Category: South Africa
51 Posts
POSTED ON November 05, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX) and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in South Africa jointly announced today that the mining right for the development and operation of the Platreef project has been finalized and work can resume immediately. Work at Platreef, which will be one of the world’s largest platinum mines, had been delayed since May… Continue Reading

POSTED ON March 26, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Ivanhoe Mines published a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Platreef project in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in the South African province of Limpopo. The Platreef mine is projected to be the lowest cost producer of platinum-group metals in Africa, home to over 70% of the world’s production. Key features of the… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 27, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines has just shared a photo album documenting progression at the company’s three Africa projects: · The Kamoa copper discovery in a previously unknown extension of the Central African Copperbelt in the DRC’s Province of Katanga. · The Platreef Discovery of platinum-group elements, nickel, copper and gold on the Northern Limb of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 16, 2014 BY Thom Calandra

TCR first flagged the idea of a Nelson Mandela platinum coin in early November 2013. Now, the coin idea is in the news. See: Mandela Platinum Coin A platinum coin memorializing Nelson Mandela could mesmerize Mandela fans and use 1 million ounces of the metal a year, platinum executives in South Africa estimate. Some mints… Continue Reading

POSTED ON February 13, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

I joined CNBC Africa during the Mining Indaba convention last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Interviewer Svetlana Doneva and I discussed Canada’s leading role in mineral and energy exploration and development on that continent, which I credited to our intellectual property and technology, as well as the Canadian style of entrepreneurship, which lends itself… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 31, 2014 BY Kevin Lee

Which way is the beach? If you’re having flashbacks of Elton John singing “Candle in the Wind” or Leo helping Kate fly, don’t be alarmed. It’s not actually 1997. It sure does feel like it though. Concern over China’s inevitable potential crash and Fed tapering have sent emerging markets spinning. In response, Turkey (+5.5%), South… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

We think the risk/reward proposition for buyers of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) is quite attractive from current levels (below 1.70). From a Technical Analysis perspective, the multi-month falling wedge has dropped into the 1.50-1.70 support zone. Volume has also dried up which we like to see before a big bounce – $2.00 is a reasonable short… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 30, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

The Matthew Hornor led Kaizen Discovery (KZD:TSXV), which is over 40%-owned by legendary resource developer Robert Friedland, has secured a $5.1 million strategic investment from ITOCHU Corp. of Japan.  Matthew Hornor has deep connections in Japan and was instrumental in securing Ivanhoe Mines’ (IVN:TSX) $300 million investment by a Japanese consortium for their Platreef platinum project… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 29, 2014 BY Tommy Humphreys

Novo Resources (TSXV:NVO), a junior exploration company exploring for gold in the Pilbara region of Northwestern Australia, announced a new gold-bearing reef discovery 700 meters west from their original 43-101 resource (421k ozs gold at 1.47 grams per ton). The reef varies from 1-2 meters thick and is less than 20 meters deep, and one… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 28, 2014 BY CEO Technician

Nearly one month into 2014 we have decided to separate the wheat from the chaff and identify the 5 most promising charts in the junior space:  Click to enlarge Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (ADV.TO) Alderon, with its partner Hebei Iron and Steel, are set to move its Kami iron ore project in Quebec’s Labrador Trough… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 27, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

According to a Bloomberg article last week, ‘Big Mick’ Davis, the former CEO of Xstrata Plc, is seeking to raise $3 billion for his private, X2 Resources, prior to him acquiring any assets.  Davis, the 55 year-old South African, has raised $1 billion from investors including private equity firm TPG and Asia’s largest metals trader, Noble Group. … Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 15, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Africa Oil (AOI:TSXV) has continued its extraordinary success in Kenya with the discovery of two new large oil fields in their most recent two exploration wells. The discovery of these two new fields make it seven discoveries in seven exploration wells in Kenya. A perfect record. Although we have seen that the oil industry is… Continue Reading

POSTED ON January 09, 2014 BY Travis McPherson

Companies in the resource business take note; bring the right deal to the table and BMO and GMP will find you the money.  Hudbay Minerals (HBM:TSX) announced today that they have secured a $150 million bought deal financing being led by GMP and BMO.  The financing was announced at $8.25 per share (only a small discount to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 18, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines (IVN:TSX) has completed  dewatering activities to the main working level of the historic and high-grade Kipushi copper-zinc-germanium-lead and precious-metals mine (68% IVN, 32% state-mining company) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The mine’s underground workings were extensively flooded during the previous 18 years when the mine was on care-and-maintenance as a former… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 10, 2013 BY Travis McPherson

Platinum Group Metals (PTM:TSX) is set to resume trading this morning after announcing yesterday that it would be completing a $175 million bought deal financing led by BMO Capital and GMP Securities.  The stock has performed well this year, up over 50% YTD thanks to successful development of their Western Bushveld Joint Venture where they… Continue Reading

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