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18 September 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the currency effect, also known as “everything old is new again”


SAVED by the dollar. Four snappy words that sprang into Dryblower’s mind late last week as he watched commodity prices tumble without a corresponding fall in share prices thanks to an even steeper fall in the value of the Australian dollar against its US cousin.
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Dryblower on the next possible corporate stumble for iron ore


Dryblower on the next phase of the great clean-up


Dryblower on the spin which is driving BHP Billiton’s spin-off


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Jervois goes from strength to strength


STELLAR drilling has seen KGL Resources shares jump almost 300% in less than three months and the strong results have brought about big changes at its Jervois project in the Northern Territory.
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Brighter news on the job front


Global Wrap: Cliffs, Turquoise Hill and more


More growth on the drawing board at Norton


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Drilling down


SO A listed drilling company is raising more than $A20 million to buy another drilling company that failed. In this market. To quote the doyen of football commentators Dennis Cometti: “That’s ambitious”. But is it? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Barminco wins more Forrestania work


Depressed outlook for service providers


Cobwebs in the plant …


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
First pour for Aurelia


AURELIA Metals has achieved first gold-silver production at its Hera mine in New South Wales.
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Northern Iron on red alert


NORTHERN Iron has flagged a risk to its ongoing liquidity in the lower iron ore price environment after plunging to a $US35.7 million ($A39.4 million) loss for the half year to June.
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Millennium dips into the red


MILLENIUM Minerals has posted a loss for the half year to June, citing devaluation of its hedge book and higher costs.
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Medusa operations firmly on track


Regis flags lower costs


St Barbara shuts down Leonora


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Gaining traction


HOT on the heels of its 730E-8 truck, Komatsu Australia has rolled out the HM400-3M0, a 40 tonne payload articulated dump truck.
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FINAL CALL 
Stocks remain submerged


AUSTRALIAN stocks posted their fifth straight session of declines today as another effort by the resources sector to claw its way back failed to buoy the broader market.
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Zinc investors hold back


Gold Fields flags huge WA drill spend


Straits shows depth at Tritton


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INVESTMENT 
Australia slumps in Risk Survey


AUSTRALIA has dropped out of the RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey top 10 for the first time since 2010, but the fact that it bettered its scores across all categories shows it is just moving slower than other jurisdictions to improve investor certainty.
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Progress in Oyu Tolgoi tax dispute


AngloGold scraps demerger, raising


Yellow Rock rises on vanadium potential


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Gold Fields flags huge WA drill spend


GOLD Fields CEO Nick Holland says the company is having great success in its Western Australian brownfields exploration programs and will step up efforts to replace ounces.
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Don’t stop exploring: Klein


High-grade silver for Encounter


Explorer jumps on nickel results


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Shareholders approve B2Gold-Papillon deal


SHAREHOLDERS of B2Gold and Papillon Resources have voted in favour of a $A615 million tie-up.
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BC takeover remains compelling: IOH


Gunson plans major African expansion


Robust takeover gets the go-ahead


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ENVIRONMENT 
Time for mining law fact-check


A RHETORICAL arms-race was triggered last week with two changes to laws governing the resources sector writes Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche
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Practicality over ideology is aim of mining bill, says QLD’s Cripps


Major iron ore projects impacted by EPA bungle


‘Incontrovertible truth’ of coal


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Stocks remain submerged


AUSTRALIAN stocks posted their fifth straight session of declines today as another effort by the resources sector to claw its way back failed to buoy the broader market.
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Mining Briefs: Blackham, Gindalbie and more


IN Mining Briefs today: drilling updates from Blackham, Sheffield, Azure, Red Mountain and TNG; Gindalbie exits JV; Minera buys plant; and Cobre starts initiative.
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Vital jumps on Watershed study


VITAL Metals has delivered a positive definitive feasibility study for its 70%-owned Watershed tungsten project in Queensland, outlining a $A172 million pre-production spend.
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ZINC, LEAD & SILVER

