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26 November 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the forces driving gold higher


IT’S been a long time since gold was one of the mining world’s top performers but upward price movement over the past few days has pleasantly surprised Dryblower – though the real challenge will be for gold to keep rising against some stiff headwinds.
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Dryblower and the revival of uranium


Dryblower looks for iron ore survivors


Dryblower takes a gold reality check


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Discovering the undiscovered


THE application of new technology by Emmerson Resources and Evolution Mining could be the key to the rebirth of the Tennant Creek goldfield. Kristie Batten was there last week.
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CET works towards exploration training breakthrough


Global Wrap: Vedanta, Cliffs and more


Stage set for Poseidon


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Playing the productivity game


IT IS an issue vexing miners and one that would appear to be playing on the minds of equipment suppliers too. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Resolute deferral hits Ausdrill


Contract talks push NRW shares lower


Monadelphous accounts confirms boom’s end


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
PROJECT MANAGER
CIEMAS GOLD PROJECT. INDONESIA
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General Manager - Operations
  • Greenfield International Project Development
  • Pivotal Leadership Role
  • Expatriate FIFO To Anywhere

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Superintendent Mine Geologist
  • FIFO Opportunity
  • Base Metal Underground Operations
  • VHMS Deposit

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General Manager – Aspermont Australia, Perth


Mitsubishi Chair in Sustainable Mining Practices


Chief Geological Officer


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Glencore to idle Australian coal mines for three weeks


IN AN unprecedented move to reduce coal oversupply, thermal coal giant Glencore will cease production from all of its Australian coal mines for three weeks in December.
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Mount Gibson lowers guidance


MOUNT Gibson Iron has revised down its 2015 financial year sales guidance after it became clear that remediation of the Main pit at the Koolan Island mine would take longer than first thought.
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October another strong month for FMG


FORTESCUE Metals Group says it is tracking ahead of full-year guidance, has further lowered costs and continues to see strong demand for its product.
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Vale flags more mine closures


Quarterly Briefs: Austral, Finders and more


AngloGold mines up for sale as good performance continues


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
The 6020 emerges


FOR a bit of Las Vegas (albeit by way of Arizona) razzle dazzle it is hard to go past Caterpillar and when it comes to launching a shovel four years in the making, Big Yellow certainly pulled out all the stops.
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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


Gaining traction


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FINAL CALL 
Miners weigh heavily


AFTER a strong day yesterday, miners gave up most of their gains, sinking deep into the red.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Nickel miners underperform


Kidman’s KBL revival plan


Bleak quarter for commodities: CME


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INVESTMENT 
Cloudy outlook for miners


A STUDY of Australia’s top 50 mid-tier miners has shown companies are failing to realise cost and productivity improvements with a warning the worst is not over for iron ore and coal producers.
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A1 to purchase Octagonal gold operation


Rinehart urges miners to speak up


FMG bosses splash out on shares


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IPOs 
Altura plans spin-off


IRON ore and coal producer Altura Mining has announced plans to spin-off its coal assets into a new Singapore-listed vehicle.
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Good first day for Emperor Range


Tian Poh debuts


Syrah spin-off chases $10M


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Duketon shares surge on drill results


SHARES in Duketon Mining rocketed almost 70% this morning on the back of results from diamond drilling at the company’s 100%-owned Duketon project in Western Australia.
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CET works towards exploration training breakthrough


Doray, Iluka ink farm-in deal


Botswana jumps on nickel and copper exploration


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
A1 to purchase Octagonal gold operation


A1 CONSOLIDATED Gold has announced plans to acquire Octagonal Resources’ Maldon gold project in Victoria for $A5.1 million in shares.
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Leyshon steels for tungsten bid


Less deals, better value


Guildford receives Sino takeover offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
BHP spin-off on track


BHP BILLITON chairman Jac Nasser has told shareholders the company is making good progress on its demerger plans, with wider profitability growing despite the plunging iron ore price.
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NSW gives Warkworth green light


Rio iron ore mine approved


KBL fined over tailings spill


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Lucapa soars on diamond deal


