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DRYBLOWER 
Northern Star mimics Peter Brock


IT’S NOT often that a connection can be made between a goldmining company and car racing, but as Dryblower was considering the latest expansion move by Northern Star Resources he saw a link with advice once offered by a racing car driver, the late Peter Brock.
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Dryblower’s advice taken by Mount Gibson


Dryblower and Rio Tinto’s $17 gauntlet


Dryblower links Andy Xie’s iron ore price tip and Gina Rinehart’s newspaper exit


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
PLD targets monster mine


THE world is facing a possible 10% shortfall between supply and demand in the zinc market over the next few years, which is why junior explorer PLD Corporation will pounce on the undeveloped Admiral Bay deposit on the Western Australian Lennard Shelf when it becomes available.
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Panoramic posits platinum potential


Tritton a case study in resilience


Pacific Niugini turns outback producer


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Big profit drop for NRW


NRW Holdings has posted a whopping 640% profit drop on the back of a larger-than-expected writedown.
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Commodity prices slam services


Ausdrill sinks to loss


GR posts solid result


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Chatree restart gets the green light


KINGSGATE Consolidated expects to pour the first gold from its Chatree mine in Thailand today after a six-week suspension.
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Aussie gold output hits 11-year high


AUSTRALIAN gold production reached its highest level since 2003, but mining consultants Surbiton Associates have warned against a potential royalty increase.
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Glencore to slash coal exports by 15Mt


GLOBAL commodities giant Glencore will reduce its Australian coal exports by 15 million tonnes in 2015 following its recent Australia-wide coal production shutdown.
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Newmont close to Tanami decision


Barrick puts Cowal, Porgera up for sale


Mirabela surges on update


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
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 
Profit Round-up: Grange, Swick and more


SOME of the late profit results included magnetite producer Grange, drilling contractor Swick, and gold producers Unity, Endeavour, and Dragon.
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Letting explorers’ fingers do the walking


Solid end to the week


Gold looking good


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INVESTMENT 
Metals X ready to fight for Central Tanami


METALS X has vowed to do everything in its power – including legal action – to enforce an agreement to acquire the Central Tanami gold project after Northern Star Resources trumped it with a higher offer.
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Stocks to Watch: March


Citigold surges on funding deal


Newcrest cuts Evolution stake


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IPOs 
Deals slumps to 10-year low


AUSTRALIAN mining and metals deals hit a 10-year low in 2014, but Ernst and Young says the bottom of the cycle is the best time to buy.
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Alt powering ahead to listing


A new approach for mining IPOs


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Sirius inks Nova offtake


SIRIUS Resources has signed an offtake agreement with BHP Billiton Nickel West for 50% of the forecast nickel sulphide production in the first three years of the Nova mine.
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Letting explorers’ fingers do the walking


EIS is success


Horseshoe updates tailings resource


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Metals X ready to fight for Central Tanami


METALS X has vowed to do everything in its power – including legal action – to enforce an agreement to acquire the Central Tanami gold project after Northern Star Resources trumped it with a higher offer.
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Taruga’s Cote d’Ivoire deal


Northern Star trumps Metals X in Tanami deal


Coalspur agrees to $15M takeover offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
AMEC calls for more collaboration


MORE collaboration between industry and government is crucial to achieve better mining and environmental policies, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies believes.
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Doubts linger at Chatree


Paladin cleared at Kayelekera


Green’s coal fight lampooned


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Profit Round-up: Grange, Swick and more


SOME of the late profit results included magnetite producer Grange, drilling contractor Swick, and gold producers Unity, Endeavour, and Dragon.
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Letting explorers’ fingers do the walking


WESTERN Australia’s mapping and geological information can now be accessed via mobile phones and tablets.
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Northern Star mimics Peter Brock


IT’S NOT often that a connection can be made between a goldmining company and car racing, but as Dryblower was considering the latest expansion move by Northern Star Resources he saw a link with advice once offered by a racing car driver, the late Peter Brock.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

MINES AND MONEY HONG KONG 2015

Mixed outlook for commodities, M&A

Deals slumps to 10-year low

Rinehart announced for Mines and Money

Nominations open for awards




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


27 commodity markets to rise by 2018
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THIS week Allan Trench consults the latest update of CRU Group’s view on 2018 commodity price rankings – and finds 27 forecast prices (out of 34 markets) set to rise.
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Citigold surges on funding deal


SHARES in Citigold Corporation jumped by more than 90% this morning after the company announced a $A72 million deal to develop the Charters Towers gold field in Queensland.
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PLD targets monster mine
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THE world is facing a possible 10% shortfall between supply and demand in the zinc market over the next few years, which is why junior explorer PLD Corporation will pounce on the undeveloped Admiral Bay deposit on the Western Australian Lennard Shelf when it becomes available.
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Chatree restart gets the green light


KINGSGATE Consolidated expects to pour the first gold from its Chatree mine in Thailand today after a six-week suspension.
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Stocks to Watch: March
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SOUTH32 details and gold sector activity are some of the things MiningNewsPremium will be looking out for this month.
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Sirius inks Nova offtake


SIRIUS Resources has signed an offtake agreement with BHP Billiton Nickel West for 50% of the forecast nickel sulphide production in the first three years of the Nova mine.
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Aussie gold output hits 11-year high


AUSTRALIAN gold production reached its highest level since 2003, but mining consultants Surbiton Associates have warned against a potential royalty increase.
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Metals X ready to fight for Central Tanami


METALS X has vowed to do everything in its power – including legal action – to enforce an agreement to acquire the Central Tanami gold project after Northern Star Resources trumped it with a higher offer.
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Cannon set to ignite


AMERICAN entrepreneur Victor Kiam is probably best remembered from his 1980s television advertisements in which he would spruik Remington brand shavers and quip "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company”, which is similar to how Simon Mitchell introduces himself as Southern Gold’s managing director.
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Metals mixed


IRON ore and gold were up, but most base metals lost ground on Friday.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap:Forrest pursues new opportunities in minerals and energy; Rio fighting for $300m in Forge court stoush; and senators move to give CSG whistleblower air.
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Solid end to the week


THE Australian market finished the week on a high note today, clawing back from a drop in early trading.
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Mining Briefs: Centrex, Dacian and more


IN Mining Briefs: promising finds for Centrex and Dacian; Heron mining lease renewal; KBL dispute; WCB boosts project stake; and Potash West acquires technology.
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Discovery collapses


DISCOVERY Metals slipped into administration today after its lenders demanded full and immediate repayment of their loans.
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Saracen clears debt


GOLD producer Saracen Mineral Holdings has repaid its debt, upped its cash balance and posted a modest half-year profit.
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Iron Road resource at 4.5Bt


IRON Road has cemented its grip on Australia’s largest magnetite resource, upping the estimate for the South Australian project by 22% to 4.5 billion tonnes.
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EIS is success


AT LEAST that was what Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion told everyone at the launch of the 11th round of the Exploration Incentive Scheme.
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Rio tight-lipped on job cut rumours


RIO TINTO is keeping tight-lipped over rumours it will make “mass layoffs” across its Pilbara iron ore operations.
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