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AGORACOM Small-Cap Uranium University – 5 Expert Presentations; 3 Company Presentations. Must See For Uranium Investors

Posted by AGORACOM at 2:20 PM on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

As you may know, we are currently hosting the AGORACOM Online Uranium Conference.  It is a micro-conference, with just 3 Uranium Company Presentations and 5 Uranium Expert Presentations … but it is MACRO full of unbelievable information and presentations.

For those of you who did not have time to peruse the conference, I’ve taken the time to neatly wrap it all up for you below.  All you have to do is pick what you like and click!

5 GREAT EXPERT PRESENTATIONS

“Quite Simply, Everything An Investor Needs To Know About The Global Uranium Market”     – George Tsiolis, Founder, AGORACOM

1.  Global Nuclear Power Outlook & Uranium Demand Forecast (Watch Presentation)

2.  Uranium: Where Is It and How Do We Find It? (Watch Presentation)

3.  The Uranium Financing Market (Watch Presentation)

4.  Global Uranium Markets: Long-Term Contracts vs. Spot Price (Watch Presentation)

5.  End Of The HEU Era: What Uranium Investors Need To Know (Watch Presentation)

3 GEAT URANIUM COMPANIES – DID YOU KNOW?

  • Energy Fuels Will Produce 1 MILLION Pounds Of Uranium In 2013, Equal To 25% Of All United States Production? (Presentation)
  • Fission Energy Outperformed All Junior Uranium Companies In The Past 6 Months? (Presentation)
  • Kivalliq Energy Has Added 43.3 Million Inferred Pounds Since 2010 AND Raised $35 Million Since Fukushima? (Presentation)

IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


Kivalliq Announces Positive Metallurgical Results from Lac 50 Trend; Low Impurity Yellowcake Produced

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:35 AM on Friday, March 1st, 2013

VANCOUVER, Feb. 28, 2013  – Kivalliq Energy Corporation (“Kivalliq”- “KIV: TSX-V”) today announced preliminary metallurgical test results for the Lac 50 Trend uranium deposits. Optimized results from alkaline leaching indicate that 94.1% of uranium can be extracted in 48 hours and 95.9% of uranium extracted in 72 hours. Furthermore, from a preliminary yellowcake precipitation test, the uranium value (“U”) attained was 71.9% for a final yellowcake product.

The final yellowcake produced from the leach solution was a low-impurity product. Available final yellowcake assays fell below the Maximum Concentration Limit Without Penalty  of ASTM C967-13, Standard Specification for Uranium Ore Concentrate.” stated Chuck Edwards, Director of Metallurgy, AMEC. “The alkaline leaching process proposed for the Lac 50 Trend uranium deposits is similar to that used successfully for almost 30 years at Eldorado Nuclear’s Beaverlodge mill in northern Saskatchewan.”

Commencing in June 2012, the Saskatchewan Research Council (“SRC”) metallurgical testing program on core from Kivalliq’s Lac 50 Trend was designed to investigate uranium alkaline leaching optimization and perform a preliminary evaluation of the purity levels of the final yellowcake product. Objectives of the tests were to:

  • Maximize uranium extraction through optimizing the alkaline leaching process
  • Maximize the recovery of sulphides through flotation
  • Compare preliminary yellowcake product impurity levels to ASTM C967-13 uranium ore concentrate specifications

A 60 kilogram (“kg”) composite was derived from split drill core pulp rejects submitted to SRC for analysis. Samples were selected from 51 holes drilled along 3.2 kilometres of strike length at the Lac 50 Trend Main Zone, Western Extension and Eastern Extension.  Previous work indicated carbonate content above 13% and therefore alkaline leaching was considered the most effective extraction process for the Lac 50 Trend uranium deposits.  Results from alkaline leaching tests to date are highly encouraging.

Optimized results(shown in Figure 1) indicate that a – 74 µm (-200mesh) feed at 70oC, atmospheric pressure, 50% pulp density, sufficient oxidation, and a reagent addition rate of 70 kg/tonne (50 kg Na2CO3 and 20 kg NaHCO3), extracts 94.1% of uranium in 48 hours and extracts 95.9% of uranium in 72 hours.

