August 24, 2022
Infrastructure is complicated, requiring many different inputs to build the world around us. Palladium, rhodium and platinum are used in catalytic converters to reduce emissions from internal combustion vehicle engines, and palladium and gold are used in electronics such as laptops and mobile phones. Nickel and cobalt are critical to high energy density batteries, and also many alloys, including steel. Copper is literally the backbone of the electrification movement as it provides the core of virtually all wiring, allowing us to generate, transmit and store energy, and stay connected. What all these materials have in common is that they are mined, sometimes even from a single project. Securing domestic supply of these infrastructure inputs is a priority for governments worldwide.
Stillwater Critical Minerals is focused on advancing its Stillwater West PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au project in Montana. The inaugural 2021 mineral resource estimate defined stores of palladium, platinum, rhodium, gold, nickel, copper and cobalt together in one US deposit. Exploration is on-going with the vision of advancing Stillwater West as a world-class source of low-carbon, sulphide-hosted nickel, copper and cobalt, commodities so essential to electrification and clean air. Stillwater West is adjacent to Sibanye-Stillwater’s palladium-platinum mines in the Stillwater Complex, a district which has been producing high-grade infrastructure and critical minerals since the late 1800s.