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Platinum Group Metals News

Bateman delivers largest electrostatic precipitator

30th June 2003 The largest Bateman-ELEX electrostatic precipitator, installed to date by Bateman, has been commissioned at Impala Platinum Mineral Processes’ Phokeng site, near Rustenburg. 

New plant slashes air pollution

By: nkolola halwindi     27th June 2003 The R65-million investment into a sulphur reducing plant by South Africa’s second largest platinum producer, Impala Platinum (Implats) will not only reduce sulphur dioxide emissions, but will also improve the lives of the community, observes North West Ecology Forum chairperson Chris De Bruyn. 

Precious minerals exploration is intensifying in Malawi

By: Marcel Chimwala     27th June 2003 Malawi – The Malawian government says it has intensified mineral exploration and project assessment studies for a number of precious metals and minerals, such as gold, platinum-group metals (PGMs) and diamonds, in the country. 

Second-phase UG2 progress at advanced stage of planning

By: elizabeth rebelo     27th June 2003 The metallurgical challenge of South Africa’s second-largest platinum company has for the past 34 years been somewhat greater than that of most of its peers – and remains so. 

Competent-persons report soon for PGM project

By: Deborah Spicer     27th June 2003 A competent-persons report (CPR) for Aquarius Platinum’s Everest South project should be completed by the end of this month, indicates projects director Gordon Ramsay, noting that the Department of Minerals and Energy approved the mining licence and the environmental-management programme... 

Platinum group settles Limpopo land dispute

By: Zonika Botha     27th June 2003 The land compensation dispute between Impala Platinum (Implats) and the six communities surrounding the Marula Platinum Mine in the Limpopo Province has been amicably resolved. 

Constructive engagement between Implats, community

25th June 2003 South African platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) said yesterday a meeting between its management and a legal representative of certain communities from the Limpopo Province, regarding Implats’ Marula Platinum Mine, had been “constructive”. 

PGMs and their niche applications explored

24th June 2003 Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) possess unique properties that separate and differentiate them from all metals, making them a rare and highly sought-after commodity. 

Power, water spinoffs from East Limb PGM rush

By: Deborah Spicer     23rd June 2003 A sense of urgency to construct much-needed infrastructure has emerged on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex. 

East Limb spinoffs

By: Deborah Spicer     20th June 2003 A sense of urgency to construct much-needed infrastructure has emerged on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex. 

Marula land dispute resolved

By: Zonika Botha     20th June 2003 The land compensation dispute between Impala Platinum (Implats) and the six communities surrounding the Marula Platinum Mine in the Limpopo Province has been amicably resolved. 

Platinum No.2 in giant new shaft plan

By: Martin Creamer     16th June 2003 The board of the world’s second-largest platinum company is being prepared for a monumental R9-billion ten-year capital expenditure programme which forms a key initial part of a newly-compiled 30-year operational profile, involving the establishment of a giant new shaft complex which is... 

Giant new shaft plan

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2003 The board of the world’s second-largest platinum company is being prepared for a monumental R9-billion ten-year capital expenditure programme which forms a key initial part of a newly-compiled 30-year operational profile, involving the establishment of a giant new shaft complex which is... 

Paul Visser's amazing 34 years

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2003 Impala Platinum’s newly-appointed operational leader has worked at the company’s Rustenburg platinum mine ever since it was founded 34 years ago in 1969. 

Seismic-monitoring deal could set trend

By: Deborah Spicer     13th June 2003 “The platinum industry has become a focus for Snowden’s seismic consulting services within South Africa,” informs consultant geophysicist Olaf Goldbach, commenting on the agreement announced this month between Anglo Platinum and Snowden Mining Industry consultants. 

PGM miner mulls fuel-cell loco plan

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     13th June 2003 Platinum-group metals (PGMs) miner Lonmin Platinum has taken the search for more efficient, more cost-effective and more environment-friendly mining methods to new heights with the announcement last week that it is investigating the feasibility of using fuel-cell-powered locomotives and loaders... 

Implats opens R65m Sulfacid plant

13th June 2003 Amid controversy around emissions emanating from certain South African platinum operations, the country’s second-largest platinum producer Implats yesterday announced the official opening of a R65-million Sulfacid plant at its Rustenburg smelter operations. 

Explorer intersects Merensky reef in Bushveld drill

11th June 2003 Drilling by Canadian explorer Platinum Group Metals (PTM) on the Elandsfontein property, immediately adjoining Anglo Platinum's Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum mine, continues to intercept the Merensky platinum bearing reef, the company reports. 

