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31 March 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the problem of swimming naked in front of a crowd


SWIMMING naked is something best done at night, in a private pool, which is why Dryblower was surprised when Fortescue Metals Group’s chair, Andrew Forrest, took the equivalent of a verbal skinny-dip last week with the world watching – and listening.
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Dryblower and the return of uranium as the mining world’s hottest commodity


Dryblower and the bargain hunter’s dilemma (what to buy)


Dryblower visits the lightweight world of aluminium in a week when iron ore is the heavyweight topic


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Sandfire targets 100-year mine


SANDFIRE Resources reckons its Black Butte project in the US could one day be Montana’s version of Mount Isa.
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History sides with Azure in Mexico


Global Wrap: Barrick, Turquoise Hill and more


Burkina and Zambia: working through the challenges


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Sirius advances Nova, Baloo


SIRIUS Resources has appointed a preferred tenderer for the Nova processing plant while advancing its new gold discovery.
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Roy Hill powers up


Engineer flags profit fears


Debt concerns for mining suppliers


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Business Development Manager - Eastern Region
  • Outstanding Opportunity - Global Operations
  • Brisbane Based with QLD and NSW Responsibilities
  • Strong Mining Focus

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General Manager
  • Newly Created Opportunity
  • Residential Expatriate Posting
  • USD Remuneration

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General Manager
Key Leadership role | Open Pit & UG – Gold | FIFO Perth or DIDO Kalgoorlie | 8/6 roster
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Project / Construction Manager


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Norton flags higher gold production


NORTON Gold Fields has set its gold production guidance for 2015 at above 2014 levels.
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Tormin generates Mineral Commodities profit


MINERAL Commodities has attributed the maiden profit achieved throughout the 2014 calendar year to the successful ramp-up of operations at its Tormin mineral sands mine in South Africa.
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AWAC seeks Suralco sale


ALCOA World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) will curtail output at the Suralco operations in Suriname as it explores the sale the asset to the country’s government.
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Garden Well still a problem child for Regis


Norseman still ticking along


Higher grades boost Unity


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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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MIM reports record rebuilds at Ernest Henry


MOUNT Isa Mines says its Rebuild Workshop team recently completed three R2900 loader rebuilds for Ernest Henry Mining in record time, on budget and without injury.
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FINAL CALL 
Soft start to the week


AUSSIE shares suffered losses across the board today, with resource stocks not immune to the broader weakness.
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Rough session for nickel


Iron bleak, but WA tops investment


Kazakhstan Potash soars on EPC agreement


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: Saracen, Resolute and Talga


A LOOK at Saracen and Resolute’s gold expansion plans and initiation on graphite hopeful Talga.
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Nickel discovery boosts Rox


Buy, Sell, Hold: Sirius and Poseidon


Metals merchant looking for Aussie opportunities


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Sirius advances Nova, Baloo


SIRIUS Resources has appointed a preferred tenderer for the Nova processing plant while advancing its new gold discovery.
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Kin takes aim at Leonora


Wolf strengthens ore reserve


Nickel discovery boosts Rox


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
PanAust rockets on takeover offer


LAOS-focused PanAust has received a fresh takeover offer from its major shareholder, with the new deal valuing the copper and gold miner at $A1.1 billion.
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Millennium takes $76 million hit


Evolution eyeing La Mancha


Evolution ready to move


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ENVIRONMENT 
Greens slip in NSW mine seats


ANTI-MINING scare campaigns do not work. At least that is the message that seems to have come from the New South Wales election result with the Greens vote in mining regions going backwards.
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Industry embraces WA rehab fund


Approval for PIOP rail


EPA approves new iron ore mine


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Caps and blue singlets
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ANDREW Forrest has copped an awful lot of flak for talking about caps at a Shanghai dinner. The Metal Detective reckons he would have been better served by donning a blue singlet. The Metal Detective, by Stephen Bell
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Bearish outlook for gold


