Palladium Mining News

Anti-mining activists in South Africa face harassment, death — report

Opponents to mining projects in South Africa are often harassed, threatened and sometimes even killed, according to a report by a group of human rights advocates including Human Rights Watch.

Swedish scientists develop fastest hydrogen sensor for hydrogen-powered vehicles

The device is capable of detecting 0.1 percent hydrogen in the air in less than a second.

Platinum edges out of doldrums at last as labor threat looms

After months of being ignored in favor of market darling palladium, platinum is finally getting some attention from investors.

Cobalt, uranium and silver prices expected to rally in 2019

But the iron ore price surge won't last says new survey of commodity analysts.

Don't bet on platinum miners boosting supply on price surge

Prices for platinum, palladium and rhodium have all gained in recent months, boosting earnings for miners in top supplier South Africa.

$6 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resource reached a record $93 billion last year.

Told-you-so rout hammers palladium in worst week since 2016

The metal hit an all-time high on March 21 after a massive rally that spurred predictions a reversal was inevitable.

Russia's Nornickel to spend $1.4B on two expansion projects

Nornickel aims to ramp up nickel output and tap an expected boom in demand from electric vehicle makers.

Pancontinental acquires battery and energy metals project in Ontario

The company says the acquisition of the St. Laurent project supports its strategy of exploring for battery and energy metals.

Wheaton Precious Metals exceeds 2018 production guidance, declares dividend

Wheaton exceeded production guidance for gold, silver and palladium by 5%, 9% and 41%, respectively.

Russia ban, Fiat Chrysler drive palladium price to new record high

The precious metal is up nearly 90% since August.

South African court blocks mine union's plan for industry-wide strike

AMCU has been on strike at Sibanye-Stillwater's gold operations since mid-November in a pay dispute.

Fiat recall means palladium users bracing for 'supply shock’

Fiat Chrysler’s recall of almost 862,520 gasoline-fueled vehicles could spur additional demand for the palladium market already reeling from shortages.

Abramovich trims Nornickel stake in $551m share sale

The shares, accounting for a 1.7% stake in the world's largest palladium producer, were bought predominantly by British-based investors, with Russian investors also buying a third of the shares.

Abramovich's Nornickel sale shows taste for Russian stock deals

Roman Abramovich’s sale of a stake in Russia’s biggest mining company shows investor appetite for the country’s assets is returning.

White Metal acquires 100% interest in Ontario palladium-platinum project

The Seagull Lake property is 90 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and consists of 133 claim cells totalling approximately 2,128 hectares.

Platinum price: S. Africa output jump will push oversupply to 6-year high

Even though demand for the precious metal is growing for first time since 2015.

Never a bad day at the office for Anglo American execs

The diversified miner's CEO Mark Cutifani earned $72,000 per day last year.

Platinum miners win reprieve as South Africa strike delayed

The threat of disruption has helped boost platinum and palladium prices this week.

Junkyard palladium growing as an answer to disappearing resource

Recyclers can recover about 90 percent of the metal from catalytic converters in junked cars for a fraction of the cost of mining it.

World's biggest platinum miners ask court to block strike

“We are of the view that AMCU is not acting in the best interests of workers, or the industry”- Anglo American Plc

Nornickel expects bigger palladium supply deficit in 2019

The global palladium market deficit is forecast at 800,000 ounces compared with 600,000 ounces in 2018.

‘Bubble’ warning sounds over 2019’s hottest commodity

Palladium’s deficit-driven ascent has some analysts warning of the growing potential for a correction given the rapid sprint upward.

Mining stocks rally as copper price hits 7-month high

BHP, Anglo American touch one-year highs.

Palladium smashes $1,500 as shortages to aid Nornickel, Amplats

Tighter emissions rules are “outweighing the weakness in global auto sales and the growing threat from EV's.