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21 October 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on the ANU’s divestment policy and financial loss


THE Australian National University is a little poorer today, and by that Dryblower does not mean poorer in an academic sense, he means financially poorer because last week’s divestment debacle had a financial as well as a reputational cost.
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Dryblower visits the iron ore playground


Dryblower on abuse of market power


Dryblower spots a light at the end of the iron ore tunnel


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Eye in the sky


SATELLITE imaging has been supporting mineral exploration for decades. Now, the cameras up there are getting so good, they could also inform boardroom-level decisions.
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MORE PREMIUM FEATURES

Exploration modelling to get 10 times faster


Global Wrap: London Mining, MMX and more


Pilbara’s ports surge ahead


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Ausdrill slumps on outlook


CONTRACTOR Ausdrill has emerged from a trading halt to announce that it expects its 2015 financial year performance to be weaker than first thought and flagged potential impairments.
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MORE MINE SUPPLY TODAY

Helping Iron Knob rise again


Rostering overhaul extends Ok Tedi mine life


Mutiny inches toward Deflector construction


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Mitsubishi Chair in Sustainable Mining Practices
School of Mining Engineering Attractive remuneration offered REF: 5648
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Chief Geological Officer
  • Perth Based
  • Newly Created Executive Appointment
  • Sector Leader

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Senior Principal Consultant / Principal Consultant
  • We have roles based in either Perth or Brisbane
  • a well-respected global firm going through an exciting growth phase
  • opportunity to join a very competent and diverse team
  • Flexible working hours plus world-wide travel

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Practice Manager


Global Manager – Business Development


Senior Site Executive


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Andy Well in line with guidance


DORAY Minerals has marked record mill throughput and increased costs over the September quarter at its Andy Well gold operation in Western Australia.
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Newcrest on track


NEWCREST Mining has maintained its full-year guidance despite a 12% drop in gold production in the September quarter.
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Tiger reaffirms cathode guidance


TIGER Resources has maintained its copper cathode guidance for 2014 after the solvent-extraction electrowinning plant at its Kipoi mine reached nameplate capacity last month.
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MORE MINE PRODUCTION TODAY

Solid performance for Hillgrove


Record shipments for Arrium


Soft show for Resolute


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Honey, I shrunk the wheel loader


MOST construction and mining workers love their big toys, be it a 400 tonne truck or a large construction wheel loader. So what happens when Lego decides to make a toy version of one of those toys?
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Blow this


BETTER advance rates, greater wall stability and ease of use are the key benefits the DriftShot initiation system from Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner DetNet is expected to bring.
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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 
Regaining traction


MINING companies were mostly in positive territory today as firmer overall prices for metals seemed to overshadow some macro uncertainties.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Gold in low gear


Oversupply to dent iron ore prices: Moody’s


Executive Outcomes: Kingsgate, Kidman and more


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INVESTMENT 
FQM into African Energy Resources


FIRST Quantum Minerals has signed a binding heads of agreement with African Energy Resources that will let FQM earn a joint venture interest in the Sese Integrated Power project.
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MORE INVESTMENT

Metallum jumps as mining nears


CGI recommends ‘no’ vote for Newcrest directors


Researchers rebuff Sandfire claim


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IPOs 
Emperor Range launches IPO


ADELAIDE-based, China-focused explorer Emperor Range Group has opened its $A4.5 million initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Rio’s JORC slip-up


RIO Tinto has been forced to issue a clarification after listing Pilbara iron ore resources in a presentation that were not JORC-compliant.
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MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

Drilling shows bigger system at Mount Morgans


Cassini jumps on Nebo discovery


Promesa heats up on Peruvian drilling


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Glencore offloads Sinclair


SHARES in Talisman Mining jumped more than 80% in early trade after the company announced a $A10 million deal to acquire Glencore’s Sinclair nickel mine in Western Australia.
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MORE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Iluka still in talks with Kenmare


Orbis rejects SEMAFO offer


SEMAFO makes formal Orbis bid


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ENVIRONMENT 
Havilah cleared for SA gold mining


THE South Australian government has awarded Havilah Resources full operational approval for the company’s Portia gold project, paving the way for mining at the 67,000-ounce open pit.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Researchers rebuff Sandfire claim


