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19 December 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower on time for Rio Tinto to start fighting fire with fire


FIGHTING fire with fire is always a good move in a war, and it’s a tactic that Dryblower reckons Rio Tinto should adopt soon, before Glencore steals an unassailable position in the minds of institutional investors about the wisdom of its merger proposal.
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Dryblower spends a week listening to optimistic London money men


Dryblower on Orica’s vote of confidence in mining


Dryblower and the forces driving gold higher


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Iron ore’s annus horribilis


THE iron ore price in 2014 peaked in the first week of January and was all downhill from there, which sums up the year for Australian producers.
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Recent greenfield success weighs on the great debate


Mining mitigation


New mine for the Midwest


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Shares surge on Resource Equipment merger offer


SHARES in mining pump company Resource Equipment (REL) soared more than 85% after its board unanimously endorsed a proposed acquisition of the company through a cash offer by US-based Pump Services.
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Monadelphous in coal dispute


Boart jumps as recapitalisation moves ahead


Kerman wins $70M Rio contract


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Global Minerals Trade Manager
  • Significant Career Opportunity
  • Compelling Incentives
  • Location - Negotiable

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General Manager (Operations) – Qld Gold Project
  • Brownfields Gold Development Project
  • TSV / Cairns / Charters Towers Based
  • Great Conditions; New Mining Company

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PROJECT MANAGER
CIEMAS GOLD PROJECT. INDONESIA
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General Manager - Operations


Superintendent Mine Geologist


General Manager – Aspermont Australia, Perth


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Anglo won’t increase iron ore output: Cutifani


ANGLO American CEO Mark Cutifani said the company would not look to grow iron ore production in the current market, but stopped short of criticising its competitors.
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Mount Gibson slumps on Koolan Island news


SHARES in Mount Gibson Iron halved this morning after the company announced it would put Koolan Island on care and maintenance, cut jobs and guidance and flagged impairments.
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Vale says $90/t iron ore price needed


VALE predicts that if the iron ore price remains at $US70 per tonne next year, 220 million tonnes of global capacity will become uncompetitive.
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Gold sector steady, despite price drop


News not good for Mount Gibson


Glencore to idle Australian coal mines for three weeks


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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


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FINAL CALL 
Gains keep coming


THE local market continued its comeback today, holding on to the best part of an early rally.
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Good day for gold


Babel boosts Cassini


Letter to the Editor


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INVESTMENT 
Barminco buys back bonds


UNDERGROUND mining contractor Barminco has repurchased $US36.9 million ($A44.9 million) of its US high-yield bonds.
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Echo to focus on Julius


Panoramic launches buy-back


Miners on a diet


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IPOs 
Vale considering base metals spin-off


BRAZILIAN mining giant Vale has confirmed it is considering a demerger of its base metals business.
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Gold consolidation drives Aussie mining deals


Altura plans spin-off


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Babel boosts Cassini


CASSINI Resources has announced the best ever result from its Babel deposit, pushing its shares up.
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Dingo pushes up Pioneer shares


WCB on the money with Misima results


Recent greenfield success weighs on the great debate


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
IMX sells down nickel project


IMX Resources has agreed to sell a majority interest in its Ntaka Hill nickel project in Tanzania to private equity group Fig Tree Resources Fund for $US5.88 million ($A7.1 million) cash.
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Doray gains control of Mutiny


Mitsui clinches Mozambique deal with Vale


M&A holding pattern to continue, EY says


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ENVIRONMENT 
PAC approves Glencore’s Bulga extension


THE New South Wales’s Planning Assessment Commission has given final environmental approval for Glencore’s plans to extend mining at its Bulga open cut operations to the end of 2035.
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MinRes slams EPA rejection


Anglo shelves Moranbah South project


BHP spin-off on track


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Gains keep coming


THE local market continued its comeback today, holding on to the best part of an early rally.
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Mining Briefs: Lucapa, Poseidon and more


TODAY in Mining Briefs: Lucapa to begin mining; Poseidon’s purchase pushed back; Altona to share cash; Medusa’s coal contracts; and drilling results from Crusader, Adelaide Resources, Pacifico and Excelsior.
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Babel boosts Cassini


CASSINI Resources has announced the best ever result from its Babel deposit, pushing its shares up.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

NICKEL

Sirius completes Nova financing

IMX sells down nickel project

Poseidon posts early plans for Lake Johnston

Panoramic launches buy-back

Glencore disappointed to miss out on Nickel West

Glencore to sell Cosmos

Stellar drilling result for Independence

First Babel results for Cassini

Poseidon moves forward at Lake Johnston

Duketon’s Nariz discovery


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Monadelphous in coal dispute


ENGINEERING and construction firm Monadelphous has found itself embroiled in a contract dispute over the Wiggan Island Coal Export Terminal development at Gladstone in Queensland.
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Capital Watch: PanTerra, Radar Iron and more


IN Capital Watch today: PanTerra plans $10M raising; Radar cans rights issue; Celamin stumps up $7.5M; new placements from Hastings and Commissioners Gold; and Estrella raising.
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Shares surge on Resource Equipment merger offer


SHARES in mining pump company Resource Equipment (REL) soared more than 85% after its board unanimously endorsed a proposed acquisition of the company through a cash offer by US-based Pump Services.
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Letter to the Editor


A CLARIFICATION from Rox Resources managing director Ian Mulholland on David Upton’s greenfields piece from yesterday.
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Of booms and fads
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THE graphite bubble bursts but history tells us that this won’t be the last such market brain explosion. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby
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Police investigating Roy Hill contamination


WESTERN Australian police are investigating a possible case of poisoning in fruit at the Roy Hill mine village.
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Iron ore’s annus horribilis
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THE iron ore price in 2014 peaked in the first week of January and was all downhill from there, which sums up the year for Australian producers.
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KBL takes Kidman to court


KBL Mining has launched legal action in a new attempt to fight claims it has defaulted on its $A12.6 million debt.
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Doray increases Andy Well outlook


DORAY Minerals has updated its production guidance for the Andy Well gold project following a 67% increase in inventory and grade in the stage two area of the Wilbur lode.
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Boart jumps as recapitalisation moves ahead


BOART Longyear has launched a $A103.4 million rights issue and a $24.5 million share buyback following shareholder approval of a recapitalisation plan with distressed debt firm Centerbridge Partners.
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Sirius completes Nova financing


SIRIUS Resources is another step closer to starting construction at Nova after obtaining a project finance facility of up to $A440 million.
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Maules Creek milestone


WHITEHAVEN Coal’s Maules Creek project is officially three months ahead of schedule as the first coal-loaded train departed from the site to Newcastle port.
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Stocks bounce on Fed meeting


US stocks had their best day so far this year after the Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Rio Tinto says tax rates near ‘uninvestable’; weakening pillars struggle to support BHP demerger strategy; and BHP Billiton ships iron ore to India amid price crash.
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Dollar dives as ASX moves ahead


AUSSIE shares snapped a six day losing streak today, with miners helping lift the broader market.
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Mining Briefs: Impact, Talga and more


TODAY in Mining Briefs: Impact strikes mineralised zone; Talga enters research program; PLD due diligence ongoing; Montezuma progresses Yamarna; AusAmerican’s new name; and Maibele JV contract studies.
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WCB on the money with Misima results


ASSAY results from WCB Resources’ Misima porphyry copper prospect in Papua New Guinea have yielded a significant level of gold, silver and copper mineralisation.
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Pluton still mining at Cockatoo Island


PLUTON Resources says it’s still working on a long-term plan for the Cockatoo Island iron ore mine in Western Australia, but in the meantime mining and export operations continue to roll on.
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