Winterkorn of VW resigning: a threat to Platinum?

IMG_4316Being German, and a fan of German cars, too, this story pains me very much. On top of the direct fallout at VW the scandal is affecting precious metal markets. To what ends? Click here to read my special on Kitco News.

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