Nornickel restores Mining at Oktyabrsky Mine to full Capacity

Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, has restored the copper-nickel ore mining at the Oktyabrsky mine back to its full capacity of 14,100 tonnes per day. Operation of the mine's two shafts is now fully restored, Nornickel, headed by Vladimir Potanin, has confirmed.


Anglo American reinforces Sustainability Integration and Progress

Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) is today presenting its biannual sustainability performance update.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “A sustainable business is one that has an enduring purpose in society and that considers in all its decision-making the many different forms of value that it can deliver for all stakeholders, including the natural environment.


Anglo American Collaboration on Feasibility Study for South Africa’s Hydrogen Valley

Anglo American announces a collaboration agreement to complete a feasibility study to develop a “hydrogen valley” anchored in the platinum group metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa. Spearheaded by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the collaboration agreement also includes energy and services company ENGIE, the South African National Development Institute (SANEDI) and clean energy solutions provider Bambili Energy (Bambili).


Norilsk Nickel Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, announces that it isjoining the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN), an industry collaboration among members across the minerals supply chain using blockchain technology to support responsible sourcing and production practices from mine to market.


Anglo American Platinum completes sale of Rustenburg Operations to Sibanye

Anglo American plc draws attention to an announcement issued by Anglo American Platinum, the text of which is set out below:

Anglo American Platinum confirms the completion of the sale of the Rustenburg Operations by its wholly owned subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines to Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum Mines Proprietary Limited (“Sibanye”) (the “Transaction”), and that Sibanye has now taken over ownership, control and management of those operations.


New Heraeus Recycling Facility for spent reforming Catalysts offer Indian Petrochemical Industry more efficient Process to recover Precious Metals

Heraeus, one of the world’s largest recyclers of reforming catalyst, has opened a new facility in India to recover precious metals from spent petroleum catalysts. The new site in Udaipur/Rajasthan will be operated by the German-Indian joint venture “Ravindra Heraeus” and will offer India’s petrochemical industry more capacity and state-of-the-art technology to recycle Platinum and Palladium in the country.


PolyMet completed Final Environmental Impact Statement EIS

PolyMet Mining Corp. TSX: POM; NYSE MKT: PLM reported that the NorthMet Final Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and will be posted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Final EIS demonstrates that PolyMet can mine and process copper, nickel and platinum group metals in a manner that complies with the law, protects the environment and creates hundreds of high-paying jobs in northern Minnesota while creating value for shareholders.


Anglo American: Q3 2015 Mining Production Report

  • Q3 2015 production increased by 2% (on a copper equivalent basis) compared to Q3 2014 and by 3% compared to Q2 2015.
  • Iron ore production from Kumba decreased by 12% to 11.4 million tonnes due to a temporary lack of sufficient exposed high quality ore for blending purposes at Sishen and adjustments to the mine plan and schedule as it transitions to the lower cost pit configuration.
  • Minas-Rio produced 2.9 million tonnes (wet basis) of iron ore, a 60% increase compared to Q2 2015, reflecting the ongoing ramp up of the operation.
  • Export metallurgical coal production increased by 8% to 5.5 million tonnes, driven by productivity improvements at Grasstree, which more than offset the loss of production from Peace River Coal being placed on care and maintenance in December 2014.

Ivanhoe Mines: Board Changes

Executive Chairman Robert Friedland today announced the appointment of Livia Mahler as a non-executive, independent member of the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Mahler's appointment increases the number of directors to 10.


Job Creation exceeds 650 following the Resumption of Site Work at Ivanhoe Mines' Platreef Project in South Africa

Ivanhoe Mines: Holes being drilled in preparation for first blast at the box cut.

Ivanhoe Mines Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Lars-Eric Johansson announced that the total workforce engaged on development of the company's Platreef Project on the Bushveld's Northern Limb, in Limpopo province, now exceeds 650 men and women. More than 500 of the jobs, representing 78% of the total workforce, are held by residents of the local Mokopane area.

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