As platinum just start down the road to recovery, analysts are already warning that supply threats are likely to boost the metals price to new highs. Platinum prices may climb above $1,500 an ounce “in the next couple of years” as demand recovers amid supply constraints in South Africa, the world’s biggest producer, according to Banc of America Securities- Merrill Lynch.
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Platinum was mixed on Thursday, July platinum rose $2.40 to $1,207.60 an ounce, while September palladium declined $3.35 to $239.70. The drop in the three month contract price was related to declining crude oil. Last week, prices of both platinum and palladium climbed to their highest levels since November 2008-
Colossus Minerals (TSE:CSI) reported today results from the first two of it's Phase II drill results. Included in the results were 27.9 meters at 35.49 grams per tonne gold, 19.89 grams per tonne platinum and 25.14 grams per tonne palladium. This mineralization was intersected starting at 208.4 meters down hole. True widths have yet to be reported.
Platinum declined last week; and continued the trend this Monday as uncertainty over the future of US automaker GM put the metal’s near future demand outlook into question. In the current state of the economy, the auto industry is unable to lend support to platinum; but the metal may get some relief from rising safe haven appeal.
Platinum is on track for the best quarter in over a year, as demand for the metal as an alternative to gold has nudged prices up 23 per cent. Platinum’s premium to gold stood at $213.15 an ounce yesterday, compared with $1,041.83 a year ago.
Colossus Minerals Inc. announced results including 7.88 metres of 406g/t gold, 98.4g/t platinum, 115.7g/t palladium, 2.74g/t rhodium, and 1.52g/t iridium at a depth of 252 metres. The Serra Pelada project is located in Para State, Brazil. These results are not true width and the release indicates that true width is not known.