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GoviEx Continues to Make Progress at Madaouela Project in Niger

Uranium – Resource Investing News spoke with Daniel Major, CEO of GoviEx Uranium, about his company's Madaouela project in Niger and how it's progressing in today's low price environment. He also touched on his outlook for the uranium market moving forward.

Australia’s Uranium Policies Working Against Clean Energy Future

Uranium – Some believe the recent uranium mining ban in Queensland and mixed feelings towards the nuclear industry in South Australia are working against Australia's energy potential. Toro Energy's managing director, Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, addressed the matter last week at the Paydirt 2015 South Australian Resources and Energy Investment Conference

Zambia Won’t Raise Mining Royalty to 20 Percent

Copper – Roughly four months after Barrick Gold halted operations at its Lumwana mine in Zambia due to higher royalties in the country, the government is set to change its decision on the royalty hike. Zambia’s cabinet has approved a proposal to drop the rate increase, according to a report from Bloomberg.

When Illegal Gold Mining Goes Wrong

Gold – Illegal gold mining is more common than one might think, and it's often incredibly unsafe. A video has surfaced showing a devastating collapse that took place last May at an illegal gold mine in Colombia. The mine, located in San Antonio near the town of Santander de Quilichao, is one of 14,000 in the country that operated without proper permits.

What do Floods in Chile Mean for Lithium Supply?

Lithium – Northern Chile has been devastated by heavy rains and flooding since last Tuesday. While there have been several reports on how the rainfall has affected copper mines in the region, investors are likely wondering about the impact for lithium operations.

Queensland’s Uranium Ban a Plus for Other Australian States

Uranium – While plans to ban uranium mining in Queensland have miners in the state up in arms, other Australian states are reportedly ready to reap the benefits.

Uranium Mining on the Rocks in Queensland

Uranium – Queensland is no stranger when it comes to banning uranium mining. Though the metal was mined in the state in the 1950s, that ended after the closure of the Mary Kathleen mine in 1982, and uranium mining was eventually prohibited by the state's Labor Party-led government in 1989. That ban ended in 2012 when government leadership switched to the Liberal-National Party, but it looks like it's set to come back in full force.