Platinum Group Metals

The platinum-group metals, more commonly known as PGMs, are iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium. Platinum group metals incorporates, mining, exploration, processing, precious metals. Electric vehicles use both palladium and rhodium, as well as platinum for use in the manufacture of the catalytic converter. Platinum and palladium are used in jewelry manufacture. PGMs are usually mined in deep level, narrow reef mines, where safety is of utmost concern.

blasting geology

TECH NEWS: 3D software models ore movement during blasting

The software allows geologists to model the movement of ore during blasting in order to delineate ore and waste more accurately.
northam platinum

Tri-metal catalyst for petrol engines developed and tested

Adoption of the Tri-Metal Catalyst can reduce catalytic converter costs for automakers and partially rebalance market demand for PGMs.
covid-19

The apocalypse is coming so line your pockets!

With the prolific panic and spread of COVID-19 Doomsday Preppers are rubbing their hands together (probably sans sanitizer) muttering, “We told you so!”
perth

Perth Mint stores precious metals valued at more than $5 billion

The Perth Mint has announced that for the first time the value of its gold, silver and platinum holdings stored on behalf of clients has topped $5 billion.
platinum

Big 5 platinum investment products to be launched

Prestige Bullion, a JV between the South African Mint and Rand Refinery, will deliver a new range of physical platinum investment products.
Amplats

Amplats declares force majeure as it repairs converter plant

Anglo American Platinum, or Amplats, has declared force majeure to customers, suppliers of third-party purchase of concentrate and suppliers of tolling material following the temporary shutdown of the entire Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) at the Waterval smelter in Rustenburg.
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South Africa’s economy dire in comparison to rest of Africa

Dr Azar Jammine highlights the economic disparity between South Africa, West Africa and East Africa and how this could be an opportunity for South Africa.
Cat 6030 Hydraulic Mining Shovel

TECH NEWS: Emission configurations for all regions

The new shovel also features data communications for comprehensive machine health monitoring in the operations office using Cat MineStar Health.
kibo Marikana

Early settlement of the Marikana bulk tailings treatment project

Sibanye-Stillwater early settles, a long-term streaming facility at Marikana, with a current present value of US$81 million, for US$50 million in cash.
Professor Rais Latypov geology

Study reveals the secret of magmatic rocks consisting of only one...

Geologists from Wits University have come up with an explanation of how nature may produce an intriguing class of magmatic rocks.

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