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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the latest tech wreck and what it means for mining


THE global mining industry did not crash last week, which Dryblower admits is an odd thing to say … except when mining is compared with other market sectors that did crash – and then the importance of the difference is considered!
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Dryblower watches BHP Billiton initiate a global mining asset shuffle


Dryblower on the big event, the start of the next great currency shift


Dryblower on the challenge ahead for Rinehart and Roy Hill


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
The case of private contractors


AFTER the collapse of unwieldy contracting giant Forge Group, the advantages associated with being a lean, locally focused specialist have taken on new gravitas in the mining services space.
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Supply and demand the key to uranium price


Knowing everything about you


Industry tight-lipped on contractor deaths


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
The case of private contractors


AFTER the collapse of unwieldy contracting giant Forge Group, the advantages associated with being a lean, locally focused specialist have taken on new gravitas in the mining services space.
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NRW wins $200M contract


Aconex in action at Roy Hill


Knowing everything about you


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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    Senior Expatriate Metallurgists
    We currently have a number of Senior Expatriate Metallurgical positions available. They are across multi commodities and regions.
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    MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
    Higher production for Ramelius


    RAMELIUS Resources marked record quarterly gold production in the three months to March, as its Mt Magnet operation in Western Australia returned to full production.
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    Evolution upbeat on steady quarter


    EVOLUTION Mining brushed off a slight decrease in gold output over the March quarter to celebrate 10 consecutive quarters of consistency and a number of cost-cutting successes.
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    Copper shines for MMG


    AFTER acquiring one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper resources this week, MMG has reported record red metal production from its existing operations.
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    Another quarter, another guidance win for Saracen


    Subdued quarter for Iluka


    WA iron drives BHP momentum


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    MINE GEAR TODAY 
    Sandvik launches longer life drill bits


    SANDVIK has announced the release of a range of drill bits for exploration, production and grade control, which deliver increases in bit life, particularly in challenging ground conditions.
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    Robots or miners


    COULD robots be about to replace miners on Australian minesites? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith.
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    Dassault’s multi-dimensional evolution


    WORLD leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and product life-cycle management solutions, Dassault Systemes has systematically strengthened its natural resources sector offering through strategic acquisition and a commitment to research and development.
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    AngloGold underground technology a game-changer


    Rapid project evaluator coming: Video


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    FINAL CALL 
    Stuck in low gear


    AUSTRALIAN miners continued to track lower as the broader market pushed confidently into the holiday break.
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    Gold stocks split


    Austar tragedy reveals mine’s troubled history


    Gold producer updates Tucano


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    INVESTMENT 
    Padbury delays Oakajee details further


    PADBURY Mining has again extended the deadline for release of details on the mystery $US6.4 billion ($A6.8 billion) backer for the Oakajee port and rail development.
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    Apollo shareholders approve Friedland farm-in


    Macmahon the target of class action


    Padbury asks for more time


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    IPOs 
    Sovereign to IPO Mount Adrah


    SOVEREIGN Gold has announced plans to spin-out its 72%-owned subsidiary Mount Adrah Gold into a new listed vehicle.
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    Stavely pushes ahead with IPO


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    MINERAL EXPLORATION 
    Enterprise hits attract attention


    SHARES in Enterprise Metals leapt as high as 20% today on news the company had intersected base metal sulphides in fresh rock at the Doolgunna project in Western Australia.
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    West African ups gold resource


    Still quack left in Duckhead


    Sandvik launches longer life drill bits


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    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
    MMG offloads Avebury


    THE Western Australian father-son team of Doug and Chris Daws has signed an agreement with MMG to buy the Avebury nickel mine in Tasmania in a deal worth $A40 million.
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    OZ open to selling all of Carrapateena


    Glencore, MMG agree price on Las Bambas


    FIRB approves Hochtief’s Leighton bid


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    ENVIRONMENT 
    Rio court decision a blow to NSW coal jobs: NSWMIN


    THE New South Wales planning system could jeopardise the future of more than 1300 coal mining jobs in the Hunter Valley after Coal & Allied lost an appeal against a Land & Environment Court decision to halt the $A600 million expansion of its Mt Thorley Warkworth complex, the NSW Minerals Council has warned.
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    KBL gets environmental okay at Sorby Hills


