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Rare Earths: The West Australian (Video)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Concern as China clamps down on rare earth exports

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Article in French Newspaper

Monday, 16 June 2014

Le Rare Earths are the Oil of the 21st Century

In the Black - John Beveridge

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

In the Black - John Beveridge

Optimism in the air as gold makes up lost ground - Nick Sas

Monday, 2 September 2013

Optimism in the air as gold makes up lost ground - Nick Sas

India Considering a Buyback of Jewels from its people - Robin Bromby

Monday, 2 September 2013

India is considering a buyback of jewels from its people - Robin Bromby

Rare Earths a Victim of Japan-China Islands Spat - 'The Australian'

Monday, 24 September 2012

Rare Earths a Victim of Japan-China Islands Spat

Bracing for Rare Earth Boom - The Australian "Pure Speculation"

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Bracing for Rare Earth Boom - The Australian "Pure Speculation"

China to reserve terbium, dysprosium, europium and yttrium oxides for national stockpile

Monday, 9 July 2012

'China to reserve terbium, dysprosium, europium and yttrium oxides for national stockpile' By Margaret Xue in Beijing, 3rd July 2012

MIT Study finds shift to green energy sources could mean crunch in supply of key rare earth elements

Monday, 12 March 2012

'MIT study finds shift to green energy sources could mean crunch in supply of key rare earth elements' By Alonso et al, 9th March 2012

Analysis: Mining by Mercedes

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

'Analysis: Mining by Mercedes' by Tim Treadgold, WA Business News, 31st January 2012

China's Dominance is Elementary

Friday, 21 October 2011

'China's Dominance is Elementary' by Robin Bromby, The Australian, 20th of October 2011

Race for Rare Earths

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

'Race for Rare Earths' Reported by Greg Hoy, 7.30 - ABC, 18th of September 2011

USA Mining & Exploration Targeting Rare Earth

Monday, 29 August 2011

'USA Mining & Exploration Targeting Rare Earth' by Blake Wilshaw, ResourceStocks September 2011

Rare Earth: The Secret Chinese Ingredients of Almost Everything

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

'The Secret (Chinese) Ingredients of (Almost) Everything' by Tim Folger, National Geographic June 2011.

Quantum progress for Territory

Monday, 18 October 2010

The Australian Financial Review

Territory Uranium's RC drilling at the Quantum prospect, Pine Creek, NT intersected a 5-12m thick uranium, rare earth and gold mineralised zone.

Territory Uranium intersects thick rare earth zone at Quantum Prospect

Monday, 18 October 2010

A 5 to 12 metre thick uranium-rare earth gold mineralised zone has been intersected using reverse circulation drilling by Territory Uranium (ASX: TUC) at the Quantum Prospect at Pine Creek, in the Northern Territory.

The intersect is in a major shear zone from 246m, with highlights including:

  • TDD8, 5m @ 1.09% REE from 248m (excluding cerium and lanthanum, as more in-depth analysis in progress to identify economic viability);

In intra-day trade, shares are up 60% to $0.16.

Territory said assay results remain pending for diamond core in hole TDD8, where drilling has intersected several other similar looking sulphide rich zones, further down hole.

Significant transported uranium halos (including 5m @ 117ppm U3O8 from 105m) are noted in the cover sequence above the U-REE-Au intersection.

A further diamond hole (TDD9) has been completed to target favoured uranium host rocks in the shear beneath the U-REE-Au TDD8 intersection.

Territory added that drilling so far has confirmed the presence of a larger mineralised system with multi commodity potential.

This intersection confirms the presence of a newly interpreted mineralised fault zone located approximately 1.5km east of previously reported uranium, gold and base metal mineralisation (FEND10, 0.5m @ 4,244ppm U308 (0.42% U3O8 or 4.24kg/t U3O8) from 497.5m; 3.4m @ 4.84% Zn from 485.4m including 0.9m @ 15.6% Zn from 487m and 1.4m @ 0.07% Bi from 484m; announced in August 2010).

Rare earth focused Territory Uranium and Enterprise Metals in the Proactive Rippers top 5 today

Monday, 18 October 2010

A massive share price spike is anything but rare for ASX listed rare earth stocks at the moment.

That being said, Ripping up the ASX today and winning the Proactive Investors Ripper award for the biggest percentage gainer was the rare earth focused Korab Resources (KOR) with a 61% share spike, even with no news, as investors chased the stock heavily in response to yesterdays rare earth discovery in Rum Jungle.

Korab has now tripled in less than three business days to last trade at $0.45, with any investors enjoying this ride will be able to afford blue label in the Bahamas, rather than rum in the jungle.

Not to be outdone, the Territory Uranium Company (TUC) skyrocketed 60% after intersecting a 5 to 12 metre thick uranium-rare earth gold mineralised zone Quantum Prospect in the Northern Territory.

