Ivanhoe Mines stock soars after company reports extraordinary drilling results in South

TORONTO — Stock in Ivanhoe Mines was up more than four per cent Wednesday in the wake of reports of “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” drilling results at its Platreef project in South Africa.The company reported before markets opened that it had intersected high mineralization for platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold in a recently drilled hole at the underground at the project in South Africa’s Bushveld complex.“This is an extraordinary drill hole,” executive chairman Robert Friedland said. “The 90-metre thickness of the intercept, which roughly is the same height as a 30-storey building, is unprecedented at Platreef and I believe it also is without precedent in an underground platinum discovery in South Africa.“The scale of the mineralized intercept has obvious implications for the contained PGMs (platinum group metals) and base metals in the open-ended Flatreef poly-metallic discovery.”Friedland said the combined grade and thickness of the PGMs and base metals mineralization seen in the drill hole “far exceeds anything we’ve previously encountered in all of our years of delineating resources on our Platreef project.”The current development drilling program is being conducted in an area around the site for the bulk-sample shaft that forms part of the planned, initial five years of underground mining at Flatreef. The company will use the results from the metallurgy and geotechnical holes for feasibility study test work.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Ivanhoe Mines shares were up 10 cents, or 4.69%, at $2.23 in morning trading. read more

Strategic Mine Planning with New Digital technologies Risk Management Mineral Value Chains

first_imgPart of the SME Professional Development series, this will be in Montreal, September 13-15, 2017.At the time of a continuing rebound of metal markets, learn how the application of new digital technologies that can add substantial value to strategic mine planning and asset valuation. The new technologies and related tools integrate technical risk management while capitalizing on the synergies among the elements of mineral value chains through their simultaneous optimization – from mines to products to markets.Learn how you can improve performance by:Learning the state-of-the-art strategic mine planning concepts and new approaches that unlock and add value to mining assetsFinding out how to minimize technical risks and produce optimal pit designs with strategic mine planning processes and the next generation optimization methodsDiscovering methods and tools for the simultaneous risk-managing (stochastic) optimization of mining complexes and mineral value chains from mines to products to marketsDiscovering how the new developments will help you capture the “upside potential” in mine plans and minimize “downside risks”, as well as increase cash flowsExploring and learning from real-world examples, practices and comparisons in diverse applications, from gold and copper mines to iron ore and nickel lateritesRegistration deadline is August 28, 2017. To register online go to: http://smemi.personifycloud.com/PersonifyEbusiness/last_img read more