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Uranium is a very heavy (dense) metal which can be used as an abundant source of concentrated energy. It occurs in most rocks in concentrations of 2 to 4 parts per million and is as common in the Earth's crust as tin, tungsten and molybdenum. It occurs in seawater, and could be recovered from the oceans if prices rose significantly. It was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, in the mineral called pitchblende. It was named after the planet Uranus, which had been discovered eight years earlier. Uranium was apparently formed in super novae about 6.6 billion years ago. While it is not common in the solar system, today its slow radioactive decay provides the main source of heat inside the earth, causing convection and continental drift. Its melting point is 1132°C. The chemical symbol for uranium is U. On a scale according to the increasing mass of their nuclei, uranium is the heaviest of all the naturally-occurring elements (Hydrogen is the lightest). Uranium is 18.7 times as dense as water. Like other elements, uranium occurs in slightly differing forms known as 'isotopes'. These isotopes ( 16 in the case of uranium ) differ from each other in the number of particles ( neutrons ) in the nucleus. Natural uranium as found in the Earth's crust is a mixture largely of two isotopes: uranium-238 ( U-238 ), accounting for 99.3% and U-235 about 0.7%. The nucleus of the U-235 atom comprises 92 protons and 143 neutrons (92 + 143 = 235). When the nucleus of a U-235 atom captures a moving neutron it splits in two ( fissions ) and releases some energy in the form of heat, also two or three additional neutrons are thrown off. If enough of these expelled neutrons cause the nuclei of other U-235 atoms to split, releasing further neutrons, a fission Œchain reaction¹ can be achieved. When this happens over and over again, many millions of times, a very large amount of heat is produced from a relatively small amount of uranium. Uranium ....... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranium [ World Uranium Supply and Demand The only significant commercial use for uranium is as fuel for nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity. During 2004, 440 nuclear power plants were operating in the world and consumed an estimated 173 million pounds of uranium. Worldwide production of uranium in 2004 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) was only about 102 million pounds. In the United States, there are 104 nuclear power plants that produce about 21% of the electricity used. Based on reports by The Ux Consulting Company ("Ux") and the World Nuclear Association ("WNA"), since the early 1990s, worldwide uranium production has satisfied only 51% of worldwide demand, and this ratio has also been true in the Western world. Ux reports that the gap has been filled by secondary supplies, such as inventories held by governments, utilities and others in the fuel cycle, including the highly enriched uranium (HEU) inventories which are a result of the agreement between the US and Russia to blend down nuclear warheads. Ux reports that secondary sources combined with uranium production from existing uranium mines will not be sufficient to meet the world's requirements. New production will be needed. Ux projects that the industry will need uranium prices to remain at or near current prices to stimulate the capital investment needed to support such new production. An extremely valuable by-product of Uranium processing is Vanadium, which is used to strengthen steel and sells for $800 ton. One of the world’s most concentrated energy sources, a single pound of yellowcake, or U308, is equivalent to 31 barrels of oil or 10 tons of coal. A typical pellet of uranium weighs 7 grams (0.24 ounces), and can generate as much energy as 3.5 barrels of oil, 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas or 1,780 pounds of coal. This makes it a clean and efficient source of natural energy. One of the primary conventional resources of uranium is yellowcake. This is milled uranium oxide, known to chemists as U308. When uranium ore is sourced from the mine, it contains relatively little of the radioactive element — often no more than ( 1% ). The yellowcake is put through several milling processes and eventually turned into fuel rods, which are utilized in nuclear power plants to produce electricity without any greenhouse gases. World demand for uranium will be 185 million pounds in 2013, estimates the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington. But supply likely will be significantly lower, at about 130 million pounds. RadioActivity Video .......... http://www.reeltime.com/TitleDetails.aspx?mediaID=995 Uranium IH Boards ........... #board-7239 ...... #board-2530 ...... #board-7773 Canadian Uranium Producers ............... PWURF ~ http://www.powertechuranium.com ......... EFRFF ~ http://www.energyfuels.com URCFF ~ http://www.uracanresources.com ............. FOSYF ~ http://www.forsysmetals.com

   
                                                        
       IRNG ~ #Board-5720                          URXE ~ #Board-7153
       http://www.internationalranger.com          http://www.urexenergy.com
 
        
       CVVUF ~ #Board-8495                          UEC ~ #Board-5231
       http://www.canalaska.com                     http://www.uraniumenergy.com 
 
                                       
       RUSL ~ #Board-6568                          CAUIE ~ #Board-8580
       http://www.russind.com                      http://www.canamuranium.com
 
                            
       UMNG ~ #Board-5634                 
       http://www.umining.com                      Usec Inc ~ USU ~ http://www.usec.com
 
                        
      UCCO ~ #Board-7961                           URST ~#Board-7900 
      http://www.uraniumcorecomp.com               http://www.uraniumstar.com 
  
                   
      URRE ~ #Board-4519                          URZ ~#Board-8562       
      http://www.uraniumresources.com             http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=URZ 

                 
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      LSPN ~ #Board-5911                           http://www.crlj.biz       

                        
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      ABVG ~ #Board-9252                           http://www.cameco.com                            

                
      USEG ~ #board-6030                           DNN ~  #board-9118
      http://www.usnrg.com                         http://www.denisonmines.com

