Uranium Demand Soars     36
In Situ Recovery Mining     38
Description of ISR Mining by the Wyoming Mining Association     39
The History behind ISR Mining     42
Utah Construction Becomes the First Commercial ISR Miner     43
Important GeologicalPoints in an ISR Property: How to Minimize Your Risk     47
The "Roll Front" is a Uranium Deposit     48
Permeability is the Key     51
Pump Testing for Permeability     52
Other Key Factors     53
How Does ISR Mining Reverse Mother Nature?     54
"Mining" the Uranium     56
ISR Extraction and Processing     58
Stripping the Uranium     60
Getting the Uranium into the Drum     61
Cleaning up the Project     63
Conclusion     65
The Hottest Mining Spots in the United States     67
Assessing Wyoming's Potential     70
SXR Uranium One's Proposed Acquisition of Green Mountain and the Sweetwater Mill     72
Wyoming's Political Pulse on Uranium     75
Could Wyoming Rival Canada's Athabasca Basin or Australia's Northern Territories?     77
Wyoming's Roll Front Uranium Deposits     79
Source of the Roll Front Deposits     80
Assessing New Mexico's Potential     83
What is New Mexico's Political Pulse?     86
New Mexico Conclusion     87
Assessing Texas' Potential     88
New Exploration in Utah     90
Conclusion      93
World Uranium Assets     95
Canada     97
Unconformity-Type Uranium Deposits of the Athabasca Basin     100
Australia     103
Countries to Watch     109
Namibia     109
Niger     112
Kazakhstan     115
Sweden     119
South Africa     121
Conclusion     123
The Great Uranium Shortage of 2008-2020     125
Atoms for Peace     129
A Shift in the Center of Gravity     131
China's Economic Growth Will Prolong The Uranium Bull Market     133
Russia's New Nuclear Alliance     139
Beyond the HEU Program     141
Central Asia: The Next Battleground     142
How Fast Will the Middle East Convert to Nuclear Energy?     143
Will Iran be the First?     144
Saudi Arabia's Gas & Water Problems Could Lead Them to Nuclear     146
Other Middle Eastern Countries     150
Middle East Summary     151
Sleeping Giants: Africa, South America, Asia     151
Asia: The Prime Mover     152
Strong Potential in Africa and South America     153
Why the Global Commodities Bull Market Will Continue      156
The Post-2015 Uranium Boom     157
Conclusion     161
Tomorrow's Reactors to Strengthen Bull Market     167
The Great Transition     171
Generation III Reactors     173
The Next Frontier: Generation IV Reactors     178
Understanding Once-Through     179
Reviewing the Next Generation     181
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor     182
Lead-Cooled Fast Reactor     183
Molten Salt Reactor     184
Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor     185
Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor     186
Very-High-Temperature Reactor     187
Pebble Bed Modular Reactor     188
Conclusion     191
How to Choose a Uranium Stock     193
Ten Golden Rules for Yellowcake Investors     194
A Conversation with Kevin Bambrough and Jean-Francois Tardif     198
Editor's Choice     207
How is the Spot Uranium Price Calculated?     209
Introducing Our Ratings System     210
Stock Interview's 7 Key Ratings Categories     211
Further Explanations and Nuances in These Ratings     214
Evaluating the Uranium Mineral Resource     215
Weighting the Ratings      218
Disclaimer     218
Rating the Uranium Development Companies     220
Minimum Rating Criteria     221
Energy Metals Corporation     222
Forsys Metals Corp     224
Mawson Resources Ltd     226
Strathmore Minerals Corp     228
SXR Uranium One     230
Uranerz Energy Corp     232
Uranium Resources Inc     234
UR-Energy Inc     236
Rating the Uranium Exploration Companies     238
Energy Fuels Inc     240
ESO Uranium Corp     242
Forum Uranium Corp     244
Kilgore Minerals Ltd     246
Laramide Resources     248
Magnum Uranium Corp     250
Max Resource Corp     252
Northwestern Mineral Ventures     254
Thelon Ventures Ltd     256
Universal Uranium Ltd     258
Directory     261
Glossary     273
Acronyms     282
Approximate Correlation of Terms used in Major Resources Classification Systems     283
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