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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on Padbury and the $6 billion mystery


BEHIND the surprise announcement from Padbury Mining that it has secured $A6 billion to develop the Oakajee iron ore port in Western Australia, Dryblower has spotted two more serious issues, one good and the other not so much.
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Dryblower on the latest tech wreck and what it means for mining


Dryblower watches BHP Billiton initiate a global mining asset shuffle


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


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Rio‘s winning ways


THE votes are in. The judges have spoken. And the winner is … Rio Tinto. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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The case of private contractors


Supply and demand the key to uranium price


Knowing everything about you


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Here it grows again


IN JUST five years a Western Australian engineering business has gone from having a large empty site and no work to boasting possibly the largest fabricating facility in Australia, with a recently completed 6500 square metre, four storey office facility.
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West Angelas works set to begin


The case of private contractors


NRW wins $200M contract


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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    Ore Processing Manager
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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 
    Quarterly Briefs: Discovery, Mawson and more


    DISCOVERY and Mawson report copper output; first full quarter for Base’s Kwale; and challenges remain for Unity.
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    Solid quarter for Beadell


    BEADELL Resources has boosted gold production and sales for the March quarter, despite disruptions due to bad weather and local government negotiations.
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    Crocodile boosts gold output


    CROCODILE Gold has upped production for the March quarter and says it’s on track to meet its 200,000-210,000 ounce guidance for 2014.
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    MORE MINE PRODUCTION TODAY

    Metals X juggles growing portfolio


    Newcrest set to deliver on full-year target


    Resolute looks forward


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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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    MORE MINE GEAR TODAY

    AngloGold underground technology a game-changer


    Rapid project evaluator coming: Video


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    FINAL CALL 
    Confidence continues


    THE local market has continued to build on yesterday’s gains today, capping a positive end to the shortened Anzac-Day trading week.
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    MORE FINAL CALL

    Good day for nickel


    Rio opens water facility


    Radar buys large WA iron project


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    INVESTMENT 
    Spin-off may transform local gold sector


    ANALYSTS are suggesting a rumoured spin-off of Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining’s Australian assets may create a peer for local market leader Newcrest Mining.
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    MORE INVESTMENT

    Buy, Sell, Hold: Mount Gibson, Orion and Centrex


    Padbury extends suspension


    Royalty fix brightens future at Higginsville


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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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    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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    MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

    West African ups gold resource


    Still quack left in Duckhead


    Sandvik launches longer life drill bits


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    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
    Spin-off may transform local gold sector


    ANALYSTS are suggesting a rumoured spin-off of Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining’s Australian assets may create a peer for local market leader Newcrest Mining.
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    MORE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

    Blumont ups Merlin offer


    Norton makes a move on Bullabulling


    MMG offloads Avebury


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    ENVIRONMENT 
    Rio opens water facility


    RIO Tinto’s $US310 million ($A355 million) water facility at Cape Lambert has been officially opened today by Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett.
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    MORE ENVIRONMENT

    Rio court decision a blow to NSW coal jobs: NSWMIN


    KBL gets environmental okay at Sorby Hills


    Rehabilitation failing precious Pilbara ecology


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    Mining News Top 5


    ASPERMONT Managing Editor Michael Cairnduff compiles the five most viewed stories on MiningNews.net to offer readers a brief of leading industry news from the past week, as you commemorate this ANZAC Day.
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    Confidence continues


    THE local market has continued to build on yesterday’s gains today, capping a positive end to the shortened Anzac-Day trading week.
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    Mining Briefs: Berkeley, Syndicated and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Berkeley ML; Syndicated and KGL drill results; Eastern Iron gets Victorian green light; and Viking Ashanti updates Auminco takeover.
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    IRON ORE

    Sphere approves Askaf

    Radar buys large WA iron project

    Rio opens water facility

    Atlas plans giant hub as shipping defies storm

    Native title for Anketell Port

    BHP opens Jimblebar

    West Angelas works set to begin

    Grange holds iron ore sales through March

    Mount Gibson weathers the weather

    Padbury delays Oakajee details further


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       TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


    Sphere approves Askaf


    GLENCORE Xstrata subsidiary Sphere Minerals has given the go-ahead to build the $US900 million ($A968.2 million) Askaf North iron ore project in Mauritania.
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    Radar buys large WA iron project


    RADAR Iron has purchased a 404 million tonne iron ore project 150km from Perth from a joint venture managed by Cliffs Natural Resources.
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    Rio opens water facility


    RIO Tinto’s $US310 million ($A355 million) water facility at Cape Lambert has been officially opened today by Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett.
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    Capital Watch: Pluton, RNI and more


    IN Capital Watch today: Pluton updates fundraiser; RNI to finance Grosvenor; Pepinnini seeks cash; Condor completes investment deal; Auroch’s convertible note facility and Proto closes offer.
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    Bootu Creek takes stock after transitional year


    OM Holdings’ Bootu Creek operation in the Northern Territory recorded lower inventories at the end of calendar 2013 as production ramped up and resource delineation paused.
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    Quarterly Briefs: Discovery, Mawson and more


    DISCOVERY and Mawson report copper output; first full quarter for Base’s Kwale; and challenges remain for Unity.
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    China’s quest for metals self-sufficiency
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    BUT is buying mines abroad the right answer? The Outcrop, by Robin Bromby.
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    Spin-off may transform local gold sector


    ANALYSTS are suggesting a rumoured spin-off of Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining’s Australian assets may create a peer for local market leader Newcrest Mining.
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    Atlas plans giant hub as shipping defies storm


    ATLAS Iron has refocused development plans for a potentially massive Pilbara corridor while recording another quarter of record shipping rates, despite the heavy impact of the tail end of Tropical Cyclone Christine.
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    Solid quarter for Beadell


    BEADELL Resources has boosted gold production and sales for the March quarter, despite disruptions due to bad weather and local government negotiations.
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    Adapt or die: BGC boss
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    NEW business conditions have brought new demands from project owners and the contractors that can’t adapt will not survive.
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    Crocodile boosts gold output


    CROCODILE Gold has upped production for the March quarter and says it’s on track to meet its 200,000-210,000 ounce guidance for 2014.
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    Native title for Anketell Port


    THE Western Australian government has secured a native title agreement that will allow the development of the largest export facility in the state at Anketell Port.
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    Buy, Sell, Hold: Mount Gibson, Orion and Centrex
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    MOUNT Gibson upgraded after its March quarterly and coverage initiated on juniors Orion and Centrex.
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    Blumont ups Merlin offer


    SINGAPORE-listed Blumont Group has increased its off-market takeover bid for Joseph Gutnick’s Merlin Diamonds.
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    Market may extend gains


    DESPITE losses across the board overnight, the Australian market looks set to open higher this morning.
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    News Wrap


    IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP still sees greenfields; MaxiTRANS profits hit by declining mining investment; and China’s Landbridge builds up holding in WestSide.
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    ASX on fire


    THE local market booked strong gains today, with good economic news boosting mining stocks.
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