Platinum

South Africa’s gold workers 'unimpressed' with 13% pay rise offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
South Africa’s gold workers unimpressed with 13% pay rise offer

Gold producers offered above-inflation wages, which make up 55% of their mining costs in the country.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Yesterday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Royal Nickel announces C$12 million royalty and private equity financing

Royal Nickel Corporation | June 29, 2015

Letter of intent signed with Orion Mine Finance

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

South African commission finds police to blame in Marikana deaths

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 25, 2015
South African commission finds police to blame in Marikana deaths

The commission into the deaths at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine in August 2012 concluded the plan to quell the massive protest was “defective,” and shouldn't have been executed as such.

South African gold sector to table wage offer next week

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2015
South African gold sector to table wage offer next week

The companies, which bargain collectively under the country’s Chamber of Mines, are already battling low metal prices and mounting electricity costs amid power outages.

Amplats axing over 400 jobs in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2015
Amplats axes over 400 jobs in South Africa

Anglo American’s platinum unit cited dark outlook for the sector as main reason for the cuts.

Platinum, palladium prices pounded again

Frik Els | June 17, 2015
Platinum, palladium prices pounded again

Palladium enters bear market and platinum hits fresh six-and-a-half year low on worries over Greek debt crisis.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Every Chinese overseas investment over $100m visualized

Visual Capitalist | June 17, 2015
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

Showing over 1,250 attempted transactions, this list includes both successful and failed attempts in order to visualize the ebb and flow of Chinese investments up until mid-2014.

Congo mulls suspending Ivanhoe's Kamoa stake sale to Zijin

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2015
Congo mulls suspending Ivanhoe's Kamoa copper venture sale

It also plans to review the legal status of the joint venture, while it negotiates with Ivanhoe to raise its stake to 20% from the current 5% it holds.

Mining industry inertia will come at a price

Frik Els | June 16, 2015
Mining industry inertia will come at a price

PwC's John Gravelle on the mining industry's austerity drive, price realities and declining exploration spending.

Chris and Michael Berry: What the boomers got wrong—and right—about natural resource investing

The Gold Report | June 16, 2015
Mining companies lead surge in Canadian IPO market in Q4

The Gold Report, quizzed Chris and Dr. Michael Berry, authors of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, on how investing has changed over the years in the gold, silver, niche metals and energy space, and what they are investing in today to make sure they survive to see the next cycle.

Rick Rule: When interviewing companies investors should start by asking—"What’s your liquidation value?"

Sprott's Thoughts | June 15, 2015
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Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings, recounts how a small mining event led to a career-changing investment.

Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

Frik Els | June 11, 2015
Mine financing: 2015 off to dismal start

A third of money raised is destined for Canadian projects while Australia's share of global total drops to only 5%.

Lonmin shares collapse as Glencore completes stake divestment

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 11, 2015
Lonmin shares collapse as Glencore completes stake divestment

The move may create a group of sellers that want to dispose of their holding, or it could open the door to a buyer, according to analysts.

Trouble brewing in South Africa’s gold mining sector

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Trouble brewing in South Africa’s gold mining sector

The country's radical Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said it would begin a wildcat strike in the sector if its rival union and companies extend wage deal to its members.

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

Planetary Resources, Inc. | June 3, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

Charts say metals still have further to fall

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I really don’t care if gold rises or falls, I just read the charts while some people get so emotionally attached.

Wellgreen Platinum provides Wellgreen project update 

Wellgreen Platinum | May 29, 2015
Implats and Transition Metals strike platinum in Ontario

Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (TSX: WG; OTC-QX: WGPLF) is pleased to provide an update on its ongoing project activities.

INFOGRAPHIC: Lunar gold rush — How moon mining could work

911Metallurgist | May 28, 2015

Across history, human development has relied upon the finite resources available on Earth. But the moon – a seemingly barren rock – may actually be a treasure trove of rare resources vital to Earth’s future.

Cecilia Jamasmie

China’s Zijin inks deals with two Canadian firms on the same day

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 26, 2015
China’s Zijin grabs stake in two Canadian firms on the same day

Perhaps the most important aspect of today’s agreements is the fact that both aim to form long-term strategic partnerships to collaborate on further ventures, opening new markets for all the firms involved.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Eight picks from four experts

In two weeks, four of today’s top experts in the metals and mining sector are gathering at the inaugural Metals Investment Forum to introduce some of their best bets for profiting in the upcoming turnaround.

Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions

Frik Els | May 18, 2015
Platinum price at 6-week high on deficit predictions

New report highlights falling mine supply outside of Southern Africa and increased jewelry demand from China.

S. Africa chamber of mines refutes Govt. data, says members meet black ownership targets

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 15, 2015
S. Africa chamber of mines refutes Govt. data, says members meet black ownership targets

Saying that just over 20% of miners had met the black economic empowerment criteria is to tun a blind eye to the progress members have made so far, claims the ming group.

Eric Coffin – pinpoints the mining companies with resources that are right for today's market

The Gold Report | May 14, 2015
Reports review mining

In this interview with The Gold Report, he suggests some companies with resources that not only make sense but could make even more sense to larger companies.

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