R/€ = 15.94 Change: -0.37
R/$ = 13.76 Change: -0.33
Au 1275.19 $/oz Change: -5.11
Pt 868.50 $/oz Change: -16.98


Pallinghurst scores as Jupiter dishes out $25m more

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2017 Pallinghurst mining company Jupiter Mines on Monday announced that it would make a further $25-million distribution to its shareholders in September. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Pallinghurst, which is an 18.43% shareholder in Jupiter, expects to receive a further distribution of... 

Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2017 The share price of mining investment fund Pallinghurst leapt in Johannesburg after the company outlined its plans to swop its investment fund shawl for a diversified miner’s mantle, unlock value through full absorption of its coloured gemstone associate and target a possible listing of the... 

New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2017 The new cost-slashing, time-saving, capital-unlocking, mine-broadening and cobalt-saving platinum technology, driven by diversified mining company Pallinghurst and South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), is gaining impressive international momentum as an initiative... 

New cost-slashing platinum technology ready to roll – Pallinghurst

By: Martin Creamer     31st March 2017 JOHANNESBURG ( – Years of diligent research and development have paid off for Pallinghust group platinum mine Sedibelo, which is now ready to implement an amazing new technology that will send platinum processing costs tumbling down the cost curve, use a fifth of the electricity... 

Electricity supply problems, decentralised power trend opportunity for platinum

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2015 South Africa’s electricity problems are offering platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme and the global trend towards decentralised power generation are elevating power-generating fuel cell technology –... 

Power problems offering platinum huge demand opportunity  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd April 2015 The electricity crisis is offering South Africa’s demand-hungry platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme is elevating power-generating fuel cell technology - with platinum at its heart - to a new... 

Electricity-slashing platinum game changer expected by December 

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2015 The target date is the end of this year for the decision to go ahead with the commercial implementation of a paradigm shift technology that will mine and refine platinum in an integrated on-site process and use only a tenth of the electricity normally consumed. Major detail design work has... 

Pallinghurst shares rise on triple performance in troubled times 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2015 The shares of diversified mining company Pallinghurst rose by more than 4% in Johannesburg on Monday after the company reported a rise on the performance of its platinum, manganese and coloured gemstones business units during troubled times. In the 12 months to December 31, the JSE-listed... 

Pallinghurst platinum mine invests in low-energy smelt alternative

By: Martin Creamer     22nd September 2014 The platinum platform of diversified JSE-listed Pallinghurst has invested in a low-energy hydrometallurgical alternative to high-energy smelting. The environment-friendly Kell process, which Pallinghurst has been studying over a prolonged period, requires only a fifth of the electricity required... 

Pallinghurst bringing in new tech to boost platinum business 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2014 In sharp contrast to South African mining’s deep dark and dangerous reputation, the JSE-listed Pallinghurst is rolling out a shallow, safe and sassy platinum alternative spiced with potentially game-changing technology. The platinum division of the company founded by mining doyen Brian... 

New blasting, smelting methods available to boost platinum – Robinson 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd January 2014 The introduction of new methods of blasting and smelting have the potential to boost platinum mining significantly, says research commentator Dr R E (Robbie) Robinson. Robinson tells Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview that the introduction of selected blast mining (SBM) in... 

Tokyo conference to showcase gold’s industrial advances – Mintek

By: Martin Creamer     26th April 2012 Gold continues to search for its industrial potential, particularly at the nanoscale. Minuscule, nanosized gold particles – measuring three- to four-millionths of a millimetre – are selectively reactive at the nanoscale, while remaining stable and oxidation immune, a property shared with... 

20/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2012 South Africans are spearheading a new mining thrust in bauxite-rich West Africa; Gold is supplying a missing piece in South Africa’s quest to regrow its industrialisation base; and Eskom intends taking the power of the sun to a new level in South Africa’s scorching hot Northern Cape.  

New process opens way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2012 The Kell Process, which slashes electricity consumption by eliminating the power-guzzling smelting step in the processing of platinum-group metals (PGMs), also opens the way for full-spectrum platinum beneficiation, including the facilitation of fuel cell and autocatalytic converter manufacture.... 

IDC invests big in Gilbertson/Frandsen new-look platinum integration  

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2012 South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has made its biggest single investment in five years - R3.24-billion - in Platmin’s comeback as an integrated miner and beneficiater. The delisted Platmin, now enhanced and temporarily named Newco, has a ten-times higher... 


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