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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the ANU’s divestment policy and financial loss


THE Australian National University is a little poorer today, and by that Dryblower does not mean poorer in an academic sense, he means financially poorer because last week’s divestment debacle had a financial as well as a reputational cost.
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Dryblower visits the iron ore playground


Dryblower on abuse of market power


Dryblower spots a light at the end of the iron ore tunnel


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Exploration modelling to get 10 times faster


CRUNCHING and modelling geophysical data takes time, and time is money. That’s why Australian researchers have figured out a way to dramatically speed up the process.
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MORE PREMIUM FEATURES

Global Wrap: London Mining, MMX and more


Pilbara’s ports surge ahead


Helping Iron Knob rise again


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Ausdrill slumps on outlook


CONTRACTOR Ausdrill has emerged from a trading halt to announce that it expects its 2015 financial year performance to be weaker than first thought and flagged potential impairments.
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Helping Iron Knob rise again


Rostering overhaul extends Ok Tedi mine life


Mutiny inches toward Deflector construction


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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
  • We have roles based in either Perth or Brisbane
  • a well-respected global firm going through an exciting growth phase
  • opportunity to join a very competent and diverse team
  • Flexible working hours plus world-wide travel

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Practice Manager


Global Manager – Business Development


Senior Site Executive


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Solid performance for Hillgrove


HILLGROVE Resources has reported record production, sales and unit cost results for the three months to September.
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Record shipments for Arrium


ARRIUM has reported record iron ore sales for the September quarter but despite lowering costs, margins remain slim.
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Soft show for Resolute


RESOLUTE Mining has reported lower production and higher costs at its African and Australian gold operations due to heavier-than-expected seasonal rain and lower grades.
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MORE MINE PRODUCTION TODAY

Paladin looks forward after tough quarter


Grange glows on solid quarter


Kingsgate production stays on track


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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 
Regaining traction


MINING companies were mostly in positive territory today as firmer overall prices for metals seemed to overshadow some macro uncertainties.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Gold in low gear


Oversupply to dent iron ore prices: Moody’s


Executive Outcomes: Kingsgate, Kidman and more


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INVESTMENT 
Metallum jumps as mining nears


SHARES in Metallum spiked 14% today after Chilean authorities cleared the company for mining operations at the tantalising San Sebastian area of the El Roble copper project.
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CGI recommends ‘no’ vote for Newcrest directors


Researchers rebuff Sandfire claim


Researcher to amend Sandfire report


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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 
Rio’s JORC slip-up


RIO Tinto has been forced to issue a clarification after listing Pilbara iron ore resources in a presentation that were not JORC-compliant.
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MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

Drilling shows bigger system at Mount Morgans


Cassini jumps on Nebo discovery


Promesa heats up on Peruvian drilling


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Glencore offloads Sinclair


SHARES in Talisman Mining jumped more than 80% in early trade after the company announced a $A10 million deal to acquire Glencore’s Sinclair nickel mine in Western Australia.
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MORE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Iluka still in talks with Kenmare


Orbis rejects SEMAFO offer


SEMAFO makes formal Orbis bid


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ENVIRONMENT 
Researchers rebuff Sandfire claim


THE research firm at the centre of a media storm between Sandfire Resources and the Australian National University has denied it will be changing its assessment of the copper miner.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Researcher to amend Sandfire report


Sandfire slams ANU policy


Miners miss out at Geckos


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Oversupply to dent iron ore prices: Moody’s


CREDIT rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its iron ore price forecast and warned that the flood of iron ore production by the majors damages other producers.
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Regaining traction


MINING companies were mostly in positive territory today as firmer overall prices for metals seemed to overshadow some macro uncertainties.
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Mining Briefs: Tiger, Rox and more


MAKING Mining Briefs today: Tiger completes buy-out; OGI moves into graphite; Excelsior finalises ore treatment deal; Minotaur offloads project; graphene progress for SER; Besra delisted; and drilling results from Rox, Sipa and ERA.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Metallum jumps as mining nears

Guyana opens doors for Troy’s Karouni

Las Bambas pushed back

Promesa heats up on Peruvian drilling

Beadell jumps on Duckhead drilling

Beadell reaffirms guidance

Chilean miners go it alone on energy

Cabral weakens with maiden resource

Centaurus plans production by April





   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Metallum jumps as mining nears


SHARES in Metallum spiked 14% today after Chilean authorities cleared the company for mining operations at the tantalising San Sebastian area of the El Roble copper project.
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Solid performance for Hillgrove


HILLGROVE Resources has reported record production, sales and unit cost results for the three months to September.
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Executive Outcomes: Kingsgate, Kidman and more


KINGSGATE Consolidated has announced the resignation of non-executive director Craig Carracher, the third senior departure in less than a week.
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Record shipments for Arrium


ARRIUM has reported record iron ore sales for the September quarter but despite lowering costs, margins remain slim.
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Guyana opens doors for Troy’s Karouni


TROY Resources has signed a royalties and tax agreement with the Guyana government that will pave the way for development and operations at the Karouni gold project.
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Dryblower on the ANU’s divestment policy and financial loss


THE Australian National University is a little poorer today, and by that Dryblower does not mean poorer in an academic sense, he means financially poorer because last week’s divestment debacle had a financial as well as a reputational cost.
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Fraser Range exploration: place your bets
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THIS week Allan Trench looks at the Fraser Range and concludes there is little we know – and far more that we don’t – about the likelihood of exploration success there.
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Ausdrill slumps on outlook


CONTRACTOR Ausdrill has emerged from a trading halt to announce that it expects its 2015 financial year performance to be weaker than first thought and flagged potential impairments.
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‘Diseconomies of scale’ plague post-supercycle scene


AN ambitious new report by Ernst & Young has identified “diseconomies of scale” as a major driver of diminished productivity in the global mining sector.
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Glencore offloads Sinclair


SHARES in Talisman Mining jumped more than 80% in early trade after the company announced a $A10 million deal to acquire Glencore’s Sinclair nickel mine in Western Australia.
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Exploration modelling to get 10 times faster
Exclusively for Premium Subscribers


CRUNCHING and modelling geophysical data takes time, and time is money. That’s why Australian researchers have figured out a way to dramatically speed up the process.
Full Story...


Soft show for Resolute


RESOLUTE Mining has reported lower production and higher costs at its African and Australian gold operations due to heavier-than-expected seasonal rain and lower grades.
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CGI recommends ‘no’ vote for Newcrest directors


PROXY advisor CGI Glass Lewis has recommended Newcrest Mining shareholders vote against the re-election of two directors next week due to the company’s breach of continuous disclosure obligations last year.
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Rio’s JORC slip-up


RIO Tinto has been forced to issue a clarification after listing Pilbara iron ore resources in a presentation that were not JORC-compliant.
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Miner killed at Medusa’s Co-O


MEDUSA Mining has reported that a fatal accident occurred at its flagship Co-O gold mine in the Philippines Wednesday evening.
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Paladin looks forward after tough quarter


PALADIN Energy says its production at its Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia is back on track despite recording severe drops in sales and revenue.
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Iluka still in talks with Kenmare


ILUKA Resources remains in talks with Dublin-based Kenmare Resources over a possible combination.
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Positive session ahead


AUSTRALIAN stocks are set for a strong start to the week after global stocks and base metals rallied in Friday trade.
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