Rounding out the top five gainers was Enterprise Metals (ENT), jumping 44% after a large coincident base metal soil anomoly was found at Doolgunna, with Newland Resources (NRL) up 41% after announcing a capital raising, and Agri Energy (AAE) enjoying a 36% share price boost.

There was not the same level of volatility on the downside, with the Dippers award for the biggest percentage gainer on the day awarded to SciGen (SIE) which fell 46%, due to a massive buy / sell spread, followed by Albidon (ALB) falling 26% and Nex Metals Exploration (NME) easing 18%.

The market is currently a paradise for day traders, with massive volumes in some stocks, with the most active on the day ABM Resources (ABU) with 118 million shares changing hands after step out drilling at Buccaneer delivered some very positive intercepts.

Sundance Resources (SDL) traded 73 million, with Avanco Resources (AVB) 54 million, and still entrenched at the forefront of traders' minds after some spectacular results in recent times from the Rio Verde.

Telstra (TLS) traded 49 million shares with Lakes Oil (LKO) 45 million.

The blue chips controlled the most actual share trades today, with Rio Tinto (RIO) and BHP Billiton actually working together on something as they both had 12,300 shares 'parcels' changing hands today, ironically on the day they decided to terminate the iron ore production joint venture.

Rounding out the top five most actual trades was Commonwealth Bank (CBA) with 10,000, followed by Westpac (WBC) with 8,700 and Newcrest (NCM) 8,700.

The broader market was off three quarters of a per cent today, with the All Ordinaries losing 35 points to 4,723.

Going Nuclear

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Senior Market Strategist, Casey's Energy Opportunities

Over the Easter weekend, seven nuclear reactors throughout the United States stopped operations, and natural gas prices skyrocketed by over 20%. And this was when most of the country was enjoying mild weather and businesses were shut for the long weekend.

Now traders are out in force looking for the cheapest possible power ahead of rising demand, and the power markets are heading one way: up.

No Homer Simpsons Allowed Here!

It is unfortunate that nuclear power plants are still linked in our minds to the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl disasters. While these were some truly horrific events, we're failing to realize one very important fact: we've learnt from our mistakes. The next generation of nuclear plants are better designed and more safety measures have been put into place than what was there in the plants from the 1960s and 1970s. There is always some operational risk, but that is present in every power plant, be it coal, natural gas, geothermal, or nuclear.

Currently, the United States houses roughly 24% of the world's nuclear reactors, and they account for about 20% of the power generated in the country. That's one in every five homes being powered by nuclear energy. This number is a lot higher for some states, with New Jersey getting almost more than 50% of its power from nuclear energy. With renewed interest in nuclear power in the U.S. and President Obama guaranteeing loans for two new reactors this February, it's pretty clear that the nuclear share in the energy pie is set to increase.

It's Clean, It's Green, It's the New Obama Nuclear Machine

Though they vary in design, nuclear reactors operate on the same basic principle: the energy released by nuclear fission heats water to produce steam, which turns the turbines that generate electricity. The silver lining: no fossil fuels are burnt at any stage, so almost no greenhouse gases are produced. They are, however, expensive to build and it can take years. But once in operation, fuel costs are very low, which translates to low maintenance costs, and each plant can easily operate for up to 60 years. Running at around 90% capacity, nuclear power plants are workhorses that shut down only once every 18 months for refueling and maintenance.

The fact that they emit almost no greenhouse gases also makes nuclear power plants safe from the threat of potential emissions caps. Once these are introduced, and they are certainly going to be introduced, the costs of producing electricity at coal and natural gas-fired plants will noticeably escalate. In fact, the high energy yield of nuclear fuels, the carbon dioxide emitted during the mining, enriching, fabrication, and transportation of uranium is very small compared to the carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuels.

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Today, America's nuclear industry is ready to expand again and has all the political and economic support necessary to do so. Consuming almost 30% of the world's uranium, America's uranium mining industry is looking to jumpstart itself again and at Casey Research, we know all the inside details.

Boardroom Radio

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Boardroom Radio audio interviews with Ian Bamborough, Managing Director, Territory Uranium Company Limited.

Global Uranium Consumption

Friday, 19 March 2010

A leading academic predicts that global demand for mined uranium will rise at least fourfold over the next 30 years, driven by rising electricity demand and scaling back on fossil fuel dependence.

Remarks By President Obama on Lanham

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

President Obama announces more than $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors as part of the administration's commitment to providing clean energy and creating new jobs

Energy Business Review

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The new results show sandstone-hosted uranium deposit to carry a component with results of up to 2m at 972ppm (0.97kg/t) U3O8 returned near surface. Further infill and extensional drilling is planned. A second continuous section of shallow sandstone-hosted uranium mineralization has been defined by drilling.

Geological interpretation highlights some structural control on mineralization which requires further drill testing. Drilling along strike confirms mineralized potential from surface. Costean style sampling of drill access road cuts has returned significant assays including individual samples of 507ppm U3O8 and 341ppm U3O8 within broader zones of +100ppm U3O8 grade, confirming the lateral extent of mineralization.

