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PGM PRODUCERS: Northam completes first phase of raise-bore drilling for third Zondereinde shaft

JSE-listed Northam Platinum, together with Master Drilling, has successfully completed a record raise-bore pilot hole for the planned Number 3 Shaft at the Zondereinde mine.

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PGM PRICES: Platinum and palladium prices to rise through 2021

  • Date: 21-07-20
  • Category: PGM PRICES
  • Source: Mining.com

Analysts and traders have cut their forecasts for autocatalyst metals platinum and palladium as the coronavirus outbreak curtails vehicle sales, but they still expect prices for both to rise gradually through 2021, a Reuters poll showed.

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PGM PROJECTS: Nornickel & Russian Platinum Ink Partnership for Norilsk Industrial District

Nornickel Russian Platinum World’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper Nornickel announced that Nornickel and Russian Platinum will continue to cooperate in the development of deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District. The companies agreed on an operational partnership to develop the promising Chernogorskoye field.

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AUTO SALES: Renault’s Electric Zoe Defies Virus With a Jump In Sales

  • Date: 20-07-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Sales of Renault SA’s all-electric Zoe car jumped 38% in the first half, a rare bright spot amid the grim fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

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PGM PROJECTS: McCollum bill puts brakes on Twin Metals, but would also affect existing iron mines

Language in a federal environmental funding bill takes aim at the controversial copper-nickel mine proposed for the same watershed as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and could also impact any future expansion plans for iron ore mines that straddle the watershed’s border.

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NORNICKEL: Nornickel to double coronavirus spending to almost $280m

  • Date: 17-07-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Mining Weekly

MOSCOW – Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel on Friday said it would double its spending this year on measures to protect against the coronavirus outbreak to 20-billion roubles ($278.5-million).

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PGM PROJECTS: Mine study begins on Marathon palladium deposit

  • Date: 17-07-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Northern Ontario Business

Generation Mining shifts into feasibility mode to take northwestern Ontario property through to development

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BATTERIES: PGMs to play a greater role in lithium-ion battery development, says PTM

  • Date: 17-07-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Platinum group metals company Platinum Group Metals (PTM) believes platinum-group metals (PGMs) will start to play a greater role in the development of more efficient lithium-ion batteries.

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