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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the great iron ore squeeze play


IF YOUR profit margin is more than 50% on the value of goods sold it’s a no-brainer that you will continue to expand output, which is why Dryblower reckons small iron ore producers have a serious problem because they’re not getting anything close to that.
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Dryblower, while on the subject of the slow-motion sale of Nickel West, is reminded of an interesting movie …


Dryblower and strange events on world stock markets


Chinese takeaways start the great ASX clean-up


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Diggers & Dealers 2014 – a preview


THE 22nd edition of Diggers & Dealers hits Kalgoorlie next week. MiningNewsPremium editor Kristie Batten takes a look at what’s in store for delegates.
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Anchors aweigh for new gold model


Mining in the dark


Build it better


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Mining in the dark


DOES the latest thermal imaging technology offer mining companies an additional layer of safety? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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Game-changing Pilbara power plant


Monadelphous and Kerman win Sino Iron work


WorleyParsons targeted in class action


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
St Barbara forecasts write-downs


ST BARBARA says a solid operational June quarter has maintained the company’s gold production volumes but asset write-downs are expected to impact year-end financial reporting.
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Quarterly Briefs: Altona, Lachlan Star and more


IN Quarterly Briefs today: Altona ups copper output; Lachlan Star counts a loss; Cleveland gathers pace at Premier; Four Mile kicks in for Alliance; and Lynas production gains.
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Northern Star beats cost guidance


AS WELL as beating production targets, Northern Star Resources also bettered its cost guidance for the June quarter.
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Strong finish for Doray


Production hiccup as Tiger transitions


OceanaGold floats on weaker quarter


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FINAL CALL 
Lacklustre day for miners


RESOURCE stocks were among the weaker performers today as the market managed a slight gain.
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No joy for nickel miners


St Barbara forecasts write-downs


ERA widens losses


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INVESTMENT 
Minotaur soars on Qld discovery


SHARES in Minotaur Exploration jumped nearly 70% this morning after the company announced an encouraging first drillhole result at its Artemis prospect in Queensland.
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Newmont approves new development


WorleyParsons targeted in class action


No exploration for Fifth Element


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IPOs 
Duketon IPO oversubscribed


SOUTH Boulder Mines spin-off Duketon Mining has raised $A7 million in an oversubscribed initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Minotaur soars on Qld discovery


SHARES in Minotaur Exploration jumped nearly 70% this morning after the company announced an encouraging first drillhole result at its Artemis prospect in Queensland.
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Rox jumps on nickel results


Castle stumbles on graphite find


Kidman resource disappoints


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Silver Lake nabs Newcrest stake


SILVER Lake Resources is set to take full control of its Mount Monger operations after announcing plans to acquire Newcrest Mining’s 15% stake in the project for $A1.5 million.
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Chesser hoping to offload flagship project


KPMG sees growth in mining


Stanhill ups Robust offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael approved


AFTER a greentape journey lasting more than 3.5 years, Adani has finally received federal environmental approval to develop its vast 60 million tonnes per annum, $A16.5 billion Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland’s unharnessed Galilee Basin.
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BHP advances Olympic Dam heap leach


Kintyre moves forward


Moylan walks free for Whitehaven hoax


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Lacklustre day for miners


RESOURCE stocks were among the weaker performers today as the market managed a slight gain.
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Mining Briefs: Northern Minerals, WPG and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Northern Minerals and Resource Mining gain loans; WPG fast-tracks gold project; Bassari strikes alliance; Sipa releases drilling results; and Global Strategic Metals continues restructure plans.
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St Barbara forecasts write-downs


ST BARBARA says a solid operational June quarter has maintained the company’s gold production volumes but asset write-downs are expected to impact year-end financial reporting.
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DIGGERS & DEALERS 2014

Diggers & Dealers 2014 – a preview

Northern Star beats cost guidance

Strong finish for Doray

OceanaGold floats on weaker quarter

Rox jumps on nickel results

Ramelius to cool after bumper quarter

Regis outlines impairments

Major resource lift at Jundee

Rock falls hurt Casposo performance

Strong showing by Mincor



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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


ERA widens losses


ENERGY Resources of Australia has posted a $A127 million loss for the six months to June following disruptions at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.
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Capital Watch: South Boulder, Investigator and more


IN Capital Watch today: South Boulder, Investigator and Namibian Copper seek cash: Terramin to repay loan; Marenica and Niuminco raise funds; and Magnum launches rights issue.
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New direction for Indochine


INDOCHINE Mining has flagged a fresh strategic direction before calling a trading halt pending a Mt Kare resource update.
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Poly project adds to Robust promise


ROBUST Resources has boosted its polymetallic Lakuwahi project on Romang Island in Indonesia, with gold and silver resources rising 81% and 152% respectively.
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Quarterly Briefs: Altona, Lachlan Star and more


IN Quarterly Briefs today: Altona ups copper output; Lachlan Star counts a loss; Cleveland gathers pace at Premier; Four Mile kicks in for Alliance; and Lynas production gains.
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IMARC signs Rio as ‘innovation sponsor’


RECOGNISING that Australian miners face one of the world’s toughest cost environments, where innovation is required to remain competitive, Rio Tinto has signed on as major innovation sponsor for the International Mining and Resources Conference.
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Rethinking the mining tax
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OR HOW to help the country, get the Green Senate vote, avoid a double dissolution, keep the states sweet and sideline Clive Palmer all in a few easy stages. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby
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Minotaur soars on Qld discovery


SHARES in Minotaur Exploration jumped nearly 70% this morning after the company announced an encouraging first drillhole result at its Artemis prospect in Queensland.
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Diggers & Dealers 2014 – a preview
Exclusively for Premium Subscribers


THE 22nd edition of Diggers & Dealers hits Kalgoorlie next week. MiningNewsPremium editor Kristie Batten takes a look at what’s in store for delegates.
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Northern Star beats cost guidance


AS WELL as beating production targets, Northern Star Resources also bettered its cost guidance for the June quarter.
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Strong finish for Doray


DORAY Minerals has met full-year production and cost guidance at the 100%-owned Andy Well project in Western Australia, with record throughput in the June quarter.
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Production hiccup as Tiger transitions


TIGER Resources has marked its first quarter of copper cathode output at the Kipoi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, although an underperforming plant dented overall productivity.
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OceanaGold floats on weaker quarter


OCEANAGOLD has reported a softer June quarter, with production hit by lower grades across its operations and lower mill feed at Didipio in the Philippines.
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Newmont approves new development


THE board of Newmont Mining has approved the development of the $US1 billion ($A1.07 billion) Merian gold project in Suriname, the first new greenfields gold mine approved by a major in some time.
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Rio sells Mozambican coal assets for $53M


RIO Tinto has agreed to sell Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique to International Coal Ventures Pty Ltd for $US50 million ($A53 million).
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ASX on the up


LOCAL shares are set for a positive start this morning, building on yesterday’s strong performance.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Hedge fund seizes control of Australian iron ore exporter Cliffs; miners join call to make Australia competitive; and Lakes Oil cries double standards as Origin approved.
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Positive momentum


AUSTRALIAN stocks made headway today, even as weaker metal prices kept the mining sector in check.
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