    Rehabilitation failing precious Pilbara ecology


    Mining needs green efficiency


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    Stuck in low gear


    AUSTRALIAN miners continued to track lower as the broader market pushed confidently into the holiday break.
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    Mining Briefs: RNI, Perseus and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Drilling results for RNI, Alchemy and Pioneer; Perseus restarts Edikan; Fox winds up debt; White Cliff ups Chanach stake; Paramount gains Indonesian permits; Coziron enters Creasy option; Global Strategic Metals looks to de-list; Anchor extends loan; and Mungana receives $2.2M tax rebate.
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    Grange holds iron ore sales through March


    GRANGE Resources saw healthy production growth in the March quarter, but pulled back on iron ore sales due to softening prices.
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    IRON ORE

    Grange holds iron ore sales through March

    Mount Gibson weathers the weather

    Padbury delays Oakajee details further

    Pluton looks to ditch JV partner again

    Full-year target set to test FMG

    Aconex in action at Roy Hill

    WA iron drives BHP momentum

    Engenco tracks in with $4M Roy Hill contract

    Padbury asks for more time

    Red Hill firms up Pannawonica plans


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       TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


    Enterprise hits attract attention


    SHARES in Enterprise Metals leapt as high as 20% today on news the company had intersected base metal sulphides in fresh rock at the Doolgunna project in Western Australia.
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    Gold producer updates Tucano


    PERTH-based Brazilian gold producer Beadell Resources has followed its “transformational” 2013 with a resource and ore reserve update for its Tucano gold project in Brazil.
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    Higher production for Ramelius


    RAMELIUS Resources marked record quarterly gold production in the three months to March, as its Mt Magnet operation in Western Australia returned to full production.
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    Doray’s Andy Well keeps moving


    DORAY Minerals has posted steady results for the March quarter, despite the underground transition at the Andy Well project in Western Australia impacting some areas.
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    Capital Watch: Kingsgate, Stavely and more


    IN Capital Watch today: Kingsgate completes retail offer; Stavely closes book build, Rumble, Gunson, Orion and Stratos raise cash; Gondwana and FYI to fund projects; and Kimberley defers fundraising plans.
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    Austar tragedy reveals mine’s troubled history


    YANCOAL’s Austar longwall mine, which claimed the lives of two miners on Tuesday night, has been fraught with technical problems and has had a chequered history.
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    Mount Gibson weathers the weather


    MOUNT Gibson Iron says it’s on track to meet the upper end of its ore sales guidance range of 9-9.5 million tonnes, despite bad weather reducing tonnes shipped by 19% over the March quarter.
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    The great gold leap forward
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    CHINA’S gold frenzy is well documented. Less well known is how that phenomenon developed. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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    Sandfire posts steady quarter, boosts DeGrussa resource


    SANDFIRE Resources has posted record copper production for the March quarter and also increased the mineral resource at the DeGrussa mine in Western Australia.
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    The case of private contractors
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    AFTER the collapse of unwieldy contracting giant Forge Group, the advantages associated with being a lean, locally focused specialist have taken on new gravitas in the mining services space.
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    Evolution upbeat on steady quarter


    EVOLUTION Mining brushed off a slight decrease in gold output over the March quarter to celebrate 10 consecutive quarters of consistency and a number of cost-cutting successes.
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    NRW wins $200M contract


    SAMSUNG C & T Corporation has awarded NRW Holdings a $A200 million contract for the package 1 construction works at Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
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    Padbury delays Oakajee details further


    PADBURY Mining has again extended the deadline for release of details on the mystery $US6.4 billion ($A6.8 billion) backer for the Oakajee port and rail development.
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    Mirabela pressure intensifies


    MIRABELA Nickel says it may force some 350 staff members to take leave as recapitalisation discussions continue and an offtake deal with an alternate customer risks a negative material impact on the company.
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    Pluton looks to ditch JV partner again


    PLUTON Resources is again looking to be rid of Cockatoo Island joint venture partner Wise Energy, about a year after it welcomed the company back to the project.
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    Strong offshore leads


    THE US market notched another positive session overnight, with metals also moving higher.
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    News Wrap


    IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Palmer gets nod for more toxic sludge; WA project drives CITIC to $39B deal; and Rio chief tight-lipped on Ranger mine.
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    Miners miss market momentum


    MINERS fell back today on lower commodity prices as the rest of the local market extended gains.
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