Uranium Energy Corp Outlines Development Plans in Preparation for the Mid-2019 U.S. Government National Security Action on Uranium Imports

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the “Company” or “UEC” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298360) is pleased to provide the following letter to its shareholders from President and CEO, Amir Adnani.

Dear Shareholders,

2019 is lining up to be among the most eventful years in UEC’s 14-year history. The fundamental improvements in the uranium market appear likely to continue, following last year’s increase in the spot price to $29/lb. Additionally, the U.S. Government’s probe into foreign imports impacting domestic nuclear fuel cycle capabilities could be significant for the Company by accelerating demand for U.S. mined uranium.

With 98 operating reactors, the U.S. has the largest nuclear fleet in the world with annual requirements of about 45 million pounds of uranium per year.  In contrast, U.S. mines are projected to produce less than 400,000 pounds in 2019, not enough for even one reactor. 

The U.S. Government has launched an investigation into this over-dependence on foreign uranium as a national security matter and a final decision to enact U.S. quotas or other possible remedies is expected by mid-2019.  The potential for quotas would require a meaningful portion of U.S. demand to be supplied by domestic production, which could yield a premium for U.S. mined uranium. Fortunately, and as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey, there are abundant uranium resources that can be developed in states such as Wyoming and Texas.

In this context, we are prioritizing the advancement of our fully permitted Reno Creek ISR Project in Wyoming and development drilling at our Burke Hollow ISR Project in South Texas.  UEC has a potential U.S. production profile of 4 million pounds per year.  Reno Creek is permitted at 2 million pounds per year and our Hobson processing facility, the hub of our South Texas operations, has a capacity of 2 million pounds per year. UEC is ideally positioned to be part of an overall solution to promote growth in U.S. uranium mining with our environmentally friendly and low-cost in-situ recovery (ISR) projects.

Burke Hollow ISR Project – Advancing Development

UEC has made final preparations for the drilling and installation of monitoring wells at the proposed Production Area Authorization One (“PAA-1”) at the Burke Hollow ISR Project in Bee County, Texas. 

The Company has selected drilling and heavy equipment contractors with start-up planned for the beginning of March.  Initial plans include drilling approximately 20 holes to delineate several lightly-drilled areas for optimum monitor well ring design. The drill rigs will shift to drilling and installation of 120 monitor wells upon completion of the delineation holes. 

In 2013, UEC discovered uranium ore trends at the Burke Hollow Project, one of the only new discoveries in the U.S. over the past decade.  Resources at the project have increased with every drilling campaign, resulting in the delineation of a major uranium orebody which extends over 5 miles along its trend length.  To date, a 2.4-mile long mineralized trend has been defined, which will constitute the initial Production Area at Burke Hollow.  A large monitor well ring will encompass the proposed PAA-1, in accordance with regulatory requirements from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”). 

Reno Creek Advancement – Largest Permitted, Undeveloped ISR Project in the U.S.

UEC is directing an independent Preliminary Feasibility Study (“PFS”) for its Reno Creek ISR project in order to expedite upcoming construction in advancing the project towards production.  The study will be accomplished in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and its related guidelines and will be based on the recently updated NI 43-101 Resource Report announced in our January 15, 2019 press release.  That report estimates a Measured and Indicated mineral resource of 26 million pounds of uranium (“U3O8”) at a weighted average grade of 0.041% U3O8 contained within 32 million tons and an Inferred mineral resource of 1.49 million pounds U3O8 at a weighted average grade of 0.039% U3O8 contained within 1.92 million tons.*

The PFS will incorporate design criteria provided with UEC expertise and will be reviewed and supplemented with preliminary designs and cost estimates for project components from a qualified consulting engineering firm.

Uranium Market Improvement

Fundamentals in the uranium market are continuing to improve as we have reported over the last two years. One of the primary drivers has been the market price remaining below most producer’s production costs.  While prices have strengthened, this disequilibrium persists and is likely to continue being a strong driver supporting much higher prices. A direct result of this factor has been significant production cuts, resulting in more than 30 million pounds of annual production removed from the market since 2016.

In 2018, spot uranium prices rose about 20% year over year and more than 40% from last April.  Record transaction volume of more than 88 million pounds was reported in the spot market, almost 60% percent greater than the previous record established in 2011.  Producer buying has tripled since 2017 and the investment community has re-entered the market, taking large blocks of material out of circulation, enhancing the already bullish supply-demand picture. 

Global nuclear energy generation in 2018 returned to pre-Fukushima levels.  Meanwhile, long-term contracting by utilities remained suppressed, reaching a six-year low in 2018. This adds to the tightening demand coil that should be released as older term contracts roll out of supplier and utility portfolios and inventory is drawn down.  All these factors coupled with growing global demand bodes well for continued rebalancing and price appreciation in the uranium markets.

Government Investigation on National Security Impacts of Imported Uranium

For U.S. producers, uranium demand from U.S. utilities may become more robust as an outcome of the current national security investigation on uranium. This action was initiated as a result of the extreme dependency of the U.S. on imported uranium, with 2019 anticipated to show U.S. production at less than 1% of the nation’s reactor requirements.  The investigation is expected to result in a decision from the U.S. Government by mid-2019.  While no definitive outcome is clear at this point, a premium for U.S. mined uranium could easily evolve.

UEC remains actively engaged in industry discussions regarding the investigation and we will continue our efforts on Capitol Hill to revitalize the industry.  We meet regularly with bipartisan members of Congress, Committees, the White House and various government agencies to discuss matters relating to the U.S. uranium industry.  Several members of our senior management team are involved with this effort, including our Chairman, Spencer Abraham, former Secretary of Energy in the George W. Bush Administration.  Secretary Abraham wrote an Op-Ed article this past year published by USA Today, outlining the national security necessity for a strong domestic industry. This insightful article may be accessed at https://usat.ly/2PQfx3K.

Corporate Development Portfolio

A pillar of our three-prong strategy during the extended bear market in uranium has been to make accretive acquisitions.  As a result, the Company controls a pipeline of Resource and Preliminary Economic Assessment-stage projects in Arizona, Colorado, and Paraguay.*

In 2018, UEC was instrumental in the launch of Uranium Royalty Corp (“URC”) and is the largest shareholder, owning ~34% of this company. URC is the largest investor and a strategic partner of Yellow Cake PLC listed in London.  URC is working towards an IPO in 2019 and is seeking to emulate, with uranium, the very successful royalty and streaming business model that has emerged in the base and precious metals sectors.

The UEC portfolio also includes the Alto Parana Titanium Project in Paraguay, one of the highest-grade and largest undeveloped Ferro-Titanium deposits in the world (total Inferred resource has been estimated at 4.94 billion tonnes grading 7.41% titanium oxide and 23.6% iron oxide at a 6% TiO2 cut-off).*  While we are prioritizing capital expenditures for U.S. projects in the first half of 2019, we are also in planning phases to commission a new Preliminary Economic Assessment at Alto Parana as part of our monetization strategy.

As the year unfolds, we will provide additional perspective once the decisions associated with the U.S. Government’s investigation have been made. When the U.S. industry begins to ramp-up, it will need quality people, infrastructure, resources and permits, the four key ingredients that UEC already has in place. 

We appreciate your ongoing support of our long-term business strategy to become the leading U.S. uranium producer.  Please feel free to reach our Investor Relations department at 1-866-748-1030 or info@uraniumenergy.com with any questions or comments that you might have as the year develops. Visit our website at UraniumEnergy.com and follow us on Twitter @UraniumEnergy to keep current on all our activities.

Yours truly,

“Amir Adnani”

President & CEO

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp (UEC) is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company.  In South Texas, the Company’s hub-and-spoke operations are anchored by the fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility which is central to the Palangana, Burke Hollow and Goliad ISR projects.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the Reno Creek project which is the largest permitted, pre-construction ISR uranium project in the U.S.  Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of uranium projects in Arizona, New Mexico and Paraguay, a uranium/vanadium project in Colorado and one of the highest-grade and largest undeveloped Ferro-Titanium deposits in the world, located in Paraguay.  The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and was reviewed by Clyde L. Yancey, P.G., Vice President-Exploration for the Company, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

Safe Harbor Statement

*   The mineral resources referred to herein have been estimated in accordance with the definition standards on mineral resources of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum referred to in NI 43-101 and are not compliant with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Industry Guide 7 guidelines.  In addition, measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources, while recognized and required by Canadian regulations, are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Accordingly, we have not reported them in the United States. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral resources in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves. These terms have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. In particular, it should be noted that mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources will ever be upgraded to a higher category. In accordance with Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources cannot form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources referred to herein are economically or legally mineable.

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this letter constitutes "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this letter.