To view FIGURE 1: Optimized Leach Kinetics of Uranium click the following link: http://files.newswire.ca/1209/Kivalliq.pdf

Alkaline leaching is a selective process that can result in a pregnant leaching solution with relatively low impurity levels. The use of an alkaline leach circuit at the Lac 50 Trend could have additional benefits:

  • Simple purification processes to produce yellowcake
  • Environmentally sensitive recirculated processing solution circuit resulting in reduced reagent use and uncomplicated effluent treatment
  • Simplified tailings handling with the possibility to utilize tailings for backfill during mining

A preliminary yellowcake precipitation was performed with the leach solution from the composite.  Uranium in the pregnant solution was readily precipitated as sodium diuranate. The optimized uranium value attained was 71.9% for a final yellowcake product. In addition to U, the final yellowcake sample was analysed for several major impurities, the results for which are shown compared with Impurity Maximum Concentration Limits from ASTM C967-13 Standard Specifications for Uranium Ore Concentrate in Table 1.

 

TABLE 1. Impurity of the Preliminary Kivalliq Yellowcake Product

Specifications ASTM C967-13
(Mass%, Uranium Basis)
Kivalliq
(Mass%, Uranium Basis)
Component Limit without Penalty Limit without Rejection YC Product
Uranium (U) N/A 65% min. 71.9%
Arsenic (As) 0.05% 0.1% 0.0009%
Barium (Ba) N/A N/A 0.0001%
Boron (B) 0.005% 0.1% N/A
Cadmium (Cd) N/A N/A 0.00006%
Calcium (Ca) 0.05% 1% 0.02%
Carbonate (CO3) 0.2% 0.5% 0.069%
Chromium (Cr) N/A N/A 0.018%
Fluoride (F) 0.01% 0.1% N/A
Halides (Br, Cl, I) 0.05% 0.1% N/A
Iron (Fe) 0.15% 1% <0.01%
Lead (Pb) N/A N/A 0.007%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.02% 0.5% N/A
Mercury (Hg) N/A N/A N/A
Moisture (H2O) 2% 5% N/A
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.1% 0.3% 0.0004%
Phosphorus (PO4) 0.1% 0.7% 0.03%
Potassium (K) 0.2% 3% <0.002%
Selenium (Se) N/A N/A <0.0001
Silica (SiO2) 0.5% 2.5% N/A
Silver (Ag) N/A N/A 0.0003%
Sodium (Na) 1% 7.5% <0.01%
Sulfur (S) 1% 4% 0.125%
Thorium 0.1% 2.5% 0.00006%
Titanium 0.01% 0.05% <0.002%
234U 56 µg/gU 62 µg/gU N/A
Vanadium (V) 0.06 0.3% <0.0001%
Zirconium (Zr) 0.01% 0.1% N/A

 

Assayed impurities are below the Maximum Concentration Limit Without Penalty standard specifications for uranium ore concentrate. Low impurity levels achieved in preliminary yellowcake tests are very encouraging at this early stage of testing.

The SRC metallurgical program was designed to build on first phase metallurgical testing initiated in 2010 by SGS Mineral Services (“SGS”). SRC aggregated a master composite sample weighing approximately 60 kg, by blending and homogenizing 166 quarter split and half split pulp reject samples from drill core submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Lab for analysis as part of Kivalliq’s 2010 and 2011 diamond drilling programs. A head grade sample from the 2012 composite analyzed by SRC’s ICP 1 total digestion method assayed 0.737%U, 0.217%Mo, 0.667%Cu, 0.221%Zn, 0.231%Pb, and 26.7 g/tonne Ag.

The SRC facility operates in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (CAN-P-4E), General Requirements for the Competence of Mineral Testing and Calibration laboratories and is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. The samples are analyzed by SRC’s ICP-OES multi-element ICP1 method. ICP1 results for are reported in parts per million (ppm).  1 ppm = 1g/tonne, 10,000 ppm = 1%. ICP results U>1,000 parts per million (ppm) are analyzed using SRC’s ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited U3OAssay method.  Jeff Ward, P.Geo, President of Kivalliq and a Qualified Person for the Company, has reviewed and approved the information contained in this release.*For disclosure related to the inferred resource for the Lac 50 Trend, please refer to Kivalliq news release of January 15, 2012.

