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Lonmin mine worker shot dead as tensions run high on platinum belt

A mineworker for London-listed Lonmin has been shot dead in an attack in South Africa, in the latest episode of simmering unease in the country’s platinum belt. (4-0)

Largest Hydrogen Electrolysis in Shell Refinery

2018-01-18 accesswire
SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 18, 2018 / ITM Power plc ("ITM Power" or the "Company") (AIM: ITM; OTC PINK: ITMPF), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to note the announcement by Shell that it is building, with ITM Power, a new hydrogen electrolysis plant, the largest of its kind in the world. The full text of Shell's announcement is set out below: (9-0)

Kutcho Copper Retains Mr. Angus Christie as Senior Manager of Engineering

2018-01-17 accesswire
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2018 / Kutcho Copper Corp. (TSX-V: KC) ("Kutcho Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has retained the engineering and project management services of Angus Christie to provide project oversight through the Feasibility process for the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc development project. (4-0)

Diamond Trade Turns to Technology That Keeps Bitcoin Anonymous - Bloomberg

2018-01-16 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (4-0)

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-16 channelnewsasia
Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its chief executive said on Tuesday. (4-0)

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity

2018-01-16 in.reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its chief executive said on Tuesday. (4-0)

Rio Tinto brushes off woes to post record iron ore shipments

Rio Tinto shipped a record amount of iron ore in the final three months of 2017, helping the mining giant meet its annual target despite having been hit by poor weather and rail system issues earlier in the year.  (20-0)

Deep In The Heart Of Africa, Unearthing Treasure, Ivanhoe Mines Stands Apart

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
How a Vancouver-based exploration juggernaut came to control three of the richest mines the world has ever known. What I learned about mining and how I came to chase the reef. (92-2)

China Molybdenum's Tenke Targets Key Role In Electric Vehicle Revolution Alongside Glencore's Katanga

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
More than any other product used to make lithium-ion batteries there are real concerns about the limited supply of cobalt, which has pushed the price up in 2017. The problem: 60% of the world's cobalt reserves are in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Interest in the battery metal has increased exponentially, and LME prices for cobalt have surged more than 120% in 2017. Cobalt is mined as byproduct of copper and nickel, linking its fortunes to those markets to some extent. (56-0)

Market report: Takeover chatter swirls around inhaler maker Vectura

The City rumour mill moved back into full swing today following the Christmas lull, speculating that asthma inhaler maker Vectura could be in the crosshairs of pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, looking to capitalise on its recent share price slump. (16-0)

FTSE 100 aims for fresh record, but Tesco and M&S hold back gains - MarketWatch

2018-01-11 marketwatch
U.K. stocks were heading for a fresh record on Thursday, led higher by tobacco and mining companies boosted by a weaker pound and a rise in metals prices. (4-0)

Output and exports from Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine fell in 2017

2018-01-10 reuters
BOGOTA, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Production and exports at Cerrejon, Colombia’s largest thermal coal mine, fell in 2017 for the third straight year as heavy rainfall affected operations, the mine’s owners said on Wednesday. (32-0)

Hycroft Mining Corporation Development Update

2018-01-10 marketwired
DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Jan. 10, 2018) - Hycroft Mining Corporation ("Hycroft Mining" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on corporate and development activities related to its wholly owned Hycroft Mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada. (25-0)

FTSE touches record high but lags global equity rally

Britain's FTSE 100 index closed up 0.3 percent at 7,696.50 after hitting a record of 7702.11 points after surveys showed Britain's dominant services sector rebounded strongly last month. The data pushed sterling slightly higher, keeping pressure on earners of dollars (32-0)

Platinum price outlook is rosy, says industry group highlighting China as demand driver

2017-12-29 scmp
The World Platinum Investment Council, backed by six of the leading producers of the silver metal, has opened an office in Shanghai to help drum up interest from institutional investors. (4-0)