Palladium Mining News

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.

These bacteria can help you find rich platinum deposits

Fresh research shows a new role for bacteria in cycling platinum group metals in soils and sediments, offering a better understanding of how to search for them.

Wellgreen Platinum announces $10 million equity investment by Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund L.P.

Electrum Strategic Opportunities Fund, a special purpose acquisition company headed by Thomas Kaplan, has invested $10 million of equity in Wellgreen Platinum, a Canadian mining exploration and development company.

Platinum market to record 5th deficit in a row this year

Mining supply returns to pre-strike level but recycling falls.

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

THEnergy review of the Energy and Mines Summit in London

More than 200 delegates from the mining, renewable energy and finance sectors attended this event.

Hedge funds in major commodities rethink

Silver attracts buyers, gold price lifted out of historic net short positioning as large futures speculators cut overall bearish bets on commodities by 74%.

INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns

This year’s version has an interactive design that allows users to sort returns by various categories including returns, volatility, and other groupings.

Oil, Asian stocks rout deepen miners wounds

Miners suffering fresh sell-off as oil price falls and the IMF lowers growth forecast for China, rattling investors.

One small step for mining's new frontier

Once a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid miners have their way.

Platinum, palladium bear brunt of brutal 2016

Platinum hits record discount against gold price and palladium already down 16% in 2016, despite record setting global auto sales.

The world's northernmost mines

They are all located in just three countries: Norway, Russia and Canada.

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most valuable substances by weight

The world's most valuable substance? It sells for a cool $27 million per gram.

Worst year for US mining jobs since 1986

12 straight months of losses see 129,000 positions eliminated, the deepest jobs cuts in 29 years and the third worst annual decline since 1939.

Asteroid miner 3D-prints spacecraft prototype with alien metal

What Planetary Resources' 3D-printed model so impressive is the fact that it’s made entirely out of metal that’s not from Earth.

Anglo American teeters on the brink

Fresh selloff brings year loss to 80%. Outside metal prices rebounding (aka divine intervention) and barring extending a begging bowl, what will save Anglo?

Veteran investor Rick Rule reveals a unique arbitrage opportunity

Rick praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it.

Mining in 2016: Six reasons to be cheerful

No 3: "The return of inflation could revive demand for hedges including commodities, with gold in particular likely to benefit."

Some think not too soon for Anglo obituary

Anglo-American perceived as "the most likely of the diversified mining majors to go bust" even if it "goes down fighting".