Mining & Mineral Leaders in the News - Sante Fe Gold, USEC, Uranium Resources, Freeport-McMoran, Uranerz Energy

Mining & Mineral Leaders in the News - Sante Fe Gold, USEC, Uranium Resources,
                       Freeport-McMoran, Uranerz Energy

PR Newswire

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 30, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- issues news updates for today's market movers with
current positive trends in the mining sector. Active Mining Watch issued for:
Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBQ: SFEG), USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU), Uranium
Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:
FCX) and Uranerz Energy Corporation (NYSE: URZ)

Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTCBQ: SFEG) Headline: Santa FeGold Reports 14%
Increase inSummitGold-Silver Reserves. Santa Fe Gold Corporation today
announced it has delineated approximately 100,000 tons of additional ore
grading 0.14 ounces per ton gold and 6.2 ounces per ton silver at its Summit
gold-silver mine in southwestern New Mexico. The new ore represents an
increase of approximately 14% to ore reserves. The additional ore has been
developed on three levels in the upper part of the mine along the
northwesterly strike extension of the deposit. Current reserves support a mine
life of five years, and additional resources offer potential for an expanded
life of seven years or more. TheSummitmine began commercial production in
2012 and generated revenues of $13.3 million for the nine months ended March
31, 2013. Pierce Carson, President and CEO, commented, "Importantly, this
newly discovered ore source is readily available for mining and will provide
flexibility to the mine plan as we begin to extract ore from the higher grade
main ore zone during the second half of calendar 2013."  To read the entire
press release, please go to

In addition to the Summit mine, Santa Fe also controls two other
development-stage projects, the Mogollon gold-silver project and the Ortiz
gold project, both in New Mexico. The Mogollon project contains partially
drilled gold-silver deposits that hold promise for new mines, and fits the
Company's strategic objective of developing additional ore sources to
supplement ore from Summit currently processed through its flotation mill in

FNM Sector Commentary: Gold prices can vary on a daily basis and tend to be
influenced by industrial, consumer and jewelry demand, demand for gold as an
investment, sales and purchase of gold, speculative trading; and plenty of
other significant factors. Over the past few years, the price of gold has
shown a high inverse correlation with the U.S. dollar. In the wake of dollar
weakness, investors at times will look to gold as a safe haven. Many analyst
believe demand for gold should continue to rise, thanks to the rising middle
class in India, China, Latin America and other emerging markets. The Euro-zone
debt crisis will also be an important driver for gold demand. In the first
quarter of 2013, gold prices ranged from $1,574 per ounce to $1693.75 per
ounce, with average gold price at $1,631.8 per ounce, down 3% year over year.
However, according to the World Gold Council, the bull market for gold
appears to be intact even if there's a lot of uncertainty at the moment for
investors. Gold is expected to return to pre-April levels as the long-term
drivers of demand are firmly in place.

USEC Inc. (NYSE: USU), engages in the supply of low enriched uranium (LEU) for
commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, Japan, and
internationally. Its LEU is a component in the production of nuclear fuel for
reactors to produce electricity. The company sells separative work units (SWU)
component of LEU; the SWU and uranium components of LEU; and uranium for
utilities that operate nuclear power plants. Its SWU is a standard unit of
measurement that represents the effort required to transform a given amount of
uranium into two components, including enriched uranium having a higher
percentage of U235 and depleted uranium having a lower percentage of U235.
USU closed up over 50% or $9.81 per share on just over 3.8Mil shares traded
on Monday July 29, 2013.

Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) announced on Monday it will host a
conference call and webcast on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ET. During
the call, Christopher M. Jones, President and CEO, and Jeffrey L. Vigil, Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer, will provide an update on URI's
strategies, outlook, and progress in advancing its Texas and New Mexico
properties. A question-and-answer session will follow. The URI conference
call can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8471. The live webcast can be
monitored at URRE closed up over 28% or
$1.171 per share on just over 8.4Mil shares traded on Monday July 29, 2013.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) engages in the exploration of
mineral resource properties. The company primarily explores for copper, gold,
molybdenum, cobalt, silver, and other metals, such as rhenium and magnetite.
It operates in five segments: North America Copper Mines, South America
Mining, Indonesia Mining, Africa Mining, and Molybdenum Operations. The
company holds interests in various mines located in the Grasberg minerals
district in Indonesia; Morenci and Safford minerals districts in North
America; the Cerro Verde and El Abra operations in South America; and Tenke
Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uranerz Energy Corporation (NYSE: URZ) recently released an update on Company
activities. The Company's primary focus over the past year has been on
construction of the processing facility and installation of the monitor,
injection and recovery wells for in-situ recovery ("ISR") operations at its
Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project, located in the Powder River Basin of
Wyoming, U.S.A. Uranerz has completed drilling the first of two deep disposal
wells which are required to be operational prior to commencement of uranium
recovery operations. The first well has been drilled to a depth of 8,860 feet
and the casing and cementing operations have been completed. The drilling rig
will now be moved to the second deep disposal well site to start drilling
operations there. URZ closed up over 7% or $0.11 per share on just over
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