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30 May 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the green shoots in the nickel market


TIPPING a rise in the price of any metal has made a fool of many analysts, especially when it comes to more volatile metals such as gold and nickel, so when a courageous chap at ANZ Bank stuck his neck out with a nickel tip Dryblower’s first thought was “silly boy”.
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Dryblower on the tricky times ahead for Atlas and others in iron ore


Dryblower gets a whiff of recovery


Dryblower explores the inconsistencies in FMG’s attacks on BHP and Rio


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Global Wrap: Ivanhoe, Glencore and more


IN Global Wrap: Ivanhoe inks Kamoa development deal with Zijin; Glencore secures finance; Teck idles capacity; SA leadership changes for Anglo; rockfall traps workers; Cameco declares commercial production; and changes at Trafigura.
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Aussie gold in the box seat


Some good signs on Brazil’s horizon


Admiral Bay drives PLD transformation


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
FMG gas pipeline opens


FORTESCUE Metals Group today celebrated the official commissioning of a $A183 million, 270km gas pipeline to power its Solomon Hub mining operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, an achievement that will deliver $20 million in annual cost savings.
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Rio trusts in IT empire


Lucapa deal to drive up mining rates


Macmahon’s Martha contract terminated


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Aussie gold production down in March


WET WEATHER and operational problems kept a lid on local gold production in the March quarter, according to Surbiton Associates.
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AngloGold beats March guidance


ANGLOGOLD Ashanti has beaten its production and cost guidance for the three months to March despite recording a slow start to the year at its South African mines.
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Mixed production results for Glencore


DIVERSIFIED miner Glencore has released its production results for the March quarter, with metals outputs mostly lower quarter-on-quarter mixed, compared with the first quarter of 2014.
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Quarterly Briefs: Hillgrove, Panoramic and more


Quarterly Briefs: Aditya, OMH and more


Vale considering trimming output


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MINE GEAR TODAY 
Thinking pink at Telfer


EMPLOYEES at Newcrest’s Telfer operation in Western Australia have set themselves the goal of raising more than $A5000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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FINAL CALL 
Stocks surge back


GAINS across the board helped Australian shares finish the week on a positive note today.
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MORE FINAL CALL

Positive day for zinc


Collinsville’s difficult cuts


Capital Watch: Dynasty, Gold Mountain and more


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INVESTMENT 
Bradford, Bennett pleased with deal reception


DESPITE some questions over the price paid, Independence Group managing director Peter Bradford and Sirius Resources boss Mark Bennett said investors had welcomed Independence’s $A1.8 billion takeover of Sirius.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: Sirius, Evolution and Doray


Barnett expects Chinese investment


Ventnor rises on bonanza grades


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
Atlas boosts Pilbara resources


ATLAS Iron has announced a 25% jump in resources at its Corunna Downs iron ore project in the Pilbara.
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Ventnor rises on bonanza grades


Sumitomo earns South Yamarna stake


KGL jumps on Jervois drilling


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Bradford, Bennett pleased with deal reception


DESPITE some questions over the price paid, Independence Group managing director Peter Bradford and Sirius Resources boss Mark Bennett said investors had welcomed Independence’s $A1.8 billion takeover of Sirius.
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Expert backs Mungana takeover rejection


Barrick inks Porgera partnership


Zijin increases Norton share offer


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ENVIRONMENT 
Perseus gets Edikan extension approved


WEST African gold producer Perseus Mining has received environmental approval from the Ghanaian government to extend operations at its Edikan gold mine.
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Battle of the Bulga


Environmental nod for PIOP


Northern Star explores clean power option


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Stocks surge back


GAINS across the board helped Australian shares finish the week on a positive note today.
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Gold Ridge JV documents under review


GOLD Ridge Community Investment Limited (GCIL) is reviewing Frontier Resources’ proposed joint venture agreement to acquire 80% of the Gold Ridge project on Guadalcanal Island.
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Mining Briefs: Castle, Iron Road and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Castle sells Akoko, Iron Road claim registered; Drilling success for Highfield; and Australian Mines earns in at Marymia
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Mirabela on shaky ground

