Palladium

Space miner loses first satellite in rocket explosion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Space miner loses first satellite on rocket explosion

The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.

Why gold and silver are the good news metals

MoneyMetals.com | October 29, 2014

Analysts and some precious metals’ sellers tend to focus on the “insurance” aspect of owning precious metals. They point out that having some in your possession helps protect your wealth in case of inflation, political unrest, or for use as an “alternate currency” during a natural disaster, war, etc.

Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

September precious metal price meltdown

Frik Els | September 30, 2014
Bears are ripping precious metals apart

Fresh selling sees gold price end September down 6% vs historical average gain of 3%, silver tanks 13%, platinum drops 9% and palladium collapses 15% over the course of the month.

INFOGRAPHIC: A year's extraction of metal shown next to landmarks and cities

Visual Capitalist | September 25, 2014
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For thousands of years of development as a species, humans never really needed to understand the real meaning behind big, unreachable numbers such as billions or trillions.

Gold up on Syria bombing, weaker dollar

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
Gold up on Syria bombing, weaker dollar

Experts don't expect gains to last for long.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

Heavy precious metal shorting is bullish

Adam Hamilton - Zeal Intelligence | September 12, 2014
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The ironic thing is that futures speculators fantastic Q2 2013 gold-downside bet hasn’t worked very well since then.

Ivanhoe transfers 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Ivanhoe transfer 26% of S. Africa’s platinum project to locals

It has given 20% to 20 local groups, 3% to black entrepreneurs and managerial employees, and another 3% to historically disadvantaged South African staff.

Frik Els

Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

Frik Els | September 3, 2014
Glasenberg pooh-poohs Anglo takeover

There's a history there of course. Just ask Mick Davis.

PGM roller coaster ride: long way down

Frik Els | September 2, 2014
Palladium price roller coaster ride: long way down

Palladium drops sharply from 13-year highs. Sister metal platinum close to wiping out 2014 gains.

Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.

Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.

China to ban coal use in Beijing by 2020

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2014
Chinese coal burning set to decline first time in 14 years

Experts claim ban is unlikely to have a significant impact on the country's coal consumption in the short term.

$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

Frik Els | August 7, 2014
$180bn investment for Africa infrastructure through 2025

Still only 2% of global spending on infrastructure projects according to new report.

China's war on pollution to push palladium higher still

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
China's pollution problem to push palladium higher still

China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.

Gold and silver shining bright—hit three-month highs

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 10, 2014
Gold and silver shining bright—hit three-month highs

Platinum and palladium were also dragged higher by gold.

A quiet steady week that sets us up for strong action now

Silver to 100 dollars

We didn’t see a lot of large moves.

Increased globalization comes with unique risks and challenges

info@mineralsmakelife.org | July 1, 2014
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The United States’ duplicative permitting process is a deterrent to investors.

Hedge funds add record 61% to bullish gold bets

Frik Els | June 29, 2014
Not just the smart money getting into gold

Smart money playing catchup after three weeks of gold price gains add record number of net long positions for the week to 12.1 million ounces.

Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

Frik Els | June 28, 2014
Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

New report says risks to supply remain substantial.

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