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1 October 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower spots a light at the end of the iron ore tunnel


SOME investors thought they saw a light at the end of the iron-ore tunnel late last week, but whether it was just a train heading their way will become clearer after Tuesday when all-important production costs for the September quarter are calculated.
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Dryblower and the problem of activist investors


Dryblower on the currency effect, also known as “everything old is new again”


Dryblower on the next possible corporate stumble for iron ore


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Surprise story behind big zinc find


THE Teena prospect just west of the McArthur River mine is shaping up as Australia’s best zinc discovery since Century almost 25 years ago. By David Upton
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Asteroid mining gets real (and ugly)


Global Wrap: Newmont, London Mining and more


Getting the lead out


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
In the footsteps of giants


HERE is a pop quiz: What do Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Bob Muirhead have in common? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson will try to explain.
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Honey, I shrunk the wheel loader


Ausdrill MD cleared of charges


Barminco posts ‘technical’ loss


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Ramelius meets production targets


RAMELIUS Resources has met production guidance at both its Western Australian gold operations during the September quarter.
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Doray reduces debt position


DORAY Minerals has posted its first annual financial figures since starting up the Andy Well gold operation in Western Australia, highlighting firm control over costs and debt.
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Hillgrove reports 45% profit rise


HILLGROVE Resources grew its profit by 45% year-on-year for the half year to July, with higher earnings reflecting improved operations at the Kanmantoo copper mine in South Australia.
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Lower gold price hits Regis


First pour for Aurelia


Northern Iron on red alert


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
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


HOT on the heels of its 730E-8 truck, Komatsu Australia has rolled out the HM400-3M0, a 40 tonne payload articulated dump truck.
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FINAL CALL 
Miners wallow despite rebound


MINING companies remained in the red today even as the broader market extended recent gains.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Copper feels the pressure


PanAust suspends mine after incident


Ramelius meets production targets


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INVESTMENT 
Stocks to Watch: October


WEAKNESS in iron ore, gold and even 2014 market favourite nickel last month slowed the positive momentum starting to be felt in the resources sector.
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More coal mine closures ahead: Glencore


Fifth Element no closer to return


Cabral weakens with maiden resource


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IPOs 
Emperor Range launches IPO


ADELAIDE-based, China-focused explorer Emperor Range Group has opened its $A4.5 million initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Northern Star’s drilling push paying off


NORTHERN Star Resources is confident of growing resources and the mine life of its Jundee operation after drilling hit more than 3000 grams per tonne in a new area.
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First ‘exceptional’ results from Nebo


Surprise story behind big zinc find


Exploration technology a big focus for Friedland


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Mastermyne buys contractor for $20M


QUEENSLAND-based Mastermyne has acquired fellow contractor Diversified Mining Services in a deal worth $A20 million.
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Indophil recommends takeover offer


MinRes delays Iron Valley shipments


Alacer not keen on OceanaGold tie-up


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ENVIRONMENT 
Millions in ‘dead’ tenement bonds to be returned


THE Western Australian Mines Department has moved to return $A6 million in bonds to mining companies and individual investors which once held tenements now considered dead.
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Sabotage needs firm action


Time for mining law fact-check


Practicality over ideology is aim of mining bill, says QLD’s Cripps


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Miners wallow despite rebound


MINING companies remained in the red today even as the broader market extended recent gains.
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Mining Briefs: Indo, GBM and more


MAKING Mining Briefs today: Indo project unviable; GBM sells operation; early results from Kimberley; Impact earns in; Hill End extends agreement; and drilling results from Cleveland, Cradle, Magnis and BMG.
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Millions in ‘dead’ tenement bonds to be returned


THE Western Australian Mines Department has moved to return $A6 million in bonds to mining companies and individual investors which once held tenements now considered dead.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Chilean miners go it alone on energy

Cabral weakens with maiden resource

Centaurus plans production by April




M&E NSW

A personal focus

Sounding healthy

Conveying excellence

Electric ingenuity to go on display

Austrade joins with Reed for Ozmine 2014

Mental health focus at M&E

Putting its orange nuts on show

Rhino liquid storage solutions on show

Accessing a higher plane

Driving down CHPP costs


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


PanAust suspends mine after incident


PANAUST has suspended its flagship operation in Laos overnight after a security incident which left an employee wounded.
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Ramelius meets production targets


RAMELIUS Resources has met production guidance at both its Western Australian gold operations during the September quarter.
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Flinders grows WA resources


FLINDERS Mines has added 28.6 million tonnes of resources to its Western Australian iron ore operations, with a new global resource tipped to be delivered in coming months.
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Emperor Range launches IPO


ADELAIDE-based, China-focused explorer Emperor Range Group has opened its $A4.5 million initial public offering.
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Capital Watch: Green Rock, Siburan and more


IN Capital Watch today: Green Rock builds exploration budget; Siburan rattles the tin; Excelsior to fund KalNorth progress; and Global Geoscience launches rights issue.
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In the footsteps of giants
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HERE is a pop quiz: What do Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Bob Muirhead have in common? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson will try to explain.
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Northern Star’s drilling push paying off


NORTHERN Star Resources is confident of growing resources and the mine life of its Jundee operation after drilling hit more than 3000 grams per tonne in a new area.
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Vic zircon play presses forward


AUSTRALIAN Zircon has established a $A657 million net present value and a $338.4 million base construction cost scenario for its flagship mineral sands project in Victoria.
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Stocks to Watch: October
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WEAKNESS in iron ore, gold and even 2014 market favourite nickel last month slowed the positive momentum starting to be felt in the resources sector.
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Major resource hike at Plutonic Dome


A DRILL core audit at the Plutonic Dome gold project in Western Australia has resulted in a 28% increase in resources for the site’s key K2 underground deposit.
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Mt Arthur extension approved


BHP Billiton has received Planning Assessment Commission approval to extend the life of its Mount Arthur coal mine in the Hunter Valley by four years to 2026.
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Norton forward gold sale offers ‘certainty’


NORTON Gold Fields says its latest forward-sale program will address recent volatility in the gold price as the yellow metal hits a nine-month low and the Australian dollar continues to weaken.
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Isaac Plains coal mine to close next year


BRAZILIAN resources giant Vale and Sumitomo Corp will put the Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland on care and maintenance next year despite the Japanese trading house buying a 50% stake in the joint venture less than three years ago from Aquila Resources for $A430 million.
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Metals continue weakness


OIL, silver and nickel were the big losers overnight, while iron ore and gold continued to fall.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas is top-earning mining boss; Rio defies iron ore price crunch with new mine; and LNG keen to keep on delivering.
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Chilean miners go it alone on energy


A NEW wave of power generation projects to sustain Chile’s copper mining industry is nearing the $US6 billion ($A6.89 billion) mark to meet an expected 41.1 terawatt hours’ worth of demand by 2025, analysis from BNamericas has revealed.
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Stocks edge back


AUSTRALIAN stocks climbed steadily today although mining companies continued to tick lower on weak commodity pricing.
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Mining Briefs: Kidman, Stavely and more


EXPLORATION results from Kidman and Stavely, an Ord River-ABM partnership and funds for Metallica in Mining Briefs today.
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