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4 September 2015
 
 
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DRYBLOWER 
Africa makes its annual trip to a lukewarm Australia


IN theory, the Australia/Africa love affair should warm-up this week at the annual Africa Down Under conference, though Dryblower fears the event might have more in common with another saying about love: “when money walks out the door, love flies out the window”.
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Dryblower senses trouble in the C-suite


Dryblower explores the theory that the gold price is due for a substantial recovery


Dryblower on the beginning of the end of the great downturn


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Australian bauxite can fill China’s void: Edison


A NUMBER of Australian bauxite juniors are well-placed to capitalise on recent structural changes in the aluminium industry resulting in increased Chinese demand, according to Edison Investment Research.
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Ready to bounce back


Talga changes its tune


The growing appeal of phosphate


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Coal contractor collapses


MINING services provider WDS has collapsed into administration after a dispute with a major client.
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Ready to bounce back


Revenues up but Swick posts loss


Big loss for NRW


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Operations Manager


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  • Project Start - Up
  • WA Project

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    Mine Manager
  • 8/6 FIFO Perth
  • Open Pit mine with genuine potential to transition Underground

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    Open Pit Mine Geologist
  • Residential Kalgoorlie Goldfields region
  • 8/6 Roster

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    Technical Administrator


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    Health and Safety Advisor


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    MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
    Beadell lowers guidance on Duckhead delays


    BEADELL Resources has downgraded production and cost guidance for the second half of the year due to permitting delays experienced at its Tucano gold project in Brazil.
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    First concentrates produced at Hemerdon


    WOLF Minerals has started tungsten production at the Hemerdon project in southwest England.
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    Waihi improves OceanaGold guidance


    OCEANAGOLD Corporation expects higher than previously forecast production and lower costs in the second half of 2015 following its deal to acquire the Waihi gold mine in New Zealand from Newmont Mining.
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    Gold production rising, but mills hungry


    Atlas further reduces costs


    Gold Fields hints at Aussie deals


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    FINAL CALL 
    Market falls as dollar weakens further


    THE local market has struggled through another tough session, despite the positive leads from Wall Street overnight.
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    MORE FINAL CALL

    Weaker day for gold


    Sirius-Independence deal gets the nod


    Rio still bullish on China steel demand


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    INVESTMENT 
    Productivity push running out of steam


    MINERS are being urged to dig deeper in their productivity efforts and be proactive in seeking other growth opportunities.
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    Miners axed for missed fees


    Stocks to Watch: September


    Buy, Sell, Hold: BHP, Western Areas and Metals X


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    IPOs 
    Potash West sells project


    POTASH West has agreed to sell the South Harz project in Germany to Arunta Resources in a deal worth more than $A7.5 million.
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    MINERAL EXPLORATION 
    Good copper hits for Horseshoe


    HORSESHOE Metals has posted more encouraging drilling from the Horseshoe Lights project in Western Australia, with results including 9m at 3.5% copper.
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    White Cliff rockets on gold results


    Exploration troubles continue


    Kidman soars on Burbanks drilling


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    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
    Sirius-Independence deal gets the nod


    SHAREHOLDERS in Sirius Resources have overwhelmingly approved the takeover by Independence Group, with major shareholder Mark Creasy declaring that the two were stronger together than apart.
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    Evolution moves closer to Phoenix takeover


    Survival raisings dominate cash grab


    Ivernia announces merger


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    ENVIRONMENT 
    Alkane the big winner in enviro awards


    ALKANE Resources has won two gongs at the NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards on Monday.
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    High-profile miners make Gecko shortlist


    Anglo coal project gets nod


    Alkane crosses worm lizard hurdle


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    Market falls as dollar weakens further


    THE local market has struggled through another tough session, despite the positive leads from Wall Street overnight.
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    Mining Briefs: Vimy, Ventnor and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Vimy receives funds; Ventnor’s visible gold; Metaliko down on drilling; Centaurus cuts executive pay; assays from Coventry; Clean Teq commissions plant; Black Oak brings in Boppy ore; Lodestar’s new anomaly; and Lithium Australia test results.
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    Sirius-Independence deal gets the nod


    SHAREHOLDERS in Sirius Resources have overwhelmingly approved the takeover by Independence Group, with major shareholder Mark Creasy declaring that the two were stronger together than apart.
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       CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

    ZINC, LEAD & SILVER

    Ivernia announces merger

    ANZ lowers base metal forecasts




       TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


    Rio still bullish on China steel demand


    RIO TINTO has outlined a bullish forecast for the steel market, expecting Chinese crude production to hit about one billion tonnes by 2030.
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    The race continues for IMX


    IMX Resources has rapidly progressed the Chilalo graphite project in Tanzania over the past year, and managing director Phil Hoskins says the company has no intention of slowing down.
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    Evolution moves closer to Phoenix takeover


    EVOLUTION Mining has received Foreign Investment Review Board approval for its takeover of Phoenix Gold, while Zijin Mining has confirmed it’s not planning on raising its rival bid.
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    Acacia targets further cost savings


    AFRICA-focused Acacia Mining believes the best is yet to come from its assets in Tanzania despite significant improvements in efficiencies and costs over the past three years.
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    Gold can hold its head high
    Exclusively for Premium Subscribers


    NO wonder the gold bugs are susceptible to conspiracy theories. The metal has plenty of enemies. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby.
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    Productivity push running out of steam


    MINERS are being urged to dig deeper in their productivity efforts and be proactive in seeking other growth opportunities.
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    Good copper hits for Horseshoe


    HORSESHOE Metals has posted more encouraging drilling from the Horseshoe Lights project in Western Australia, with results including 9m at 3.5% copper.
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    Australian bauxite can fill China’s void: Edison
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    A NUMBER of Australian bauxite juniors are well-placed to capitalise on recent structural changes in the aluminium industry resulting in increased Chinese demand, according to Edison Investment Research.
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    Alkane the big winner in enviro awards


    ALKANE Resources has won two gongs at the NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Awards on Monday.
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    Lawyer urges governments to be constructive


    A TOP mining lawyer has called on governments to work constructively with mining companies or risk losing investment.
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    Coal contractor collapses


    MINING services provider WDS has collapsed into administration after a dispute with a major client.
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    Rio turns to drones in the Pilbara


    RIO Tinto is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – across its Pilbara iron ore operations.
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    US stocks jump


    WALL Street rallied overnight on positive data, while most commodities were higher.
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    News Wrap


    IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Adani loses LG as big customer for Carmichael mine; NAB rules out funding Adani's Carmichael coal mine; and mining deal environment at risk from fading corporate memory, says McGrathNicol.
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    ASX edges into positive ground


    AUSSIE shares have moved into positive ground, with a rally through the afternoon offsetting a big fall early on.
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    Diabetes surge in miners prompts QUT study


    DIABETES rates among workers in Queensland’s mining communities have jumped an astonishing 67% over four years, prompting a new study to be conducted by the Queensland University of Technology.
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    Mining Briefs: Bass, Minbos and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Bass acquires graphite interest; Minbos merger falls through; KBL processing from Pearse; Red Mountain farms out; drilling from Avalon; Archer’s graphite fertiliser; and Mayan invests.
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    More offtake MoUs for Pilbara


    PILBARA Minerals shares jumped more than 10% today after the company announced it had signed more memorandums of understanding over offtake from its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
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