Researcher to amend Sandfire report


Sandfire slams ANU policy


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Why China doesn’t mind flying Economy Minus
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IRON ore miners are the new poor, making them prime candidates to fill the mooted “economy minus” sections of aeroplanes. The Metal Detective puts on his flight attendant uniform to work out why Chinese-backed groups don’t seem to mind the downgrade. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell
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CSI fined over FMG death


MINERAL Resources subsidiary Crushing Services International has been fined $A115,000 over the death of a contractor at Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek mine last year.
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Flinders nearly doubles Blackjack resources


A MAJOR drilling push at Flinders Mines’ Pilbara iron ore project in Western Australia has resulted in an underexplored deposit growing its resources by 93%.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Metallum jumps as mining nears

Guyana opens doors for Troy’s Karouni

Las Bambas pushed back

Promesa heats up on Peruvian drilling

Beadell jumps on Duckhead drilling

Beadell reaffirms guidance

Chilean miners go it alone on energy

Cabral weakens with maiden resource

Centaurus plans production by April





   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Newcrest on track


NEWCREST Mining has maintained its full-year guidance despite a 12% drop in gold production in the September quarter.
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Havilah cleared for SA gold mining


THE South Australian government has awarded Havilah Resources full operational approval for the company’s Portia gold project, paving the way for mining at the 67,000-ounce open pit.
Full Story...


Eye in the sky
Exclusively for Premium Subscribers


SATELLITE imaging has been supporting mineral exploration for decades. Now, the cameras up there are getting so good, they could also inform boardroom-level decisions.
Full Story...


Andy Well in line with guidance


DORAY Minerals has marked record mill throughput and increased costs over the September quarter at its Andy Well gold operation in Western Australia.
Full Story...


Tiger reaffirms cathode guidance


TIGER Resources has maintained its copper cathode guidance for 2014 after the solvent-extraction electrowinning plant at its Kipoi mine reached nameplate capacity last month.
Full Story...


FQM into African Energy Resources


FIRST Quantum Minerals has signed a binding heads of agreement with African Energy Resources that will let FQM earn a joint venture interest in the Sese Integrated Power project.
Full Story...


Positive leads


THE ASX is set for another rise on opening this morning after US stocks rose once again.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Metgasco boss blasts NSW government suspension decision; Western Australia’s doing it tough, says Kerry Stokes; and Mincor switches to diesel from costly gas.
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Oversupply to dent iron ore prices: Moody’s


CREDIT rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded its iron ore price forecast and warned that the flood of iron ore production by the majors damages other producers.
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Regaining traction


MINING companies were mostly in positive territory today as firmer overall prices for metals seemed to overshadow some macro uncertainties.
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Mining Briefs: Tiger, Rox and more


MAKING Mining Briefs today: Tiger completes buy-out; OGI moves into graphite; Excelsior finalises ore treatment deal; Minotaur offloads project; graphene progress for SER; Besra delisted; and drilling results from Rox, Sipa and ERA.
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Metallum jumps as mining nears


SHARES in Metallum spiked 14% today after Chilean authorities cleared the company for mining operations at the tantalising San Sebastian area of the El Roble copper project.
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Solid performance for Hillgrove


HILLGROVE Resources has reported record production, sales and unit cost results for the three months to September.
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Executive Outcomes: Kingsgate, Kidman and more


KINGSGATE Consolidated has announced the resignation of non-executive director Craig Carracher, the third senior departure in less than a week.
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Record shipments for Arrium


ARRIUM has reported record iron ore sales for the September quarter but despite lowering costs, margins remain slim.
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Guyana opens doors for Troy’s Karouni


TROY Resources has signed a royalties and tax agreement with the Guyana government that will pave the way for development and operations at the Karouni gold project.
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Dryblower on the ANU’s divestment policy and financial loss


THE Australian National University is a little poorer today, and by that Dryblower does not mean poorer in an academic sense, he means financially poorer because last week’s divestment debacle had a financial as well as a reputational cost.
Full Story...


Fraser Range exploration: place your bets
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THIS week Allan Trench looks at the Fraser Range and concludes there is little we know – and far more that we don’t – about the likelihood of exploration success there.
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