Dec 16, 2013
Exploration and Development – Timing is Key
As we come up to the end of the year, it’s worth taking stock of Azincourt’s progress and our plans for next year. The last six months have seen us enter a joint venture agreement with Fission...
Nov 25, 2013
Great geology, great economics – Azincourt’s New Uranium Project
In my role as corporate development director for Cameco, I spent most of the last ten years travelling the world evaluating uranium projects. It was this experience that led Azincourt’s Board of...
Nov 12, 2013
China’s Uranium Binge
China displaced Germany as the world’s top exporter in 2009, exporting almost $1 trillion in goods in that year. However, the country’s need for energy to fuel its export economy has resulted in...
Nov 04, 2013
Megatons to Megawatts Expiration Signals US Uranium Shortage
Nuclear power accounts for 19% of US electricity consumption. But did you know that 10% of all electricity generated in the US comes from a Russian source? Thanks to the Megatons to Megawatts...
Oct 31, 2013
Feature Article: Juniors Hunting for Uranium in Patterson Lake Region
Oct 17, 2013
Nuclear Growth Fuelling Uranium Price
“It would be wise for uranium buyers to make decisions in 2015 at the latest.” That’s good advice from Oliver Wantz, who is head of the mining division of the world’s second largest uranium...
Oct 10, 2013
PLN: Working Towards Discovery
Earlier this week Azincourt Uranium and our JV partner Fission Uranium released the initial results from our 2013 summer program at Patterson Lake North (PLN). The goal of this program was to...
Sep 24, 2013
Germany: Caught in a Catch 2022
In 2011, Angela Merkel, who just this past weekend won her third term as Chancellor, came up with a bold plan to shut down all her country’s nuclear plants by 2022, and shift 80% of consumption to...
Sep 17, 2013
India: Nuclear Energy Crucial for 625% Electricity Supply Growth
Just last month, during a speech to the Indian Institute of Technology, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Anil Kakodka, said India must increase its electricity supply by 625% if it...
Sep 11, 2013
Big Oil, Big Nuclear – Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Program
When the home of big oil confirms a nuclear program that will construct 16 new reactors by 2030 it should tell you a lot about prospects for nuclear energy and the growth in demand for uranium. The...
Sep 03, 2013
Japan: More Reactors, Less Oil
There is a common misconception that Japan is not operating any nuclear reactors right now. The fact is they have two 1,180-megawatt reactors running at full capacity at Kansai Electric Power Co’s...
Aug 22, 2013
Summer Program Is Underway At Patterson Lake (PLN)
In case you missed our press release, the summer program at PLN is moving forward at a good pace with the completion of the VTEM max airborne geophysical survey. This type of survey is used when...
Aug 19, 2013
Nuclear Versus Renewables
I recently came across an excellent article by Ben Heard, the director of Australian-based ThinkClimate Consulting, tackling the Nuclear versus Renewable energy debate. The article, which is...
Aug 14, 2013
China Sets Example With Nuclear Open House
“CGN has realized that ensuring production safety depends not only on technology, but also transparent operation and public supervision.” Those were the words last week of Hu Guangyao, spokesperson for...
Aug 12, 2013
China Goes Deeper in Search for Uranium
Just recently, China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) announced it had made a technological breakthrough in uranium mining with a record drilling depth of 2,818.88 meters. The drilling was conducted at...
Aug 07, 2013
US Directs More Money Into Nuclear Research
The US government’s Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced $3.5 million for research into four advanced nuclear reactor projects that go beyond traditional light water designs. According to...
Jul 30, 2013
Picking the Uranium Winners
Have you ever taken part in a fantasy stock pool? If not, think hockey pool, football pool or similar and it’s basically the same concept. You pick your team (in this instance your stocks) and the...
Jul 25, 2013
Feature Article: Azincourt Uranium starts its journey at Patterson Lake
Vancouver- There is critical mass building around the Patterson Lake uranium camp in the western reaches of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, and Vancouver-based junior Azincourt Uranium (TSXV:AAZ)...
Jul 24, 2013
The Athabasca Basin Is About To Get Hot
In case you missed the press release our partner, Fission Uranium, has started its $6.95 million summer exploration program at Patterson Lake South (PLS), which is host to a major new uranium...
Jul 22, 2013
Summer Exploration Plans Announced For Our Patterson Lake (PLN) Project
In case you missed today’s press release, we’ve announced details for the Summer exploration program at Patterson Lake (PLN). When I say we, I’m talking about Azincourt and our joint venture partner –...
Jul 11, 2013
The First Ten: Japan’s Power Companies Apply For Reactor Restarts
A large number of industry observers believe that the restarting of Japan’s idled reactors will act as a catalyst for the uranium sector – driving up the spot price of uranium and improving the...
Jul 09, 2013
What Constitutes A Good Uranium Grade?
The world average grade for uranium is 0.2% (WNA). It’s not surprising that compared to gold, silver, copper and other ores, even highly profitable uranium grades can sound low. The comparison...
Jul 04, 2013
The Athabasca Basin: Home To The World’s Highest-Grade Uranium
The Athabasca Basin in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada supplies just over 19% of the world’s uranium. It’s also the leading district for high grade uranium with an average grade ten times above that...
Jun 26, 2013
Fission Uranium: A Closer Look At Our Joint Venture Partner
As you know, Azincourt entered into a property option agreement with Fission Uranium on April 29, 2013 allowing us to earn up to a 50-per-cent interest in Fission’s Patterson Lake (PLN) project. The...
Jun 17, 2013
Patterson Lake North: 2013 Exploration Plans
With a new triple-A management team and the right financing in place Azincourt Uranium is now in the process of finalizing exploration plans for Patterson Lake (PLN) in the Athabasca Basin – home to some...
Jun 13, 2013
The Prospects For Nuclear Energy Going Forward
Towards the end of May some rumors began circulating that TEPCO – Japan’s largest energy company (by power generation) – was going to apply for early restarts of its reactor fleet. The rumors led to...
Jun 10, 2013
Patterson Lake: Why This Is The Uranium Project To Watch
It’s adjacent to the world-class PLS property, it has a wealth of historical exploration data, it has an industry-leading exploration team. I’ve spent the better part of my career travelling the...
Jun 07, 2013
Azincourt Uranium: A Winning Team
Azincourt Uranium recently announced a joint venture with Fission Uranium to explore Patterson Lake (PLN) – an exciting property with historical exploration data immediately adjacent to PLS and a...
Jun 04, 2013
A Letter From The CEO
Just two weeks ago I joined Azincourt Uranium as CEO and director after a 19 year stint with Cameco. It’s interesting because I found myself standing at the Azincourt booth at the Cambridge...