Monday, 15 December 2014

Is recovery on its way for precious metals?

This has not been a great year for precious metals but there are signs that recovery might be on the way. Platinum is recovering from its lowest ebb in 3 years which occurred just under a month ago, and the gold price seems to be hanging on to recent gains.
Falling oil prices have reduced production costs, but the 3- year price decline is pressurising operations to come up with innovative ways to cuts costs, so MEI's Precious Metals '15 conference in May could well be at a very opportune time for researchers and operators from around the world to meet and discuss common problems and innovations.
Prof. Jacques Eksteen's keynote lecture on innovations in the processing of difficult and low grade gold ores will be very topical, and we have received abstracts from authors from Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, South Africa, UK and USA on a wide range of topics dealing with the processing of gold and PGM ores.
We will be putting the provisional programme together in a couple of weeks time, so if you would like to be included, please submit your abstract without delay.
Precious Metals '15 precedes Nickel Processing '15 at the same venue in Falmouth.

1 comment:

  1. How embarrassing! Since writing this, metal prices have dropped through the floor. Hope they do recover in 2015


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