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Smokey Hills Mine

Platinum Australia and Jubilee mull merger

Embattled platinum miner Platinum Australia was in merger discussions with fellow South African miner Jubilee Platinum regarding a possible merger. Under the proposed merger, Jubilee would acquire all the ordinary shares on issue in Platinum...
17th December 2012

Jubilee inks toll processing MoU with Platinum Australia

Aim- and JSE-listed mine-to-metal specialist Jubilee on Tuesday said it had entered into an agreement for the toll processing of 800 000 t of Dilokong chrome mine platinum-bearing tailings using the concentrator at Platinum Australia’s Smokey...
9th October 2012

Platinum Australia settles with disgruntled contractor

The administrators of embattled Platinum Australia this week reported that a settlement had been reached between the platinum miner’s subsidiary and mining contractor Redpath Mining. The dispute centered around an underground mining contract at...
26th July 2012

Platinum Australia reviews Smokey Hills

ASX-listed Platinum Australia went into a trading halt on Monday on news that it was reviewing its Smokey Hills operation, in South Africa, in light of deteriorating operating conditions. In a statement to the ASX, Platinum Australia said that...
25th June 2012

Panoramic buys WA project from Platinum Australia

ASX-listed Platinum Australia has sold its Panton platinum-group metals (PGM) project, in Western Australia, to fellow listed Panoramic Resources for A$5.25-million and a net smelter return of 0.5%. The project is estimated to contain a resource...
7th May 2012
Platinum Australia Limited

Company Announcement: Smokey Hills Production Update PDF Available

Platinum Australia Limited is pleased to provide an update on the progress made since initiating the transition from contract mining to Owner Operator in January
26th March 2012

Platinum Australia moves to owner-operator at Smokey Hills

ASX-listed Platinum Australia is transitioning to an owner-operator model at its Smokey Hills mine in South Africa, the company reported on Thursday. Platinum Australia said an owner-operator model would place it in a stronger position to meet...
12th January 2012

Platinum Australia reports marginal production increase

ASX-listed Platinum Australia on Monday reported that it produced 222 oz more of 4E platinum-group metals (PGMs), comprising platinum, rhodium, palladium and gold, despite losing about 20% of the available underground production days available to...
31st October 2011

Smokey Hills workers go on strike

ASX-listed Platinum Australia’s embattled Smokey Hills operation has once again been thrust into the limelight as disgruntled contract workers started a protected industrial action on Monday. The strike, which affects all of mining contractor JIC...
18th October 2011

Smokey Hills underground operations resumes

ASX-listed Platinum Australia has resumed underground production at its Smokey Hills operation, in South Africa, after access to the mine site was restored through alternate roads. The miner reported last week that production at its Smokey Hills...
20th September 2011

Production disrupted at Smokey Hills

Production at ASX-listed Platinum Australia’s South African operations have been disrupted as communities in the area blocked the access road to the Smokey Hills mine. Platinum Australia said on Friday that the road blockages were occurring...
16th September 2011

Platinum Australia lifts output despite difficulties at Smokey Hills

South Africa-focused Platinum Australia increased production at its production by more than 700 oz in the June quarter, despite ongoing difficulties at its Smokey Hills mine. Production rose to 8 799 oz, from the 8 015 oz in the previous quarter,...
29th July 2011
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