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2011-01-20 07:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) ("Newmont" or the "Company") today announced attributable gold and copper production of approximately 5.4 million ounces and 327 million pounds, respectively, for 2010, at estimated consolidated costs applicable to sales of $485 per ounce and $0.80 per pound, respectively, on a co-product basis. Full Year 2010 Preliminary Operating Highlights(1): Gold and copper production of 5.4 million ounces and 327 million...

2011-01-11 00:00:51

Silver has been one of the most neglected of all precious metals, but it is now the most wanted asset by all precious metal investors in Australia, according to Gold De Royale http://www.goldderoyale.com.au one of the nation's largest online precious metals companies. Silver outshone gold in 2010, with prices rising up by 80 percent, but it is still undervalued in relation to gold and hasn't yet reached its 1980 peak of US$50 an ounce. In 2010, both gold and silver moved to new highs, with...

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2011-01-01 06:05:00

Scientists in Japan have created an alloy that is similar to a precious metal used in many high-tech products, according to a news report on Thursday, calling the breakthrough "present-day alchemy." Kyoto University professor Hiroshi Kitagawa and colleagues used nanotechnology to combine rhodium and silver, elements that usually do not mix, to produce the new composite, which is very similar to palladium, the Yomiuri daily said. Palladium is used in emission-reducing catalytic converters...

2010-12-14 15:30:15

Rare Earth metal and cousin of platinum is attractive for improving flash memory chips One of the rarest metals on Earth may be an excellent option for enabling future flash memory chips to continue to increase in speed and density, according to a group of researchers in Taiwan. "Incorporating nanocrystals of iridium into the critical floating gate portion of flash memory designs shows both excellent memory properties as well as stability in the high temperatures used in processing such...

2010-12-08 09:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital (www.roslandcapital.com), had the following commentary based on recent market activity and the week ahead: As of December 7, 2010, after a month-long correction -- what technicians call "base building" -- gold is on the move again, heading to $1500 an ounce, if not by year end then very likely during the early months of 2011. Whatever the timing of this milestone, gold investors will be...

2010-11-30 00:35:02

Tokyo, Nov 30, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (Holding company of Tanaka Precious Metals, President & CEO: Hideya Okamoto) today announced that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (President & CEO: Hideya Okamoto), which boasts the world's leading share in fuel cell catalysts, had assembled data (index) on shipment volume of fuel cell catalysts arranged by application from FY2004 until the first half of FY2010 (April 2004 - September 2010).-- Average monthly volume at...

2010-11-24 04:35:03

Tokyo, Nov 24, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Tokyo Electron Limited and Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.(1) announce the successful development of a recycling process for ruthenium precursors (CVD-ruthenium material) used in next generation semiconductor miniaturization technology.Ruthenium precursors which are disposed of without being collected as valuable resources can now be collected, refined, and re-used without returning them to ruthenium metal. Tokyo Electron Limited developed the recovery...

2010-11-23 13:35:20

Fuel cells could create a breakthrough for electric cars, because refuelling them is fast and easy, just like your traditional gas guzzler. But there's an obstacle. Current fuel cells need platinum in order to work. And that's expensive.Now chemists from Copenhagen, Potsdam and Hanau have taken the first step towards producing fuel cells using very little of the precious metal. Testing problemsolver At the University of Copenhagen Matthias Arenz has specialized in testing the catalysts that...

2010-11-23 00:01:07

Steven Zoernack, partner at GoldVest, announces upward revision for price of Palladium to $900.00 an ounce. Palladium is one of a group of six metals often referred to as PGM's, which stands for Platinum Group Metals. This group includes the well-known Platinum and the relatively obscure metals called rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium. Platinum is 15 times rarer than Gold. Palladium is rarer than Platinum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 Steven Zoernack, partner at GoldVest,...

2010-11-22 17:07:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In How to Invest in Gold and Silver, author Don Durrett expertly creates a beginner's guide to anyone interested in investing in gold and silver for the first time. Jim Puplava of Financial Sense Newshour has said, "Whether you are an individual investor or a professional wanting to learn how to invest in the precious metals sector, this is the right book at the right time. Don takes you through the basics of investing in bullion or stocks;...


Latest Noble metals Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 08:39:47

Molybdenite is a mineral of molybdenum disulfide, MoS2. Similar in appearance and feel to graphite, molybdenite has a lubricating effect which is produced by its structure of close-spaced parallel cleavage planes. Finely powdered MoS2, with particle sizes in the 1-100 µm range, is a common technical dry lubricant. It is also often mixed into various oils or greases, which allows mechanisms so lubricated to run less noisy and to keep running for a while longer even if most of the oil should...

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2005-05-25 18:52:44

Platinum is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pt and atomic number 78. A heavy, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal, platinum is resistant to corrosion and occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits. Platinum is used in jewelry, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, dentistry, and anti-pollution devices in automobiles. Notable characteristics The metal is a beautiful silvery-white when pure, and malleable...

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2005-05-25 17:25:52

Silver is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation from the Latin Argentum) and atomic number 47. A soft white lustrous transition metal, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography. Notable characteristics Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal...

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