Palladium Mining News

South Africa's chamber of mines challenges new charter in court

South Africa's Chamber of Mines has applied to a high court for an interdict to prevent the implementation of a new charter that increases the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

CHART: Commodity prices slump to 50-year low against US stocks

S&P500 most expensive compared to commodities since late 1960s despite last year's rally in metals and mineral prices.

'Strong hand' may be pushing palladium price higher

Back within shouting distance of 2-year highs amid talk of market "squeeze".

Miners frozen out as South Africa readies empowerment rules

Mining companies in South Africa have been frozen out of consultation over regulatory changes that could dilute shareholders, raise costs and impose new levies to fund community development.

CHART: Hedge fund commodity bulls misread the market

Smart money's bullish bets on commodity futures and options slashed 64% from record high hit just three months ago.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Low platinum prices push jewellery demand

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but for budget-conscious ring-bearers, the preferred material might be platinum.

'When not if' palladium will top platinum price

New report says record autocatalyst demand, falling mine supply, will make palladium more valuable than platinum for the first time since 2001.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

More iron ore comes to the market as Anglo’s output soars in Q1

Both iron ore and diamond output rose in the first quarter thanks to a continued ramping-up of the company's Minas Rio mine in Brazil and improvements in the gem market.

Iron ore, copper price plunge brings carnage to mining stocks

Worries about Chinese economy and rising tension surrounding North Korea brings fear trade to mining and industrial metals.

Buy precious, sell base (metals)…..

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he believes base metals are overbought and precious metals, especially silver, are set to appreciate.

Top 50 biggest mining companies

Combined worth of $842 billion with 20% gains so far in 2017.

Precious metals are in alignment for a major ascent

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger discusses silver's recent price performance and why he believes precious metals are in alignment for a major ascent.

This precious metal has surged 32% in 2017

Rhodium jumps back above $1,000 an ounce for the first time in nearly two years.

How to build a mine

There are three key components to building a mine, starting with a competent, experienced management team.

Making the grade: understanding exploration results

The most exciting news from a mining exploration stock is a high-grade drilling result.

CHARTS: Hedge funds turn commodity bears at record pace

Large-scale futures speculators sour on commodity sector in a big way – bullish bets on gold price cut by nearly 50%, most since 2015.

Dieselgate hasn't hurt platinum price

Strong ETF inflows, rising autocatalyst demand despite Volkswagen emission scandal combined with falling mine supply to boost platinum price says new study.

Stillwater Mining takeover needs more study

US Foreign Investment Committee scrutinizing South African gold miner's $2.2 billion offer for the only US platinum, palladium producer.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

Toyota's new technology a blow for platinum, palladium price

World's top carmaker says first vehicles using new catalyst technology that reduces PGM loads by 20% will leave assembly line later this year.