Platinum Group Metals

The platinum-group metals, more commonly known as PGMs, are iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium. Platinum group metals incorporates, mining, exploration, processing, precious metals. Electric vehicles use both palladium and rhodium, as well as platinum for use in the manufacture of the catalytic converter. Platinum and palladium are used in jewelry manufacture. PGMs are usually mined in deep level, narrow reef mines, where safety is of utmost concern.

Refurbishment

TECH NEWS: African mines gear up through refurbishment services

Supplementing its refurbishment capability, the drive engineering specialist can also offer a drop-in gearbox replacement service.
circular economy

Mining in a circular economy meets stumbling blocks

Companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time.
technology

Research programme to create digital technology adoption framework

The mining industry lacks digital technology in the face of the continuous change brought about by digital and the now imposing 4IR.

Pollution-control devices drive palladium price surge

Palladium prices continue to surge topping $1,800/oz as stricter air-quality rules boost demand for the metal used in vehicle pollution-control devices.
Digitalisation

Digitalisation key to unlocking competitiveness

For the first time in history we have an incredible opportunity to use digitalisation to transform entire economies at an unprecedented rate.
4IR minehub

4IR: The future of mining is now

Whether it’s in the halls of mining exhibitions or at seminars about the future of mining, all the talk is about the imminent Fourth Industrial Resolution.
Jubilee Metals

Jubilee Metals acquires additional chrome tailings at Inyoni

A subsidiary of South Africa's largest and one of the world's largest ferrochrome producers, K2018239983 (NewCo) has exercised its right to sell all further chrome rights to the chrome contained in all of the historical tailings at Inyoni to metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group.

Laser scanner keeps Wits mining students at leading edge

Mining engineering students at Wits University will be better exposed to the contribution of modern survey technology in a range of mining disciplines.
video

If you were the minister of mining in South Africa …

Chris Griffith, CEO of Amplats explains how he would help improve the South African mining industry if he was the DMRE minister.
video

What will mining operations of the future look like?

Andrew Lane from Deloitte discusses how mining operations have and should adapt to benefit from technology for successful and sustainable operations.

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