Palladium Mining News

Investing in the new resource bull market

After four grinding years of falling metal prices and vanishing market capitalizations, we have seen a stunning shift in market sentiment since mid-January, says Matt Geiger of MJG Capital. Multiple physical commodities are now in technical bull markets.

SA's mining leadership needs to grasp opportunities missed in the last commodity boom – SRK

Signs of resurgence in platinum, a stronger gold price and growing coal exports to India should be triggers for South Africa’s mining leadership to grasp the opportunities that it missed in the last commodity boom, according to consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting (South Africa).

Four China charts to turn you into a mining bull

And one that's ultra-bearish.

Hedge funds up bullish platinum, palladium bets near record

Large scale futures speculators and PGM investors in physically-backed exchange traded funds are taking wildly different views of the outlook for the metals.

Anglo's top shareholder could reduce it to diamond-only miner

South Africa's state pension fund is pushing Anglo to spin off all its assets in the country, including the miner's coveted platinum mines.

Draft bill says list in Harare if you want to mine in Zimbabwe

None of the foreign-owned platinum miners operating in the world's number three producer of the precious metal is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.

South Africa output topples platinum, palladium prices

PGM prices plunge after data show country's mines responsible for 70% of global production are humming and local currency revenues are hitting records.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

Gold futures come back to the London Metal Exchange

The LME’s previous attempt at trading gold lasted only three years .

This is what a broad-based metals and mining rally looks like

CHART: The gold price may grab headlines, but coal's rally comes as a shocker – thermal prices are up 22% in 2016 and coking coal's back in triple digits.

Platinum, palladium prices are exploding

Platinum now outperforming gold price in 2016 and palladium price soars 21% in just one month.

The world's 50 most valuable mining companies

Combined these mining and metal giants are worth $700 billion with operations in every corner of the world.

Egypt ancient gold mines offer clues on country’s untapped vast mineral deposits

The country is said to be sitting on mineral deposits worth hundreds of billions of dollars which, once developed, could surpass oil as its main source of income.

Luxembourg invests heavily in space mining

First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.

Study of private investors shows how risky mining can be

For private capital mining and metals is the riskiest natural resources sector – but only energy beats the returns.

US government expected to green-light first private Moon mission

An official endorsement of such mission would pave the way for several other for-profit space ventures currently in the works.

CHARTS: Brutal May for metals and miners

A sharp reversal in metals and minerals prices during May see top mining companies shed billions in market value.

Bayer and Planetary Resources to collaborate to improve agriculture with space data

Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.

Planetary Resources now has $21 million to help miners find resources… on Earth

Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.

Platinum and palladium markets to go into deficit in 2016: GFMS

GFMS forecasts the platinum market will return to a small deficit in 2016 and the deficit in palladium will deepen.

CHARTS: The May mining and metals meltdown

Seven trading days in and already global mining investors are nursing double digit declines as everything from copper to met coal to silver take a beating.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

The rights and wrongs of rights issues

Rights issues are the best way of raising funds in a way that does not disadvantage existing shareholders

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

The end of the global diversified miner?

New report predicts mining's majors will increasingly move away from diversification strategies to concentrate on competitiveness in certain core sectors.