Greencastle Resources Ltd

Niger uranium draws interest

Vancouver — The hot uranium market has spurred explorers to broaden the global hunt for the energy metal, putting the West African country of Niger in the spotlight again.

Aerial view of the heap-leach facilities near the Pipeline pit at Placer Dome and Rio Tinto's Cortez gold-mining complex in Nevada.

Speculation runs high on Battle Mountain-Cortez trend

Elko, Nev. — The search for gold along the Battle Mountain-Cortez trend in north-central Nevada has been re-energized by the Cortez Hills discovery, a 7.5-million-oz. oxide deposit that is still being drilled off by partners Placer Dome<...

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