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21 August 2014
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the problem with splitting


CLOTHING fashions change annually but Dryblower believes good management lasts a little longer, which is why he wonders whether the people in charge of BHP Billiton really know what they’re doing with the plan to split the company.
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Dryblower on the creeping role of politics in the business of mining


Dryblower on the risks which still lie ahead for Rio Tinto


Dryblower on the great iron ore squeeze play


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Belle of the Goldfields


DESPITE a diminishing production profile, Northern Star Resources is determined to extend the life of its Kanowna Belle operation.
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A closer look at NewCo


Aussies move to Gold Council AISC standard


World-first tectonic model unravels eastern Australia


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Macmahon jumps as profit returns


MACMAHON Holdings has returned to profitability and posted a solid financial result, despite halting operations at the Tavan Tolgoi coal project in Mongolia due to payment delays.
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New search for minerals


NRW upbeat despite soft conditions


Brierty on stable ground


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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
BC slows Nullagine production


BC IRON and its joint venture partner Fortescue Metals Group will reduce production from the Nullagine mine in the September quarter while performance improvement initiatives are implemented.
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Alliance jumps as costs fall


SHARES in Alliance Resources were up by as much as 20% today as the company reported better-than-expected production in July and a decrease in operating costs.
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Glencore grows copper amid production declines


GLENCORE has posted production half-year declines across most commodities in its portfolio, although a ramp-up in African operations has seen improvement in the copper division.
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Tiger expansion hits milestone


Higher earnings for Endeavour


AngloGold tracks forward thrust


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FINAL CALL 
More malaise for miners


THE mining sector continued to lag today as the broader market eked out a positive intraday close.
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Yellow metal drags


MMG boosts profit


Mithril lifts on sampling results


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INVESTMENT 
Xanadu shares spike on new drill results


XANADU Mines saw its shares rise 29% today on more high-grade copper-gold hits at the Kharmagtai project in Mongolia, with visible copper sulphides detected from 30m.
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Xanadu shares spike on new drill results


Ironclad soars on sales talk


BHP spin-off to have minimal impact: agencies


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IPOs 
Tian Poh launches IPO


SINGAPOREAN-backed, Mongolian-focused Tian Poh Resources is aiming to raise up to $A6 million in an initial public offering.
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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Mithril lifts on sampling results


SHARES in Mithril Resources were trading 100% higher today on exceptionally high volume following sampling at the Nanadie Well project in Western Australia.
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Xanadu shares spike on new drill results


World-first tectonic model unravels eastern Australia


Mincor drilling pays dividends


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
West Pilbara gets interesting


THE takeovers of Aquila Resources and Iron Ore Holdings may trigger a flurry of development activity in the West Pilbara region.
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IOH deal the fruits of a long hunt


BC to strengthen Pilbara holdings with IOH takeover


MMG completes Las Bambas buy


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ENVIRONMENT 
Golden Gecko finalists named


NEWCREST Mining’s Telfer gold mine and Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine are in the running for this year’s Golden Gecko award for environmental excellence in Western Australia.
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Nova a step closer


Venture halts Tas mine


Environment nod for WA rare earths project


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More malaise for miners


THE mining sector continued to lag today as the broader market eked out a positive intraday close.
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Mining Briefs: Blackham, Jervois and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Takeovers Panel knocks back Blackham application; Jervois announces resource; Consolidated Tin’s agreement; drilling results for Buxton, Azure and Cradle; Ventnor applies for tenement; and WorleyParsons wins Vale contract.
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Xanadu shares spike on new drill results


XANADU Mines saw its shares rise 29% today on more high-grade copper-gold hits at the Kharmagtai project in Mongolia, with visible copper sulphides detected from 30m.
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Newcrest not considering exiting Lihir

Rio to assess Bougainville options

Bougainville Copper to pursue dialogue

Bougainville Copper stripped of licences

Bougainville mining bill passed

Indochine to rattle tin

PanAust set to seal Frieda River deal

Ramu disrupted by armed protestors

Nautilus back on track

St Barbara forecasts write-downs



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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


MMG boosts profit


MELBOURNE-based MMG has lifted its half-year profit by 33% to $US47.7 million ($A51.5 million) on higher sales and margins, while reiterating its commitment to the Dugald River project in Queensland.
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Golden Gecko finalists named


NEWCREST Mining’s Telfer gold mine and Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine are in the running for this year’s Golden Gecko award for environmental excellence in Western Australia.
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Mithril lifts on sampling results


SHARES in Mithril Resources were trading 100% higher today on exceptionally high volume following sampling at the Nanadie Well project in Western Australia.
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Capital Watch: Southern Cross, Magnetic and more


IN Capital Watch today: Southern Cross to complete recapitalisation; Magnetic funds Ragged Rock; Prospect attracts investment; Radar’s SPP; and Pepinnini issues shortfall shares.
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IMARC encourages indigenous inclusion


MINING is one of the world’s leading industries for indigenous inclusion and the next phase of workforce diversity and indigenous inclusion will be on the agenda at next month’s International Mining and Resources Conference.
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Nickel’s one solid pillar is the Indonesian export ban
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INVESTORS are pinning their hopes on Jakarta not wavering and nickel moving into a large supply deficit. Let’s hope the analysts are right. The Outcrop, by Robin Bromby
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BC slows Nullagine production


BC IRON and its joint venture partner Fortescue Metals Group will reduce production from the Nullagine mine in the September quarter while performance improvement initiatives are implemented.
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Ironclad soars on sales talk


SHARES in Ironclad Mining soared almost 70% this morning after the company confirmed that its joint venture with Trafford Resources was in talks to sell iron ore to Arrium.
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PanAust looks to second half


PANAUST has reported a lower profit for the six months to June but higher sales helped offset lower commodity prices.
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Belle of the Goldfields
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DESPITE a diminishing production profile, Northern Star Resources is determined to extend the life of its Kanowna Belle operation.
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Plant closure hammers Alumina


THE closure of the Point Henry aluminium smelter in New South Wales has badly damaged Alumina’s bottom line for the first half of 2014.
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BHP spin-off to have minimal impact: agencies


CREDIT agencies have reaffirmed BHP Billiton’s ratings after the announcement of a proposed demerger, while the response from analysts has been mixed.
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WA inquiry aims to shed light on FIFO suicides


THE Western Australian Parliament will launch an inquiry into fly-in, fly-out suicides after passing a motion from state Opposition leader Mark McGowan.
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Glencore turns half-year profit


GLENCORE returned to profit in the first half of 2014, citing marketing growth, production expansion and synergies related to its acquisition of Xstrata last year.
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Executive Outcomes: Medusa, BHP and more


PETER Hepburn-Brown has resigned as managing director of gold producer Medusa Mining effective immediately.
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Gold, iron ore drop


GOLD dropped to a two-week low after the US Federal Reserve suggested stimulus measures may be removed sooner than expected.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Rio Tinto ‘workshopped’ Warkworth coal plan with Planning Department, say Greens; AGL bets on coal with MacGen buy; and Africa drives Australia’s new $1.5 trillion resource bonanza.
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Weak session for miners


MINING stocks were down today as the industry’s major players failed to translate upbeat financial reports into a positive tone for investors.
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