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


IT WAS the cheapest of times, it was the most expensive of times. Dryblower apologises to Charles Dickens for twisting the opening line from his great novel A Tale Of Two Cities, but there isn’t a better way to tell the story of Fortescue Metals Group and its latest adventure in the credit market.
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Dryblower and the risks ahead for BHP and Rio as they crush business and political rivals


Dryblower and the problem with governments that want to help


Dryblower and the other crisis developing for iron ore, residential property values


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
HSBC sees encouraging signs for iron ore rally


THE iron ore rally of recent days, which has pushed the metal to a one-month high as higher cost supply is pushed out of the market, is expected to diminish the Reserve Bank of Australia’s case for further rate cuts next week, and may offer higher cost iron ore producers more stable footing.
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Nebo-Babel study ‘bulletproof’


Global Wrap: Vale, Anglo and more


Progress paramount at Kathleen Valley


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
PYBAR joins Unity at Henty


UNITY Mining has signed an agreement with mining contractor PYBAR Group which will see up to $A5 million spent on exploration at its Henty gold mine in Tasmania.
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Atlas discussions continue: McAleese


Cat tips upbeat profit outcomes


Viento to continue at Nullagine


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Maintenance Manager


  • Expatriate Opportunity
  • Residential Africa

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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Straits ups guidance on production record


A RECORD quarter of production at Straits Resources’ Tritton copper operations in New South Wales has increased cash reserves and prompted the company to up its full year guidance.
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Costs and guidance lower at Casposo


TROY Resources has reduced gold and silver production guidance for its Casposo mine in Argentina following lower output from the project during the March quarter.
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Challenging quarter for Paladin


PALADIN Energy is on track to meet its lower production guidance after moving through a challenging March quarter.
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Metals X earnings up


Alkane up on cash positive quarter


Aussie dollar boosts Newmont


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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 
Iron ore drives market gains


THE rising iron ore price was a key driver of the Australian stock market today, with materials the best performing sector as the market drew closer to the illusive 6000-point mark.
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Strong start for iron ore


BHP contesting $522M tax bill


Nossal leaves MMG for Newcrest


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INVESTMENT 
Minemakers jumps on Senegal acquisition


MINEMAKERS shares jumped more than 20% today after the company announced its intention to acquire a near-production phosphate project in Senegal.
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Triton pens $200M Nicanda Hill deal


Atlas discussions continue: McAleese


Buy, Sell, Hold: Independence, Evolution and Perseus


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
PYBAR joins Unity at Henty


UNITY Mining has signed an agreement with mining contractor PYBAR Group which will see up to $A5 million spent on exploration at its Henty gold mine in Tasmania.
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Nebo-Babel study ‘bulletproof’


Maiden coal resource for Northern Star


Regal inks Ivanhoe deal


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
GRAM offer not fair or reasonable


PANAUST has reiterated its rejection of a takeover offer by shareholder Guangdong Rising Asset Management after an independent expert determined the offer was neither fair nor reasonable.
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Northern Star eyes 1Moz


Strandline to acquire Jacana assets


Evolution the right fit for La Mancha


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ENVIRONMENT 
Federal approval for Kintyre


FEDERAL Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt today gave the go-ahead for Cameco and Mitsubishi Development’s Kintyre uranium project in Western Australia.
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Enviro win for MinRes


Greens slip in NSW mine seats


Industry embraces WA rehab fund


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Iron ore drives market gains


THE rising iron ore price was a key driver of the Australian stock market today, with materials the best performing sector as the market drew closer to the illusive 6000-point mark.
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Mining Briefs: Phosphate Australia, Windward and more


MAKING Mining Briefs today: Phosphate Australia applies to Takeovers Panel; Fraser Range updates from Windward and Ram; Hillgrove receives waiver; and final approvals for Southern Gold.
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Nossal leaves MMG for Newcrest


MMG executive general manager – business development Michael Nossal will leave the company in July to take up a role with gold producer Newcrest Mining.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

IRON ORE

HSBC sees encouraging signs for iron ore rally

Atlas discussions continue: McAleese

Mount Gibson transition continues

Enviro win for MinRes

Hockey applauds BHP iron ore stance

Viento to continue at Nullagine

BC rockets on March quarterly

FMG surges on $2.3B note issue

BHP pushes back 290Mtpa target

New problems for Cape Lambert


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


BHP contesting $522M tax bill


MINING giant BHP Billiton is facing a $A522 million tax bill in Australia for its Singapore marketing hub.
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King Island updates Dolphin resource


TUNGSTEN explorer King Island Scheelite has updated the resource for its Dolphin project in Tasmania following a drilling program during the December 2014 quarter.
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Buxton up on nickel buy


BUXTON Resources has added to its nickel portfolio with the acquisition of the Double Magic project in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
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Aguia more than doubles flagship resource


A RESOURCE increase of 130% at Aguia Resources’ Tres Estradas phosphate project in Brazil has prompted the company’s share price to jump by more than 10% today.
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Straits ups guidance on production record


A RECORD quarter of production at Straits Resources’ Tritton copper operations in New South Wales has increased cash reserves and prompted the company to up its full year guidance.
Full Story...


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


IT WAS the cheapest of times, it was the most expensive of times. Dryblower apologises to Charles Dickens for twisting the opening line from his great novel A Tale Of Two Cities, but there isn’t a better way to tell the story of Fortescue Metals Group and its latest adventure in the credit market.
Full Story...


Three reasons why an MBA may be worthless to you
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THIS week Allan Trench shares some thoughts for mining professionals looking to upskill during tough times – perhaps by taking an MBA.
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Minemakers jumps on Senegal acquisition


MINEMAKERS shares jumped more than 20% today after the company announced its intention to acquire a near-production phosphate project in Senegal.
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PYBAR joins Unity at Henty


UNITY Mining has signed an agreement with mining contractor PYBAR Group which will see up to $A5 million spent on exploration at its Henty gold mine in Tasmania.
Full Story...


HSBC sees encouraging signs for iron ore rally
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THE iron ore rally of recent days, which has pushed the metal to a one-month high as higher cost supply is pushed out of the market, is expected to diminish the Reserve Bank of Australia’s case for further rate cuts next week, and may offer higher cost iron ore producers more stable footing.
Full Story...


Triton pens $200M Nicanda Hill deal


TRITON Minerals has signed a letter of intent worth up to $US200 million ($A255 million) with a Chinese equity firm to develop a graphite operation at the Nicanda Hill project in Mozambique.
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GRAM offer not fair or reasonable


PANAUST has reiterated its rejection of a takeover offer by shareholder Guangdong Rising Asset Management after an independent expert determined the offer was neither fair nor reasonable.
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Atlas discussions continue: McAleese


CONTRACTOR McAleese Group has requested an extension of its trading suspension while it continues discussions with its largest customer Atlas Iron.
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Costs and guidance lower at Casposo


TROY Resources has reduced gold and silver production guidance for its Casposo mine in Argentina following lower output from the project during the March quarter.
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Executive Outcomes: Rex, Troy and more


COPPER hopeful Rex Minerals has appointed founding director Richard Laufmann as managing director and CEO.
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Best week for iron ore since 2012


THE iron ore spot price surged again on Friday, while other metals also enjoyed strong gains.
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BHP donates $10M for Anzac centenary


BHP Billiton has donated $A10 million to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund to commemorate tomorrow’s 100th anniversary of the Anzac’s landing at Gallipoli.
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ASX rallies to end week in style


AFTER an up-and-down four days the Australian stock market rode the momentum of an early morning rally today to end the week in style, with all major sectors gaining ground.
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