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30 March 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the return of uranium as the mining world’s hottest commodity


If you look at a graph of the uranium price, which Dryblower did last week, it’s easy to see why optimism for an overdue recovery in the fortunes of uranium exploration companies is rising as steadily as the value of the nuclear fuel.
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Dryblower and the bargain hunter’s dilemma (what to buy)


Dryblower visits the lightweight world of aluminium in a week when iron ore is the heavyweight topic


Northern Star mimics Peter Brock


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Global Wrap: Barrick, Turquoise Hill and more


IN Global Wrap: a court win for Barrick’s Pascua-Lama; results from Turquoise Hill; junior secures mine financing; PotashCorp, Cliffs raise funds; and Lundin suspends mine.
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Burkina and Zambia: working through the challenges


Angolan skies blue for Lucapa


The rise of the geeks


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Engineer flags profit fears


THE downturn in the resources sector has bitten Southern Cross Electrical Engineering, with the company warning it did not expect to be profitable in the second half of the 2014-15 financial year.
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Debt concerns for mining suppliers


Macmahon cuts Olympic Dam jobs


The rise of the geeks


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Business Development Manager - Eastern Region
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  • Brisbane Based with QLD and NSW Responsibilities
  • Strong Mining Focus

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General Manager
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General Manager
Key Leadership role | Open Pit & UG – Gold | FIFO Perth or DIDO Kalgoorlie | 8/6 roster
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Project / Construction Manager


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
AWAC seeks Suralco sale


ALCOA World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) will curtail output at the Suralco operations in Suriname as it explores the sale the asset to the country’s government.
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Garden Well still a problem child for Regis


SHARES in Regis Resources dropped this morning after the company revealed more Garden Well grade issues and several pit failures at Rosemont.
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Norseman still ticking along


SUSPENDED Norseman Gold says its namesake operation is producing profitably, but the company remains in breach of several financial covenants.
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Higher grades boost Unity


Macquarie doubts Glencore cuts will last


Production interruption for Paladin


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Thinking pink at Telfer


EMPLOYEES at Newcrest’s Telfer operation in Western Australia have set themselves the goal of raising more than $A5000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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MIM reports record rebuilds at Ernest Henry


MOUNT Isa Mines says its Rebuild Workshop team recently completed three R2900 loader rebuilds for Ernest Henry Mining in record time, on budget and without injury.
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FINAL CALL 
Stocks end week on a high


AUSTRALIAN stocks rallied today to recover some of yesterday’s losses as the market finished back above 5900 points.
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Iron players fall back


Millennium sells Nullagine tenements


Kibaran jumps on possible finance deal


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: Saracen, Resolute and Talga


A LOOK at Saracen and Resolute’s gold expansion plans and initiation on graphite hopeful Talga.
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Nickel discovery boosts Rox


Buy, Sell, Hold: Sirius and Poseidon


Metals merchant looking for Aussie opportunities


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Kin takes aim at Leonora


SHARES in Kin Mining were up 9% today as the company released an exploration target for the Mertondale area within its Leonora gold project in Western Australia.
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Wolf strengthens ore reserve


Nickel discovery boosts Rox


Gold Road encouraged by latest drilling


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Millennium sells Nullagine tenements


MILLENNIUM Minerals has updated its gold resources and announced a $A3.8 million plan to sell non-core tenements near Nullagine to Novo Resources.
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Evolution eyeing La Mancha


Evolution ready to move


Mine bosses eyeing junior opportunities


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ENVIRONMENT 
Approval for PIOP rail


A PROPOSED rail line connecting Flinders Mines’ Pilbara iron ore project to Rutila Resources’ Balla Balla export facilities has been conditionally backed by Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority.
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EPA approves new iron ore mine