SHARES in Miles Kennedy’s Lucapa Diamond Company soared more than 20% this morning on the back of a historic licence agreement between the company and the Angolan Government that allows the company to transition into a diamond miner.
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Playing the productivity game
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IT IS an issue vexing miners and one that would appear to be playing on the minds of equipment suppliers too. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Significant boost for Berkeley project


BERKELEY Resources has upgraded the total resource estimate at its Salamanca uranium project in Spain by 43% following substantial drilling results at the Zona 7 deposit.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Drilling

Oilfield tech could cut drilling costs

Discovering the undiscovered

Kasbah doubles Achmmach tin estimate

PYBAR gets big new rig

Duketon shares surge on drill results

Botswana jumps on nickel and copper exploration

Savannah drilling delivers for Panoramic

Beadell sees potential at Tucano

IMX jumps on graphite results

New Millennium for Northern Star


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Mount Gibson halted over pit slump


MOUNT Gibson Iron has called a trading halt this morning after a further slump in the Main pit seawall at its Koolan Island mine in Western Australia’s Kimberley.
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Magnis reveals Nachu estimate


MAGNIS Resources’ maiden mineral resource estimate for its Nachu project in southeast Tanzania has confirmed the site as one of the biggest large and jumbo flake graphite deposits in the world.
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Executive Outcomes: Fifth Element, Medusa and more


MYSTERIOUS explorer Fifth Element Resources has announced the resignation of its chairman and a director.
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Resolute deferral hits Ausdrill


MINING services provider Ausdrill says the deferral of Resolute Mining’s stage 2 cutback at the Syama gold mine in Mali will impact its revenue.
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Valence opens Australia's only graphite mine


VALENCE Industries has officially re-opened the Uley graphite mine in South Australia, more than two decades after weak market conditions forced the project to close its doors.
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Iron ore falls below $70/t


THE iron ore spot price has fallen below $US70 a tonne for the first time since June 2009.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Glencore readies for Rio Tinto, round two; ‘Green horizon’ may force BHP to quit coal, says Mackenzie; and steel lift won't last unless Asia picks up China’s slack.
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Miners weigh heavily


AFTER a strong day yesterday, miners gave up most of their gains, sinking deep into the red.
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Mining Briefs: MZI, PLD and more


TODAY in Mining Briefs: MZI agrees to sell from Keysbrook; PLD and Ironbark Zinc re-state mineral estimates; Pegasus to negotiate with Kimberley Sustainable; Sipa buys remaining Kitgum-Pader share and Valence reopens historic South Australian mine.
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Bleak quarter for commodities: CME


DECREASED global commodity prices set the tone for the challenging three-month period highlighted in the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s (CME) latest quarterly economic brief.
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Kidman’s KBL revival plan


KIDMAN Resources has written to KBL Mining shareholders to ask for support for its plan to turn around the company in light of its “dire outlook”.
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Equatorial looking for a partner


EQUATORIAL Resources is confident its Mayoko-Moussoundji project in the Republic of Congo will be profitable at current iron ore prices after releasing the prefeasibility study today.
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Oilfield tech could cut drilling costs


CURTIN University researchers are working on ways to drill mineral exploration boreholes at a fraction of the cost and time of industry standards.
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Iron ore Big Brother coming faster than expected
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IT’S not news that will bring any pre-Christmas cheer to Australia’s stressed mid-tier iron ore miners: Roy Hill is ahead of schedule and won’t be slowing its production ramp-up as a concession to low prices. The Metal Detective, by Stephen Bell
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Cloudy outlook for miners


A STUDY of Australia’s top 50 mid-tier miners has shown companies are failing to realise cost and productivity improvements with a warning the worst is not over for iron ore and coal producers.
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Contract talks push NRW shares lower


SHARES in NRW Holdings fell more than 20% this morning following a revised revenue update from the company.
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Discovering the undiscovered
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THE application of new technology by Emmerson Resources and Evolution Mining could be the key to the rebirth of the Tennant Creek goldfield. Kristie Batten was there last week.
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Kasbah doubles Achmmach tin estimate


A MAJOR resource upgrade by Kasbah Resources following drilling at the Western Zone of its Achmmach project in Morocco has revealed twice the amount of contained tin than in the initial indicated mineral resource.
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