Platinum

South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.

Chile’s Codelco likely to buy Anglo’s unwanted copper assets — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 22, 2015
Chile’s Codelco likely to buy Anglo’s unwanted copper assets — report

Anglo’s assets up for grabs include three mines and a smelter valued at $1 billion.

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

CEO.CA | February 20, 2015
Colleen - Two small explorers, exploration, Juniors, hiking, trail blazing, heading out 333

Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently restrict non-rich people from giving money directly to the treasuries of these companies.

Neil Adshead, PhD: calls for platinum squeeze – we’re early but the trend will play out

Sprott's Thoughts | February 18, 2015
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Neil Adshead is constantly scouring the field of junior exploration stocks as an analyst at Sprott Asset Management LP. I took advantage of his visit to our San Diego office to ask him a few questions.

Large platinum group metals claim reported in Peru

PR Newswire | February 16, 2015
Large platinum broup metals claim reported in Peru - Gabby_RioSol_geologist and geochemist

Today the company announces the next strategic claim it is bringing to market – an approximately 39 square kilometer claim located 70-75 kilometers from Cusco and potentially the first gabbroic PGM claim in Peru or South America that includes platinum and palladium.

ZNA muscles in on rich platinum deal

The Standard | February 15, 2015

Zimbabwe National Army has won a bitter struggle with the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development for the control of a lucrative $4.8-billion platinum mine.

Anglo American's big write-down

Michael Allan McCrae | February 13, 2015
minas rio anglo american write down brazil

Minas Rio.

"We haven’t seen capitulation in natural resources yet"

Sprott's Thoughts | February 13, 2015

During a period of polarizing precious metals and industrial commodity pricing, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments—opining on global counterparty risk, resource capital markets, capitulation, and more.

Consensus forecast 2015 gold price average: DOWN

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Consensus forecast 2015 gold price average: down again

Of 35 analysts polled by the London Bullion Market Association Ross Norman of Sharps Pixley is most bullish at $1,321, but 5 others see a dip below $1,000.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

Amplats Q4 production drops by 17 pct after strike

Reuters | January 28, 2015

Anglo American Platinum's production fell by 17% in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago due to a strike at its South African operation.

Anglo American set for commodity slump-triggered charge

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 28, 2015
Anglo American set for commodity slump-triggered charge

The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.

Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2015
Anglo American mulls sale of more coal mines in Australia

The operations that may be added to the list of assets for sale are Dawson and Foxleigh, in Queensland.

Anglo hit by platinum, iron ore units lower earnings outlooks

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 23, 2015
Anglo hit by platinum, iron ore units lower earnings outlooks

The miner shed over 3.7% after two of its business divisions — Amplats and Kumba — warned they expected full-year earnings to shrink more than previously flagged.

Faber: Gold will rally 30% in 2015

Frik Els | January 14, 2015
Faber: Gold will rally 30% in 2015

Wall Street stalwart Marc Faber, also known as Dr Doom, has emerged as 2015's biggest gold bull saying confidence in central banks are about to collapse.

Ivanhoe Mines excoriates Globe and Mail over Platreef report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 12, 2015
Ivanhoe Mines backlashes report on its Platreef platinum mine

Article implies that the company engaged in illicit practices to obtain the necessary permits for its Platreef mine in South Africa.

Wife of Ivanhoe Mines CEO charged after throwing a water bottle at a flight attendant

Andrew Topf | January 11, 2015
Plane window view

Ivanhoe Mines  (TSE:IVN) received a bit of unwanted publicity on Sunday when it was revealed that the wife of CEO Lars-Eric Johansson is facing criminal charges for throwing a water bottle at a flight attendant on an Air Canada flight.

Robert Friedland’s mining showdown in South Africa

Globe and Mail | January 11, 2015

The two men took the cash from an envelope, counted it carefully and spread it on the table in front of Raesetsa Makgabo in her village home.

Platinum, palladium prices in 2015: Start your engines

Frik Els | January 8, 2015
Platinum, palladium prices in 2015: Start your engines

The stars will again align for a rise in PGM prices in 2015, but all bets are off if… Putin.

Frank Holmes - U.S. Global Investors

Epic price reversal for commodities in 2014

Investors pile back into gold stocks, Goldcorp up $2bn in a week

Whereas total returns for the S&P 500 Index and 10-Year Treasury bond stayed relatively stable throughout the year, commodities and the U.S. dollar both made an incredible about-face starting around late June, early July.

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist

Dollars and gold revisited

Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist | December 28, 2014
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Monetization of treasury bonds to the tune of $300 billion will not be nearly enough to solve our country’s financial problems.

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.

Visual Capitalist

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.

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