Palladium Mining News

Operations resume at Platmin mine, says contractor MCC

JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings, which owns mining contractor MCC Holdings, said on Monday that operations have resumed at Platmin’s Pilanesberg platinum group-metals mine in South Africa, following illegal industrial action

Anglo Platinum sees six month earnings rising slightly

The world's top platinum producer said Monday that higher prices and sales of the metal were expected to boost headline earnings per share for the six months to June Anglo Platinum, the world's top producer of the precious metal, said on Monday that

Medium term platinum outlook – volatility and decline!

World No. 2 platinum miner CEO, David Brown, expects a slowdown in platinum demand increase in the months ahead while CPM also suggests prices may drift. JOHANNESBURG (Sunday Times) - Platinum looks set for a couple of quarters of volatility and decline,

One-Step Separation of Platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium: A Three-Liquid-Phase Extraction Approach

Three-liquid-phase extraction and one-step separation of platinum, palladium, and rhodium in the system composed of diisoamyl sulphide (S201), polyethylene oxide-polypropylene oxide random block copolymer (EOPO), Na2SO4, and H2O were investigated.

Platinum palladium to resume uptrend soon

Platinum, palladium to resume uptrend soon Commerzbank looks for Platinum to rise into year-end. These markets “tightened considerably” last year due to a rebound in demand following the recession-related weakness of the previous year. “The

Platinum, Palladium ETFs Down on Growth Concerns

Exchange traded funds that invest in platinum and palladium were lower in the first half of 2011 on concerns about the global economy, the Japan earthquake and the European debt crisis. Platinum and palladium are precious metals like gold and silver. However, they are also favored for their industrial uses, such as automobile production.

Precious metals to remain subdued on profit booking

Dilip Kumar Jha | 2011-07-03 00:10:00 Gold is likely to remain subdued this week on profit booking by global investors. Lack of safe haven buying support may continue, pulling the yellow metal further down and giving an opportunity to new investors to

China’s massive appetite for commodities sparks concern

China’s massive appetite for commodities is creating concerns for the global economy, the environment and workers in other countries. In a series of reports, VOA is looking at the economic power modern China wields. Chinese government and company officials are signing agreements at a dizzying pace around the world, including in places where few other foreigners invest.

Japanese firm to recover gold silver from E waste

For the first time in Japan, a leading recycling firm announced a project to recover precious metals like gold, silver and copper from electronic devices. Nippon Magnetic Dressing Co it will extract rare and precious metals from cellphones, home appliances, cars and medical equipment for sale to metal smelters, reports asahi.com Image from Wikipedia.

Precious metals hurt by oil reserve release

IBTimes reports that the release of reserve oil caused commodity prices to drop across the board with the greatest toll affecting the precious metals markets.

Commodities fall most in seven weeks

Bloomberg reports that commodities dropped the most in seven weeks after the International Energy Agency announced plans to release emergency oil supplies.Gold for August delivery fell 2.4 percent to $1,516.60 an ounce, the first drop in eight sessions, and palladium for immediate delivery declined 2.2 percent to $747.25 an ounce.

The ultimate guide to palladium investing

By some estimates, one in four products either contains a platinum group metal or uses one in the manufacturing process. Palladium, like platinum, is used widely in the manufacture of catalytic converters, creating a link between the price of the metal and the health of the global auto industry. As such, palladium as an investment vehicle has characteristics of both industrial metals such as copper and precious metals such as gold. There are a number of different options for investing in palladium, including exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal and exchange-traded products

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

The sweet Clash song “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” seems to be the song most suited for the Greek situation right now. France and Germany are bailing them out and Greece is trying to pass large budget cuts to the disdain of their citizens.

Jewellers provide support as gold prices bounce

Gold rebounded on Tuesday after posting its biggest one-day loss in a month in the previous session on growing worries about another global economic downturn, but a weaker U.S. dollar and bargain hunting by jewellers offered support. While signs of a cooling Chinese economy could weigh on industrial metals, dealers expect no change in China's appetite for bullion. Investors were also awaiting a trail of U.S. data later in the day which could set the tone for commodities.

Today in Commodities: USDA big news today

No curve balls from the USDA but as for food prices look for prices to stay elevated. Crude will settle approximately 1% higher in today’s session trading briefly over $102/barrel in the July contract. We […]

Profit margins at world’s top 40 mining companies fall

Profit margins for the world's top 40 mining companies are below the historical peaks of 2006 and 2007 as higher costs outweigh record commodity prices, PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Tuesday. Revenues for the world's 40 largest […]

Gokhran may have enough palladium for exports in 2012, but what of 2013?

A Russian Finance Ministry official has reportedly said that the State repository has sufficient palladium stocks to continue to export in 2012, while it is also looking to upgrade some of its existing material (Gokhran has sufficient palladium to continue exports in 2012 - report). In their authoritative reviews released last month, both Johnson Matthey and GFMS addressed this issue and the two houses are of similar views with respect to the outlook on this issue.

Stillwater Mining's outlook good

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami did substantial damage to the Japanese auto industry. Some speculated that the global platinum supply would rise eightfold due to the impact of the quake. Platinum is an essential component in making catalytic converters for the auto industry. The futures for both platinum and palladium both plunged but have since recovered significantly.

The world is not running out of natural resources

Let me begin by saying that I believe the premise of this question is mistaken. It is quite incorrect to think that fossil fuel resources are finite. It may be true that there is a finite quantity of such resources in the earth's crust, but that does not mean that we will ever run out.

Stillwater Mining Company comments on stronger PGM prices

Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE: SWC), commenting on today's significant strengthening in palladium and platinum prices, indicated that the market outlook for increasing demand and constrained production underlies the significant move in metal prices today.

Commodities boom drives economic growth in several Canadian provinces

A Conference Board of Canada report says high energy and metals prices "are prompting resource companies to invest billions in iron ore projects, nickel processing and offshore oil developments" in Newfoundland and Labrador, generating the largest growth in real GDP this year of all the Canadian provinces." The board's Provincial Outlook - Spring 2011 report issued Wednesday also forecasts that Saskatchewan "will benefit from tax breaks and a hot mining industry."

Bottoms in!

It was another week of mixed markets where we did see some bottoms in stocks and US markets seem to have turned up thus far. Their not yet trending higher, but they look about to. The uncertainty of the end of QE2 coming in a little over a month is still weighing heavy as well as more issues over in Europe. It’s all par for the course though as the charts tell all, and usually in advance.

Pandora shares down on missed Q1 forecast

Fast-growing Danish jewellery maker Pandora (PNDORA.CO: Quote) missed forecasts with a 55 percent rise in first-quarter profit as price rises failed to match surging gold and silver costs, hitting its shares on Thursday. The German […]

Output disrupted at Lonmin SAfrican mine

Miner Lonmin LMIJ.J (LMI.L: Quote) said on Friday that there was unspecified industrial action taking place at its Marikana operations in South Africa by members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). "Lonmin announced today that it is currently experiencing unprotected industrial action by NUM members at the Karee operations of its Marikana operations. As a result, production at Karee has been disrupted since the night shift of Tuesday 17th May," it said in a statement.

China's interest in Latin American commodities continues

Latin America used to be known for its economic and political instability. But it fought off the global financial crisis with relative ease. Poverty is now falling, the middle classes are growing rapidly and asset […]