2016: Turnaround for Tech Metal Prices? Part 1

IMG_42502015 was not a good year for technology metals (precious metals, rare earth elements and strategic metals). From a perspective of industrial use, what is the likely development in demand and price in 2016? Part one of my condensed analysis was just published exclusively on Kitco News. Click here to read. Parts 2 and 3 will deal with the other groups of metals.

IPMI’s Educational Videos on Precious Metals Sampling and Analysis

As promised, here is part two of the IPMI video collection. This four-part series is on precious metals sampling and analysis.

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: Preparation and Pitfalls to Avoid

Part 3: Instrumental Methods for Pt, Pd, Rh and other PGMs

Part 4: Fire Assay Explained

Part 5: Wet Chemistry and Gravimetric Analysis

IPMI’s Educational Videos on Precious Metals Mining and Exploration

Over the past two years, the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) produced a series of educational videos on several different aspects of our industry. These videos were made with the input and support of IPMI members, corporations and individuals alike, who contributed decades of experiences to make them worthwhile. Reason enough to present them as a collection for those who haven’t seen them yet, and others who might refer to this blog as a reference point to find them later. I will amend the list as new videos come out, so please be sure to check back periodically. A second set of videos is about sampling. I will add these videos in a separate thread shortly.

Precious Metals Exploration and Prospecting: Gold, Silver and Platinum group metals.

Mining for Precious Metals explained: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium.

How to refine Precious Metals. Step 1: Concentration

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy: Part 1 – Leaching

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy: Part 2 – Concentration and Purification

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy Part 3 – Precipitation

How to refine Precious Metals. Hydrometallurgy Part 4 – Electrolysis

Pyrometallurgical Refining of Precious Metals. Part 1: Calcination and Roasting

Pyrometallurgical Refining of Precious Metals. Part 2: Gas, Reduction and Fusion