Two strike extension holes (TURC72 & TURC73) have confirmed the continuous presence of the mineralized zone. Further infill drilling is required to explore for higher grade mineralization around these holes.

A second section of coherent uranium mineralization has been defined by drilling. Similar to the previously defined section, grade is hosted within a 3-10m thick zone at the base of brecciated sandstone unit, above siltstones and carbonaceous shales. In addition, holes drilled oblique to the section have identified a zone of shearing and brecciation, which is thought to act as a conduit for the mineralization.

Further infill, extensional and step-out drilling is being planned for the Energy Prospect in 2010.

The Energy Prospect is one of several radiometric anomalies with similar geological characteristics which ahve been identified within a 20km radius on Territory Uranium's Daly River land package. In light of the recent results, Territory Uranium plans to extend its exploration activities to inlcude these concentrated opportunities, adding to its Territory Uranium mineral inventory in this location.

Territory director buys 187k shares

Friday, 2 October 2009

News bites

Territory Uranium director Ian Bamborough bought 187,500 shares for $15,000 on September 25 as part of the company's share purchase plan. He has 197,500 shares and 4 million unlisted options.

STOCK DASHBOARD: October 02, 2009
Territory Uranium Co
Closing Price: 10.50c
Relative Strength (6 months percentile rank): 90.8
Market capitalisation: $9.9 million
Turnover volume: 389,257.0
Volume Index (1 is average): 5.7
Turnover value: $40,372
Turnover period: 4 years 6 months
Value of $1,000 invested 1 year ago: $1,061

Territory Uranium SPP closes oversubscribed

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Northern Territory-Focussed junior territory uranium company (ASX: TUC) was swapped with applications from shareholders for its share purchase plan (SPP), receiving applications for almost double the original set amount of $1.25 million.

Consequently, the company’s board has decided to increase the allotment to the maximum limit allowed, which is 20 million shares at $0.08 apiece for a total of $1.6 million.

Australian Resources & Investment

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Booms in Eastern Australia.

Bluebush Copper-Gold exploration agreement signed with Territory Uranium

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


Uranium Limited ("Territory") to earn up to 80% in the Bluebush copper-gold project in the Tennant Creek region. The Bluebush project is located between the Tennant Creek mineral field and the Rover mineral field where recent exploration success has provided renewed interest in an area which has historically produced over five million ounces of gold and 500,000 tonnes of copper.

Details of the Proposed Bluebush Earn-In Agreement (Bluebush JV):

  • Panoramic has agreed to spend $500,000 in the first 12 months;
  • Territory will manage the project until Panoramic has earned 51% equity by spending $3 million over 3 years;
  • Panoramic can earn up to 60% by spending up to $6 million within 5 years;
  • Panoramic can earn up to 80% by spending up to $9 million or completing a prefeasibility study within 7 years;
  • Territory maintains the right to participate when Panoramic has earned 60% or 80%;
  • The Bluebush JV remains subject to 30 days of final due diligence by Panoramic. Within the due diligence period Panoramic can elect to include another Territory Uranium tenement (EL24967) into the Bluebush JV at no additional cost.

The focus of the Bluebush JV is to fund drilling based exploration to test a series of geophysically and geologically defined targets, possibly analogous to Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) style systems. The major target is the district scale Bluebush combined gravity and magnetic anomaly which is similar in size, response and geological setting to the anomaly that lead to the discovery of the Olympic Dam orebody. Previous drilling on the property failed to explain the source of the anomaly and therefore it remains to be tested. This agreement is part of Panoramic's stated objective to diversify its exploration activities and increase its presence outside its currents operating centres.

Territory Uranium Company grants Rio Tinto option over prospective bauxite tenement, NT

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Proactive Investors

Territory Uranium Company Ltd (ASX:TUC) has advised that it has signed a binding letter agreement with Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Limited (ASX:RIO) granting Rio the exclusive right to explore and, at Rio's election, the option to acquire ELA 25395, covering the north eastern tip of Arnhem Land (NT).

Rio will fund all expenditure associated with the tenement for up to 2 years, with an option to extend for a further 2 years. Acquisition will be by way of a cash payment to exercise the option at the election of Rio.

Under the agreement, TUC grants Rio the exclusive option to acquire ELA 25395, known as Jandapa Hill. The tenement is located on the north eastern tip of Arnhem Land and is thought to be prospective for bauxite.

Rio may extend the exclusive right to explore and its option to purchase for a further two years. Rio will pay a modest cash fee for each option period and will fund all expenditure associated with the tenement until its withdrawal or exercise of the option.

Rio may acquire the tenement at any time within the option periods by the payment of a cash sum, with a further payment due upon the commencement of any commercial production of minerals from the tenement.

Ten UK Power Stations

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Up to 10 nuclear power stations could be built in Britain by 2020 - After the government paved the way for a new era of energy supply.