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Uranium Energy Corp Announces New and Consolidated NI 43-101 Mineral Resources* at the Reno Creek ISR Project, Wyoming

  • New and expanded M&I mineral resources rank the Project as the largest permitted, pre-construction in-situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium project in the U.S.
  • First time that the major mineralized trends of the Reno Creek ISR Project have been consolidated within the Eastern Pumpkin Buttes District of the Powder River Basin.
  • Considerable ISR exploration and expansion potential within open mineralized trends based on available historical drilling.
  • Added resources benefit from existing production permits in place.

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the “Company” or “UEC” –  http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298723 ) is pleased to announce the Company has completed an updated National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties (“NI 43-101”) resource estimate for its Reno Creek ISR Project (“Reno Creek” or the “Project”).  

The Project is in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, and now includes the consolidation and inclusion of the former North Reno Creek project (“North Reno Creek”) into the Company’s Reno Creek Project. *  The report is entitled “Technical Report and Audit of Resources of the Reno Creek ISR Project, Campbell County, Wyoming, USA” dated December 31, 2018 as prepared for the Company by Behre Dolbear, an internationally recognized mining consulting firm (the “Report”). 

The Report estimates a Measured and Indicated (“M&I”) mineral resource of 26 million pounds of uranium (“U3O8”) at a weighted average grade of 0.041% U3O8 contained within 32 million tons, and an Inferred mineral resource of 1.49 million pounds U3O8 at a weighted average grade of 0.039% U3O8 contained within 1.92 million tons. *

Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “For decades, the Reno Creek uranium district has been unable to reach its full potential due to fractured ownership.  Through a string of accretive acquisitions over the past 24 months, UEC has successfully consolidated the key project areas, clearing the path for this substantial new resource, with the benefit of being covered under our existing production permit.  We’re executing on contrarian acquisitions during difficult years in the uranium market and have amassed a production profile of low-cost and fully permitted ISR projects.  Combining Reno Creek with the Company’s South Texas ISR projects, positions UEC to lead a renaissance in U.S. uranium production via the ISR mining method, which is globally recognized for being low cost and environmentally friendly.”

The Company completed the acquisition of the North Reno Creek project in May 2018 (press release dated May 3, 2018), and since that time has been focused on updating resources, consolidating permits, merging databases and locating all Project related information into a newly opened office in Glenrock, Wyoming, near the Project. 

The Company contracted Behre Dolbear, an internationally recognized mining consulting firm, to complete the Report on the Project.  The Report will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days of the date of this press release.  Henceforth, Reno Creek and North Reno Creek will be considered as one project in terms of resource reporting, permitting and pre-production planning.  The M&I resource estimate for the Project is presented in Table 1: *

Figure 1 shows the location of the entire 19,769-acre Reno Creek property area. 

Figure 2 shows the 6,053-acre permit area covered by Permit 824, Reno Creek ISR Project Permit to Mine, issued by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (“WDEQ”) on July 17, 2015 (the “Permit”), and associated mineralized trends.  A Source and By Product Materials License for Reno Creek was issued in February 2017 from the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”), supported by a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, to permit production of up to 2 million pounds U3O8 per year.

On September 30, 2018, the State of Wyoming became an NRC Agreement State, which gives the State the authority to regulate in-situ recovery facilities in Wyoming.  From this date forward, UEC will only be required to work with the State WDEQ for Permit revisions, which will streamline the process to include the North Reno Creek resources under the existing Permit.

About Reno Creek

The Reno Creek Project is in the Powder River Basin of northeast Wyoming, one of the most prolific uranium producing regions in the U.S. and the home of five ISR uranium mining operations: Cameco’s Smith Ranch/Highland and North Butte, Uranium One’s Willow Creek, Energy Fuels’ Nichols Ranch and Strata’s Lance project.  The Project is less than 10 miles from the nearest town of Wright, Wyoming with a population of 1,800.  Substantial historical exploration, development and permitting work has been completed on the Reno Creek property, beginning in the late 1960s and continuing to present.  Approximately 10,000 uranium exploration drill holes have been completed within and near the Project area by various operators over this time.

Currently, Company geologists are reviewing the historical data to assess the development of additional resources along 12 miles of partially defined mineralized trends within the currently held acreage.  Development of a conceptual mining plan to support a revised Preliminary Feasibility Study is underway and the Company is planning on completing this document in 2019.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and was reviewed by Robert D. Maxwell, CPG, a consultant for the Company and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company with additional titanium and vanadium assets.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility is central to all its uranium projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the permitted Reno Creek ISR uranium project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay. The Company also controls a large high-grade titanium project in Paraguay and significant vanadium resources in combination with its Slick Rock uranium project in Colorado. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

*Notice to U.S. Investors

The mineral resources referred to herein have been estimated in accordance with the definition standards on mineral resources of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum referred to in NI 43-101 and are not compliant with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Industry Guide 7 guidelines.  In addition, measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources, while recognized and required by Canadian regulations, are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.  Accordingly, we have not reported them in the United States.  Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral resources in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves.  These terms have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility.  It should be noted that mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.  It cannot be assumed that all or any part of measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources will ever be upgraded to a higher category.  In accordance with Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources cannot form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies.  Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources referred to herein are economically or legally mineable.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are or may constitute “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws and including, without limitation, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, for which the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.  Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as forward-looking statements.  Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.  Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.  Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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Uranium Energy Corp kündigt neue und konsolidierte NI 43-101 Mineralressourcen* für Reno Creek ISR-Projekt in Wyoming an

  • Neue und erweiterte M&I-Mineralressourcen machen das Projekt zum größten genehmigten befindlichen In-situ-Recovery ("ISR")-Uranprojekt in den USA
  • Zum ersten Mal wurden die wichtigsten mineralisierten Trends des ISR-Projekts Reno Creek im Eastern Pumpkin Buttes District des Powder River Basin konsolidiert
  • Erhebliches ISR-Explorations- und Expansionspotenzial innerhalb offener mineralisierter Trends basierend auf verfügbaren historischen Bohrungen
  • Zusätzliche Ressourcen profitieren von den bestehenden Produktionsgenehmigungen

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, das "Unternehmen" oder "UEC" – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298723) freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass das Unternehmen eine aktualisierte National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties ("NI 43-101") Ressourcenschätzung für sein Reno Creek ISR-Projekt ("Reno Creek" oder das "Projekt") abgeschlossen hat. 

Das Projekt befindet sich im Powder River Basin, Wyoming, und beinhaltet nun die Konsolidierung und Einbeziehung des ehemaligen North Reno Creek Projekts ("North Reno Creek") in das Reno Creek Projekt des Unternehmens. * Der Bericht trägt den Titel "Technical Report and Audit of Resources of the Reno Creek ISR Project, Campbell County, Wyoming, USA" vom 31. Dezember 2018, wie er von Behre Dolbear, einem international anerkannten Bergbauberatungsunternehmen, für das Unternehmen erstellt wurde (der "Report").

Der Bericht schätzt eine gemessene und angezeigte ("M&I") Mineralressource von 26 Millionen Pfund Uran ("U3O8") mit einem gewichteten Durchschnittsgehalt von 0,041% U3O8 mit 32 Millionen Tonnen und eine abgeleitete Mineralressource von 1,49 Millionen Pfund U3O8 mit einem gewichteten Durchschnittsgehalt von 0,039% U3O8 mit 1,92 Millionen Tonnen. *

Amir Adnani, Präsident und CEO, erklärte: "Seit Jahrzehnten kann der Uranbezirk Reno Creek aufgrund von zersplitterten Eigentumsverhältnissen sein volles Potenzial nicht ausschöpfen. Durch eine Reihe von Akquisitionen in den letzten 24 Monaten hat UEC die wichtigsten Projektbereiche erfolgreich konsolidiert und den Weg für diese bedeutende neue Ressource geebnet, mit dem Vorteil, dass sie unter unserer bestehenden Produktionsgenehmigung abgedeckt ist. Wir führen konträre Akquisitionen in schwierigen Zeiten auf dem Uranmarkt durch und haben uns ein Produktionsprofil von kostengünstigen und voll genehmigten ISR-Projekten erarbeitet. Durch die Kombination von Reno Creek mit den ISR-Projekten des Unternehmens in Süd-Texas positioniert sich UEC in der Lage, eine Renaissance der Uranproduktion in den USA durch die ISR-Mining-Methode zu führen, die weltweit als kostengünstig und umweltfreundlich anerkannt ist."

