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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on flaws in the iron ore market-flooding strategy


DOES flooding a market make sense? That’s a question which has kept Dryblower awake recently as Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton expand iron ore production despite a falling price, and while most observers are unsure there are at least three people who think it’s a daft strategy.
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Dryblower on the ANU’s divestment policy and financial loss


Dryblower visits the iron ore playground


Dryblower on abuse of market power


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Global Wrap: Cliffs, Ivanhoe and more


IN Global Wrap: Cliffs reports massive loss; Ivanhoe axes jobs; workers from major copper mines set to strike; and another Turkish mine tragedy.
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The mining network


Mincor goes for cleaner trucking


Perth iron ore lab draws the big names


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Atlas Copco, RCT join forces


MINING equipment maker Atlas Copco has agreed to team up with technology specialist Remote Control Technologies to provide a range of automation solutions to meet the demand for safe, productive underground mining.
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Mincor goes for cleaner trucking


Leighton achieves strong Q3 results


Safer way to handle pipes, casings


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
General Manager – Aspermont Australia, Perth

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Mitsubishi Chair in Sustainable Mining Practices
School of Mining Engineering Attractive remuneration offered REF: 5648
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Chief Geological Officer
  • Perth Based
  • Newly Created Executive Appointment
  • Sector Leader

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Senior Principal Consultant / Principal Consultant


Practice Manager


Global Manager – Business Development


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Bumper quarter for Regis


REGIS Resources has announced record gold production over the three months to September, with big quarter-on-quarter operational improvements at its Western Australian mines.
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Strong September for MinRes


MINERAL Resources has signed off on a strong September quarter after chalking up new production and shipping records.
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Quarterly Briefs: Panoramic, Lachlan Star and more


IN Quarterly Briefs Panoramic mines more at Savannah; Lachlan posts a loss; KBL charts lower output; and lower diamond grades for Kimberley.
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OceanaGold turns a profit


PanAust on track


Kingsgate tracks lower sales


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Safer way to handle pipes, casings


A DRILLING and well servicer has partnered with an engineering house to develop a piece of drilling technology that could reduce the risk associated with handling drill pipe and casing.
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Honey, I shrunk the wheel loader


MOST construction and mining workers love their big toys, be it a 400 tonne truck or a large construction wheel loader. So what happens when Lego decides to make a toy version of one of those toys?
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Blow this


BETTER advance rates, greater wall stability and ease of use are the key benefits the DriftShot initiation system from Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner DetNet is expected to bring.
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Gaining traction


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FINAL CALL 
Gains all round


LOCAL stocks made a positive end to the week today, with miners also providing some support.
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Copper inches ahead


Bumper quarter for Regis


Crocodile stalled at Stawell


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: BC and Silver Lake


THE verdict on September quarterly reports from BC Iron and Silver Lake Resources.
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Moody’s downgrades Atlas


Hodges moves on NZ iron sands


Buy, Sell, Hold: FMG, Poseidon and Duketon


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IPOs 
Syrah spin-off chases $10M


SYRAH Resources spin-off Jacana Minerals has lodged a prospectus for a $A10 million initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Evolution excited by new discovery


GOLD producer Evolution Mining has outlined a new discovery at its Pajingo mine in Queensland.
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Mincor sees new life for Miitel


Cassini jumps on Nebo results


New drilling a ‘game changer’ for Kingsgate


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
PLD looking to buy Kagara’s Admiral Bay


PLD Corporation is on the cusp of a company-making deal after sealing an option agreement to acquire Kagara’s Admiral Bay zinc project for more than $A7 million.
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Mutiny deal makes ‘perfect sense’: Kelly


Doray, Mutiny unveil merger


Mutiny, Doray halted over combination


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ENVIRONMENT 
Crocodile stalled at Stawell


CROCODILE Gold said it would seek an appeal after the Victorian government moved to block the company from advancing its $A22.6 million Big Hill gold project.
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ASX 50 skims the surface of sustainability


Ranger spill investigation wraps up


NSW planning regime is ‘broken’


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Gains all round


LOCAL stocks made a positive end to the week today, with miners also providing some support.
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Mining Briefs: Kingston, Independence and more


IN Mining Briefs today: updates on Kingston, Independence, WCP, Discovery Africa, Integrated, Red River, Taruga and Dart.
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Strong September for MinRes


MINERAL Resources has signed off on a strong September quarter after chalking up new production and shipping records.
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Valence plans $35M expansion


VALENCE Industries said today that it had committed to establish $A35 million in debt facilities for an expansion program at its Uley graphite operations in South Australia.
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Crocodile stalled at Stawell


CROCODILE Gold said it would seek an appeal after the Victorian government moved to block the company from advancing its $A22.6 million Big Hill gold project.
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More trouble for Pluton


PLUTON Resources is facing a fresh challenge after Hong Kong trading house Wise Energy, its partner on the Cockatoo Island iron ore project, moved to cease mine operations this week.
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Bumper quarter for Regis


REGIS Resources has announced record gold production over the three months to September, with big quarter-on-quarter operational improvements at its Western Australian mines.
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Global Wrap: Cliffs, Ivanhoe and more
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IN Global Wrap: Cliffs reports massive loss; Ivanhoe axes jobs; workers from major copper mines set to strike; and another Turkish mine tragedy.
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Biswas maps path ahead for Newcrest


NEWCREST Mining boss Sandeep Biswas says he’s confident he can turn the gold miner’s problems around, and while conditions are tough the market will eventually make a recovery.
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Executive Outcomes: Ausdrill, St Barbara and more


WAL King has resigned as deputy chairman and director of mining services company Ausdrill.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: BC and Silver Lake
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THE verdict on September quarterly reports from BC Iron and Silver Lake Resources.
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Quarterly Briefs: Panoramic, Lachlan Star and more


IN Quarterly Briefs Panoramic mines more at Savannah; Lachlan posts a loss; KBL charts lower output; and lower diamond grades for Kimberley.
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Army takes over in Burkina Faso


BURKINA FASO President Blaise Compaore has been ousted in a military coup, an event which comes as no surprise following sporadic unrest in the country over recent years.
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OceanaGold turns a profit


OCEANAGOLD marked a return to profit during the three months to September as its Didipio copper-gold mine in the Philippines delivered a stronger performance
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US growth spurs Wall Street


AUSTRALIAN stocks are expected to open higher today on strong overseas leads despite the price of gold falling below $US1200 per ounce.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Shell outperforms with $6.6b earnings; BHP and Rio will relent on expansions, says Cliffs; and ERM makes ex-AAPT chief Jon Stretch managing director.
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Anglo boss fights fraud claims


GLENN Tonkin, Anglo American’s former coal project director in Australia, is facing claims he misappropriated more than $A4 million over the last 12 months under a civil case before Queensland’s Supreme Court.
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Market up, miners down


MINERS turned negative again today while the rest of the market rebounded.
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Mining Briefs: Metals of Africa, Magnis and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Metals Of Africa’s reconnaissance visit in Gabon has confirmed outcropping mineralisation, Magnis Resources continues to get good graphite news, and there is movement in the junior iron ore patch.
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Man charged over firing gun in ruckus with mine staff


WESTERN Australian police have charged a 52-year-old man with discharging a firearm in a confrontation with mine site staff at an operation near Laverton.
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Queensland Bauxite scopes South Johnstone


QUEENSLAND Bauxite says its South Johnstone bauxite project could be operational by the second half of 2015 for a capital expenditure of just $A5.3 million.
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