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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 
Global Wrap: Cliffs, Kinross and more


IN Global Wrap: Cliffs flags huge impairments; Kinross offloads troubled project; Gold Fields revises cost guidance; Norilsk exits Africa; and Vale sells Indonesian stake.
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MORE PREMIUM FEATURES

Golden day for Zambia


Dust off this production booster


A Powerful case for use it or lose it


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Leighton achieves strong Q3 results


LEIGHTON Holdings announced solid unaudited results for the nine months to September 30, with a 21% increase in underlying net profit after tax to $470 million.
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Safer way to handle pipes, casings


Boart buoyed by $352M recapitalisation


MACA teams up with Beadell at Tucano


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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 
Northern Star bedding down new mines


SOLID free cashflow has allowed Northern Star Resources to reduce debt in its maiden quarter as a five-mine producer.
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Four Mile ramps up


ALLIANCE Resources has charted a dramatic 75.7% quarter-on-quarter increase in uranium production from its Four Mile mine in South Australia.
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‘Bloody good’ result for Atlas


A STRONG September quarter has allowed Atlas Iron to increase full-year production guidance, cut costs and slash capital expenditure, with boss Ken Brinsden flagging more progress ahead.
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MORE MINE PRODUCTION TODAY

BHP boosts output by 9%


Strong quarter for Norton


Shutdown dents St Barbara production


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
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


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


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FINAL CALL 
Tentative gains


THE local market traded higher today despite pressure on commodity prices keeping the mining sector grounded.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Soft show for gold


BHP donates $20M to sick kids


Capital Watch: TNG, Red River and more


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INVESTMENT 
Buy, Sell, Hold: FMG, Poseidon and Duketon


FORTESCUE downgraded on weak iron ore outlook and coverage initiated on Poseidon and Duketon.
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MORE INVESTMENT

Bonanza grades for Orinoco


Boart buoyed by $352M recapitalisation


Kidman hits high grades in NSW


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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 
Exploration budgets plummet


GLOBAL exploration budgets for nonferrous metals dropped 25% this year, according to SNL Metals & Mining.
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MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

Bonanza grades for Orinoco


Inca jumps as Chanape takes shape


Kidman hits high grades in NSW


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Mutiny, Doray halted over combination


JUNIOR gold producer Doray Minerals and developer Mutiny Gold have called trading halts over a “potential corporate combination”.
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Glencore offloads Sinclair


Iluka still in talks with Kenmare


Orbis rejects SEMAFO offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
ASX 50 skims the surface of sustainability


SUSTAINABILITY in the ASX 50 is about efficiency and tactical measures rather than strategic value creation, soon to be released in-depth research reveals.
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Ranger spill investigation wraps up


NSW planning regime is ‘broken’


Green light for Browns Range


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Tentative gains


THE local market traded higher today despite pressure on commodity prices keeping the mining sector grounded.
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Mining Briefs: Peak, Bauxite and more


MAKING Mining Briefs this afternoon: Peak attracts IFC; Bauxite settles legal action; Nautilus closer to funds; Orbis remobilises rigs; and exploration results from KGL and Highfield.
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Coal has bright future in tight Asian market


CHINA’S threat to impose a special tax on imported coal appears to have faded as fast as it appeared, though not before Hogsback was able to figure out that it was all a game and that the eventual winner will be Australian coal.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Bonanza grades for Orinoco

MACA teams up with Beadell at Tucano

Inca jumps as Chanape takes shape

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



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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Capital Watch: TNG, Red River and more


IN Capital Watch today: TNG funds Mount Peake testing; Red River raises cash for Queensland operations; Genesis seeks cash for exploration push; and Cohiba to support acquisition plan.
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BHP donates $20M to sick kids


BHP Billiton has committed $A20 million over the next five years to the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia.
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Leighton achieves strong Q3 results


LEIGHTON Holdings announced solid unaudited results for the nine months to September 30, with a 21% increase in underlying net profit after tax to $470 million.
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Global Wrap: Cliffs, Kinross and more
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IN Global Wrap: Cliffs flags huge impairments; Kinross offloads troubled project; Gold Fields revises cost guidance; Norilsk exits Africa; and Vale sells Indonesian stake.
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Northern Star faced with enviable choice


WITH its five mines churning out free cashflow, what is Northern Star Resources going to do with all its cash?
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Buy, Sell, Hold: FMG, Poseidon and Duketon
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FORTESCUE downgraded on weak iron ore outlook and coverage initiated on Poseidon and Duketon.
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Buxton lifts Yalbra resources


BUXTON Resources has reported a 43% increase in graphite resources at its Yalbra project in Western Australia.
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Mackenzie happy to be predictable


BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie told the company’s London annual general meeting there would be no change in the company’s strategy following the proposed demerger next year.
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Walsh to stick around


RIO Tinto has extended the tenure of CEO Sam Walsh and chief financial officer Chris Lynch after the two helped transform the company over the past 18 months.
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ASX 50 skims the surface of sustainability


SUSTAINABILITY in the ASX 50 is about efficiency and tactical measures rather than strategic value creation, soon to be released in-depth research reveals.
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Metals take a hit


ALMOST all metals fell in overnight trading while the US market rebounded.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Santos looks to post-ANU future; and Newcrest CEO pay determined during ‘bidding war’.
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Stocks fall back


MINERS suffered a pendulum swing back into the red as yesterday’s surge failed to translate into a broader rebound for the sector.
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Exploration budgets plummet


GLOBAL exploration budgets for nonferrous metals dropped 25% this year, according to SNL Metals & Mining.
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Mining Briefs: Cape Lambert, Iron Mountain and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Cape Lambert awarded mining licence; MMG withdraws from another project; Pybar named preferred contractor for gold mine; Lion One receives approvals and drilling from St George and Aeon.
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Maules Creek beats schedule


WHITEHAVEN Coal is two months ahead of schedule as it expects to rail the first coal of its $A767 million Maules Creek open cut project in January, instead of March.
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Bonanza grades for Orinoco


SHARES in Orinoco Gold jumped 10% today after the explorer recorded assay results of up to 239 grams per tonne at its Cascavel project in Brazil.
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Cadia East reaches milestone


NEWCREST Mining says the development of its Cadia East gold mine in New South Wales is tracking ahead of expectations.
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