Das Unternehmen hat die Akquisition des North Reno Creek Projekts im Mai 2018 abgeschlossen (Pressemitteilung vom 3. Mai 2018) und konzentriert sich seitdem auf die Aktualisierung der Ressourcen, die Konsolidierung von Genehmigungen, die Zusammenführung von Datenbanken und die Lokalisierung aller projektbezogenen Informationen in einem neu eröffneten Büro in Glenrock, Wyoming, nahe dem Projekt.Das Unternehmen beauftragte Behre Dolbear, ein international anerkanntes Bergbau-Beratungsunternehmen, mit der Erstellung des Berichts über das Projekt. Der Bericht wird innerhalb von 45 Tagen nach dem Datum dieser Pressemitteilung auf SEDAR veröffentlicht. Von nun an werden Reno Creek und North Reno Creek als ein Projekt in Bezug auf Ressourcenberichterstattung, Genehmigungs- und Vorproduktionsplanung betrachtet. Die M&I-Ressourcenschätzung für das Projekt ist in Tabelle 1 dargestellt: *

Abbildung 1 zeigt die Lage der gesamten 19.769 Hektar großen Grundstücksfläche von Reno Creek.

Abbildung 2 zeigt das 6.053 Hektar große Genehmigungsgebiet, das von Permit 824, Reno Creek ISR Project Permit to Mine, ausgestellt vom Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality ("WDEQ") am 17. Juli 2015 (das "Permit"), und den damit verbundenen mineralisierten Trends abgedeckt wird. Eine Source and By Product Materials License für Reno Creek wurde im Februar 2017 von der U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") erteilt, unterstützt durch eine endgültige Umweltverträglichkeitserklärung und ein Entscheidungsprotokoll, um die Produktion von bis zu 2 Millionen Pfund U3O8 pro Jahr zu ermöglichen.

Am 30. September 2018 wurde der Staat Wyoming in einen NRC-Vertragsstaat umgewandelt, der dem Staat die Befugnis erteilt, In-situ-Rückgewinnungsanlagen in Wyoming zu regeln. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an wird die UEC nur noch mit dem Staat WDEQ für Genehmigungsrevisionen zusammenarbeiten müssen, was den Prozess deutlich vereinfachen wird, um die Ressourcen des North Reno Creek in die bestehende Genehmigung einzubeziehen.

Über Reno Creek

Das Reno Creek Projekt befindet sich im Powder River Basin im Nordosten von Wyoming, einer der produktivsten uranproduzierenden Regionen der USA und Heimat von fünf ISR-Uranbergbauaktivitäten: Cameco’s Smith Ranch/Hochland und North Butte, Uran One’s Willow Creek, Energy Fuels‘ Nichols Ranch und Strata’s Lance Projekt. Das Projekt ist weniger als 10 Meilen von der nächsten Stadt Wright, Wyoming mit 1.800 Einwohnern entfernt. Auf dem Grundstück Reno Creek wurden seit Ende der 1960er Jahre und bis heute umfangreiche historische Erkundungs-, Erschließungs- und Genehmigungsarbeiten durchgeführt. In dieser Zeit wurden von verschiedenen Betreibern rund 10.000 Uranerkundungsbohrungen innerhalb und in der Nähe des Projektgebietes abgeschlossen.

Derzeit überprüfen Geologen des Unternehmens die historischen Daten, um die Entwicklung zusätzlicher Ressourcen entlang von 12 Meilen teilweise definierter mineralisierter Trends innerhalb der derzeit gehaltenen Anbauflächen zu bewerten. Die Entwicklung eines konzeptionellen Abbauplans zur Unterstützung einer überarbeiteten Vorläufigen Machbarkeitsstudie ist im Gange und das Unternehmen plant, dieses Dokument 2019 fertigzustellen.

Die technischen Informationen in dieser Pressemitteilung wurden in Übereinstimmung mit den kanadischen regulatorischen Anforderungen gemäß NI 43-101 erstellt und von Robert D. Maxwell, CPG, einem Berater für das Unternehmen und einer qualifizierten Person gemäß NI 43-101, geprüft.

Über Uranium Energy Corp.

Uranium Energy Corp. ist ein in den USA ansässiges Uranabbau- und Explorationsunternehmen mit zusätzlichen Titan- und Vanadiumanlagen. Die voll lizenzierte Hobson Processing Facility des Unternehmens ist von zentraler Bedeutung für alle seine Uranprojekte in Südtexas, einschließlich der Palangana ISR-Mine, des genehmigten Goliad ISR-Projekts und des Burke Hollow ISR-Projekts in der Entwicklungsphase.  In Wyoming kontrolliert UEC das genehmigte Reno Creek ISR Uranprojekt. Darüber hinaus kontrolliert das Unternehmen eine Pipeline von fortgeschrittenen Uranprojekten in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico und Paraguay. Das Unternehmen kontrolliert auch ein großes, hochwertiges Titanprojekt in Paraguay und bedeutende Vanadiumressourcen in Kombination mit dem Uranprojekt Slick Rock in Colorado. Die Aktivitäten des Unternehmens werden von Experten mit einem anerkannten Profil für hervorragende Leistungen in ihrer Branche geleitet, das auf jahrzehntelanger praktischer Erfahrung in den Schlüsselbereichen Uranexploration, -entwicklung und -bergbau basiert.

*Hinweis für US-Investoren

Die hierin genannten Mineralressourcen wurden in Übereinstimmung mit den in NI 43-101 genannten Definitionsnormen des Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum geschätzt und entsprechen nicht den Richtlinien des U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (die "SEC") Industry Guide 7. Darüber hinaus sind gemessene Mineralressourcen, angezeigte Mineralressourcen und abgeleitete Mineralressourcen, obwohl sie von kanadischen Vorschriften anerkannt und gefordert werden, keine definierten Begriffe im SEC Industry Guide 7 und dürfen normalerweise nicht in Berichten und Registrierungserklärungen verwendet werden, die bei der SEC eingereicht wurden. Dementsprechend haben wir sie in den Vereinigten Staaten nicht gemeldet. Die Anleger werden darauf hingewiesen, nicht davon auszugehen, dass ein Teil oder alle Mineralressourcen dieser Kategorien jemals in Mineralreserven umgewandelt werden. Diese Begriffe haben eine große Unsicherheit über ihre Existenz und eine große Unsicherheit über ihre wirtschaftliche und rechtliche Machbarkeit. Es sei darauf hingewiesen, dass mineralische Ressourcen, die keine Mineralreserven sind, keine wirtschaftliche Tragfähigkeit nachgewiesen haben. Es kann nicht davon ausgegangen werden, dass alle oder ein Teil der gemessenen Mineralressourcen, der angezeigten Mineralressourcen oder der abgeleiteten Mineralressourcen jemals in eine höhere Kategorie eingestuft werden. In Übereinstimmung mit den kanadischen Regeln können Schätzungen der abgeleiteten Mineralressourcen nicht die Grundlage für Machbarkeits- oder andere wirtschaftliche Studien bilden. Die Anleger werden darauf hingewiesen, dass sie nicht davon ausgehen dürfen, dass ein Teil der gemeldeten gemessenen Mineralressourcen, der angegebenen Mineralressourcen oder der abgeleiteten Mineralressourcen, auf die hierin Bezug genommen wird, wirtschaftlich oder rechtlich abbaubar ist.

