A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
Kitco News reported that according to a report from Innovative Research and Products, the market for recycled platinum-group metals (PGMs) is expected to expand 8.2 percent by 2018, reaching a value of $9 billion.
Reuters reported that on Friday, palladium rose to its highest price since August 2011 on the back of continued strikes in South Africa and concern that tension between Russia and the western world will escalate.
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.
Reuters reported that Absa Capital plans to launch a palladium-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF) next week, on March 27. ETFs backed by precious metals have grown increasingly popular over the last few years.
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.
Rockland Minerals Corp. (TSXV:RL) announced that it has staked 140 new mining claims that cover 15,000 hectares and adjoin the southeast part of its Quebec-based Blue Lake platinum-palladium-copper-nickel property.
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.