Gencor unbundling ratio announced

By: Martin Czernowalow     11th June 2003 South African holding company Gencor yesterday announced that it would hand out 8,78 shares in Impala Platinum for every 100 of its own shares, as the final ratio for the unbundling of its stake in the platinum producer on June 18. 

Platinum groups agree on R750m Rustenburg-Kroondal project

10th June 2003 Platinum miners Anglo Platinum and Aquarius Platinum have announced that they have reached an agreement to mine contiguous properties on their respective Rustenburg and Kroondal lease areas in South Africa. 

Efficiency drive No 3 begins

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2003 South Africa’s second-largest platinum company has embarked on a new efficiency drive at its main operation. 

Platinum's second-biggest about to do a jig

By: elizabeth rebelo     6th June 2003 South Africa’s second-largest platinum company is currently testing a new drill-jig system which is expected to improve the advance per blast by about 15%, Mining Weekly can today exclusively report. 

On tenterhooks as wage talks near

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2003 One of the toughest jobs in the human resources (HR) field in South Africa in recent years has been HR in the fast-growing platinum-mining industry. 

Impala Platinum achieves ISO 14001 certification

6th June 2003 South African platinum producer Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) announced yesterday that its Impala Platinum Rustenburg operation was granted ISO 14001 certification on June 2. 

More transparency needed over synthetic treatment of gems

By: Deborah Spicer     6th June 2003 An important issue to be debated at the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) conference to be held this month in South Africa is the synthetic treatment of diamonds. 

The fascinating early days of a highly-successful platinum play

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2003 Impala Platinum has a fascinating history. 

Platinum group concludes seismic monitoring deal

5th June 2003 Platinum giant Anglo Platinum has signed an agreement with international mining consultants Snowden that will see the establishment of consistent support regarding seismic monitoring. 

Platinum miner’s profits rise despite challenges

30th May 2003 The world's third-largest platinum-miner, Lonmin, yesterday reported a 14% rise in first-half profit – from $138-million to $157-million – and said it remained confident in its ability to complete its stated target of an annualised one-million ounces of platinum by the year 2008. 

Explorer set to drill SA PGM prospect

29th May 2003 Canadian explorer Anooraq Resources has announced that a drilling program will begin imminently on the south block property in the Grass Valley area of the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex, situated about 230 km north of Johannesburg. 

AngloPlat denies problems with ACP commissioning

By: Martin Czernowalow     27th May 2003 The world’s largest platinum producer, Anglo Platinum, has denied that its Anglo Platinum converting plant (ACP), in the North West Province, has failed and that its chemical emissions in the area are on the increase. 

Lonmin retains Gilbertson as strategy consultant

23rd May 2003 UK miner Lonmin has announced the retention of former BHP Billiton CE Brian Gilbertson as a strategy consultant. 

Platinum seen firm in 2003, palladium weak – report

20th May 2003 Platinum demand and prices will remain strong in 2003, in contrast to ever weaker prices for its sister metal palladium, precious metals refiner Johnson Matthey (JM) said yesterday. 

Gold surges above $360/oz

20th May 2003 New York gold soared to its highest price in 3-1/2 months yesterday, as the dollar slid against the euro and investors sought sanctuary after Middle East peace hopes were rocked by another bombing in Israel. 

Messina on track for 80 000 t/m by September

19th May 2003 Canadian platinum and diamond miner SouthernEra Resources reported that its South African platinum development project subsidiary, Messina Platinum, was on track to achieve its 2003 production targets. 

High platinum-group metal prices encourage opencast mining

By: candice haase     16th May 2003 Projected and current metal prices have stimulated opencast mining activity across all three of platinum producer Lonmin’s operations. 

Harmony's Kalplats project

16th May 2003 Name of the project and location Harmony’s Kalplats platinum-group metals (PGM) project, North West Province. Project description Gold-mining company Harmony has discovered promising deposits of openpittable platinum and palladium metals in the Kalgold region. The company is doing a... 

Instrumentation contract at PGM smelter completed

16th May 2003 Local firm B&W Instrumentation and Electrical (B&W) has completed an instrumentation and electrical contract valued at more than R10-million at Anglo Platinum’s Waterval Smelter, near Rustenburg. 

Gauteng approves refinery-pipeline EIA

By: Martin Czernowalow     16th May 2003 The Gauteng government last week gave approval for a proposed 109-km hydrogen supply pipeline from the Air Products factory, in Vanderbijlpark, to Impala Platinum Refineries, in Springs, following the completion of an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) study. 

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