Safe Harbor Erklärung

Mit Ausnahme der hierin enthaltenen Aussagen zu historischen Fakten sind oder können die in dieser Pressemitteilung enthaltenen Informationen und mündlichen Aussagen, die von Zeit zu Zeit von Vertretern des Unternehmens abgegeben werden, "zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen" darstellen, da ein solcher Begriff in den anwendbaren Gesetzen der Vereinigten Staaten und Kanadas verwendet wird und, ohne Einschränkung, im Sinne des Private Securities Litigation Reform Act von 1995, für den das Unternehmen den Schutz des sicheren Hafens für zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen geltend macht. Diese Aussagen beziehen sich auf Analysen und andere Informationen, die auf Prognosen über zukünftige Ergebnisse, Schätzungen noch nicht bestimmbarer Beträge und Annahmen des Managements beruhen. Alle anderen Aussagen, die Vorhersagen, Erwartungen, Überzeugungen, Pläne, Prognosen, Ziele, Annahmen oder zukünftige Ereignisse oder Leistungen zum Ausdruck bringen oder diskutieren (oft, aber nicht immer, mit Worten oder Phrasen wie "erwartet" oder "erwartet nicht", "wird erwartet", "antizipiert" oder "nicht antizipiert", "plant", "schätzt" oder "beabsichtigt", oder erklärt, dass bestimmte Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse "kann", "könnte", "würde", "könnte" oder "wird" ergriffen werden, auftreten oder erreicht werden) sind keine Aussagen über historische Fakten und sollten als zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen betrachtet werden. Solche zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen beinhalten bekannte und unbekannte Risiken, Unsicherheiten und andere Faktoren, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse, Leistungen oder Errungenschaften des Unternehmens wesentlich von den zukünftigen Ergebnissen, Leistungen oder Errungenschaften abweichen, die in solchen zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen ausdrücklich oder implizit enthalten sind. Zu diesen Risiken und anderen Faktoren gehören unter anderem die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse der Explorationstätigkeiten, Schwankungen der zugrunde liegenden Annahmen im Zusammenhang mit der Schätzung oder Realisierung von Bodenschätzen, die Verfügbarkeit von Kapital für die Finanzierung von Programmen und die daraus resultierende Verwässerung durch die Kapitalbeschaffung durch den Verkauf von Aktien, Unfälle, Arbeitskämpfe und andere Risiken des Bergbaus, einschließlich, aber nicht beschränkt auf die mit der Umwelt verbundenen Risiken, Verzögerungen bei der Einholung behördlicher Genehmigungen, Genehmigungen oder Finanzierungen oder bei der Fertigstellung von Entwicklungs- oder Bautätigkeiten, Rechtsstreitigkeiten oder Einschränkungen des Versicherungsschutzes. Obwohl das Unternehmen versucht hat, wichtige Faktoren zu identifizieren, die dazu führen könnten, dass tatsächliche Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse wesentlich von den in zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen beschriebenen abweichen, kann es andere Faktoren geben, die dazu führen, dass Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse nicht wie erwartet, geschätzt oder beabsichtigt sind. Es kann nicht garantiert werden, dass sich solche Aussagen als richtig erweisen, da die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse und zukünftigen Ereignisse wesentlich von den in solchen Aussagen erwarteten abweichen können. Obwohl das Unternehmen davon ausgeht, dass die in solchen zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen geäußerten Erwartungen auf vernünftigen Annahmen beruhen, kann es keine Garantie dafür geben, dass seine Erwartungen erfüllt werden. Zukunftsgerichtete Informationen unterliegen bestimmten Risiken, Trends und Unsicherheiten, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse wesentlich von den prognostizierten abweichen. Viele dieser Faktoren liegen außerhalb der Kontroll- und Prognosefähigkeit des Unternehmens. Wichtige Faktoren, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse wesentlich voneinander abweichen und sich auf das Unternehmen und die in dieser Pressemitteilung enthaltenen Aussagen auswirken könnten, sind in den Unterlagen des Unternehmens bei der Securities and Exchange Commission enthalten. Das Unternehmen übernimmt keine Verpflichtung, zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen zu aktualisieren oder zu ergänzen, sei es aufgrund neuer Informationen, zukünftiger Ereignisse oder aus anderen Gründen. Dementsprechend sollten sich die Leser nicht übermäßig auf zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen in dieser Pressemitteilung und in allen Dokumenten, auf die in dieser Pressemitteilung Bezug genommen wird, verlassen. Diese Pressemitteilung stellt weder ein Angebot zum Verkauf noch die Aufforderung zur Abgabe eines Angebots zum Kauf von Wertpapieren dar.

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Share purchase warrant expiry and delisting

GoldMining Inc. (the "Company" or "GoldMining") (TSX: GOLD; OTCQX: GLDLF – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298668) announces the expiry and delisting of its share purchase warrants ("Warrants"), which had an exercise price of $0.75 per common share and an expiry date of December 31, 2018, from the Toronto Stock Exchange and OTCQX.

The Company has 137,376,318 shares issued and outstanding. Currently, the Company has cash of $9.2 million and no debt.

Amir Adnani, Chairman of GoldMining, commented: "Our currently budgeted expenditures for 2019 are approximately $5 million. These will be focused on low-cost project development activities, particularly at our São Jorge project in Pará State, Brazil, and Yellowknife project in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Our gold project portfolio presently stands at global measured and indicated resources of 9.5 million ounces gold (12.4 million ounces gold equivalent) and inferred resources of 11.7 million ounces gold (14.2 million ounces gold equivalent) (see Table below for details). We remain attentive to the pursuit of further accretive and quality acquisitions."

About GoldMining Inc.

GoldMining is a public mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of gold assets in the Americas. Through its disciplined acquisition strategy, GoldMining now controls a diversified portfolio of resource-stage gold and gold-copper projects in Canada, U.S.A., Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Additionally, GoldMining owns a 75% interest in the Rea Uranium Project, located in the Western Athabasca Basin of Alberta, Canada.

Technical Disclosure

Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in the "measured", "indicated" and "inferred" categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves with demonstrated economic viability or that inferred mineral resources will be converted to the measured and/or indicated categories through further drilling.  In addition, the estimation of inferred resources involves far greater uncertainty as to their existence and economic viability than the estimation of other categories of resources. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of pre-feasibility or feasibility studies.

Paulo Pereira, President of GoldMining Inc. has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Pereira holds a Bachelors degree in Geology from Universidade do Amazonas in Brazil, is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Forward-looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Company with respect to its business and future events, including expectations respecting budgeted expenditures and its acquisition strategy. Forward-looking statements are based on the then-current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the business and the markets in which it operates. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including: the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities, accidents and equipment breakdowns, title and permitting matters, labour and other legal disputes, fluctuating metal prices, unanticipated costs and expenses and uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future. These risks, as well as others, including those set forth in the Company’s annual information form for the year ended November 30, 2017 and other filings with Canadian securities regulators, which are available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information, or the material factors or assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information, will prove to be accurate. The Company does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities law.

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Tax Loss Buying Opportunity: Avrupa Minerals Finally Converts To Hybrid Prospect Generator Model And Starts Drilling Flagship Alvalade Project By Itself

1. Introduction

As Avrupa Minerals (AVU.V) was experiencing delays in finalizing their option agreement on their Portuguese projects with a major copper producer, time was running out on one of their most important claims. A certain amount of exploration work had to be completed on their flagship project Alvalade by the end of 2018, so Avrupa decided to raise the necessary cash on their own, in order to initiate the intended drill program. Although the share price resides at all time low levels which means dilution is at its worst, the amount and share structure allow for this, and this is actually a blessing in disguise in my view. It is the first time that Avrupa, always a classic, full-on prospect generator, turns towards a hybrid prospector generator model, instead of relying on JV partner paying for most of the expenses.

The classic prospect generator model is a relatively risk- and dilution free way of operating exploration projects, but on the other hand a prospect generator needs a very successful discovery before investors reward it with substantial share price appreciation, and most of the time the agenda of the majority JV partner isn’t aligned with the minority junior and its shareholders. On top of that it is often very difficult to determine the value of a minority share of such a project as it is controlled and defined (internal resource estimates, studies etc.) by an outside party. With Alvito coming back and Alvalade being drilled now, Avrupa outright owns 100% of both projects, and gets to benefit in full when drilling provides positive outcomes.

If this is the case, they might raise more money at hopefully higher share prices, and advance things even further by themselves. Personally I prefer this scenario as it provides the possibility for a real multi-bagger, considering the current market cap and share structure. This hybrid prospect generator model with some self financing of flagship projects was also the very reason for me to finally start covering Avrupa, as I am not a big fan of pureplay prospect generators, considering reasons mentioned above. In this analysis I will discuss the potential of their projects, and potential impact on valuation if things go as planned.

All presented tables are my own material, unless stated otherwise.

All pictures are company material, unless stated otherwise.

All currencies are in US Dollars, unless stated otherwise.

2. The company

Avrupa Minerals is a Canadian exploration and development company focused on creating shareholder value through advancing base metal projects in Europe. Their company model is a modified prospect generator model, as management decided to finance and drill their flagship project Alvalade themselves. Avrupa’s most important projects, Alvalade and Alvito, are located in south Portugal. Alvalade is located in the prospective Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), the largest iron/copper/zinc massive sulfide belt in the world. The Alvito Project is located in the adjacent Ossa Morena Zone, and the target there is an iron oxide copper gold deposit.

The company has 2 more projects in this country, which ranks 11 out of 91 for the Policy Perception Index (PPI) according to the most recent Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies. The PPI is the most important figure of this survey, as it indicates the mining friendliness of a jurisdiction, which encompasses corruption, permitting, speed of administrative processing, politics, local sentiment, etc. Besides Portugal, Avrupa also has two exploration projects in Kosovo and one in Germany, and has reviewed a few Moroccan copper prospects.

The management team has industry veteran CEO Paul Kuhn at the helm, who, as a geologist, has several decades of experience ranging from exploration to production. He has been exploring for gold, silver, base metals, uranium and phospate, and has been involved in several significant discoveries, including polymetallic, gold and copper-gold deposits in Turkey, of which the most significant ones were Tac, Corak and Cöpler (now owned by Alacer Gold). Kuhn was also the CEO of the former owner of the Portuguese projects now owned by Avrupa, and came over in 2010 when Avrupa bought these projects.

