Platinum

South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2015
South Africa wants to settle mines’ black ownership in court

The main point of contention is the fact that mining companies believe that once they reached a 26% black ownership, they effectively complied, no matter where the percentage is at now.

S.Africa Marikana mining massacre report submitted

AFP | March 31, 2015

President Jacob Zuma received on Tuesday the official report into the police killing of 34 South African miners in 2012, as rights groups demanded that its findings be quickly made public.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

Zijin Mining buys 10% of Canada's Ivanhoe Mines

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 23, 2015
Zijin Mining buys 10% of Canada's Ivanhoe Mines

Zijn's main interest in Ivanhoe seems to be the Kamoa copper project.

INFOGRAPHIC: Space Exploration is Taking Off

Visual Capitalist | March 19, 2015
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Up until recent years, the momentum associated with space exploration had more or less fizzled. While it would seem that rapid innovation is occurring in every other technology field worldwide, the hardware and business models used in space exploration have remained static aside from small, incremental improvements.

Why Goldman Sachs is wrong about commodity prices: Philip Richards

The Mining Report | March 18, 2015
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In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Selectivity and patience: Resource investing today

Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.

Tommy Humphreys: An inside look: How mining titans like Giustra, Lundin, and Beaty are playing the downturn

Palisade Capital Corp | March 17, 2015
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Since Tommy regularly spends time with the sharpest minds of the natural resource sector (Lundin, Gisutra, Casey, etc.), we know how valuable his perspective is.

Downtrend remains in control

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I am always optimistic in my views and look for the best outcome but I am not blinded by it.

Struggling Australian junior to grow cannabis in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 9, 2015
Struggling Australian junior to grow cannabis in Canada

The move makes of Capital Mining the first ASX-listed, Canada-based company to hold a stake in a licensed marijuana grower.

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
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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
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"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.

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