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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the problem of swimming naked in front of a crowd


SWIMMING naked is something best done at night, in a private pool, which is why Dryblower was surprised when Fortescue Metals Group’s chair, Andrew Forrest, took the equivalent of a verbal skinny-dip last week with the world watching – and listening.
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Dryblower and the return of uranium as the mining world’s hottest commodity


Dryblower and the bargain hunter’s dilemma (what to buy)


Dryblower visits the lightweight world of aluminium in a week when iron ore is the heavyweight topic


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Enter the outsourcers


OUTSOURCING can be seen as a bit of a dirty word and a sure-fire way to destroy morale. However, done right it can be an absolute boon to the business. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Stocks to Watch: April


Sandfire targets 100-year mine


History sides with Azure in Mexico


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
New contracts boost Ausenco


AUSENCO has secured $A177 million of additional revenue in recent months, with new work including an extension at Newcrest Mining’s Lihir Island project in Papua New Guinea.
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Sirius advances Nova, Baloo


Roy Hill powers up


Engineer flags profit fears


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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Key Leadership role | Open Pit & UG – Gold | FIFO Perth or DIDO Kalgoorlie | 8/6 roster
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Norton flags higher gold production


NORTON Gold Fields has set its gold production guidance for 2015 at above 2014 levels.
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Tormin generates Mineral Commodities profit


MINERAL Commodities has attributed the maiden profit achieved throughout the 2014 calendar year to the successful ramp-up of operations at its Tormin mineral sands mine in South Africa.
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AWAC seeks Suralco sale


ALCOA World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) will curtail output at the Suralco operations in Suriname as it explores the sale the asset to the country’s government.
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Garden Well still a problem child for Regis


Norseman still ticking along


Higher grades boost Unity


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Thinking pink at Telfer


EMPLOYEES at Newcrest’s Telfer operation in Western Australia have set themselves the goal of raising more than $A5000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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MIM reports record rebuilds at Ernest Henry


MOUNT Isa Mines says its Rebuild Workshop team recently completed three R2900 loader rebuilds for Ernest Henry Mining in record time, on budget and without injury.
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FINAL CALL 
Tough day for miners


AUSSIE stocks moved lower today as weak commodity prices weighed on the mining sector.
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More pain for nickel


BC secures royalty relief


Coal junior enters voluntary administration


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: Saracen, Resolute and Talga


A LOOK at Saracen and Resolute’s gold expansion plans and initiation on graphite hopeful Talga.
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Nickel discovery boosts Rox


Buy, Sell, Hold: Sirius and Poseidon


Metals merchant looking for Aussie opportunities


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Coalstoun gets inferred resource


ACTIVEX has released a maiden, all-inferred copper resource for its Coalstoun deposit in Queensland, just eight months after formally taking ownership of the tenement.
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Sirius advances Nova, Baloo


Kin takes aim at Leonora


Wolf strengthens ore reserve


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
GRAM ups PanAust stake


CHINA’S Guangdong Rising Assets Management has upped its stake in takeover target PanAust via on-market purchases.
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AngloGold set to offload mines


Phosphate Australia jumps on takeover


PanAust rockets on takeover offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
Greens slip in NSW mine seats


ANTI-MINING scare campaigns do not work. At least that is the message that seems to have come from the New South Wales election result with the Greens vote in mining regions going backwards.
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Industry embraces WA rehab fund


Approval for PIOP rail


EPA approves new iron ore mine


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Tough day for miners


AUSSIE stocks moved lower today as weak commodity prices weighed on the mining sector.
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Coal junior enters voluntary administration


QUEENSLAND coal explorer Tiaro Coal has gone into voluntary administration barely two weeks after starting legal action to gain regulatory-critical corporate and financial records, plus allegedly owed funds, from its former significant shareholder Hudson Resources.
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Mining Briefs: Resolute, Southern Hemisphere and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Drilling from Resolute and Helix, Southern Hemisphere earn in terminated; NRW’s Roy Hill rail update; Apollo completes acquisition; and Peninsula on schedule.
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IRON ORE

BC secures royalty relief

Top waves off first shipment

Iron bleak, but WA tops investment




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BC secures royalty relief


BC IRON is the first company to be granted iron ore royalty relief under a Western Australian government scheme.
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Kimberley extends diamond mine life


KIMBERLEY Diamonds will extend operations at the Ellendale diamond mine to the end of the year after booking improvements from cost cutting and a lower Australian dollar.
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GRAM ups PanAust stake


CHINA’S Guangdong Rising Assets Management has upped its stake in takeover target PanAust via on-market purchases.
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Capital Watch: Excelsior, Minbos and more


IN Capital Watch today: placement details from Excelsior and Minbos; Estrella’s fundraising mandate; and Antipa announces rights issue.
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Enter the outsourcers
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OUTSOURCING can be seen as a bit of a dirty word and a sure-fire way to destroy morale. However, done right it can be an absolute boon to the business. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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AngloGold set to offload mines


GOLD major AngloGold Ashanti plans to find a buyer or partner for its Cripple Creek & Victor mine in the US, while an approach has been received over its stakes in the Yatela and Sadiola mines in Mali.
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New contracts boost Ausenco


AUSENCO has secured $A177 million of additional revenue in recent months, with new work including an extension at Newcrest Mining’s Lihir Island project in Papua New Guinea.
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Triton soars on $2B offtake deal


TRITON Minerals will earn a minimum $US2 billion ($A2.6 billion) after signing a 20-year binding agreement with a Chinese graphite specialist for offtake from its Mozambique projects.
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Gold reserves steady for Crocodile


CROCODILE Gold has updated its resource and reserve estimates, with new figures showing the gold miner maintained reserves across its Australian operations last year.
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Stocks to Watch: April


APRIL brings the start of a new quarter and many will be hoping for an improvement in conditions. MiningNewsPremium highlights what to look out for this month.
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Paladin lowers guidance


PALADIN Energy has made another guidance cut and completed its move to buy back about $US300 million ($A393 million) of bonds due this year.
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Sandfire restructures debt


COPPER producer Sandfire Resources has amended the repayment schedule on the DeGrussa debt facility with ANZ Banking Corporation ahead of a broader restructure.
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QRC hopes FIFO evidence will win out


QUEENSLAND Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche said yesterday that the proposed inquiry by the Queensland parliament’s Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee was a valuable opportunity to impartially assess FIFO and other long distance commuting practices across a range of industries in rural and remote areas.
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Iron ore, nickel at multi-year lows


IRON ore and nickel continued their freefall overnight on weakened demand out of China.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Coal union moves to unlock Glencore gates; Queensland coal mine could hurt endangered finch, court hears; and Australia not among rich nations releasing post-2020 emission goals on time.
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Back in the black


RESOURCE stocks were some of the best performers today, bouncing back from a weak session yesterday.
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Mining Briefs: Triton, Ascot and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Triton enters alliance; Ascot proposal approved; Newfield plant complete; Waratah plans JV; and Arc granted an exploration licence.
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Phosphate Australia jumps on takeover


PHOSPHATE Australia has received an on-market takeover offer from one of its shareholders.
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