Another key figure is Executive Chairman Mark Brown who founded Avrupa Minerals in 2008, as President of Pacific Opportunity Capital, his family fund which is basically an incubator for many junior mining companies. Their most successful exit was Rare Element Resources. Brown was the CFO of Miramar Mining and Eldorado Gold before he joined his father John Brown to build out Pacific Opportunity Capital. He is the largest shareholder with 13.4M shares (13% of O/S) and regularly supports the stock at lows.

Avrupa Minerals has its main listing on the main board of the TSX Venture, where it’s trading with AVU.V as its ticker symbol. With an average volume of about 101,524 shares per day, the company’s trading pattern is reasonably liquid at the moment, and I expect this to improve when drilling results will start to come in during Q1, 2019.

The company currently has 93.8M shares outstanding (fully diluted 152.1M), 41M warrants (the majority is due @C$0.15 or more, of which 23.6M warrants are expiring on July 4, 2019 and July 12, 2020) and several option series to the tune of 7.3M options in total, the majority priced at C$0.10 and expiring from July 15, 2020 onwards. Avrupa sports a tiny market capitalization of C$5.16M based on the December 21 share price of C$0.055. The company is basically controlled by management, as 46% is held closely by management, Board of Directors and insiders. When the current C$1.5M financing @C$0.05 with a full warrant will be closed, which is expected in the next weeks, Avrupa will have a working capital position of about C$1.4M. A first tranche of C$0.5M was already closed at November 9, 2018.

As can be seen in the chart, the current financing had a big impact on the share price, as interested parties for the full warrant routinely sell their shares when they hear of an upcoming capital raise in order to buy back lower into the financing, and get the coveted warrants for free. Other factors not helping Avrupa were news about the JV partner giving up on Alvito, deteriorating general mining sentiment, and tax loss selling which usually peaks mid-December. All things considered, it seems the share price has bottomed, and I view these levels as an excellent buying opportunity as I will elaborate on this later on.

3. The hybrid prospect generator model

Avrupa Minerals uses a hybrid prospect generator model as mentioned, after it used a pure prospect generator model since inception. The business model of a prospect generator consists of buying or optioning exploration projects at an early stage or even with a historic resource, do first stages of exploration before drilling, and try to joint venture with much larger companies, usually producers, in order to have their intended drill program financed by these larger companies. There is never a free lunch, so the prospect generator usually ends up as a minority JV partner, surrendering most of the project in return. I called it a hybrid as Avrupa decided to raise money and drill Alvalade themselves, as the company had to spend a certain amount of exploration dollars (in this case euro’s) within a certain timeframe.

This can still be a very profitable business for a junior when advancing a project into a resource could be successful, as we have seen with for example Reservoir Minerals at Timok. Reservoir held on to a pretty big stake in Timok along the way, but in most cases the junior converts into a 10-20% minority JV partner, or this small stake gets converted into a royalty. If exploration programs are not providing the desired success for the majority partner, the project often returns completely to the minority partner again, as a "tested and killed" opportunity. But often this doesn’t have to mean that the project is worthless, as the stakes for a major are often much higher before it moves needles for them. A junior could very well still generate a company building flagship asset out of such a drilled project, which could attract medium sized producers instead of majors with high demands.

There are some advantages and disadvantages to the prospect generator model. In favor of this model is the spread-out risk over an entire portfolio of exploration projects, usually between 3-5 active at the same time, compared to the usual single asset juniors, which have much more binary outcomes from drill programs. The budgets are provided by the majority partners in the JVs, which prevents more dilution when raising money by the junior itself.

Avrupa management estimates that 65% of all exploration and claim holding costs since 2011 are financed by the majority partners throughout, so they had to raise about 35% themselves, which helps the share structure meaningfully of course. This percentage of self-financing was lowered even further to about 20% for 2018 according to management, but will rise of course again as the company financed the current drill program of Alvalade by themselves. Investors in prospect generators are usually long-term investors, as there is no quick buck to be made. On the other hand, there isn’t as much downside like with a single asset junior as well, when a drill program on the first project doesn’t indicate a future deposit.

The most important disadvantage for a prospect generator is the difficulty of the valuation of the company for investors. On top of this, the junior is always dependent on the majority JV partner regarding determining drill programs, timelines, reports and continuation of the JV. The interests of the junior are not always aligned with the majority partner’s interests as well. Sometimes the majority partner has reasons to keep drilling success or a resource or economic profitability as limited as possible, sometimes even below agreed terms on thresholds etc, so in case of a buyout it has to pay the junior as little as possible.

Besides all this, a key aspect of good prospect generator management is the necessary ability to identify eligible projects and find majority partners for them. In other words they have to be excellent geologists and networkers. Considering the fact that Avrupa has been able to do exploration/drilling programs consistently since 2011 with large JV partners, it seems they fit the bill just nicely in this regard.

4. Projects

As mentioned earlier, Avrupa Minerals has a portfolio of projects in Europe, to be more specific in Germany, Kosovo and Portugal, and is working on things in Morocco, but the focus is clearly in Portugal at the moment, so I will predominantly discuss these projects.

The project in Germany called Erzgebirge is a very early stage gold-tungsten JV project, and currently shelved. I am not sure if any new serious mining outside the current brown coal mines have any chance of succeeding in Germany, as mining sentiment in this country is very negative according to German mining executives managing Canadian-listed companies I know who have no agenda in this whatsoever. The company had this project reviewed by a German engineering firm before they acquired the project, and told me this firm noticed no such issues. Notwithstanding this, as a Dutchman living less than 100km away from the German border, I can relate to this negative sentiment towards mining or any large-scale landscape disturbance or industrial activity, and wouldn’t expect too much from this project.

The Slivovo project in Kosovo was the former flagship project of Avrupa, before Alvalade. This small 99 koz @4.8g/t gold project is in the end stage of a typical prospect generator cycle, as the majority JV partner Byrnecut owns very close to 90% of the project now. It completed a PFS study, but the results of this are not public. As soon as Byrnecut reaches this 90% threshold, Avrupa’s interest in the project will be converted automatically into a 2% NSR royalty. At the moment Byrnecut is in the process of selling Slivovo, which would imply a welcome cash infusion for Avrupa.

Avrupa Minerals owns huge land packages in Portugal, amounting to 1,475 km2 in total (after mandatory size reductions), consisting of flagship project Alvalade, Marateca, Mertola and Alvito. With these claims, Avrupa controls a significant part of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) in Portugal. The white colored areas on the map above represent the IPB. The IPB is the largest of its kind in the world for massive sulfides, as this table shows: Figure 5. Massive sulphide regions

A refinement of the last map shows several trends within the IPB: Figure 6. IPB

The flagship Alvalade claims are shown in red, and are part of the Aljustrel Trend and Neves Corvo Trend. If we zoom in even more, we see the other licenses of Avrupa in Portugal on the IPB: Figure 7. Avrupa claims

Avrupa Minerals signed a non-binding LOI with a large North American base metal producer in March 2018, in order to option out Alvalade, Marateca and Mertola. This producer can earn in 51% on all projects by spending about C$20M over 3 years. The majority of this, C$15M, will be spent on Alvalade, a copperzinc VMS project, involving exploration and drilling, and after this period the producer would have to produce a Feasibility Study before 2024, for another 24% on Alvalade. However, the finalization has been delayed so far without a clear outlook on an agreement, but significant exploration funding has to be completed before the end of Q4 2018 in the case of Alvalade, and Q2 2019 in the case of Mertola, to keep the claims in good standing, (to the tune of C$ 750K for Alvalade and C$ 600K for Mertola). So Avrupa management decided to raise their own cash and started drilling of their own at Alvalade.

The potential partner has to spend less on Marateca (C$3M over the first 2 years) and Mertola (C$1.5M before 2020). On a side note: in Portugal every mining project is subject to a 3% NSR, in addition to corporate taxes of 21%.

The Alvito IOCG (iron ore, copper, gold) project, which was part of a JV with OZ Minerals, was returned to Avrupa in October 2018 after the 2018 drill program wasn’t successful enough for the majority partner, generating low grade (0.100.20% Cu) copper intercepts. However, Avrupa did identify a 20 km2 area within the 300 km2 license that appears to have good potential for a copper gold deposit. Enough work has been done to keep the claims in good standing during 2019, so Avrupa can search for a new JV partner without being in a hurry.

The most interesting projects are Alvalade and Mertola, as both contain former mines with historic resources. Avrupa sees an opportunity to review these pastproducing mines along the lines of the Aljustrel story: a metamorphosis from a defunct pyrite mine to a world class polymetallic mine. Another pillar of their strategy is the application of a modern era exploration model to an old district, repeating the Neves Corvo (operating copper-zinc mine of Lundin, 70km away) story, which already resulted in discoveries at Sesmarias and Monte da Bela Vista.

