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PGM PROJECTS: Junior miner dives into Thunder Bay-area platinum, palladium project

A rechristened junior mining company is taking its first stab at exploring for platinum and palladium on a property halfway between Thunder Bay and the Lac des Iles Mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mines reconfigure to survive virus amid job loss fears

MARIKANA - On a chilly South African evening at the mining town of Marikana, men filed into a bus and sat one per row, ready to start their night shift at a nearby platinum mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Fifty-three workers at AngloGold Ashanti mine in South Africa have coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Underground production at AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine in South Africa will remain closed until further notice after 53 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, a provincial health department said in a statement on Sunday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Union urges closure after mine's virus cases spike

JOHANNESBURG - ​The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for the temporary closure of mines in Limpopo after 30 Covid-19 cases were confirmed at the Dwarsrivier chrome mine in Burgersfort.

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AUTO SALES: Lockdowns push European sales to record 78% plunge in April

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

European passenger car sales slumped in April when the first full month with restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic dragged sales to a record drop.

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MINING: Mining and metals can outperform in a post-pandemic world

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: MINING
  • Source: Financial Times

As Covid-19 infection rates fall in a number of countries, governments are loosening social-distancing rules and instigating measures to encourage normal economic activity. Commodity prices rebounded sharply during the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Can we expect the same this time following the pandemic crisis? Perhaps.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mandatory code of Covid mining practice gazetted

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa's guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) to mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the mining industry have been gazetted.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As Covid-19 Hits Electric Vehicles, Some Thrive, Others Die

Electric vehicles generally don’t coast; they are designed either to accelerate or brake at any given time. The electric vehicle market is much the same.

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