Canadian Mining Journal


Platinum Group Metals


  • News

    Cutifani strives for ‘new’ Anglo American after tough 2015

    February 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In a video message to shareholders, Anglo American (US-OTC: AAUK; LSE: AAL) CEO Mark Cutifani said the company will dispose of an additional US$3-$4 billion in assets this year after posting a net loss of US$5.5 billion in 2015. Underlying earnings before

  • COMMENT: World Bank bears down on commodity outlook

    January 27, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    It seems the World Bank has only bearish opinions on commodity prices for this year. In its Q1 2016 Commodity Markets Outlook, it highlighted weak growth in emerging economies and commodity markets. None of what the bank predicted gives the

  • News

    NICKEL-PGM: Transition Metals picks up First Nickel properties

    January 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Transition Metals of Sudbury, ON, has acquired all of the former exploration and development properties of First Nickel, chief among them the suspended Lockerby nickel-copper-PGM mine near Sudbury. The arrangement includes the Lockerby East and West Graham zones,

  • News

    PLATINUM GROUP: Transition drills 3.43 g/t PGM at Sunday Lake

    November 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Good news from the Sunday Lake PGM-Ni-Cu property 25 km north of Thunder Bay. Partners Transition Metals of Sudbury, ON, (25%) and Impala Platinum Holdings (75%) report drilling a core 42.90 metres long and averaging 3.43 g/t PGM

  • News

    PALLADIUM: NAP shrinks Lac des Iles workforce

    October 1, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Weak metal prices have forced Toronto-based North American Palladium to announce workforce reductions at its Lac des Iles palladium mine 85 km northwest of Thunder Bay. A total of 44 employees, including 18 staff and 26…

  • News

    NICKEL-COPPER-PGM: Balmoral extends Grasset H3 zone at depth with long and strong intersection

    September 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Balmoral Resources of Vancouver reports that it has successfully extended the higher grade core of the H3 zone down plunge by more than 30%, and the zone remains open at depth. The H3 zone is located at the Grasset gold-copper…

  • News

    Stillwater retrenches in hopes of PGM recovery

    August 25, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Denver-based Stillwater Mining (TSX: SCW.U; NYSE: SWC) has been forced to make tough decisions in response to falling platinum group metals (PGM) prices, with layoffs and a sharper focus on cost control that will hopefully…

  • News

    MINING: North American Palladium Announces Resumption of Milling Operations

    July 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – North American Palladium Ltd. announced today that milling operations at its Lac des Iles (“LDI”) mine site were successfully restarted on June 26, 2015. Underground operations continued during the suspension of milling…

  • Environment: Ontario Approves Terms of Reference for Noront Resources’ Eagle’s Nest Mine

    June 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront”) (TSX VENTURE: NOT) has received a Notice of Approval from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on the Terms of Reference for its Eagle’s Nest…

  • News

    PALLADIUM: Timing of Lac des Iles mill restart uncertain

    May 28, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Milling at the Lac des Iles palladium project 85 km northwest of Thunder Bay, has been suspended and owner North American Palladium says the timing of the restart is uncertain. The late and rapid onset of spring has caused water…

  • News

    COPPER-PGM: Northern Sun suspends milling in Timmins

    April 13, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Northern Sun Mining of Toronto has temporarily suspended operations at its Redstone mill near Timmins. The shutdown, necessitated by the lack of ore deliveries and low inventory, is expected to last four to eight weeks.

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    PGM-COPPER: PFN drills 18 metres of 2.785 g/t Pd+Pt at River Valley

    March 11, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – Pacific North West Capital Corp. (PFN) Vancouver says it is “delighted” with the results of the winter 2015 drill program at its River Valley platinum group metals deposit near Sudbury. Two holes testing new targets each…