The platinum market has posted moderate gains early today, which many traders feel is partly the result of favorable outside market action and partly the result of supportive internal developments. From the supply/demand side of the market, there was news of production trouble at a key platinum mining facility. Violence at a South African Lonmin mine resulted in 9 deaths, which has threatened a possible loss in physical platinum output. Platinum appears to have overcome a downward platinum price forecast revision from a key market analyst during the overnight session.