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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the revival of uranium


IS THE higher uranium price the start of a sustained recovery, or a dead-cat bounce? From where Dryblower is sitting they seem to be the most likely explanations after the nuclear fuel staged its best weekly rise in 18 years.
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Dryblower looks for iron ore survivors


Dryblower takes a gold reality check


Dryblower on flaws in the iron ore market-flooding strategy


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Global Wrap: Vedanta, Cliffs and more


IN THIS week’s Global Wrap: Vedanta approves major new zinc operation; Cliffs considers closing mine; Newmont welcomes Merian contribution; Glencore opens new project; and more gold sector consolidation.
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Stage set for Poseidon


Cutting quarantined coal


It’s business as usual in Burkina


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Cutting quarantined coal


NOTHING says brownfields quite like a surface coal operation where the coal seam can be seen – but the challenge of removing the overburden is just too great. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson may have found a solution.
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GR receives Keysbrook contract


More jobs to go as Orica sells chemicals business


RDG keeps up ties with BHP


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
PROJECT MANAGER
CIEMAS GOLD PROJECT. INDONESIA
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General Manager - Operations
  • Greenfield International Project Development
  • Pivotal Leadership Role
  • Expatriate FIFO To Anywhere

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Superintendent Mine Geologist
  • FIFO Opportunity
  • Base Metal Underground Operations
  • VHMS Deposit

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General Manager – Aspermont Australia, Perth


Mitsubishi Chair in Sustainable Mining Practices


Chief Geological Officer


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Glencore to idle Australian coal mines for three weeks


IN AN unprecedented move to reduce coal oversupply, thermal coal giant Glencore will cease production from all of its Australian coal mines for three weeks in December.
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Mount Gibson lowers guidance


MOUNT Gibson Iron has revised down its 2015 financial year sales guidance after it became clear that remediation of the Main pit at the Koolan Island mine would take longer than first thought.
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October another strong month for FMG


FORTESCUE Metals Group says it is tracking ahead of full-year guidance, has further lowered costs and continues to see strong demand for its product.
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Vale flags more mine closures


Quarterly Briefs: Austral, Finders and more


AngloGold mines up for sale as good performance continues


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
The 6020 emerges


FOR a bit of Las Vegas (albeit by way of Arizona) razzle dazzle it is hard to go past Caterpillar and when it comes to launching a shovel four years in the making, Big Yellow certainly pulled out all the stops.
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Safer way to handle pipes, casings


A DRILLING and well servicer has partnered with an engineering house to develop a piece of drilling technology that could reduce the risk associated with handling drill pipe and casing.
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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


Gaining traction


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FINAL CALL 
Shares extend losses


LOCAL stocks fell for the fifth straight session today, despite starting in positive territory.
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Copper struggles through


Fortescue makes prison deal


Gindalbie battles a perfect storm


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: Panoramic, ERA, and Resolute


ANALYSTS look at producers Panoramic, ERA and Resolute after exploration results this week.
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More pain for WA iron ore miners


Botswana jumps on nickel and copper exploration


Buy, Sell, Hold: PanAust, Finders and Argent


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IPOs 
Altura plans spin-off


IRON ore and coal producer Altura Mining has announced plans to spin-off its coal assets into a new Singapore-listed vehicle.
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Good first day for Emperor Range


Tian Poh debuts


Syrah spin-off chases $10M


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Doray, Iluka ink farm-in deal


DORAY Minerals is stepping up its exploration effort in South Australia with the signing of a $A7 million farm-in agreement with mineral sands producer Iluka Resources.
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Botswana jumps on nickel and copper exploration


Savannah drilling delivers for Panoramic


Beadell sees potential at Tucano


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Leyshon steels for tungsten bid


Dual-listed Leyshon Resources has identified a new focus, months after it was suspended from trading for failing to meet the Australian Securities Exchange’s listing requirements.
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Less deals, better value


Guildford receives Sino takeover offer


Mining M&A set to double in 2015


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ENVIRONMENT 
BHP spin-off on track


BHP BILLITON chairman Jac Nasser has told shareholders the company is making good progress on its demerger plans, with wider profitability growing despite the plunging iron ore price.
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NSW gives Warkworth green light


