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17 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 
Barminco wins more Forrestania work


WESTERN Areas has awarded underground mining contractor Barminco a $A190 million extension of its work at the Forrestania nickel mine.
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Depressed outlook for service providers


Cobwebs in the plant …


Macmahon secures funding


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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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 
Sluggishness prevails


AUSTRALIAN stocks closed lower today despite some resiliency in the resources sector amid mostly negative commodity price movements.
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Iron relief


Don’t stop exploring: Klein


High-grade silver for Encounter


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INVESTMENT 
AngloGold scraps demerger, raising


IN AN extraordinary backflip, AngloGold Ashanti has abandoned plans for a demerger and $US2.1 billion ($A2.3 billion) capital raising due to shareholder opposition.
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Yellow Rock rises on vanadium potential


Australian jobs at risk: Rinehart


Buy, Sell, Hold: Regis, Arrium and Cassini


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
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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High-grade silver for Encounter


Explorer jumps on nickel results


Flinders boosts iron resources


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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 
Practicality over ideology is aim of mining bill, says QLD’s Cripps


DON’T bother objecting to mining projects in Queensland unless you’re actually the one affected by it, or are reasonably nearby; not some city-dwelling environmentalist who doesn’t’ even live nearby.
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Major iron ore projects impacted by EPA bungle


‘Incontrovertible truth’ of coal


FMG applauds approval certainty


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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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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

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

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


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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Forrests awarded honorary doctorates


FORTESCUE Metals Group founder and chairman Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola will tonight be awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Western Australia.
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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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High-grade silver for Encounter


ENCOUNTER Resources has released new drilling results from the Yeneena project in Western Australia, with one intersection hitting 2340 grams per tonne silver and 1.7% copper.
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Planning a competitive edge in Brazil


A STUDY of Aguia Resources’ Tres Estradas project in Brazil has demonstrated potential to supply phosphate to a major regional farm belt currently dependent on imports of the fertiliser component.
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After the MRRT a decent FART is needed
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TO paraphrase T S Eliot, “This is the way the MRRT ends, not with a bang but a whimper.” The Metal Detective reflects on the odd passing of the mining tax and wonders if a good FART is needed to restore decorum. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell
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Paladin takes production hit


PALADIN Energy says September quarter production at its Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia will move lower after complications at the operation.
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AngloGold scraps demerger, raising


IN AN extraordinary backflip, AngloGold Ashanti has abandoned plans for a demerger and $US2.1 billion ($A2.3 billion) capital raising due to shareholder opposition.
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Maiden reserve at Bassari’s Makabingui


BASSARI Resources has achieved a new milestone at its Makabingui gold project in Senegal with the delineation of a maiden ore reserve.
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Jervois goes from strength to strength
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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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Milestone as Rex gets mining lease for Hillside


REX Minerals has accepted a mining lease offer for its Hillside project on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, and says it’s now sealed all state and Commonwealth approvals for the development.
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White Rock plans NSW gold mine


WHITE Rock Minerals has scoped a 30,000 ounce per annum gold operation in New South Wales at a capital cost of $A20.6 million.
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Executive Outcomes: Marmota, Mineral Commodities and more


MARMOTA Energy has appointed David Williams as its new managing director.
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Practicality over ideology is aim of mining bill, says QLD’s Cripps


DON’T bother objecting to mining projects in Queensland unless you’re actually the one affected by it, or are reasonably nearby; not some city-dwelling environmentalist who doesn’t’ even live nearby.
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Iron ore jumps


THE iron ore spot price has posted its biggest one-day gain in six months.
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News Wrap


IN News Wrap: Resources underpin Australia’s economic resilience; uranium price rally unlikely to last; and Arrium's $A754 million equity raising vital to ease debt burden as iron ore prices fall.
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Local stocks close lower


MINING companies were mostly down, with soft commodity prices and reports of a weakening China stirring gloomy investor sentiment.
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