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3 September 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the next phase of the great clean-up


BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, is not alone in cleaning up a messy corporate structure, with Dryblower noting that the small end of the industry is also starting to be reshaped by tough “after-boom” conditions.
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Dryblower on the spin which is driving BHP Billiton’s spin-off


Dryblower and the problem with splitting


Dryblower on the creeping role of politics in the business of mining


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Indian idol


INDIA’S $US10 billion ($A10.7 billion) diamond jewellery industry is tipped to grow 15% per annum for the next five years and Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia is getting ready.
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Global Wrap: Barrick, Cliffs and more


Prominent Hill still going strong


Corridor of riches


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Axed by text: Thiess says sorry


CONTRACTOR Thiess has apologised for reportedly informing more than 100 Burton coal mine workers that they were made redundant – via text message.
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Heavyweight ambitions


Calibre diversification pays off


Ausdrill in the hole


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Gold increase suggests sector weaknesses


AUSTRALIAN gold miners produced 9% more gold year-on-year over 2013 to 2014 at 9.1 million ounces, but Surbiton Associates said the positive momentum had a negative side.
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Medusa’s full-year figures follow gold price down


MEDUSA Mining has recorded a substantial year-on-year drop in profits for the 2014 financial year, citing a 19% lower price received on 15% few ounces of gold sold.
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Karouni impairment hurts Troy bottom line


A MAJOR non-cash write down of the Karouni gold project in Guyana has put Troy Resources into the red for fiscal 2014.
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Independence confirms a robust year


Iluka profits take a hit


BC slows Nullagine production


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FINAL CALL 
Mixed session


THE local market closed stronger today although mining companies were mostly lower today as falling commodity prices continued to pressure the sector.
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Gold lacks direction


Crossbench deal ends mining tax


Green light for Olympic Dam trial plant


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INVESTMENT 
Aeon dips on Walford Creek drilling


SHARES in Aeon Metals were trading 11% lower today after the company reported results from a new drill hole at its newly acquired Walford Creek copper project in Queensland.
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Triton drilling gets noticed


Cleveland jumps on plant progress


Stocks to Watch: September


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IPOs 
Tian Poh launches IPO


SINGAPOREAN-backed, Mongolian-focused Tian Poh Resources is aiming to raise up to $A6 million in an initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Aeon dips on Walford Creek drilling


SHARES in Aeon Metals were trading 11% lower today after the company reported results from a new drill hole at its newly acquired Walford Creek copper project in Queensland.
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MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

Triton drilling gets noticed


More worrying numbers in latest exploration data


Mutiny jumps on high-grade hits at Deflector


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
AXG acquires Fraser Range tenement


AXG Mining has exercised an option to acquire another exploration licence in Western Australia’s Fraser Range.
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Phosphate to sell WA gold project


Peabody terminates Tinkler deal


Sandfire buys into US project


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ENVIRONMENT 
Green light for Olympic Dam trial plant


BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam uranium-copper heap leach site in South Australia has been given the environmental go-ahead by the federal government.
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ERA cleared over Ranger spill


Green light for Image’s Boonanarring


Golden Gecko finalists named


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Mixed session


THE local market closed stronger today although mining companies were mostly lower today as falling commodity prices continued to pressure the sector.
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Mining Briefs: Blackham, Flinders and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Gutnick sells down Blackham; exploration for Flinders, Gold Road, Impact and Strategic; Asaplus acquisition; South Boulder extends study; Toro and Reed tests; Syrah spin-off; funds for Hannans and Tellus; and Kibaran and Tawana appoint firms.
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Rio to cut up to 100 Kestrel jobs


RIO Tinto will shed up to 100 jobs from its Kestrel longwall mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin with low coking coal prices and the resilient Australian dollar blamed.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

ZINC, LEAD & SILVER

Independence confirms a robust year

Heron plans Woodlawn restart

Sipa declares major zinc find

Energia finds $8M for Italian zinc



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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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Aeon dips on Walford Creek drilling


SHARES in Aeon Metals were trading 11% lower today after the company reported results from a new drill hole at its newly acquired Walford Creek copper project in Queensland.
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Crossbench deal ends mining tax


THE mining tax is set to be abolished after a crossbench deal was negotiated today in the Senate, overhauling proposed changes to the impost.
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Northparkes team wins safety competition


THE mine emergency team at the Northparkes copper and gold mine in New South Wales has won this year’s Victorian Mine Rescue Competition.
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Nolans to start production in 2019


ARAFURA Resources has provided more detail on the development timeline for its Nolans rare earth project in the Northern Territory, forecasting production to start in 2019.
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Green light for Olympic Dam trial plant


BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam uranium-copper heap leach site in South Australia has been given the environmental go-ahead by the federal government.
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Capital Watch: Aura, Stonehenge and more


IN Capital Watch: Aura funds Reguibat; Stonehenge seeks cash; Image placement supports WA projects; and Avonlea rattles the tin for Namibian ops.
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Ebola and BHP’s spin-off cure
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THE Ebola virus will be high on the agenda this week at an African-focused conference in Perth but it is another disease that local miners are urgently seeking a remedy for. The Metal Detective wonders if BHP’s NewCo spin-off could be just what the doctor ordered. The Metal Detective, by Stephen Bell
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Triton drilling gets noticed


SHARES in Triton Minerals were up by as much as 16% in early trading this morning after the company reported a graphite zone averaging 19.6% graphitic carbon near its Balama North project in Mozambique.
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Indian idol
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INDIA’S $US10 billion ($A10.7 billion) diamond jewellery industry is tipped to grow 15% per annum for the next five years and Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia is getting ready.
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Coffey aims to raise $40M


MINING and resources consultant Coffey International has announced plans for a corporate bond offering to raise $A40 million to pay back existing debt.
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Azumah lifts Wa reserve by 45%


AZUMAH Resources says its feasibility work for the Wa gold project in Ghana is on track, with the project marking a 45% increase in reserves.
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More worrying numbers in latest exploration data


THE Association of Mining and Exploration Companies has issued fresh warnings on the dire state of the exploration industry following new data showing a continued decline in activity.
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Metals drop off


MOST base metals moved lower in London, with US markets closed for a public holiday.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Consortium scraps plans to dump waste in Great Barrier Reef; fine for pollution from Dargues gold mine at Majors Creek; and A J Lucas eyes drilling, pipe options.
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Market sputters as exploration numbers keep falling


THE resources sector appeared static today as government data reinforced a cool sentiment for mining stocks.
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Mining Briefs: Tychean, AusQuest and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Drilling results for Tychean, RNI, Maximus, Valence and Emmerson; AusQuest expands; Hera update from Aurelia; Orion withdraws from JV; BBX sells project; Atlantic buys Acadian.
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International delegates to spice up IMARC


DELEGATES from more than 30 countries – including China, India, the United States and Canada – will be joining some of the world’s largest mining companies like MMG, Vale and Rio Tinto at the upcoming International Mining and Resources Conference.
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Axed by text: Thiess says sorry


CONTRACTOR Thiess has apologised for reportedly informing more than 100 Burton coal mine workers that they were made redundant – via text message.
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