Uranium Renaissance: Fact or Fiction?

Uranium – Uranium prices have been less than impressive lately, and investors have been asking, "what's going on?" To learn more about the factors weighing down the uranium market, Uranium Investing News spoke with Rob Chang, analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, and economical analyst Chris Berry.

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Mickey Fulp: A Hopeful Optimist in Today’s Markets

Uranium – At this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference, Investing News Network spoke with Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp, who is hopefully optimistic in today’s resource market.

John Kaiser’s Diamond Stock Picks

Diamond – Peregrine Diamonds, North Arrow Minerals and Mountain Province Diamonds are among the diamond companies that John Kaiser likes.

Jim Letourneau: Look to Biotechnology, Technology in 2014

"You don't have to have all your money in mining," Jim Letourneau said at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. He suggests investors diversify into biotechnology and technology in 2014.

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Azincourt Uranium Continues Funding for Fission 3.0 PLN Project

Azincourt Uranium Continues Funding for Fission 3.0 PLN Project

Uranium – Azincourt Uranium Inc. (TSXV:AAZ) has agreed to continue funding exploration work into the second year of its earn-in option at its PLN project. The project is operated by Azincourt's joint venture partner, Fission 3.0 Corp (TSXV:FUU), and exploration work will start ahead of the mid June anniversary date, with diamond drill holes planned for summer/fall testing.

Richmont Mines Confirms Grade and Continuity of Resource at Island Gold Deep Resource

Richmont Mines Confirms Grade and Continuity of Resource at Island Gold Deep Resource

Gold – Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC,NYSEMKT:RIC) has achieved access to the upper portion of the Island Gold Deep resource with approximately 130 metres of development into the C Zone at a vertical depth of 560 metres. The claims are wholly owned by Richmont, and the company continues to delineate the resource through its 2014 definition drilling program while compiling results from 2013 exploration drilling.

Graphite One’s Second Series of Beneficiation Tests Indicate 99.9% Pure Carbon in Samples

Graphite One’s Second Series of Beneficiation Tests Indicate 99.9% Pure Carbon in Samples

Graphite – Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSXV:GPH,OTCQX:GPHOF) announced promising results from a second series of beneficiation tests conducted at SGS Canada Inc. on samples taken from its wholly owned Graphite Creek Deposit. Using a leaching process, the trials yielded results from a rough concentrate exceeding 99.9 percent carbon. The sample was produced from floatation which had an initial head grade of 92 percent carbon.

Aston Bay Holdings Issues Shortfall Shares, Proposes Strategic Deal for Drilling Equipment

Aston Bay Holdings Issues Shortfall Shares, Proposes Strategic Deal for Drilling Equipment

Copper – Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSXV:BAY) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Lyncorp International Ltd., which is 100% owned by David Mullen, to purchase four Christensen CS10 Core Drills with all associated equipment in addition to other equipment. The closing of the deal will be subject to, among other things, confirmation that the title to the equipment is in good standing, and the receipt of an appraisal for the equipment.

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Floating Nuclear Power Stations

Uranium – The Economist reported that researchers at MIT, the University of Wisconsin and Chicago Bridge & Iron recently put forward the concept of floating nuclear power stations as a safer means of nuclear power generation.

Coal Still a Key Power Source

Coal – In an article for Forbes, Christopher Helman wrote today that although solar, wind, and natural gas industries are booming, they will not be able to replace coal in the wake of sweeping plant shutdowns due to new EPA rules in the United States.

Silver Sinks as 10-year US Treasury Yield Rises

Silver – iNVEZZ.com reported that the price of silver is currently "fluctuating around $19.341, down 0.65 percent intraday." The white metal seems to be falling on the back of an increase in the 10-year US Treasury yield.

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