The Alvalade project consists out of two formerly producing mines, Lousal and Caveira, and two exploration targets: Sesmarias and Monte da Bela Vista. All have seen sampling and drilling in the recent past, and the massive sulfide discovery at Sesmarias, about 7 km away from Lousal, is the current focus of management, as it believes it could be an extension of the nearby reclaimed Lousal mine, which, for now, is a mining museum.

This former mine produced gold and silver from pyrite ore, and historic data indicates that only 15-20Mt of mineralized material has been mined of a total estimated orebody of about 50Mt. Besides the gold and silver, this deposit reportedly contains 0.7% Cu, 1.4% Zn and a bit of lead (Pb), which could point towards a possibly economic deposit of 30-35Mt according to management. The Lousal mine is situated on the Alvalade license. The museum is owned by the Lousal foundation, and the government has provided funding and support for a remediation project there. However, this foundation is open to discussion about exploration in/around the mine area. The next phase of work would include verification and upgrade of the deposit.

Avrupa had an mining engineer do a cursory informal study, which indicated an economic project at current metal prices with a 50Mt, 20 year LOM, 2-2.5Mt/y underground mine at a grade of 2% CuEq, and a capex of US$800-850M. No NPV or IRR numbers were disclosed by management. According to management, it is important to note that the mine produced only iron sulfide (pyrite) for the business of sulfuric acid production for the fertilizer industry during the 20th century, and was never explored for copper and zinc “impurities”. Management expects that exploration for copper and zinc within the iron sulfide mass will be instrumental in upgrading the deposit.]

For now, Avrupa intends to prove up an estimated target of 20-25Mt @ 2%CuEq for starters.

On a side note, with stories like this I am immediately interested in knowing what happened to the copper and zinc in the historically processed ore, as they were only looking for iron sulfides at the time. According to management, some copper and zinc was undoubtedly extracted at the smelter, but miners mined away from higher grade copper and zinc areas in the mine. The Alvalade project has been optioned out twice by Avrupa, to Antofagasta and Colt Resources. Antofagasta returned it as it didn’t meet their thresholds, although it discovered Sesmarias, and Colt went bankrupt.

The other project that has a historic resource estimate is the Mertola copper/zinc project. The closed Sao Domingo mine reportedly has a historic resource of 2730Mt @1.25% Cu, 3.0% Zn and 1.0% Pb, which is about 2.5% CuEq, contained in a single sulfide lense, unusual for the IPB, as normally there are more lenses. Therefore, the company will design an exploration and drilling program to search for them.

Sampling between Caveira and Lousal indicates that there might be a continuous, prospective mineralized zone in the Pyrite Belt rocks. This is a high priority exploration target for management.

The company has apparently lots of targets to chose from, but after close examination of data they picked the Sesmarias target to delineate further first.

5. Sesmarias Exploration

Avrupa Minerals has started drilling very recently at Sesmarias. Targets were based on drill/sampling results generated by the 2 earlier JVs involving Antofagasta and Colt Resources. Management distinguished four distinctive target zones, which are indicated on this map: Figure 11. Sesmarias target zones

As the blue lines are fault lines, it will be clear that a structural logic of displaced zones can be conceptualized, but it will take a larger amount of drilling to determine/define these mineralized zones. The target zones are described by the company like this:

• Eastern Basin – Off-hole EM conductor suggests steeply dipping massive sulfide target.

• Southern Offset – The displacement of the SES010 massive sulfide body; target constrained geologically by previous drilling.

• Western Syncline – Structural and geophysical target; western limb of Sesmarias anticline rolls over into a syncline under younger rocks and further to the west an anticline which is “exposed” by magnetic anomaly: thus a repeat of mineralized section.

• Northern Deep – Historic drilling along a NE-SW fence shows increasing thickness and grade of semi-massive to massive sulfide material at depth; known sulfides lie in proper stratigraphic horizon, but have never been tested at depth.

Drilling by Antofagasta outlined mineralized zones with several economic polymetallic intercepts, mostly dominated by copper. Highlights of this program looked like this:

• SES002 – 10.85 meters @ 1.81% Cu; 75.27 ppm Ag; 2.57% Pb; 4.38% Zn; 0.13% Sn

• SES006 – 1.5 meters @ 1.66% Cu; 54 ppm Ag; 2.30% Pb; 3.66% Zn; 0.091% Sn — mineralization cut off by faulting

• SES008 – 5.0 meters @ 0.64% Cu; 36.8 ppm Ag; 0.94% Pb; 1.54% Zn – mineralization cut off by faulting

• SES009 – 2.3 meters of massive pyrite (not analyzed)

• SES010 – 57.85 meters @ 0.45 g/t Au; 25.1 g/t Ag; 0.32% Cu; 0.61% Pb; 1.95% Zn

Delineation of a resource is not very easy in this area yet, as the geology is interfered by lots of faults, as can be seen here in this hand-drawn map by the company geologists (dotted lines are faults, small crosses are diamond drill holes, squares are sample locations, I added all the colored items): Figure 12. Sesmarias lenses, sampling, drill holes, targets

This program resulted in the interpretation of two mineralized conceptual lenses, discovered by SES002 and SES010, indicated on the map in dark green. The Colt JV resulted in the SES010 lense having a longer strike length to the north (about 400m long, 175m deep and 25-30m wide), based on a few solid assays: Figure 13. Colt drill results

This lense alone already would generate 400 x 30 x 175m = 2.1M m3, at a gravity of 4.0t/m3 for massive sulfides this could result into 8.4Mt @ 1.7% CuEq, which is a decent start. According to the map and to CEO Paul Kuhn, he sees potential for a 2km mineralized strike length, and there might be more as an offset at SES002. If these zones are continuously mineralized as the 400m zone, Avrupa is looking at 25-50Mt @1.5-1.7% CuEq. As this is a VMS zone, chances are that there are more mineralized bodies, as they typically appear in clusters. Other features of VMS deposits are the location of copper near the feeder structure and zinc farther away from the copper zones, and smaller deposits near surface when larger deposits can extend to great depths.

The company is using exploration techniques I didn’t know before, among those are the mise-a-la-masse (MALM) Figure 14. Drilling at Alvalade geophysical survey, which is an electrical downhole scan, and the ionic leach geochemical method, which is a cheap sampling method but much more sensitive compared to usual soil sampling, as it measures metal gas ions. So far the MALM scan indicated a 300m long anomaly along the SES010 lense, past drillhole SES022, which they are drilling now at 150m step out increments along strike to the north-west. Drilling has started 150 meters past SES022. Avrupa is planning the same for the zone starting at SES008, drilling step outs to the north and south from there.

Management is planning to drill Monte da Bela Vista after this, and they think this could be the feeder system of it all at depth. The following map gives an indication of location and size of this target: Figure 15. Monte de Bela Vista targets

In red is visible what management perceives as the potential remaining resource of Lousal. As can be seen, the Monte da Bela Vista targets are substantial on their own as well. A drill program is currently being designed and will be executed after drilling is completed at Sesmarias, time and funding permitting. The program has to be completed by mid January.

6. Conclusion

Avrupa Minerals has finally decided not to be completely dependent on JV partners anymore, as the current JV deal takes too long to finalize, and would jeopardize the good standing of their flagship Alvalade. C$0.5M is already raised, another C$1M is planned to close soon. The targets that are going to be explored in Portugal aren’t small so a lot of cash is needed, and management is aiming at nothing less than finding a replica of the nearby Aljustrel deposit which is successfully being mined for base metals at the moment.

Avrupa has several options to emulate this, and they are starting out by drilling Sesmarias, which could be the missing half of the next door former Lousal Mine. If they succeed in defining a 20+ Mt @ 2%CuEq resource, which should be economic according to management and a rather large project for a tiny junior like Avrupa, a re-rating could be a very real possibility. Especially since the markets are suffering from tax loss selling at the moment, sending lots of stocks to 52-week lows like Avrupa, it looks like a very interesting buying opportunity. And finally, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Uranium Energy Corp Extends Credit Facility to January 31, 2022 and Completes Royalty Sales to Uranium Royalty Corp

– Maturity of existing $20 million Sprott credit facility is extended to January 31, 2022, further strengthens the Company’s working capital position and financial flexibility.
– No principal repayments until maturity.
– Completion of royalty sales creates a new significant ownership stake in Uranium Royalty Corp.

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the “Company” or “UEC” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298723) is pleased to announce that the Company and its lenders, which include Sprott Resource Lending Partnership, have agreed to extend the Company’s current $20,000,000 senior secured credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) to January 31, 2022 without any principal repayments required until maturity (collectively, the “Credit Facility Extension”).

Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “The Company’s cash position of approximately $24.5 million, the Credit Facility Extension and the royalty sales together evidence UEC’s strong balance sheet heading into 2019.  The Credit Facility Extension allows us to maximize working capital to advance our portfolio of low-cost and production-ready ISR projects in Texas and Wyoming in this critical time for the U.S. uranium industry.   Additionally, the agreement with Uranium Royalty Corp. increases our ownership in this exciting venture to over one-third, adding a long-term asset to our uranium portfolio and balance sheet.”

The interest rate for the Credit Facility remains unchanged at 8%.  In connection with the Credit Facility Extension, the Company has issued a total of 1,180,328 common shares of the Company to the lenders as an extension fee.  As with the Company’s prior Credit Facility, should any principal be outstanding on each of November 30, 2019, 2020 and 2021, an annual fee will continue to be due in cash or stock, at the option of the Company, at the rate of 7%, 6.5% and 6%, respectively, on each such date.

Royalties sale completed

The Company recently closed a royalty purchase agreement with Uranium Royalty Corp. (“URC”). The Company, together with one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, sold a one percent (1%) net smelter return royalty (collectively, the "Royalties") for uranium on UEC’s hard-rock conventional projects, Slick Rock (Colorado), Workman Creek (Arizona) and Anderson (Arizona).  As consideration for the sale of the Royalties, UEC received 12,000,000 common shares of URC representing, along with UEC’s prior interest, over a 34% holding in URC as of this date. URC is a private company with a unique and sole focus on uranium royalty and streaming assets. It is also a large and strategic shareholder in Yellow Cake PLC (AIM: YCA), a holder of physical uranium.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company with additional titanium and vanadium assets.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility is central to all of its uranium projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the permitted Reno Creek ISR uranium project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay. The Company also controls a large high-grade titanium project in Paraguay and significant vanadium resources in combination with its Slick Rock uranium project in Colorado. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

The securities referred to in this news release have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
Toll Free: (866) 748-1030
Fax: (361) 888-5041
E-mail: info@uraniumenergy.com
Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE American: UEC
WKN: AØJDRR
ISN: US916896103

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch

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Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are or may constitute “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws and including, without limitation, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, for which the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements.  These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.  Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as forward-looking statements.  Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.  Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.  Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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Uranium Energy Corp verlängert Kreditlinie auf 31. Januar 2022 und schließt Lizenzverkäufe an Uranium Royalty Corp ab

– Fälligkeit der bestehenden 20 Millionen US-Dollar Sprott-Kreditlinie wird bis zum 31. Januar 2022 verlängert, wodurch die Betriebskapitalposition und die finanzielle Flexibilität des Unternehmens weiter gestärkt werden.
– Keine Tilgungszahlungen bis zur Fälligkeit.
– Mit dem Abschluss der Lizenzverkäufe entsteht eine neue bedeutende Beteiligung an Uranium Royalty Corp.

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, das "Unternehmen" oder "UEC" – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298723) freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass das Unternehmen und seine Kreditgeber, zu denen auch die Sprott Resource Lending Partnership gehört, vereinbart haben, die derzeitige vorrangig besicherte Kreditfazilität des Unternehmens in Höhe von 20.000.000 US-$ (die "Kreditfazilität") bis zum 31. Januar 2022 ohne bis zur Fälligkeit erforderliche Kapitalrückzahlungen zu verlängern (zusammen die "Kreditfazilität").

Amir Adnani, President und CEO, erklärte: "Die Cash-Position des Unternehmens von rund 24,5 Millionen US-Dollar, die Kreditfazilität und die Lizenzverkäufe belegen zusammen die starke Bilanz von UEC im Jahr 2019. Die Kreditfazilität ermöglicht es uns, das Betriebskapital zu maximieren, um unser Portfolio an kostengünstigen und produktionsreifen ISR-Projekten in Texas und Wyoming in dieser für die Uranindustrie der USA kritischen Zeit zu erweitern.  Darüber hinaus erhöht die Vereinbarung mit Uranium Royalty Corp. unsere Beteiligung an diesem spannenden Projekt auf über ein Drittel und erweitert unser Uranportfolio und unsere Bilanz um einen langfristigen Vermögenswert."

Der Zinssatz für die Kreditlinie bleibt unverändert bei 8%. Im Zusammenhang mit der Kreditfazilität hat die Gesellschaft insgesamt 1.180.328 Stammaktien der Gesellschaft als Verlängerungsgebühr an die Kreditgeber ausgegeben. Wie bei der vorherigen Kreditfazilität der Gesellschaft wird, sollte am 30. November 2019, 2020 und 2021 jeweils Kapital ausstehend sein, weiterhin nach Wahl der Gesellschaft eine jährliche Gebühr in bar oder in Aktien in Höhe von 7%, 6,5% bzw. 6% an jedem dieser Tage fällig.

Lizenzverkauf abgeschlossen

Das Unternehmen hat kürzlich einen Lizenzkaufvertrag mit Uranium Royalty Corp. abgeschlossen ("URC"). Das Unternehmen verkaufte zusammen mit einer seiner hundertprozentigen Tochtergesellschaften eine einprozentige (1%) Nettorschmelzabgabe (zusammen die "Lizenzgebühren") für Uran auf den konventionellen UEC Hartgesteinsprojekten Slick Rock (Colorado), Workman Creek (Arizona) und Anderson (Arizona). Als Gegenleistung für den Verkauf der Lizenzgebühren erhielt UEC 12.000.000.000 Stammaktien von URC, die zusammen mit dem früheren Anteil von UEC zu diesem Zeitpunkt über 34% an URC nun ausmachen. URC ist ein privates Unternehmen mit einem einzigartigen und alleinigen Fokus auf Uranlizenzen und Streaming Assets. Sie ist auch ein großer und strategischer Aktionär von Yellow Cake PLC (AIM: YCA), einem Besitzer von physischem Uran.

Über Uranium Energy Corp.

Uranium Energy Corp. ist ein in den USA ansässiges Uranabbau- und Explorationsunternehmen mit zusätzlichen Titan- und Vanadiumanlagen. Die voll lizenzierte Hobson Processing Facility des Unternehmens ist von zentraler Bedeutung für alle seine Uranprojekte in Südtexas, einschließlich der Palangana ISR-Mine, des genehmigten Goliad ISR-Projekts und des Burke Hollow ISR-Projekts im Entwicklungsstadium. In Wyoming kontrolliert UEC das genehmigte Reno Creek ISR Uranprojekt. Darüber hinaus kontrolliert das Unternehmen eine Pipeline von fortgeschrittenen Uranprojekten in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico und Paraguay. Das Unternehmen kontrolliert auch ein großes, hochwertiges Titanprojekt in Paraguay und bedeutende Vanadiumressourcen in Kombination mit dem Uranprojekt Slick Rock in Colorado. Die Aktivitäten des Unternehmens werden von Experten mit einem anerkannten Profil für hervorragende Leistungen in ihrer Branche geleitet, das auf jahrzehntelanger praktischer Erfahrung in den Schlüsselbereichen Uranexploration, -entwicklung und -bergbau basiert.

Die in dieser Pressemitteilung genannten Wertpapiere wurden nicht gemäß dem United States Securities Act von 1933 in der jeweils gültigen Fassung registriert und dürfen in den Vereinigten Staaten ohne Registrierung oder eine entsprechende Befreiung von der Registrierungspflicht nicht angeboten oder verkauft werden.

