Platinum Group Metals

Sibanye Gold dives headlong into platinum

Source: Daily News | 2015-10-07
In less than a month, South African miner Sibanye Gold (NYSE: SBGL) has announced two key acquisitions that will make it a significant player in the platinum market and the fifth-largest PGM producer in the world.

Patricia Mohr: China car market to boost palladium

Source: Daily News | 2015-10-06
Scotiabank economist and commodity specialist Patricia Mohr says palladium offers the greatest upside within the platinum group metals (PGMs) due to rising demand for car ownership in China and the central government’s wish to improve...

[Update] North American Palladium cuts 44 jobs at LDI mine

Source: Daily News | 2015-10-05
North American Palladium (TSX: PDL) has let go 44 workers at its Lac des Iles (LDI) palladium mine near Thunder Bay, Ont., due to weaker metal prices and a reduced milling schedule.

Ivanhoe sparks Laurentian-Limpopo partnership 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-23
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) has partnered with Laurentian University in Sudbury and Limpopo University in South Africa to develop Limpopo’s geology department into a “centre of excellence in geosciences.”

Wallbridge lures Lonmin to Parkin project 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
South Africa-based Lonmin (LSE: LMI), one of the world’s largest primary producers of platinum group metals (PGMs), has signed an option agreement to earn a 50% initial interest in Wallbridge Mining’s (TSX: WM) four Parkin...

Noront CEO outlines big plans for Ring of Fire  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
VANCOUVER — Noront Resources (TSXV: NOT; US-OTC: NOSOF) has emerged as a leader across the Ring of Fire region in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, and it has a long-term plan in the works that it hopes will establish a...

Stillwater retrenches in hopes of PGM recovery 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-26
VANCOUVER — Denver-based Stillwater Mining (TSX: SCW.U; NYSE: SWC) has made tough decisions in response to falling platinum group metal (PGM) prices, including layoffs and a focus on cost control that will hopefully better...

Friedland: Mining companies 'priced for Armageddon' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-19
VANCOUVER — Vanguard executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN; US-OTC: IVPAF) Robert Friedland took to the stage at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver in late July, and delivered a talk about why he believes copper...

Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.

UBC's MDRU celebrates 25th anniversary  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-22
VANCOUVER — The Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) held its 25th anniversary celebration in early April at the Vancouver Convention Centre, where Peter Bradshaw, cofounder and Canadian Mining...