                     
      ES ~ #board-11247                            SRSR ~  #board-8822
      http://energysolutions.com                   http://www.sarissaresources.com

                                                              
        Market Vector ~ Nuclear Energy ~ ( NLR ) ~ #board-10098                                  
  
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#150   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSA) NYBob 06/26/12 05:51:08 PM
#149   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSA) NYBob 04/23/12 08:01:19 PM
#148   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSA) NYBob 02/08/12 02:24:29 AM
#147   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSA) NYBob 11/18/11 01:16:35 AM
#146   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSAJF) NYBob 08/30/11 12:10:56 AM
#145   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSA) NYBob 06/15/11 01:19:18 AM
#144   Mesa Exploration Cor (MSAJF) NYBob 04/01/11 03:28:05 PM
#143   Mesa Uranium Corp. (MSA)$1.31 up $0.3 +29.70% :-) NYBob 02/10/11 08:50:32 PM
#142   A Little Moab History - NYBob 01/07/11 03:35:50 PM
#141   Mesa Uranium Corp. (MSA)fiat $0.97 UP $0.03 +3.19% :-) NYBob 01/07/11 03:33:08 PM
#140   Mesa Uranium Closes Private Placement NYBob 01/07/11 03:30:11 PM
#139   Mesa Uranium Corp. - Latest News Releases - NYBob 01/07/11 03:29:00 PM
#138   Any thoughts on AEFI? American Energy Fields, Inc. moneyshotstocks 12/16/10 12:35:29 PM
#137   Mesa Uranium Corp Co (TSX:MZU) NYBob 08/21/09 08:11:51 PM
#136   Just finished reading a heck of a book oilslick 05/31/09 05:11:48 PM
#135   DNN bull flag breakout - we'll know over NYBob 01/14/09 01:59:50 AM
#134   Uranium will be making a come back in 911boxster 01/04/09 05:01:01 PM
#133   Cameco Reports Update on Dewatering at Cigar Lake - NYBob 08/13/08 02:52:29 AM
#132   Here are some recent Energy and Capital issues NYBob 08/01/08 01:32:30 AM
#131   Uranium News .... AngelHillCorp 06/24/08 09:29:23 AM
#130   Please add PKN to your iBox. See #board-12319 frenchee 04/04/08 03:03:35 PM
#129   RSDS ~ 1 / 5000 RS ~ New AngelHillCorp 03/02/08 02:29:17 PM
#128   The recent price action of NLR is suggesting frenchee 02/14/08 10:32:54 PM
#127   Here's a new uranium services company, ES. frenchee 11/18/07 08:42:30 PM
#126   Considering Canada is the world's 3rd largest holder 911boxster 11/16/07 08:00:38 AM
#125   Any idea of where uranium is going into 2008? 911boxster 11/15/07 10:06:57 AM
#124   San Juan County was the source of 83% NYBob 11/13/07 12:46:54 PM
#123   ABVG ready for a huge uptick. KELLYCO 11/12/07 05:42:53 PM
#122   Universal Power Sparks Investor Interest with its Newest pplatte9 11/08/07 06:26:43 PM
#121   Atomic Acquires Uranium Potential on Shores of Lake pplatte9 11/04/07 08:42:31 PM
#120   Well Angel, World's largest concentrations of uranium ore NYBob 11/03/07 08:38:00 PM
#119   To 'AngelHillCorp' on '~~ Uranium Haven ~~' - NYBob 11/03/07 07:57:02 PM
#118   RSDS Uranium has reversed and is headed upwards NYBob 11/03/07 07:53:16 PM
#117   A little curious about which way uranium is jasonkessler 10/08/07 11:38:30 AM
#116   By Eric Pratt pplatte9 10/05/07 02:22:11 PM
#115   Frenchee ~ Thank You ~ taken care of .... AngelHillCorp 09/02/07 12:17:05 PM
#114   Please add NLT to your iBox. See frenchee 09/02/07 12:56:44 AM
#113   Fresno ~ Thank You ~ The board will AngelHillCorp 08/29/07 03:33:07 PM
#112   Why is DNN (DML.TO) not listed in your ibox... SuperSquirrel 08/29/07 03:13:14 PM
#111   Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) - "I cannot sit NYBob 08/27/07 12:56:56 PM
#110   Since the development of the first atomic bomb NYBob 08/26/07 04:16:26 AM
#109   The world's largest builder of nuclear reactors - NYBob 08/25/07 06:19:55 PM
#108   We're on the verge of the world's last NYBob 08/23/07 10:06:54 PM
#107   RSDS got hold of nice old uranium and NYBob 08/20/07 06:20:47 PM
#106   RSDS website up! fazoolius 08/20/07 04:55:03 PM
#105   CZQ news SittingDuck 08/20/07 01:39:27 PM
#104   Uranium Correction Provides Buying Opportunity fazoolius 08/17/07 02:17:55 PM
#103   Russell Industries: Russell Industries begins drilling fazoolius 08/14/07 10:27:31 AM
#102   ABVG hot hot hot! Uranium + Gold Play EricVan 08/12/07 01:49:37 PM
#101   Spot uranium ticking lower fazoolius 08/08/07 07:43:29 PM
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