Do RET deal, aluminium players cry


Environmental nod for Kintyre


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Iron ore plummets again


THE iron ore spot price dropped another 4% on Friday after Chinese industrial profits for the first two months of the year dropped to the lowest point since 2012.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Orica in for an explosive ride following CEO dumping; iron ore price slides again as $US30 named ‘breaking point’ for miners; and Rio Tinto to axe highly paid M&A team as cutbacks deepen.
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Stocks end week on a high


AUSTRALIAN stocks rallied today to recover some of yesterday’s losses as the market finished back above 5900 points.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

MINES AND MONEY HONG KONG 2015

Rinehart hits out at naysayers

Flight to quality underway

Evolution ready to move

China now a two-speed economy

Metals X sees plenty of opportunities

Chinese back Friedland’s Ivanhoe

Anxious times for iron ore miners

Mining is a ‘horrible’ business: Casey

FMG cost ‘journey’ not over

Juniors also a draw for Western Areas


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Mining Briefs: Golden Rim, Impact and more


IN Mining Briefs: Golden Rim geophysical results; Impact reaches 87% interest in Broken Hill project; Antares sells project to Forte; Mining Projects drilling; and Hannans joint venture.
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Kibaran jumps on possible finance deal


KIBARAN Resources shares surged almost 40% today after the company announced it had received an expression of interest over financing for its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania.
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Millennium sells Nullagine tenements


MILLENNIUM Minerals has updated its gold resources and announced a $A3.8 million plan to sell non-core tenements near Nullagine to Novo Resources.
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Give it to the brainiacs


EXCITING and innovative solutions to industry challenges emerged at last weekend’s Hackathon in Perth, marking a successful start to the year for the technology start-up event as it goes national.
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Global Wrap: Barrick, Turquoise Hill and more
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IN Global Wrap: a court win for Barrick’s Pascua-Lama; results from Turquoise Hill; junior secures mine financing; PotashCorp, Cliffs raise funds; and Lundin suspends mine.
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Evolution eyeing La Mancha


EVOLUTION Mining is in talks to acquire La Mancha Resources’ Western Australian gold mines.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: Saracen, Resolute and Talga
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A LOOK at Saracen and Resolute’s gold expansion plans and initiation on graphite hopeful Talga.
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Rinehart hits out at naysayers


HANCOCK Prospecting and Roy Hill Holdings chairman Gina Rinehart has again slammed government regulation as she accepted the Asian Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong last night.
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Engineer flags profit fears


THE downturn in the resources sector has bitten Southern Cross Electrical Engineering, with the company warning it did not expect to be profitable in the second half of the 2014-15 financial year.
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Glencore to shut West Wallsend early


GLENCORE will close the West Wallsend longwall mine in New South Wales in mid 2016 – considerably ahead of the approved mine life to 2021 – impacting a workforce of about 300 that includes contractors.
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A1 soars on first pour


AFTER taking over management last month A1 Consolidated Gold has poured its first gold bar at its Maldon operation in Victoria, prompting a share price jump of more than 18%.
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Flight to quality underway


PATERSONS Securities director of corporate finance Michael Atkins said the current state of the junior market wasn’t just a result of weak commodity prices.
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Debt concerns for mining suppliers


ACCORDING to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the risk of some of Australia’s mining services companies defaulting on their debt has grown.
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Investors flat footed


AUSSIE stocks are set for another flat start, with gold extending its run.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Commodities markets ‘still a falling knife’; Rinehart steps up campaign against government costs; and former Leighton head Hamish Tyrwhitt joins Asia Resource Minerals as CEO.
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Mining Briefs: Platypus, Stratum and more


IN Mining Briefs: Platypus strikes new deal for Chanape; Stratum targets; Birimian resampling; Geopacific metallurgy; and Pacific Niugini terminates farm-in.
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Materials follow market down


THE Australian stock market followed the lead of overseas markets today, falling substantially to close the day more than 90 points lower.
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Northern Iron struggles continue


NORTHERN Iron has tweaked its financing and offtake arrangements but says its Norwegian iron ore operation is still on the verge of collapse.
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