Palladium in Canada

Palladium in Canada

Canada doesn't have much in the way of palladium production. However, the country plays host to some exploration activity and does produce a small amount of the metal.

Palladium Hits 11-month High on Russia, South Africa Turmoil

Strikes at the operations of South Africa's major platinum miners, along with the news that the United States is prepared to enact trade sanctions on Russia, pushed palladium to an 11-month high yesterday.

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Ivanhoe Mines Releases PEA for Platreef Project

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) announced yesterday that it has received a positive preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Platreef project, which is located in South Africa's Bushveld Complex.

North American Palladium Updates on Lac des Iles’ Reserves, Resources

North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL,NYSEMKT:PAL) provided an update on the mineral reserve and resource estimates for its Ontario-based Lac des Iles mine property. It also released updated information about its life of mine plan for the property.

Ivanhoe Intersects High-grade Mineralization at Ga-Madiba Target

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) announced that drilling at its South Africa-based Platreef project has intersected a "thick zone of high-grade mineralization." The zone is located in a new extension of the Flatreef platinum-palladium-nickel-copper-gold-rhodium discovery.

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Palladium Endures Nine-month Fall Ahead of South African Talks

Bloomberg reported yesterday that palladium prices dropped the most in nine months following news of talks moving forward in an ongoing labor dispute between workers and South African miners. NYMEX palladium futures for June delivery fell 3.6 percent, to $777.80 an ounce, early in the afternoon.

Palladium Prices Set to Rise on Auto Industry Demand

Although platinum and palladium saw price drops on Monday, CNBC has pointed to a broader 5-percent jump in year-to-date platinum futures prices as well as a 7-percent price jump for its sister metal.

Palladium Prices Slump

Frik Els of reported that palladium prices lost close to 3 percent on Monday while platinum prices decreased by more than $20 per ounce. According to, prices for the metals are not reacting as expected to supply squeezes from Russia and South Africa, especially in light of revived demand from the European automobile industry.

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