Rio iron ore mine approved


KBL fined over tailings spill


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Shares extend losses


LOCAL stocks fell for the fifth straight session today, despite starting in positive territory.
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Mining Briefs: BC Iron, Kingsgate and more


TODAY in Mining Briefs : BC Iron completes a takeover; milestone for Kingsgate; Kingsrose shares drop after project revision; Diatreme’s Cyclone costs reduced; a Stonewall deal falls through; Syrah pre-production work underway in Mozambique; and drilling results from Hot Chili, Queensland Mining, Red Metal and RMG.
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Fortescue makes prison deal


Aboriginal prisoners in Western Australia will soon be provided employment opportunities at Fortescue Metals Group under an agreement with the state’s Department of Corrective Services.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

Drilling

Botswana jumps on nickel and copper exploration

Savannah drilling delivers for Panoramic

Beadell sees potential at Tucano

IMX jumps on graphite results

New Millennium for Northern Star

Rox rises on Teena results

Caravel finds momentum at Calingiri

Nickel hits encourage PLD

Norton just shy of 10Moz

Mincor sees new life for Miitel


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Leyshon steels for tungsten bid


Dual-listed Leyshon Resources has identified a new focus, months after it was suspended from trading for failing to meet the Australian Securities Exchange’s listing requirements.
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Blue skies ahead for uranium


A rising uranium spot price means better times are ahead for industry players, according to Uranium SA chair Alice McCleary.
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Gindalbie battles a perfect storm


GINDALBIE Metals chairman Keith Jones says difficulties at the Karara magnetite project have combined with a high Australian dollar and low iron ore price to create a “perfect storm” for the company.
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Drones to take out risk of mine audits


Two Australian companies have developed drones to give coal mining, in particular, a much faster and safer means to inspect or audit dangerous and inaccessible areas.
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Global Wrap: Vedanta, Cliffs and more
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IN THIS week’s Global Wrap: Vedanta approves major new zinc operation; Cliffs considers closing mine; Newmont welcomes Merian contribution; Glencore opens new project; and more gold sector consolidation.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: Panoramic, ERA, and Resolute
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ANALYSTS look at producers Panoramic, ERA and Resolute after exploration results this week.
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We’re not scared of growth: Sandfire


SANDFIRE Resources says it is not scared of growing amid tough market conditions, while disruptions at DeGrussa force a temporary halt to mining operations.
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Lanfranchi transition would reduce output


PANORAMIC Resources has moved to develop a new area of its Lanfranchi operation in Western Australia, which would result in a reduced overall production profile.
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Teekay strike called off as EBA endorsed


TOMORROW’S proposed strike by tugboat engineers at Teekay Shipping’s Port Headland operation has been called off after a revised enterprise bargaining agreement was endorsed by their union.
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Letters to the Editor: Strictly Boardroom


THE anonymous response yesterday to Allan Trench’s Monday column has prompted other women to speak out on gender discrimination in the mining industry.
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Tigers Realm geared for 2015 production


THE results of a recently completed bankable feasibility study have confirmed outstanding project economics and a short lead time to coal production for Tigers Realm in Russia.
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Set for a good start


THE AUSTRALIAN market looks set to open higher this morning, after positive moves in the US outweighed weakness in other areas.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: BHP struggling over coal demerger plans; Mineral Resources close to mothballing mines; and BHP slow, steady on Olympic Dam.
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China data weighs on miners


SHARES were in free fall again today, and while most resource stocks moved backwards there were still some bright spots in the sector.
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Mining Briefs: Energy Resources Australia, Minotaur and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Drilling results from Energy Resources Australia, Minotaur, Excelsior, Geopacific, Botswana Metals, Resolute and RTG; A promising study for Red Mountain and Aditya Birla updates copper estimates.
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Blackham grows Matilda


BLACKHAM Resources has increased resources and improved confidence at its Matilda gold project in Western Australia as testwork suggests the potential for high recovery rates.
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Gloves off in Kidman stoush with KBL


KIDMAN Resources is looking to roll KBL Mining’s board and appoint new directors, after KBL’s move yesterday to adjourn its annual general meeting.
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Alliance to dilute Four Mile stake


SHARES in Alliance Resources have tumbled almost 35% after the company announced plans not to contribute to the 2015 budget for the Four Mile uranium project, a move that will dilute its stake in the project from 25% to about 15% by the end of next year.
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