Platinum could be the dark horse among precious metals, according to a money manager at Pacific Investment Management Co.
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The expansion will double the capacity of the mine and mill to 12,000 t/d from 6,000 t/d.
Scientists say the new process could help ease the transition from conventional internal combustion engines to fuel cell vehicles without disrupting the platinum supply chain.
But short term pain will persist.
The diversified miner anticipates 2018 production to be 2% ahead of previous guidance and costs to be 5% below.
The South African miner is kicking off this week its Far West gold recoveries project in Gauteng with the pumping of reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit, just four months into construction of the first phase.
Deal would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer.
If approved, merger would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer as Lonmin is the world’s third-largest while Sibanye-Stillwater is the fourth.
Shares in Sibanye-Stillwater hit a monthly low on Thursday, down 13.28 percent.
Under the deal, Lonmin will repay most of the loan by delivering platinum and palladium over a three year period to a subsidiary of Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest copper producer.
Dollar shortages are creating the risk of some mines shutting down, while investors calling for the removal of foreign exchange restrictions.
Sibanye and Lonmin said in a joint statement they remained fully committed to the deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year.
The transaction would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer as Lonmin is the world’s third-largest while Sibanye-Stillwater is the fourth.
Although about half of South African output is estimated to be unprofitable, few companies are reducing production by a meaningful amount.
Implats is confident of having adequate cash while restructuring its operations and cutting its workforce despite reporting a wider full-year loss.
The original sale of the stake was disputed in a London court by aluminium producer Rusal, which owns a stake in Nornickel.
Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.
Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.
Platinum miner Zimplats on Friday reported a 94 percent drop in after-tax profit to $2.6 million after incurring a higher deferred tax charge.
Price for scarce precious metal rhodium is up 270% in two years.
13,000 jobs to be slashed as the local platinum industry grapples with rising costs and weak prices for the precious metal.
From the $939bn invested in major projects between 2008 and 2017, the world’s top 40 mining companies by market cap. wrote-off $273bn or 29% of the initial capital outlay.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe believes mines on care and maintenance are bad for the economy.