Stillwater Mining Company

Stillwater Mining's namesake palladium-platinum mine in Montana. Credit: Stillwater Mining

CIBC slashes platinum forecast

An expected surge in the platinum price failed to materialize in 2014 because of a strong U.S. dollar and weak South African rand, say mining analysts with CIBC World Markets, who are slashing their platinum price forecast for 2015.

Stillwater Mining's East Boulder PGM mine in Montana. Credit: Stillwater Mining

Stillwater keeps its PGM costs down

Stillwater Mining (TSX: SWC.U; NYSE: SWC) has gone back to the basics and is refocused on its platinum group metals (PGM) assets in Montana, under the direction of its relatively new board, with noticeably good results.

Mitsubishi takes stake in Marathon

Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan will invest US$94.9 million for a 25% stake in Stillwater Mining’s (SWC.U-T, SWC-N) Marathon project, a platinum group metals and copper deposit near the north shore of Lake Superior about 10 km north of the town…

Marathon Gold vice-president of exploration Sherry Dunsworth (far left), CFO Jim Kirke (third from left), and CEO Phillip Walford (centre) with colleagues at the Golden Chest gold project in Idaho. Photo by Marathon Gold

Marathon Gold goes the distance in Idaho, Newfoundland

Newfoundland-focused explorer Marathon Gold (MOZ-T) is ramping up its U.S. presence with a 20,000-metre drill program at its Golden Chest gold mine project in Idaho and a historic Bonanza gold mine acquisition across the state line in Oregon.

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