PGM Mining News

Largo initiates exploration on potential new discovery of chromite and PGMs

Largo Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has begun an exploration program for chromite and PGMs (platinum group metals) at its Capivara Prospect which is located in the Maracas region of Bahia, Brazil, but outside of the current mining area of its Maracas Menchen Mine.

Paul Renken: For 2014 gains, look to uranium, PGMs and gems

Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, calls 2014 a soft year for gold and silver prices, but foresees stronger prices—and demand—for nickel, copper and tech metals as the year progresses.

Implats and Transition Metals strike platinum in Ontario

Discovery-focused Transition Metals says it has intersected 'significant' platinum group metals mineralization at its Sunday Lake, a joint venture with the world's second biggest platinum producer, Impala Platinum.

2014 junior mining forecasts with top analyst picks

In this environment, investors should stay cautious and the focus should remain on companies with strong balance sheets, top tier management teams, and projects in safe jurisdictions.

Platinum giant Lonmin returns to profit after stormy year

World's third largest platinum producer posted best output in six years.

China needs PGM's now

In an effort to reduce vehicle emissions and drive sustainability advances in automobiles, the world is turning to technologies centered on platinum group metals.

The tribe has spoken: South African miners – please leave the island!

Bernard Swanepoel offers some ideas on how miners can recover their reputation.

Palladium's future is bright

With all eyes glued to the political wrangling in Washington, attention has been diverted from some very bullish developments in the palladium market.

CEO salaries: Former Impala exec sent off with 28% pay boost

Paid more in last three months than entire preceding fiscal year.

INFOGRAPHIC: Platinum as an investment

Part three of Visual Capitalist's platinum series has arrived. The final section looks at platinum as an investment opportunity. Global demand for the precious metal has increased 30 times over the past decade. Here's the case […]

Pro-or seizes market opportunity with platinum recycling technology

Every year, nearly 15 million North American cars expire—and recycling the platinum group metals within them is far cheaper than building a three-mile mine shaft in a faraway country.

INFOGRAPHIC: The platinum series continued

Part two of the platinum series explores supply and demand.

David Franklin: Is platinum the new gold?

While white metal miners face a variety of challenges, there is an increasing demand for platinum and palladium from vehicle manufacturers in the U.S. and China.

The history of platinum

A history of "little silver."

Lonmin platinum sales down 45.9% in Q3

Company says its still on track for full-year targets.

Analysts’ ideas of the week – what triggered this depressing junior resource market?

It is hard to come across a cheerful face these days - the culprit being the disastrous junior resource market.

Precious metals exchange to open in Moscow

The country has so far only been dealing with futures on gold and silver.

Crocodile River mine put on care and maintenance

92% of employees to be retrenched or their employment terminated.

Prophecy Platinum completes $5.9m equity financing

Prophecy Platinum says it will use funds for Wellgreen and Shakespeare projects.

Platinum: ETF demand points to a price increase

Current developments suggest the price may be set to improve significantly in the coming months.

Strike shuts down Implats mine in South Africa

About 3,000 employees didn't report for work at the No. 14 shaft in Rustenburg.

Platinum and palladium: A fundamental shift

A look at global supply against auto-industry demand for both metals.

Labour strife continues at South African mines

The city of Rustenberg (pictured) is the centre of South Africa's platinum belt where mineworkers are keeping up job action.

Lonmin's South African mine resumes operation after strike

Talks between labour and management continue.

Workers strike at Lonmin's South African mine

Mine workers refuse to go underground and all 13 Marikana shafts are not functioning.