Platinum

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.

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 Thoughts | November 21, 2014
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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.

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.

Space miner loses first satellite in rocket explosion

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Space miner loses first satellite on rocket explosion

The affected company is Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine asteroids.

Anglo American ships first iron ore from Brazilian Minas-Rio project

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 27, 2014
Anglo American ships first iron ore from Brazilian Minas-Rio project

Once again Cutifani delivers — freight from Minas-Rio leaves for China by year-end and within the latest estimated budget.

Platinum miner sees opportunity in supply cuts

Bloomberg | October 26, 2014

Canada’s Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PTM) says its low-cost South African projects will benefit as competitors shut down old unprofitable mines, slashing global output by as much as 35 percent.

Precious metals subdues as panic over

GoldMoney | October 24, 2014
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For gold and silver it has been a week of two halves: first prices rallied to a peak on Tuesday, then declined to show net losses for the week on Wednesday for silver and Thursday for gold.

Worldwide nonferrous metals exploration budgets down 25% in 2014

SNL Metals & Mining | October 22, 2014
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Total worldwide budget for nonferrous metals exploration dropped to US$11.36 billion in 2014 from US$15.19 billion in 2013 — a 25% decrease.

Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Frik Els | October 21, 2014
Greenland explorer tearing it up after assays

Vancouver-based junior jumps 7% after assays from prospect on 3,600km2 coastal property returns strong copper-nickel-cobalt and platinum group results.

Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
Hundreds strike at Glencore’s coal mine in South Africa

Workers downed tools Friday after talks over the structuring of packages for employees who face lay offs hit a roadblock.

Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 17, 2014
Platinum, palladium price-setting technology ‘optimum’ for gold: LME

The LME says its electronic solution for the platinum and palladium price — LMEbullion — could benefit gold bugs.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as strategic

Reuters | October 14, 2014

Under the bill, such minerals "will be sold for production costs excluding transportation. That is the mine-gate price.

Wesizwe has BEE plan if Govt. wants increase

Miningmx: Headline News | October 13, 2014

Wesizwe Platinum said it had an empowerment plan if required by government to lift its BEE holding to beyond the current 13%.

BMO cuts gold, silver, platinum price outlook

Mineweb | October 12, 2014

BMO Capital Markets warns miners should prepare for a “prolonged period of sub-US$1,200/oz gold prices.”

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

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