About Kivalliq Energy Corporation

Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSXV: KIV) is a Vancouver-based uranium exploration company holding Canada’s highest grade uranium deposit outside of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin.  Its flagship project, the 340,268 acre Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory, hosts the Lac 50 Trend with a NI 43-101 Inferred Resource of 2,831,000 tonnes grading 0.69% U₃O₈, totaling 43.3 million pounds U₃O₈. Kivalliq’s comprehensive exploration programs continue to advance the Lac 50 Trend and demonstrate the “District Scale” potential of the Angilak Property.

Kivalliq’s team of northern exploration specialists have forged strong relationships with sophisticated resource sector investors and project partner Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (“NTI”) in order to advance the Angilak Property.  Kivalliq was the first company to sign a comprehensive agreement to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut Territory, Canada and is committed to building shareholder value while adhering to high levels of environmental and safety standards and proactive local community engagement.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Jim Paterson”

James R. Paterson, CEO

Kivalliq Energy Corporation

Kivalliq Energy Corporation is a member of the Aurora Resource Group of companies, for more information please visit www.auroraresource.com .

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Certain disclosures in this release, including management’s conclusions regarding the metallurgical results from the Lac 50 Trend constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Kivalliq’s operations as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including risks as to the completion of the plans and projects. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Other than as required by applicable securities legislation, Kivalliq expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Cautionary Note concerning estimates of Inferred Resources:

This news release uses the term “inferred resources”. Inferred resources have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Kivalliq advises U.S. investors that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize it. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2013/02/28/20130228_C9381_DOC_EN_24156.pdf

SOURCE: Kivalliq Energy Corporation

For further information about, Kivalliq Energy Corporation or this news release, please visit our website at www.kivalliqenergy.com (m.kivalliqenergy.com) or contact Investor Relations toll free at 1.888.331.2269, at 604.646.4527, or by email at info@kivalliqenergy.com .

4 Days And Counting To Launch Of Small Cap TV Show Hosted By AGORACOM!

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:24 AM on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 

 

4 DAYS AND COUNTING TO THE LAUNCH OF TV SHOW HOSTED BY AGORACOM! 

Click Image For A Sneak Preview:

AGORACOM Founder George Tsiolis is hosting the National TV Show “The Next Biggest Winnder”.  Filmed at the Toronto Stock Exchange studios. Episode 1 Will Be Airing This Weekend.

The Line Up

Guest Analyst – Lou Schizas
Guest Company #1 – Avalon Rare Metals
Guest Company #2 – Zenyatta Ventures
Guest Company #3 – Ventripoint Diagnostics

Where To Watch It?

Bell Subscribers:  Channel 514

Rogers Subscribers:  Channel 197

Watch The Sneak Peak Now!

Uranium Stocks Poised For Massive Rebound – HedgeHog Trader Guest Post

Posted by AGORACOM at 10:58 AM on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

BECOME A URANIUM ‘CONTRARIAN’:  PROFIT FROM PANIC!

Dear Investor,

While most investors have their eye on the precious metals, there is one very special sector poised for a massive surprise rebound – one that may outshine the precious metal sector – and that is uranium stocks! In March, investors sold uranium stocks in a panic as an earthquake and a Tsunami damaged Japan’s nuclear reactors.

However, those investors, driven by sheer herd mentality, will soon regret their actions. For one thing I’ve learned is that when a large group acts so decidedly in one way, they end up making the wrong decision. For indeed, once every seller has sold, prices have no choice but to rise. And I believe that’s where uranium shares are now.

13 bullish points for uranium investors to consider:

1) A major delay in the uranium bull market has been FULLY priced into uranium shares and therefore, once sentiment begins to shift (as it invariably will) or even if we begin to see uranium stock takeovers at these low prices, uranium shares will be making a bee-line higher!

2) China is not delaying. In fact, it announced it will proceed with construction of its nuclear power plants. The fast-industrializing nation is simply too busy growing to stop – and with its air full of smog and pollution due to a rapidly growing population there is simply no better clean energy option available to them.

3) 56 plants are under construction (mostly in China) and 200 more are being planned.

4) The US announced it will not delay its building plans for nuclear power plants. It is moving ahead!

5) Over 430 nuclear power plants are in operation, producing 15% of the world’s power.

