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2 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 
The growing appeal of phosphate


WHEN dual-listed Minemakers began its search in 2013 for a mining project that would take it from explorer to producer, it considered a number of commodity spaces and jurisdictions across the world.
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Global Wrap: Anglo American, Freeport and more


KBL clears its Mineral Hill haze


Kalgoorlie belt lighting up for Northern Star


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
Revenues up but Swick posts loss


SWICK Mining Services reported a $A17.5 million statutory loss for the 2015 financial year on the back of significant impairments, but said there were some upsides in the second half of the year.
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Big loss for NRW


Macmahon looks beyond impairments


Watpac wins $80M Hanking contract


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    MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
    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


    AUSTRALIAN gold output rose in the 2015 financial year, but an increasing number of plants are in need of ore to maintain production levels, according to Surbiton Associates.
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    Atlas further reduces costs


    Gold Fields hints at Aussie deals


    AngloGold beats cost and production guidance


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    FINAL CALL 
    Stocks down as interest rates kept on hold


    THE local market fell further today after the Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold.
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    Gold steady as market drops


    White Cliff rockets on gold results


    Ivernia announces merger


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    INVESTMENT 
    Stocks to Watch: September


    AFTER major volatility in August, investors will be hoping for calm in September. MiningNews.net highlights what to watch out for this month in the mining sector.
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    Buy, Sell, Hold: BHP, Western Areas and Metals X


    Highfield secures $353 million Muga mandate


    Financially speaking


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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 
    White Cliff rockets on gold results


    SHARES in White Cliff Minerals have surged 83% following trenching results at the Aucu gold deposit in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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    Exploration troubles continue


    Kidman soars on Burbanks drilling


    Hannans rewarded for copper hits


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    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
    Ivernia announces merger


    TROUBLED lead miner Ivernia has announced a $US30 million ($A42.1 million) merger and the restructuring of its debt.
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    Boss to buy Honeymoon


    Evolution confident in Phoenix bid


    New play for Echo Resources


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    ENVIRONMENT 
    High-profile miners make Gecko shortlist


    FORTESCUE Metals Group, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines, Rio Tinto and St Barbara are among the finalists for this year’s Western Australian Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence.
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    Anglo coal project gets nod


    Alkane crosses worm lizard hurdle


    AMEC backs changes to enviro laws


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    Stocks down as interest rates kept on hold


    THE local market fell further today after the Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold.
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    Mining Briefs: BC Iron, Carpentaria and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: BC adjusts loss figure; Carpentaria farms out; Emeco downgraded; drilling from Pilbara, Hastings and Berkeley; and MRL’s new graphite agent
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    White Cliff rockets on gold results


    SHARES in White Cliff Minerals have surged 83% following trenching results at the Aucu gold deposit in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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    Ivernia announces merger

    ANZ lowers base metal forecasts




       TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


    Empire improves Penny’s Find grades


    EMPIRE Resources has reduced tonnage but improved the grade and contained gold at its Penny’s Find deposit near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia through a new resource estimate.
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    Sovereign soars on Duwi study


    SOVEREIGN Metals shares surged around 30% today after the company released a scoping study for its Duwi flake graphite project in Malawi.
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    Ivernia announces merger


    TROUBLED lead miner Ivernia has announced a $US30 million ($A42.1 million) merger and the restructuring of its debt.
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    China’s pricing like it’s 1999
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    WHEN we have metal prices like its 1999 and the Asian Dragon is chasing its tail, how does the boxing kangaroo keep punching above its weight? The Metal Detective investigates. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell
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    Evolution locks in more hedging


    EVOLUTION Mining has sold forward an additional 300,000 ounces of gold to take advantage of current strong prices.
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    Boss to buy Honeymoon


    SHARES in Boss Resources jumped 13% this morning after it announced plans to buy the mothballed Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia.
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    Revenues up but Swick posts loss


    SWICK Mining Services reported a $A17.5 million statutory loss for the 2015 financial year on the back of significant impairments, but said there were some upsides in the second half of the year.
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    Stocks to Watch: September
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    AFTER major volatility in August, investors will be hoping for calm in September. MiningNews.net highlights what to watch out for this month in the mining sector.
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    Brinsden steps back as Atlas continues cost cuts


    FORMER Atlas Iron managing director Ken Brinsden will move into a non-executive role, while Mark Hancock will become chief financial officer, saving the miner around $A1 million a year.
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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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    Big loss for NRW


    NRW HOLDINGS has posted a $A229.8 million loss for the 12 months to June, down from a $44.2 million profit last year.
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    Palmer seeks $10B from CITIC


    CLIVE Palmer’s Mineralogy has filed proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, seeking $A10 billion in damages from China’s CITIC.
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    Soft start ahead for Aussie stocks


    AUSTRALIAN stocks are expected to open slightly lower this morning ahead of a decision on interest rates later today.
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    News Wrap


    IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Miners lose edge as NSW government balances profits against environment; drones are on the rise at Aussie mines; and some green shoots in dire mineral exploration data.
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    Shares knocked back down


    AUSSIE shares have notched up another heavy loss, with miners joining the rest of the market lower.
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    Mining Briefs: Austral, Lucapa and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Austral’s acquisition; Lucapa chases kimberlite source; drilling from Axiom and MGT; Magnum sells project share; Tabba Tabba site operations underway; Australian Bauxite’s Indian alliance; and an Octagonal loan.
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    Half year loss for Hillgrove


    HILLGROVE Resources has crashed to $A44.8 million loss for the half year, but has shored up cheaper rates from the contractor at its Kanmantoo copper mine in South Australia.
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