Kontaktieren Sie Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations unter:
Gebührenfrei: +1(866) 748-1030
Fax: +1(361) 888-5041
E-Mail: info@uraniumenergy.com
Börseninformationen:
NYSE American: UEC
WKN: AØJDRR
ISIN: US91689696103

In Europa:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch
www.resource-capital.ch 

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Mit Ausnahme der hierin enthaltenen Aussagen zu historischen Fakten sind oder können die in dieser Pressemitteilung enthaltenen Informationen und mündlichen Aussagen, die von Zeit zu Zeit von Vertretern des Unternehmens abgegeben werden, "zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen" darstellen, da ein solcher Begriff in den anwendbaren Gesetzen der Vereinigten Staaten und Kanadas verwendet wird und, ohne Einschränkung, im Sinne des Private Securities Litigation Reform Act von 1995, für den das Unternehmen den Schutz des sicheren Hafens für zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen geltend macht. Diese Aussagen beziehen sich auf Analysen und andere Informationen, die auf Prognosen über zukünftige Ergebnisse, Schätzungen noch nicht bestimmbarer Beträge und Annahmen des Managements beruhen.  Alle anderen Aussagen, die Vorhersagen, Erwartungen, Überzeugungen, Pläne, Prognosen, Ziele, Annahmen oder zukünftige Ereignisse oder Leistungen zum Ausdruck bringen oder diskutieren (oft, aber nicht immer, mit Worten oder Phrasen wie "erwartet" oder "erwartet nicht", "wird erwartet", "antizipiert" oder "nicht antizipiert", "plant", "schätzt" oder "beabsichtigt", oder erklärt, dass bestimmte Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse "kann", "könnte", "würde", "könnte" oder "wird" ergriffen werden, auftreten oder erreicht werden) sind keine Aussagen über historische Fakten und sollten als zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen betrachtet werden.  Solche zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen beinhalten bekannte und unbekannte Risiken, Unsicherheiten und andere Faktoren, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse, Leistungen oder Errungenschaften des Unternehmens wesentlich von den zukünftigen Ergebnissen, Leistungen oder Errungenschaften abweichen, die in solchen zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen ausdrücklich oder implizit enthalten sind.  Zu diesen Risiken und anderen Faktoren gehören unter anderem die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse der Explorationstätigkeiten, Schwankungen der zugrunde liegenden Annahmen im Zusammenhang mit der Schätzung oder Realisierung von Bodenschätzen, die Verfügbarkeit von Kapital für die Finanzierung von Programmen und die daraus resultierende Verwässerung durch die Kapitalbeschaffung durch den Verkauf von Aktien, Unfälle, Arbeitskämpfe und andere Risiken des Bergbaus, einschließlich, aber nicht beschränkt auf die mit der Umwelt verbundenen Risiken, Verzögerungen bei der Einholung behördlicher Genehmigungen, Genehmigungen oder Finanzierungen oder bei der Fertigstellung von Entwicklungs- oder Bautätigkeiten, Rechtsstreitigkeiten oder Einschränkungen des Versicherungsschutzes.  Obwohl das Unternehmen versucht hat, wichtige Faktoren zu identifizieren, die dazu führen könnten, dass tatsächliche Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse wesentlich von den in zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen beschriebenen abweichen, kann es andere Faktoren geben, die dazu führen, dass Handlungen, Ereignisse oder Ergebnisse nicht wie erwartet, geschätzt oder beabsichtigt sind.  Es kann nicht garantiert werden, dass sich solche Aussagen als richtig erweisen, da die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse und zukünftigen Ereignisse wesentlich von den in solchen Aussagen erwarteten abweichen können.  Obwohl das Unternehmen davon ausgeht, dass die in solchen zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen geäußerten Erwartungen auf vernünftigen Annahmen beruhen, kann es keine Garantie dafür geben, dass seine Erwartungen erfüllt werden.  Zukunftsgerichtete Informationen unterliegen bestimmten Risiken, Trends und Unsicherheiten, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse wesentlich von den prognostizierten abweichen.  Viele dieser Faktoren liegen außerhalb der Kontroll- und Prognosefähigkeit des Unternehmens.  Wichtige Faktoren, die dazu führen können, dass die tatsächlichen Ergebnisse wesentlich voneinander abweichen und sich auf das Unternehmen und die in dieser Pressemitteilung enthaltenen Aussagen auswirken könnten, sind in den Unterlagen des Unternehmens bei der Securities and Exchange Commission enthalten.  Das Unternehmen übernimmt keine Verpflichtung, zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen zu aktualisieren oder zu ergänzen, sei es aufgrund neuer Informationen, zukünftiger Ereignisse oder aus anderen Gründen.  Dementsprechend sollten sich die Leser nicht übermäßig auf zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen in dieser Pressemitteilung und in allen Dokumenten, auf die in dieser Pressemitteilung Bezug genommen wird, verlassen. Diese Pressemitteilung stellt weder ein Angebot zum Verkauf noch die Aufforderung zur Abgabe eines Angebots zum Kauf von Wertpapieren dar.

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Battery Metals Report 2019: New and relevant information for download

The electrorevolution is gaining momentum. Without lithium-ion batteries and vanadium redox batteries, however, nothing moves. The necessary metals lithium, cobalt and vanadium are either scarce or difficult to recover. The Battery Metals Report 2019 provides current information on demand, price development and investment opportunities for the most important battery metals lithium, cobalt and vanadium.

Commodities are indispensable for the development of industry and technology worldwide, which makes them a sought-after commodity. The mining and commodities experts at Swiss Resource Capital AG regularly prepare special reports on the precious metals gold, silver, platinum and palladium, the battery metals lithium, cobalt and vanadium as well as on uranium.

Currently the new Battery Metals Report 2019 is available for free download: https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/reports/view/battery-metals-report-2019.html. It contains comprehensive information on the properties, use and promotion of the most important battery metals and also outlines future prospects: Lithium and cobalt are indispensable for the production of lithium-ion batteries, without which no pure electric vehicle can move. Vanadium in turn finds its way into decentralised storage facilities, which can store excess energy from regenerative energy generators such as wind farms or photovoltaic plants and thus make a part of the base load capable.

In addition, the report provides insightful interviews with experts and executives from the industry. The presentation of a number of interesting companies that are suitable for speculation on rising battery metal prices completes the report.

All special reports can be found here:
https://www.resource-capital.ch/en/reports.html

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Uranium Energy Corp Closes $20 Million Public Offering

Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE American: UEC; “UEC” or the “Company” –  http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298360 ) is pleased to announce that it has now closed its previously announced public offering of 12,613,049 units of the Company (each, a “Unit”), at a price of $1.60 per Unit, for gross proceeds of approximately $20 million (the “Offering”).  Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”).  Each Warrant will entitle its holder to acquire one common share of the Company (each, a “Warrant Share”) at an exercise price of $2.05 per Warrant Share exercisable immediately upon issuance and expiring 30 months from the closing of the Offering.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund exploration and development expenditures at the Company’s projects and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC and Haywood Securities Inc. acted as joint book-running managers in connection with the Offering, and TD Securities Inc., Eight Capital, Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Sprott Private Wealth LP acted as co-managers.

A “shelf” registration statement relating to the shares of common stock and warrants to be issued in the Offering was filed in both in the United States with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and declared effective by the SEC on March 10, 2017 and in Canada.

A final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of this Offering was filed in both the United States and in Canada.  Copies of the final prospectus supplements and the accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC via email at placements@hcwco.com, and in Canada from Haywood Securities Inc. at ecm@haywood.com   Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplements and accompanying prospectus are also available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by visiting the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration of qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.  The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplement, the prospectus or the Company’s shelf registration statement.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the permitted Reno Creek ISR project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay, and a large, high-grade titanium project in Paraguay. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
Toll Free: (866) 748-1030
Fax: (361) 888-5041
E-mail: info@uraniumenergy.com

Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE American: UEC
WKN: AØJDRR
ISN: US916896103

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding whether or when the Offering may be completed and the anticipated use of proceeds from the offering. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For forward-looking statements in this news release, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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USA TODAY Publishes an Op-Ed Article from Uranium Energy Corp Chairman Spencer Abraham on U.S. Uranium and National Security

Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the “Company” or “UEC” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298360) is pleased to announce USA TODAY published an article on September 20, by UEC Chairman Spencer Abraham titled “Domestic uranium necessary for national security, healthy nuclear energy programs.”  Mr. Abraham is a former U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Senator.

The following is provided with the permission of  USA  TODAY.

USA TODAY
Domestic uranium is necessary for national security, healthy nuclear energy programsSpencer Abraham | Opinion contributor
Published 7:00 a.m. ET Sept. 20, 2018

America used to export uranium, but now it is dependent on other countries. In order to protect ourselves, we need to increase uranium mining.

When I served as Energy secretary under President George W. Bush, our administration was deeply concerned that over 50% of our oil was imported, with much of it coming from unstable places. We considered this a major national security matter.

Today, that national security concern has been solved through a combination of American ingenuity, technology and fully embracing our abundant natural resources. But now, we face a similar national security challenge. The U.S. nuclear fleet, generating 20% of this country’s electricity (and about 60% of our carbon-free energy) has become almost entirely dependent on foreign uranium, much of it from countries with elevated geopolitical risks.

At its peak in 1980, U.S. uranium production stood at 43.7 million pounds, enough to supply all of our U.S. reactors and a substantial portion of our allies’ requirements.

In 2017, U.S. uranium production was less than 2.4 million pounds, accounting for about 5% of the nation’s requirements, even though our uranium reserves are sufficient to meet our domestic demand.

Please click here: https://usat.ly/2PQfx3K for the full article.

About Uranium Energy Corp

Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company.  The Company’s fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Palangana ISR mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project.  In Wyoming, UEC controls the permitted Reno Creek ISR project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay, and a large, high-grade titanium project in Paraguay. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.

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