Platinum

Anglo American Platinum offered $385 million for stake in Bokoni mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 17, 2014
Anglo American Platinum offered $385 million for stake in Bokoni mine

The potential buyer — community-owned firm Baroka Tribal Mining— will also acquire Amplats' 22.5% percent indirect stake in its joint venture partner, Atlatsa Resources.

Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
Deep-sea mining pioneer now hunts for resources in space

Julian Malnic, the founder of world's first deep-sea miner Nautilus Minerals has joined the board of Deep Space Industries.

UK company sells gold, silver refineries after 162 years

Frik Els | December 15, 2014
UK company sells gold, silver refineries after 162 years

Johnson Matthey sells refineries in US and Canada to metal recycler for $184 million in cash.

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INFOGRAPHIC: video – a vision of the mining company of the future

Visual Capitalist | December 11, 2014

The video outlines a new framework being developed called the Development Partner Framework.

Largo commences pre-feasibility study of PGM by-products at its Maracas Menchen Mine

Vorticom, Inc | December 10, 2014

Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced a pre-feasibility study ("the Pre-Feasibility Study" or "the Report") on the potential to produce salable platinum concentrates at its Maracas Menchen Mine in Bahia, Brazil.

Confronting the potential extinction of a Canadian institution

CEO.CA | December 10, 2014
stock market mining prices

To a packed crowd in Vancouver yesterday, veteran junior resource analyst John Kaiser gave a presentation hosted by AME BC entitled, Confronting the Potential Extinction of a Canadian Institution.

Vietnam’s emerging nickel-sulphide district

Frik Els | December 9, 2014
Vietnam’s emerging nickel-sulphide district

Asian Mineral Resources blazes a trail in South East Asia.

Precious metals firm is Britain’s most admired company

Frik Els | December 3, 2014
Precious metals firm is Britain’s most admired company

200-year old Johnson Matthey refines precious metals, manufactures autocatalysts and produces the platinum group metals industry's most watched research.

Meet South Africa’s 'gold slaves'

Equal Times | December 2, 2014
Over 200 miners trapped underground in illegal South African mine

Illegal gold excavation and scrapping, worth about six billion rands per year (about US$550 million), is today the lifeblood of Johannesburg’s informal economy.

Low oil prices good for PGMs

Mineweb | November 30, 2014

A Scotiabank analyst noted Thursday that when oil prices drop heavily on ample supply and strengthening consumer demand, car demand tends to surge.

Price fixing lawsuits come to platinum, palladium market

Frik Els | November 26, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Goldman, BASF, HSBC and Standard Bank accused of front-running and spoof orders while in charge of the London PGM Fix since 1989.

Police and protestors clash at Ivanhoe mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 26, 2014
Police and protestors clash at Ivanhoe mine in South Africa

Locals were protesting the imminent construction of Platreef platinum mine.

Ivanhoe jumps on exploration results at African mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 24, 2014
Ivanhoe jumps on exploration results at African mine

The miner has hit exceptionally high-grade silver, zinc and copper at its Kipushi mine in the DRC.

Platinum mine criminal charges a first for Alaska

Alaska Dispatch | November 23, 2014

A federal grand jury in Anchorage handed up a 28-page indictment accusing XS Platinum and five executives of conspiring to violate the federal Clean Water Act and of falsifying compliance reports to the government

Paul Wilson, CEO, World Platinum Investment Council: "We will help investors by providing better data on platinum"

Sprott's Thoughts | November 21, 2014
platinum bars mining

The Council was launched by a group of six platinum producers in South Africa, in order to further develop the global market for platinum investment.

Parent company liability for foreign subsidiary’s actions – alarming new trend?

A recent lawsuit in British Columbia is the latest example of an emerging trend in which plaintiffs are seeking to hold parent companies liable in negligence in relation to the actions of their foreign subsidiaries.

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Resource titan, Robert Friedland on the future of Platreef

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | November 19, 2014
Mining truck and loader

After the Toronto Stock Exchange rang the closing bell today, Ivanhoe Mines (IVN.TSX) announced they were resuming development work on Platreef, their 75.7 million ounce (Indicated + Inferred) platinum-gold-nickel-copper project in South Africa.

South Africa mine-killing probe draws to close after 2 years

Bloomberg | November 16, 2014

More than two years after 34 protesters were killed in the deadliest police action in South Africa since the end of apartheid, the state is completing its investigation.

S. African mining shows decline in financial performance

CNBC Africa | November 12, 2014

The country's mining industry sees a decline in financial performance in the wake of continued labour unrest and cost pressures.

Weak oil price, currencies helping miners stay afloat

Frik Els | November 11, 2014

A simple rule of thumb is that price changes have a two-to-one impact on the bottom line, while cost changes have a one-to-one impact.

Eastern Platinum disposes of platinum assets

African Review | November 10, 2014

Eastern Platinum Limited has reached an agreement with Hebei Zhongbo Platinum Company Limited for the disposal of its platinum group metal operations in South Africa.

Ivanhoe OK to build one of world’s biggest platinum mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
Ivanhoe ok to begin building one of world’s biggest platinum mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has finally approved the miner's Platreef platinum project.

JPMorgan not leaving physical commodities: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 3, 2014
JPMorgan not leaving physical commodities: report

The U.S. largest bank still plans to perform"traditional” activities in commodities such as financing, hedging, trading warrants on the London Metal Exchange and the vaulting of precious metals.

Mick the Miner in talks to buy Anglo’s assets, no deal tabled

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 3, 2014
Mick the Miner in talks to buy Anglo’s assets, no deal tabled

Sources close to X2 Resources, Davis' new company, have cast doubts on reports that the firm had made an offer.

Federal Open Market Committee hits gold and silver

GoldMoney | October 31, 2014

Trading in precious metals was quiet until Wednesday morning, when prices began to soften.

Why gold and silver are the good news metals

MoneyMetals.com | October 29, 2014

Analysts and some precious metals’ sellers tend to focus on the “insurance” aspect of owning precious metals. They point out that having some in your possession helps protect your wealth in case of inflation, political unrest, or for use as an “alternate currency” during a natural disaster, war, etc.

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