Platinum Group Metals

Big data poised to transform mining industry

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-19
After the excess investment and focus on production volume during the commodities supercycle, the new mantra of the mining sector is all about productivity.

Sibanye Gold dives headlong into platinum 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
In less than a month, South African miner Sibanye Gold (NYSE: SBGL) has announced two acquisitions that will make it a big player in the platinum market, and the fifth-largest PGM producer in the world.

Aberdeen shifts strategy and focus 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-21
For most of its corporate history, Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB) has taken minority, non-controlling equity stakes in mostly public junior mining companies, along with a small contingent of private companies.

Scotiabank's Mohr: Palladium 'oversold' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-14
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...

North American Palladium emphasizes performance at LDI  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-14
North American Palladium (TSX: PDL; US-OTC: PALDF) has let go 44 workers at its Lac des Îles (LDI) palladium mine near Thunder Bay, Ont., due to weaker metal prices and a reduced milling schedule.

Site visit: Wellgreen eyes revival under new management  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-14
DESTRUCTION BAY, YUKON – Roughly 30 km southeast from the small settlement of Destruction Bay along the Alaska Highway, which traces the picturesque shores of Kluane Lake in southwestern Yukon, lies Wellgreen Platinum’s (TSX: WG;...

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...