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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 
Brighter news on the job front


WHILE the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s recent survey painted a bleak picture for the employment prospects of mining professionals, a couple of other surveys are more upbeat.
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Global Wrap: Cliffs, Turquoise Hill and more


More growth on the drawing board at Norton


Fears for an endangered species


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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 
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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First pour for Aurelia


AURELIA Metals has achieved first gold-silver production at its Hera mine in New South Wales.
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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 
Quiet day for zinc


MOST zinc stocks moved lower today, despite positive movements in other parts of the resource sector. IronBark Zinc and KBL Mining both posted heavy losses.
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Australian jobs at risk: Rinehart


Lower production for new Nifty


Letters to the Editor: Dryblower


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INVESTMENT 
Yellow Rock rises on vanadium potential


SHARES in Yellow Rock Resources jumped as much as 26% this morning with news the company's Gabanintha project in Western Australia could be an important vanadium producer for a total capital cost of $A230 million.
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Australian jobs at risk: Rinehart


Buy, Sell, Hold: Regis, Arrium and Cassini


Analysts slash iron ore forecasts


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Flinders boosts iron resources


SHARES in Flinders Mines rose after the company announced a major resource upgrade for its flagship Pilbara iron ore project.
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More nickel at Taipan


Stavely jumps on VMS results


Major structure at Horse Well


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
BC takeover remains compelling: IOH


BC IRON has gained control of Iron Ore Holdings, as the latter defended the deal in the wake of the plummeting iron ore price.
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Gunson plans major African expansion


Robust takeover gets the go-ahead


Southern Cross soars on Wonawinta buy


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ENVIRONMENT 
Major iron ore projects impacted by EPA bungle


THE Western Australian government has released the full list of projects identified as being at risk of having invalid environmental approvals – with BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto the worst affected.
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‘Incontrovertible truth’ of coal


FMG applauds approval certainty


MUA joins fresh OceanaGold protests


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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.
Full Story...


Grade: The king – or serf – of gold orebodies
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MATTHEW Kanakis joins Allan Trench this week to look at geological factors that influence production costs in Australian gold. What matters may surprise you.
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Yellow Rock rises on vanadium potential


SHARES in Yellow Rock Resources jumped as much as 26% this morning with news the company's Gabanintha project in Western Australia could be an important vanadium producer for a total capital cost of $A230 million.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

ZINC, LEAD & SILVER

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

MUA joins fresh OceanaGold protests

Independence confirms a robust year


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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


KGL boosts Jervois resource


KGL Resources has updated the resource at its Jervois project in the Northern Territory, posting an 85% increase in tonnes, a 64% boost to contained copper and a 61% rise in contained silver.
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Arrium raises $754M


ARRIUM says it has secured $A754 million for debt repayment in a plan to revise its capital structure amid increased uncertainty over a recovery in floundering iron ore prices.
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Brighter news on the job front
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WHILE the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s recent survey painted a bleak picture for the employment prospects of mining professionals, a couple of other surveys are more upbeat.
Full Story...


First pour for Aurelia


AURELIA Metals has achieved first gold-silver production at its Hera mine in New South Wales.
Full Story...


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.
Full Story...


Jones to step down as Sundance chair


GEORGE Jones will retire as chairman of Sundance Resources and will be replaced by new deputy chairman Wal King.
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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.
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Mining Briefs: Skilled, OZ and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Skilled to survive Western Desert collapse; OZ drills in Jamaica; Archer-Foyson settlement; Krucible investor seeks directorship; funding for Tembang; Galaxy receives payment; Medusa and Triton drilling; and Condor mulls Turkey investment.
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Letters to the Editor: Dryblower


THIS week’s Dryblower prompted a couple of letters from readers who, given the controversial topic, chose to remain anonymous.
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Australian jobs at risk: Rinehart


HANCOCK Prospecting and Roy Hill chairman Gina Rinehart has warned that Africa is becoming more competitive than Australia and she is urging the government to act.
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Oceana sharpens Didipio plans


OCEANAGOLD says optimisation work on its Didipio copper-gold mine in the Philippines will result in higher production rates as well as a speed up of schedules to develop underground areas and access high-grade ore.
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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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Rum Jungle pumps up WA potash


RUM Jungle has announced its second maiden potash resource of the week, this time a 4.5 million tonne inventory of potassium sulphate at its Lake Hopkins project in Western Australia.
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Lower production for new Nifty


ADITYA Birla Minerals has released guidance for its troubled Nifty underground mine in Western Australia, with reduced operations set to deliver lower production this year.
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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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PNG can bridge nickel gap, says explorer


PAPUA New Guinea’s large laterite nickel inventory could bridge a market gap caused by increasing Chinese demand and the effects of the Indonesian government’s ore export ban.
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Capital Watch: Bassari, Pioneer and more


IN Capital Watch: Bassari falls short; Pioneer funds WA exploration; Manas private placement; and UraniumSA to finance Blackbush.
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Global Wrap: Cliffs, Turquoise Hill and more
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IN Global Wrap: Cliffs' new CEO accused of bullying; production disruption at Oyu Tolgoi; Agnico announces takeover; Impala safety concerns; west African producers call for Ebola assistance; and a Canadian junior collapses.
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