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Want a fuel cell, you need platinum – analysts 

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2021 If you want a fuel cell, you need platinum, is one of the multiplicity of points Bernstein investment company makes in a major work just released, which shows growing and ongoing demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) and provides ample reason why metals and mining matter more than ever. In the... 

West Africa-focused Capital continues to build regional platform

By: Simone Liedtke     14th January 2021 West Africa remains a growth area for LSE-listed Capital, which continues to build its platform in the region, with new rigs arriving during the first quarter of the year, as well as the long-term contract secured with Firefinch in Mali and an expansion of operations into Guinea. As the new year... 

Capital makes strides in getting all equipment on Sukari site for mining start 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th January 2021 London-listed mining services company Capital Limited says payments on major capital equipment items required for contracts related to waste mining and extended drilling services at London-listed Centamin's Sukari gold mine, in Egypt, have significantly progressed. The company in December... 

US company planning at least 500 hydrogen fuelling stations in next 3 to 5 years  

By: Martin Creamer     7th January 2021 The creation of a minimum of 500 fuelling stations to provide hydrogen to mainly trucks powered by platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cells is planned by a US company in the next three to five years. “We believe that everyone will be within a couple of miles of a hydrogen fuelling station in the... 

Partnership approach to tech collaboration at De Beers Venetia underground project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2020 Partnership will be the watchword in the technological collaboration between global diamond leader De Beers Group and engineering group Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions on the Venetia Underground Project (VUP). South Africa’s largest diamond mine, Venetia has been mined as an open pit since... 

China coking coal surges as Covid throttles Mongolia border

By: Bloomberg     2nd December 2020 Coking coal prices in China have soared to a four-year high after a new Covid-19 outbreak slowed border crossings from Mongolia. Trucks carrying coal across the border have fallen by about 80% since October amid efforts to control the virus as hundreds of new cases arise in Mongolia, according... 

Green hydrogen, exploration offer best opportunities for South Africa’s mining sector 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th November 2020 There are a myriad of opportunities that the mining industry can capitalise on, and the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a major catalyst for the collaboration required to unlock it, speakers said during a mining-focused session at the South African Investment Conference on November 17. Hydrogen... 

Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy

3rd November 2020 Renewable energy is showing its potential contribution to power generation on mines, with keen interest in South Africa and Australia; the pace of take-up in the two countries, however, has been quite different. 

Caterpillar earnings dive as economy woes deter equipment purchases

By: Reuters     27th October 2020 Caterpillar on Tuesday reported lower quarterly earnings as equipment sales fell across all of its three primary segments, reflecting a slow and uneven recovery in global economic activity from coronavirus lockdowns. The heavy equipment maker reported a third-quarter profit of $1.22 per share,... 

SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     26th October 2020 The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

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