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21 April 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower and the risks ahead for BHP and Rio as they crush business and political rivals


RIO Tinto and BHP Billiton will win the iron ore battle which has pitted them against smaller rivals and the Western Australian government. But if they do not tread lightly Dryblower suspects that they might lose the war.
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Dryblower and the problem with governments that want to help


Dryblower and the other crisis developing for iron ore, residential property values


Dryblower and the problem of swimming naked in front of a crowd


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
New DRC mining code risk may outweigh orebody rewards


“YOU can break investors’ confidence in one day; it takes 10 years to rebuild it.” African Angle, by Barry Avery.
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Boom’s end a boon for Sirius


Global Wrap: Alamos, Ivanhoe and more


HSBC finds reasons to be cheerful


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
The answer is on the printer


LOOKING for a way to speed up product development in the mining space? The answer could be as simple as just pressing ‘print’. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Progressing the data wars


Another iron ore mine suspended


MinRes cuts jobs


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
Maintenance Manager
  • Expatriate Opportunity
  • Residential Africa

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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
Rio iron ore shipments miss estimates


THE Pilbara wet season has impacted Rio Tinto’s first quarter iron ore shipments, though the company remains on track to ship 350 million tonnes this year.
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Grange resilient despite iron ore weakness


IRON ore miner Grange Resources made a “strong margin” over the March quarter, with the premium for its pellet product helping protect it from the wider downturn.
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Millennium targets lower costs


GOLD miner Millennium Minerals has released its production and cost guidance for the 2015 calendar year, targeting operating costs lower than those achieved during 2014.
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Strong quarter positions Evolution


Perseus boosts Edikan output


OZ to seek new assets


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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 
Gains in gold


IT WAS a good day for some in gold mining today, with quite a few companies making gains. The gold spot price currently sits just below $US1205 per ounce.
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Strong quarter positions Evolution


Walsh not satisfied with Rio coal mines


Phosphate Australia rejects takeover offer


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INVESTMENT 
Another high-profile adviser for Rumble


NICKEL hopeful Rumble Resources has appointed early Fortescue Metals Group backer Eddie Sugar as North American corporate adviser, following the appointment of Nathan Tinkler last week.
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Kaboko placed into receivership


Highlands a target?


Mixed views on FMG’s results


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
More good hits for Panoramic


PANORAMIC Resources has posted further encouraging results from expansion drilling at the Savannah mine in Western Australia.
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Impact strong on rare PGM find


Beadell up on Tucano drilling


La Mancha expands Kalgoorlie ground


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Evolution the right fit for La Mancha


DESPITE Northern Star Resources being seen as logical buyer of the Mungari operation, Evolution Mining was dubbed the best fit for the asset.
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Phosphate Australia rejects takeover offer


Evolution to merge with La Mancha Australia


OZ to seek new assets


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ENVIRONMENT 
Greens slip in NSW mine seats


ANTI-MINING scare campaigns do not work. At least that is the message that seems to have come from the New South Wales election result with the Greens vote in mining regions going backwards.
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Industry embraces WA rehab fund


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Star Wars: The industry fights back
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WITH the search still on for an entity to guide us into a new era, the Metal Detective has stumbled upon a hitherto neglected commodity that could bring the bulls back into the paddock: nostalgia. The Metal Detective, by Stephen Bell
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Evolution the right fit for La Mancha


DESPITE Northern Star Resources being seen as logical buyer of the Mungari operation, Evolution Mining was dubbed the best fit for the asset.
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Scoping study for Kalongwe


REGAL Resources has delivered a scoping study for stage one of the Kalongwe copper-cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, outlining an internal rate of return of 81%.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

IRON ORE

Centaurus cuts staff, explores iron project sales

Grange resilient despite iron ore weakness

Rio iron ore shipments miss estimates

Iron ore pain continues for Arrium

Mixed views on FMG’s results

Walsh unrelenting on iron ore push

Iron ore market in balance: Power

FMG still cashflow positive

Bearish outlook for BHP, South32

Creditor discussions positive: Atlas


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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Another high-profile adviser for Rumble


NICKEL hopeful Rumble Resources has appointed early Fortescue Metals Group backer Eddie Sugar as North American corporate adviser, following the appointment of Nathan Tinkler last week.
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New DRC mining code risk may outweigh orebody rewards
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“YOU can break investors’ confidence in one day; it takes 10 years to rebuild it.” African Angle, by Barry Avery.
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Millennium targets lower costs


GOLD miner Millennium Minerals has released its production and cost guidance for the 2015 calendar year, targeting operating costs lower than those achieved during 2014.
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Big boost for Hera


AURELIA Metals has posted a significant upgrade to the Hera gold-lead-zinc project in New South Wales, with the tonnage rising more than 32%.
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Centaurus cuts staff, explores iron project sales


CENTAURUS Metals has cut its workforce by around 45% and is exploring options to sell its iron ore interests in Brazil after reviewing its strategic direction due to falling commodity prices.
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Grange resilient despite iron ore weakness


IRON ore miner Grange Resources made a “strong margin” over the March quarter, with the premium for its pellet product helping protect it from the wider downturn.
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Rio iron ore shipments miss estimates


THE Pilbara wet season has impacted Rio Tinto’s first quarter iron ore shipments, though the company remains on track to ship 350 million tonnes this year.
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Iron ore, nickel rise


COMMODITIES were mostly weaker overnight, though nickel and iron ore bucked the trend.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Rio Tinto expected to beat shipping guidance; Arrium should consider mining exit to stem losses, says Allan Gray; and oil rebound may be a false dawn.
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ASX follows overseas markets lower


THE Australian stock market followed Friday night’s weak overseas leads to fall substantially today, with all but one of the major market sectors posting losses.
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Mining Briefs: Panoramic, Windward and more


IN Mining Briefs: Drilling from Panoramic, Windward and Dacian; MZI keeps moving at Keysbrook; and Harvest Minerals acquisition.
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Phosphate Australia rejects takeover offer


PERTH-based junior Phosphate Australia has unanimously recommended shareholders reject an on-market takeover after an independent expert found the offer to be neither fair nor reasonable.
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Walsh not satisfied with Rio coal mines


WHILE there is more attention on its iron ore cost margins, Rio Tinto has also promised to lower costs at its Australian coal mines.
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Strong quarter positions Evolution


WHILE the big news of the day for Evolution Mining was its transaction with La Mancha, the company also released a strong quarterly report.
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Dryblower and the risks ahead for BHP and Rio as they crush business and political rivals


RIO Tinto and BHP Billiton will win the iron ore battle which has pitted them against smaller rivals and the Western Australian government. But if they do not tread lightly Dryblower suspects that they might lose the war.
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Three rules to build a resources economy
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THIS week Allan Trench is joined by John Sykes to look at the rather large topic of building emerging economies through mineral resource development.
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Evolution to merge with La Mancha Australia


AFTER months of discussions, Evolution Mining has signed a binding agreement with La Mancha Group International to acquire 100% of its Australian operations in a deal worth around $A300 million.
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Perseus boosts Edikan output


PERSEUS Mining will boost output at the Edikan gold mine in Ghana under a new life of mine plan following an independent update to the project’s mineral resource and ore reserve.
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