High-grade silver for Encounter

Jervois goes from strength to strength

KGL boosts Jervois resource

First pour for Aurelia

New Zeta study still positive for Discovery

Stavely jumps on VMS results

Aurelia reports bonanza drill hits

Southern Cross soars on Wonawinta buy

AusAmerican announces $103M Congo buy

St George rises on VMS find


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IMARC

International delegates to spice up IMARC

Vic uni forms mining advisory group

IMARC to facilitate Chinese investment

IMARC encourages indigenous inclusion

Friedland for keynote at IMARC

Orica’s ultra-explosion

IMARC likely to attract 2000

BHP, Rio top the big names at IMARC

IMARC refocuses Victoria's mining heritage

Safety will be a key issue at IMARC


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M&E NSW

Austrade joins with Reed for Ozmine 2014

Mental health focus at M&E

Putting its orange nuts on show

Rhino liquid storage solutions on show

Accessing a higher plane

Driving down CHPP costs




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Gold Fields flags huge WA drill spend


GOLD Fields CEO Nick Holland says the company is having great success in its Western Australian brownfields exploration programs and will step up efforts to replace ounces.
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Straits shows depth at Tritton


STRAITS Resources has marked a 36% year-on-year increase in reserves at its Tritton copper operations in New South Wales despite the depletion from a record year of production.
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Maiden reserve for Avanco


AVANCO Resources has reported a maiden reserve for stage one of its Antas copper deposit in Brazil, with results confirming plans for a simple, high-grade copper open pit operation.
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Drilling down
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SO A listed drilling company is raising more than $A20 million to buy another drilling company that failed. In this market. To quote the doyen of football commentators Dennis Cometti: “That’s ambitious”. But is it? Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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FMG denies China iron ore stockpiles


FORTESCUE Metals Group has hosed down concerns over its debt repayments and denies allegations it is holding unsold iron ore at Chinese ports.
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Golpu capex to drop


HARMONY Gold CEO Graham Briggs has hinted that the upcoming prefeasibility study for its Golpu joint venture with Newcrest Mining in Papua New Guinea will have positive economics.
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Australia slumps in Risk Survey


AUSTRALIA has dropped out of the RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey top 10 for the first time since 2010, but the fact that it bettered its scores across all categories shows it is just moving slower than other jurisdictions to improve investor certainty.
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Time for mining law fact-check
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A RHETORICAL arms-race was triggered last week with two changes to laws governing the resources sector writes Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche
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Forrest extends Poseidon loan


POSEIDON Nickel has been able to extend an $A8 million loan with Andrew and Nicola Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation.
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ERA boosts Ranger 3 Deeps


ENERGY Resources of Australia has updated its Ranger 3 Deeps resource and says it’s nearing the end of the underground drilling program.
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Progress in Oyu Tolgoi tax dispute


AS THE September 30 finance deadline looms, a resolution to the tax dispute between Oyu Tolgoi partners Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill Resources and the Mongolian government looks closer.
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Forrests awarded honorary doctorates


FORTESCUE Metals Group founder and chairman Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola were last night awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Western Australia.
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Stocks, metals rise on stimulus hopes


IT WAS a mostly positive session for markets and commodities overnight on reports that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Way clears for Hanlong boss Steven Xiao’s extradition; Rio touted as Glencore takeover target; and Griffin faces new debt crisis.
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Sluggishness prevails


AUSTRALIAN stocks closed lower today despite some resiliency in the resources sector amid mostly negative commodity price movements.
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Don’t stop exploring: Klein


EVOLUTION Mining executive chairman Jake Klein says a drop in the gold price shouldn’t stop exploration efforts.
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Mining Briefs: Talga, Cradle and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Talga produces graphene; drilling from Cradle, Cardinal, Phoenix and Hammer; and Wolf to draw down funds.
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Rattling tin for tin


KASBAH Resources says competition to invest in its flagship Moroccan tin property is high as it moves to build the project’s budget amid ongoing feasibility optimisations.
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