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25 May 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the tricky times ahead for Atlas and others in iron ore


WELCOME as the rescue of Atlas Iron is for people working there Dryblower is not sure what it means for the people who own the company, nor is sure about the value of a political inquiry into the industry, or the outlook for the price of iron ore.
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Dryblower gets a whiff of recovery


Dryblower explores the inconsistencies in FMG’s attacks on BHP and Rio


Dryblower examines the high (and low) cost of debt for mining


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Sentiment towards miners improving


AMID the doom and gloom, green shoots are emerging, writes Lion Selection Group’s Hedley Widdup.
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Global Wrap: Vale, First Quantum and more


New advisers help Rumble shoot for the stars


Let’s gets our METS on


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Let’s gets our METS on


WE NEED a better Mining Equipment and Technology Services sector. That is the word from Rio Tinto Australia managing director Phil Edmands at a mining conference yesterday. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Survivor for 50 years


Orica says outlook challenging


New purpose for Koolan Island


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Aussie gold production down in March


WET WEATHER and operational problems kept a lid on local gold production in the March quarter, according to Surbiton Associates.
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AngloGold beats March guidance


ANGLOGOLD Ashanti has beaten its production and cost guidance for the three months to March despite recording a slow start to the year at its South African mines.
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Mixed production results for Glencore


DIVERSIFIED miner Glencore has released its production results for the March quarter, with metals outputs mostly lower quarter-on-quarter mixed, compared with the first quarter of 2014.
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Quarterly Briefs: Hillgrove, Panoramic and more


Quarterly Briefs: Aditya, OMH and more


Vale considering trimming output


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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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FINAL CALL 
Flat finish


THE Australian market was virtually unchanged today, but closed lower for the week.
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Gold miners mostly higher


Atlas inks royalty relief deal


SAFM administrators appointed


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INVESTMENT 
SAFM administrators appointed


ADMINISTRATORS have been appointed to financially struggling iron ore producer South American Ferro Metals by secured creditor Deutsche Bank Australia.
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Ratings assigned to South32


Buy, Sell, Hold: Sandfire, Gold Road and Kingsrose


Fitch downgrades FMG


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
JVs on exploration projects risky: QUT


MINING companies which bring in new partners on exploration projects may be placing the future of their projects at risk, according to a Queensland University of Technology study.
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White Cliff jumps on nugget find


Northern Star eyes long Kalgoorlie life


Prospectors urged to carry locator beacons


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Independence and Sirius to merge


INDEPENDENCE Group will acquire Sirius Resources in a recommended cash and scrip deal which values Sirius at $A1.8 billion.
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Pacific Aluminium back on the market: report


South32: predator or prey?


GRAM secures majority PanAust stake


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ENVIRONMENT 
Battle of the Bulga


THE New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment is recommending that Rio Tinto’s 21-year life extension of the Mount Thorley Warkworth coal mining complex be approved without relocating the village of Bulga.
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Environmental nod for PIOP


Northern Star explores clean power option


WA’s new rehab guidelines


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Independence and Sirius to merge


INDEPENDENCE Group will acquire Sirius Resources in a recommended cash and scrip deal which values Sirius at $A1.8 billion.
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Karara locks up $1.5B finance facility


IRON ore joint venture Karara Mining has secured a $US1.5 billion ($A1.9 billion) refinancing facility to repay all of its existing syndicated bank debt facilities, which were due in 2020.
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Sentiment towards miners improving
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AMID the doom and gloom, green shoots are emerging, writes Lion Selection Group’s Hedley Widdup.
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LATIN AMERICA

SAFM administrators appointed

Vale edging ahead of Australia: Roy Hill CEO

Some upside, but finance struggles persist: PCF

Colombia calls for Aussie investment

Mirabela reveals Santa Rita shutdown

Orinoco to start construction at Cascavel

Azure upgrades Promontorio resource

Need for speed drives Avanco raising

Troy places $35M for Karouni

Vale considering trimming output


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Clean Teq scopes Syerston scandium


CLEAN TeQ Holdings has released of a scoping study for its globally significant Syerston scandium project in New South Wales based on the mineral resource updated in January.
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Aussie gold production down in March


WET WEATHER and operational problems kept a lid on local gold production in the March quarter, according to Surbiton Associates.
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Iron ore jumps


THE iron ore spot price jumped back towards $US60 per tonne on Friday, while the Australian dollar fell.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: GRAM gets funding for PanAust's Frieda River copper mine study; foreign buyers circling iron ore miners, but Fortescue not talking; and Vale iron ore deal a ‘reminder’ for Australia: Roy Hill.
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Flat finish


THE Australian market was virtually unchanged today, but closed lower for the week.
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SAFM administrators appointed


ADMINISTRATORS have been appointed to financially struggling iron ore producer South American Ferro Metals by secured creditor Deutsche Bank Australia.
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Atlas inks royalty relief deal


ATLAS Iron has been granted royalty relief by the Western Australian government, providing a $A12.5 million cash injection in the form of backdated relief.
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Mining Briefs: Flinders, Musgrave and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Flinders drills gold at Canegrass; Musgrave’s Fraser Range conductors; Mozambi moves on graphite acquisition; and mineralisation at Eclipse’s Mary Valley.
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Venturex inks sale deal


SHARES in Venturex Resources jumped 40% after the company said it inked a deal to sell its Pilbara copper-zinc project to Orion Mine Finance Group for $A14 million.
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Capital Watch: Axiom, Dynasty and more


IN Capital Watch today: Axion places $4M; Paradigm seeks Caninde funds; Metallum’s Chile raising; South Boulder shortfall oversubscribed; rights issues from Southern Hemisphere and Zambezi; and Dynasty’s placement.
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Vale edging ahead of Australia: Roy Hill CEO


ROY Hill Holdings CEO Barry Fitzgerald says Vale’s deals with China this week highlights the fact that Australia needed to remain competitive in the global iron ore market.
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Global Wrap: Vale, First Quantum and more
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IN Global Wrap this week: Vale inks Chinese deals; First Quantum embarks on massive raising; former ENRC colleagues found dead; Barrick withdraws from project; fatality for Lonmin; and Nyrstar sells mine.
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Ratings assigned to South32


STANDARD & Poor’s Rating Services and Moody’s Investors Service have assigned credit ratings to BHP Billiton spin-off South32.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: Sandfire, Gold Road and Kingsrose
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ANALYSTS visit gold players Gold Road and Kingsrose; and a possible re-rating for Sandfire.
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Govt rules out iron ore inquiry


ANDREW Forrest has vowed not to give up his fight for iron ore transparency after Treasurer Joe Hockey backed out of holding an inquiry.
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JVs on exploration projects risky: QUT


MINING companies which bring in new partners on exploration projects may be placing the future of their projects at risk, according to a Queensland University of Technology study.
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Some upside, but finance struggles persist: PCF


THE first signs of a small resurgence in institutional funding to the mining sector have appeared but market conditions remain tough, according to a prominent national corporate advisor.
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Nickel falls lower, iron ore up


THE nickel spot price dipped back below $US13,000 per tonne overnight in what was a mixed session for commodities.
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