Some good signs on Brazil’s horizon

SAFM administrators appointed

Vale edging ahead of Australia: Roy Hill CEO

Some upside, but finance struggles persist: PCF

Colombia calls for Aussie investment

Mirabela reveals Santa Rita shutdown

Orinoco to start construction at Cascavel

Azure upgrades Promontorio resource

Need for speed drives Avanco raising


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UPCOMING FOCUS FEATURES

JUNE : COPPER
JUNE : WESTERN AUSTRALIA

   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Capital Watch: Dynasty, Gold Mountain and more


IN Capital Watch: Dynasty and Liontown issues; Gold Mountain underwriting agreement; Taruga completes placement; and Oro Verde raisings.
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Collinsville’s difficult cuts


GLENCORE will cut about 80 jobs and 2 million tonnes per annum of production from the Collinsville open cut coal mine in Queensland with the coal downturn blamed.
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Global Wrap: Ivanhoe, Glencore and more
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IN Global Wrap: Ivanhoe inks Kamoa development deal with Zijin; Glencore secures finance; Teck idles capacity; SA leadership changes for Anglo; rockfall traps workers; Cameco declares commercial production; and changes at Trafigura.
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Strong demand for Evolution raising


EVOLUTION Mining has raised $A172 million in a strongly supported institutional offer, which will be put towards the acquisition of Barrick Gold’s Cowal mine.
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Bradford, Bennett pleased with deal reception


DESPITE some questions over the price paid, Independence Group managing director Peter Bradford and Sirius Resources boss Mark Bennett said investors had welcomed Independence’s $A1.8 billion takeover of Sirius.
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Expert backs Mungana takeover rejection


AN INDEPENDENT expert evaluation into the $A38 million takeover offer by Auctus Chillagoe for zinc developer Mungana Goldmines has found the offer to be not fair or reasonable to shareholders.
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Gina Rinehart loses trust case


IN A spectacular turn of events the New South Wales Supreme Court has named Bianca Rinehart trustee of the trust that holds nearly one quarter of the shares in Hancock Prospecting Limited.
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Syrah backs Balama as world’s best


SYRAH Resources has declared that its Balama graphite project in Mozambique will soon become the premier mine of its kind in the world following the release of a project feasibility study.
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Buy, Sell, Hold: Sirius, Evolution and Doray
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THE view on M&A activity for Sirius, Independence and Evolution, and Doray progresses Deflector.
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Receivers appointed to Kupang


RECEIVERS and managers have been appointed to Tony Sage-backed Kupang Resources after a court injunction expired yesterday.
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Barnett expects Chinese investment


AS speculation over Fortescue Metals Group continues, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett said there’s “no doubt” the Chinese would continue to invest in the state’s iron ore sector.
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Atlas boosts Pilbara resources


ATLAS Iron has announced a 25% jump in resources at its Corunna Downs iron ore project in the Pilbara.
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Mixed session for commodities


IRON ore dropped, gold was flat and base metals were mixed in overnight trade.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Coal at cheapest since 2009 as CME phases out Appalachia futures; Rinehart loses control of $5B family trust; and Norway's $1.15 trillion wealth fund curbs coal investments.
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Capex weighs on local shares


IT WAS another tough session for the local market today, with disappointing capital expenditure data weighing down the main index.
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Mining Briefs: Apollo, Botswana and more


IN Mining Briefs today: Apollo completes Titan drilling; Botswana, Hot Chili begin drilling; Syndicated discovers targets; Terramin feasibility update; Monax and Iluka farm-in; Australian Bauxite drill results; Aditya’s Nifty update; and Pegasus settles.
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FMG gas pipeline opens


FORTESCUE Metals Group today celebrated the official commissioning of a $A183 million, 270km gas pipeline to power its Solomon Hub mining operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, an achievement that will deliver $20 million in annual cost savings.
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Sumitomo earns South Yamarna stake


SUMITOMO Metal Mining has made the first major investment by a Japanese conglomerate in Western Australia’s gold industry by earning a 30% stake in Gold Road Resources’ South Yamarna tenements.
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