Publications (May 01, 2007)
Reference for gold explorers
The Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation provides principles and detailed explanations that underpin the correct interpretation of day-to-day experience in the field. The book is designed for geologists and engineers engaged in the search for all types of gold deposits, and as a reference for academics. Problems are addressed regarding the analysis, interpretation and understanding of the general framework within which primary and secondary gold resources are explored, developed and exploited.
The handbook covers topics including the nature and history of gold, geology of gold ore deposits, gold deposition in the weathering environment, sedimentation and detrital gold, gold exploration, lateritic and placer gold sampling, mine planning and practice for shallow deposits, metallurgical processes and design, and evaluation, risk and feasibility.
Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation
Author Eoin H. Macdonald
Price EUR 343 hardcover
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Report on global uranium companies
In late March, Resource Capital Research of Sydney, Australia, launched a major quarterly research report covering 23 global uranium exploration and development companies. The report reviews companies active in established uranium districts globally, including Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Argentina, Peru, Mongolia, Zambia, Tanzania and Namibia. Over 250 junior and mid-cap explorers, development and production companies are identified.
The spot uranium price was US$95.00/lb, up 78% from US$53.25/lb six months before. Forward indicators continue to strengthen and are currently at all-time highs (except for a brief Q4 2006 spike that coincided with the Cigar Lake flooding). Current indications suggest the uranium price is heading to US$125/lb during 2007, and to US$140/lb by September 2008.
Forty-eight new nuclear power reactors are currently expected to be commissioned globally by 2013 with aggregate generating capacity of 43.5 GWe. The majority of new power reactors under construction are located in Asia (13 in China, eight in India, six in Korea, three in Japan) and there are eight in Russia.
To access the free summary report, go to www.rcresearch.com.au, or to purchase the complete 90-page comprehensive report, go to www.rcresearch.com.au/documents. The next Uranium Sector Review will be published in the June, 2007.