6) Coal and uranium combined provide for about 90% of America’s energy needs. Coal supplies the bulk, at 70 percent! What no one in the press reports, is that coal also accounts for the deaths of between 10,000 to 20,000 people per year, while there has not been a single reported death from nuclear power in the US! In 1975, 30 dams in China failed due to flooding and an estimated 230,000 people perished. And yet, no one is calling hydro-power a demon! ☺

7) Insiders are now buying shares of uranium companies. Insiders only buy for one reason – when they know a company is dirt cheap. For an insider knows the value of their own company better than anyone! In fact, one influential and very-well respected resource investor recently bought 300,000 shares, increasing his stake in a well-known uranium producer by 40 percent! Another investor with a truly amazing reputation for buying bargain resource stocks was busy buying shares of a 30-cent uranium stock for his own personal account. Ted Dixon, CEO of Ink Research (whose company expertly tracks and analyzes executive buying and selling) considers both of these purchases (in addition to some others I’ve noted) significant enough for investors to take notice.

8) Only 62% of all uranium produced comes from uranium mines. A large part of the remainder comes from plutonium from dismantled Cold War nuclear weapons stockpiles (warheads, etc) and that uranium should only last until … 2013. How’s a major uranium shortage for a near-term catalyst?

9) “Half of the [uranium demand] growth over the next 10 years is all coming from China,” said Orest Wowkodaw, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity.

10) Future uranium supply is going to need be secured in advance, for practical reasons. That will create advance pressure on uranium demand!

11) The World Nuclear Association expects uranium demand to increase 33% from 2010-2030.

12) By 2012, out of the 10 largest producing uranium mines operating today, SIX will be depleted, two will be in their final stages, one will be upgrading and one will be producing.

13) Uranium demand will greatly outstrip supply which has peaked! Uranium wealth bubble here we come!

Charted below is the price of uranium versus the price of gold. We can see uranium is ripe to break up through its down-trend line any day now (my guess – within the next 10 days). Furthermore, the MACD signal on the chart is rising, showing positive divergence, which reveals underlying strength, a subtle momentum change and the likelihood of a move to the upside.

What I’ve learned and now shared, is that the issues surrounding Japan are not going to affect uranium’s long-term bull market which is just now getting started. In fact, those who choose to be contrarian and buy valuable assets on the cheap, are those who end up profiting handsomely! And that is exactly what happened when investors began acquiring gold and silver-leveraged companies when gold was $400 and silver was $7 or less.

In fact gold was so out of favour by 1999 that England’s finance minister (and future prime minister) Gordon Brown sold a gold cache containing half of England’s centuries-old treasure (a whopping 400 tons!) for less than $300 an ounce! Warren Buffet who many consider the world’s greatest investor, sold his entire stake of 130 million ounces of silver at $7 an ounce in 2006, settling for a pitiful $2 per ounce profit! Talk about two ‘experts’ who were wrong at the bottom! Clearly, being contrarian is the way to go!

Near-term outlook:  The amazing chart above (labeled U.TO) shows how quickly uranium panics tend to rebound. This resilience in the price of uranium also shows the tremendous underlying strength in the commodity. What investors should also know is that the last 4 extreme sell-off lows (labeled with green arrows) have resulted in uranium prices rising on average 40 percent! And uranium stocks are likely to provide even more leverage to the upside! At present, we’ve generated another green BUY arrow, meaning there really is no better opportunity for uranium stock investors to buy shares than the one you see today!

BUY NOW! DON’T WAIT FOR THE MEDIA’S ‘EXPERT’ VOTE OF APPROVAL

To profit from the explosive uranium bull market ahead, join my elite uranium advisory (HHN) Hedgehog Nuke! In fact, our Alpha Forecasts indicate major gains for us over the next few weeks! And it’s true – the media will be all over this uranium-turnaround story like all others they cover – but unfortunately, their ‘valuable analysis’ will come after the fact. By the time uranium is judged a solid investment again by the masses, our elite uranium stocks will have rocketed higher!

After all, the media told you tech stocks were going to the moon in 2000, then they told you stocks were never coming back after the 2008 market crash, they missed the gold and silver bull, the oil crash; the list of the media’s misses literally goes on and on. Soon we’ll add Uranium’s Revenge to that list and you’ll have read it here first!

