The city of Rustenberg (pictured) is the centre of South Africa's platinum belt where mineworkers are keeping up job action.
Talks between labour and management continue.
Mine workers refuse to go underground and all 13 Marikana shafts are not functioning.
Tensions rise ahead of major mining wage talks.
Outgoing Xstrata chief won't be sitting still after Glencore takeover.
Melman writes about global economic influences on mining.
No one was injured.
"Interest from private equity in sector is the highest I have ever seen"
Labour tensions rising ahead of mining sector wage negotiations.
A draft bill leaked to the media last week shows the government is planning to amend the current law to avoid paying compensation to foreign miners.
Platinum Group Metals Ltd.announces that results from shallow step out holes up-dip and in-fill holes within the 10.1 million ounce platinum, palladium and gold inferred resource continue to significantly expand and confirm the discovery.
Eastern Platinum News Release April 19th, 2013.
Markets really only move well two or three times a year and you can make a mint during those times.
The company cited low prices and productivity as reasons for the decision.
The miner's first-quarter output was higher across most commodities including copper, iron ore and diamonds.
Canada should not take for granted its position as a mining industry giant.
A plunge in precious metals prices and weak copper drag mining stocks to new lows.
40% Norilsk profit decline will eat into key dividends for Russia's largest aluminum producer.
No matter what happens to the 'supercycle', it's been a great decade for major commodities traders.
Great news from bellwether for industrial demand and globe's top commodity consumer spurs broad advance in metal and stock prices.
For now, gold is once again something to avoid. It seems like all the precious metals charts are now in limbo as we wait for a buy or sell signal.
Gold jewelry will be much cheaper in a few months, precisely in the summer, as some forecast the price of gold will decline to $1200-$1300 per ounce.
A 2/3 majority of survey respondents see gold up next week.
When Rick Rule pairs lower grades, labor strife and inefficient mines with the relentless demand for platinum and palladium, his result is an investment thesis that could pay off for bullion and equity investors.
"There's more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of ore."
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