FRENCH investment bank Natixis is expecting gold to fall back towards $US1000 an ounce next year as the yellow metal loses its safe haven appeal.
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More improvements for Panda Hill


A PREFEASIBILITY study from Cradle Resources has trimmed the initial spend for the Panda Hill niobium project to $US158 million ($A206 million).
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

MINES AND MONEY HONG KONG 2015

Rinehart hits out at naysayers

Flight to quality underway

Evolution ready to move

China now a two-speed economy

Metals X sees plenty of opportunities

Chinese back Friedland’s Ivanhoe

Anxious times for iron ore miners

Mining is a ‘horrible’ business: Casey

FMG cost ‘journey’ not over

Juniors also a draw for Western Areas


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


OceanaGold reserves dip, despite Didipio


INCREASED reserves at the Didipio mine in the Philippines partially offset the depletion of OceanaGold’s consolidated reserves during 2014, though the total figure still fell.
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Sandfire targets 100-year mine
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SANDFIRE Resources reckons its Black Butte project in the US could one day be Montana’s version of Mount Isa.
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Alacer extends Copler mine life


ALACER Gold has increased the production profile of its Copler gold mine in Turkey by 800,000 ounces, extending mine life by more than four years and increasing ore reserves 24%.
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Magnis buoyed by $150M funding package


MAGNIS Resources has scored a $US150 ($A196) million funding package from its offtake partner to help construct the Nachu graphite project in Tanzania.
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Norton flags higher gold production


NORTON Gold Fields has set its gold production guidance for 2015 at above 2014 levels.
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Tormin generates Mineral Commodities profit


MINERAL Commodities has attributed the maiden profit achieved throughout the 2014 calendar year to the successful ramp-up of operations at its Tormin mineral sands mine in South Africa.
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Confident gold junior plans expansion


“TO succeed you must work like it is impossible to fail.” Cardinal Resources is a junior gold explorer based in Ghana and is following this Ghanaian proverb to the letter. More nimble than most juniors, this gold hopeful is taking control of its fate like one of the majors. RESOURCESTOCKS*
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Nickel slumps to six-year low


NICKEL fell below $US13,000 per tonne overnight, while iron ore dropped under $53/t.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP urges Productivity Commission to limit industrial action; Asian giants want majority stakes in Australian LNG projects; and Macmahon woes put lenders on high alert.
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Soft start to the week


AUSSIE shares suffered losses across the board today, with resource stocks not immune to the broader weakness.
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Mining Briefs: Poseidon, NSL and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Poseidon completes acquisition; NSL signs away offtake; drilling from Dacian; IMX encouraged by test results; and Cleveland’s new anomaly.
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Top waves off first shipment


PRIVATE company Top Iron yesterday made its first shipment of iron ore from the Mummaloo mine through Geraldton port.
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Kazakhstan Potash soars on EPC agreement


SHARES in Kazakhstan Potash Corporation (KPC) jumped more than 30% today after the company entered a $US550 million ($A710.7 million) agreement with China’s CITIC Construction over its Zhilyanskoye potash project.
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Iron bleak, but WA tops investment


WESTERN Australia remained the nation’s top mining investment destination in 2014, but the iron ore price resulted in lower sales figures despite higher production over the year.
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Greens slip in NSW mine seats


ANTI-MINING scare campaigns do not work. At least that is the message that seems to have come from the New South Wales election result with the Greens vote in mining regions going backwards.
Full Story...


Dryblower and the problem of swimming naked in front of a crowd


SWIMMING naked is something best done at night, in a private pool, which is why Dryblower was surprised when Fortescue Metals Group’s chair, Andrew Forrest, took the equivalent of a verbal skinny-dip last week with the world watching – and listening.
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Social licence – a NIMBY perspective
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THIS week Allan Trench thinks NIMBY (not in my back yard) – and sees the Western Australian government as needing to lift their game.
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Sirius advances Nova, Baloo


SIRIUS Resources has appointed a preferred tenderer for the Nova processing plant while advancing its new gold discovery.
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