Don’t forget, we are also sharing with our Hedgehog Nuke (HHN) subscribers our one year uranium forecast, a number of valuable insider buys and sell transactions we’ve noted over the past few weeks and our top rated elite uranium recommendations. Don’t miss out!

About Nicholas Winton: Nicholas  is editor-in-chief of HedgehogTrader.com whose website provides unique and accurate forecasting and analysis of the broad markets, resource stocks and commodities with contrarianism, insider buying, and his proprietary Alpha Signals. His advisories and uncanny predictions have amazed and enriched resource investors since 2006! He is also a consultant to Hedge Funds and wealth management advisors. You can follow his commentary on his blog, and on his informative and entertaining Twitter feed! http://www.twitter.com/hedgehogtrader ]

George’s Note: This article contains the opinions of Hedgehog trader and are not an offer to buy or sell securities by AGORACOM.  Having said that, I have followed the HedgeHog Trader newsletter for a couple of months now and find the information to be extremely valuable in helping me formulate my own investment decisions.  If you are looking for a well researched newsletter covering junior resource companies, I strongly suggest considering HHT.

You can also follow HedgeHog Trader on Twitter 

Excellent Table Of Junior Uranium Losses … And Opportunities

Posted by AGORACOM at 7:11 AM on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The good people at Mining Almanac have put together some excellent data illustrating losses suffered by junior mining companies, with most of them being uranium companies. Look to the far right column for a “U” to indicate they are in the uranium business … pretty much all of them.

The carnage is painful to look at, especially given the fact I saw so many of these companies at PDAC celebrating the resurgence of uranium stocks.

Nonetheless, as the saying goes, opportunity comes from crisis, so have a look at the list below and determine which ones provide the best opportunity for a rebound.  Many of these companies have HUBS on AGORACOM, so you can collaborate with investors there, or simply go straight to our Uranium HUB to collaborate in general.

If you click on the image, you can go straight to the page and do some additional filtering, or just use this link.  For example, you can see that I only selected Canadian stocks but you can expand that if you wish.

Junior Uranium Stocks / HUBS To Follow On AGORACOM – Uranium HUB To Be Launched In AM

Posted by AGORACOM at 1:02 AM on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Given the carnage in Uranium Stocks around the world, small-cap Uranium investors will want to follow the discussion on these juniors on AGORACOM. The first set of companies represents those without “Uranium” in their names, the second set below represent those companies we found by searching for “Uranium” in our marketplace

Look for a Uranium HUB to be launched in the morning for the convenience of Uranium investors that want to exchange ideas in a central location.  The tracking stock for the HUB will be URA – Global X Uranium ETF.

Crosshair Exploration – CXX

Fission Energy – FIS

Pele Mountain – GEM

Hathor Exploration – HAT

Rockgate Capital – RGT

Strathmore Minerals – STM

UEXCorporation – UEX

UREX Energy – URE

Anglo-Canadian Uranium (TSX-V: URA) Athabasca Uranium (TSX-V: UAX) Bayswater Uranium (TSX-V: BYU)
Blue Sky Uranium Corp (TSX-V: BSK) CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX-V: CVV) ESO Uranium (TSX-V: ESO)
First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU) Hawk Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: ROF) Liberty Star Uranium & Metals (OTCBB: LBSR)
Magnum Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: MM) Mega Uranium (TSX: MGA) Mesa Uranium (TSX-V: MSA)
NWT Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: NWT.V) Pancontinental Uranium (TSX-V: PUC) Purepoint Uranium Group (TSX-V: PTU)
Quest Uranium Corporation (TSX-V: QRM) RPT Uranium (TSX-V: RPT) Titan Uranium (TSX-V: TUE)
Tribune Uranium (TSX-V: TCB) Trigon Uranium (TSX-V: TEL) Universal Uranium (TSX-V: UUL)
Uranium North (TSX-V: UNR) Uranium One (TSX: UUU) Uranium Participation Corporation (TSX: U)
Utah Uranium (OTCBB: UTUC) Wave Uranium Holding (OTCBB: WAVU) Westcan Uranium Corp (TSX-V: WCU)
Western Uranium (TSX-V: WUC) White Canyon Uranium Ltd (TSX-V: WU)