|By: Richard Mowat||POSTED: 03/16/12 12:03 PM
FILED AS: Investing, Uranium
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Investing in uranium is widespread threw out investors as well as day traders. Uranium is among the most commonly and widely occurring elements in the geosphere with thousands of uranium stocks to choose from uranium in my opinion is one of the best things to be investing in as their are more than 40 nuclear power plants under construction around the world with many more to come. Nuclear energy is far from going away, in fact its growing at an alarming rate. Although the sum of all uranium deposits worth investing in is approximately 500 times that of gold, uranium is and will be for the foreseeable future; highly valued throughout the world as a critical fuel for the production of nuclear energy, weapons, and armor.
With nuclear power facilities currently under construction in several countries worldwide and a predicted shortage of the commodity in the face of rising demand, uranium investment opportunities are currently generating considerable interest in the international financial marketplace. While predictions of price increases vary in specific numbers, they invariably depict nothing but upward mobility for uranium investing returns.
List Of Canadian Uranium Stocks To Invest In:
|Aldershot Resources Ltd.||ALZ:CVE|
|Energy Fuels Inc.||EFR:CVE|
|Denison Mines Corp.||DML:CVE|
|Quaterra Resources Inc.||QTA:CVE|
|Forsys Metals Corp.||FSY:CVE|
|Laramide Resources Ltd.||LAM:CVE|
|Mawson Resources Ltd.||MAW:CVE|
|East Asia Minerals Corp.||EAS:CVE|
|Ucore Rare Metals Inc.||UCU:CVE|
|Formation Metals Inc.||FCO:CVE|
|Energy Fuels Inc.||EFR:CVE|
|First Uranium Corp.||FIU:CVE|
|Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.||GMX:CVE|
|Titan Uranium Inc.||TUE:CVE|
|Crosshair Energy Corp.||CXX:CVE|
|Azimut Exploration Inc.||AZM:CVE|
|Nuinsco Resources Ltd.||NWI:CVE|
|Pele Mountain Resources Inc.||GEM:CVE|
|Eagle Plains Resources||EPL:CVE|
|Wealth Minerals Ltd.||WML:CVE|
|International Enexco Ltd.||IEC:CVE|
|Powertech Uranium Corp.||PWE:CVE|
|RJK Explorations Ltd.||RJX-A:CVE|
|JNR Resources Inc.||JNN:CVE|
|NWT Uranium Corp.||NWT:CVE|
|Majescor Resources Inc.||MJX:CVE|
|Golden Valley Mines Ltd.||GZZ:CVE|
|Forum Uranium Corp.||FDC:CVE|
|Uracan Resources Ltd.||URC:CVE|
|Consolidated Abaddon Resources||ABN:CVE|
|Marifil Mines Ltd.||MFM:CVE|
|Purepoint Uranium Group Inc.||PTU:CVE|
World Uranium Resources
Uranium deposits exist throughout the world in various forms. Unconformity-type uranium deposits are sandwiched between quartzite sandstone and metamorphic, sub-sedimentary basement rock. These sorts of deposits often contain the richest and highest grade of uranium ore. Unconformity-type deposits are most prevalent in the Athabasca Basin in Canada‘s province of Saskatchewan and in Australia‘s McArthur Basin located in the country’s Northern Territory.
Sandstone deposits constitute about 18 percent of the global uranium supply. These types of deposits usually yield low to medium grade product and are not as expansive as unconformity-type deposits. Many sandstone uranium deposits are located in central Europe, Kazakhstan and U.S. states such as Wyoming and New Mexico.
Quartz pebble deposits comprise about 13 percent of global uranium resources, with the largest of these located in Canada’s southern Ontario and South Africa. Quartz pebble deposits yielded much of the uranium sourced in the mid-20th century.
World Uranium Resource Chart
Investing in Uranium Steel
Refined uranium is a dense, heavy metal that is used primarily as a fuel source in nuclear weapon production and as a fuel in nuclear power generation where it must be enriched to be effective. The end product of enriched uranium used as fuel is depleted uranium. This metal is widely used in military applications. Due to its high density — 65 percent greater than that of steel — depleted uranium produces heavier, more aerodynamic projectiles, effectively shields other radioactive material and provides ballast in sailboat keels and helicopters.
As an investment commodity, refined uranium has a bright future in 2012 on the heels of a poor showing the previous year. With the United States and Russia planning to ramp down their refined uranium production rates, unmet demand will put uranium resources at a premium. Additionally, exponential growth in uranium demand from nations currently building new nuclear power facilities, such as China and India, promises to drive prices even higher.
Global Depleted Uranium Resources
|Country||Organization||Estimated DU stocks(tonnes)||Reported|
|Singapore||DSO National Laboratories||60||2007|
Depleted Uranium Steel Manufacturers:
Investing in Companies
The world is forging ahead with nuclear energy production, and uranium mining companies will be hard pressed to meet the burgeoning demand for resources. Renewed interest towards investing in uranium reflects the financial market’s confidence in an upcoming surge in international demand for raw materials produced by uranium mining companies. Many mining concerns are actively seeking new sources of the mineral in anticipation of rising demand, multiplying the number of ground-floor opportunities for savvy investors.
List Of Uranium Mining Companies:
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Investing in Uranium Energy Companies
Despite the recent earthquake damage at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power facility, world powers such as the U.S., France, and Japan remain committed to investing in uranium nuclear power generation as a solution to the world’s accelerating energy needs. In terms of investing, the temporary downturn in the uranium industry on the heels of Fukushima presents an ideal opportunity to buy low and ride the oncoming wave.
Investing in uranium is not a high-risk undertaking. According to the Euronuclear organization, 435 nuclear power plants are currently in operation worldwide and 63 new plants are under construction in 15 countries. With this kind of exponential industry growth, an investment in uranium as energy fuels makes solid sense.
While energy fuels such as coal produce harmful pollutants, enriched uranium as a nuclear energy fuel is completely emission free. Due to international global warming concerns, clean-burning energy fuels will be at a premium in the coming years, and therefore represent a sound, forward-looking investment.
List Of Uranium Energy Companies:
- BKW FMB Energie AG
- CEZ Group
- China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group
- China National Nuclear Corporation
- China Nuclear International Uranium Corporation
- E.ON Kernkraft GmbH
- E.ON Sverige
- Électricité de France
- Endesa (Spain)
- Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
- Nuclear Power Corporation of India
- OKB Gidropress
- Unión Fenosa
- Teollisuuden Voima
- Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy GmbH
- Confidence building in uranium industry after tough year (theglobeandmail.com)
- NEI Files Lawsuit to Reverse Interior’s Withdrawal of Land From Uranium Mining (greenmountainscribes.wordpress.com)
- Don’t Lift Uranium Mining Ban in Virginia (forcechange.com)
- Uranium Mining Company Cameco Discusses Possible Uranium Shortfall and Higher Prices (nextbigfuture.com)
- China cleared to buy worlds fourth largest uranium deposit and China will speed up revision of nuclear power development (nextbigfuture.com)
- Coles Hill Uranium Mine Proposal Divides Virginia Residents (nytimes.com)
- Western powers agree to resume Iran talks over nuclear programme (guardian.co.uk)
- Rio Tinto Completes Takeover Acquisition of Hathor (ibtimes.com)
- Uranium Mining: A Battlefield Preservation Threat? (markerhunter.wordpress.com)
- Cameco posts slight rise in profit (theglobeandmail.com)