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7 May 2015
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DRYBLOWER 
Dryblower explores the inconsistencies in FMG’s attacks on BHP and Rio


ANDREW Forrest might be winning political sympathy for his protests about the market-flooding tactic of Australia’s big two miners, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, but Dryblower is more convinced than ever that he’s not going to win the argument.
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Dryblower examines the high (and low) cost of debt for mining


Dryblower and the risks ahead for BHP and Rio as they crush business and political rivals


Dryblower and the problem with governments that want to help


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PREMIUM FEATURES 
Need for speed drives Avanco raising


WHEN Avanco Resources began discussions on funding the stage one Antas copper project to bring it into production in Brazil, timing was the critical factor.
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Mining conditions to get ‘significantly worse’


What becomes of the broken tyres?


A capital raising bright spot


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MINE SUPPLY TODAY 
What becomes of the broken tyres?


FROM playground sheets to alternative fuels, carbon and steel, a couple of Australian recyclers are finding a use for old rubber. Supply Side by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Noel Dyson
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Worley layoffs needed


NRW moves contract dispute forward


Thousands more workers face the axe


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
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MINE PRODUCTION TODAY 
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


IN Quarterly Briefs today: Hillgrove’s record throughput; Panoramic lowers guidance; KBL production reduced; and lower grades for Kimberley.
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Quarterly Briefs: Aditya, OMH and more


IN TODAY’S Quarterly Briefs: lower production for Aditya and OMH; Millennium lowers costs; and improvements for Mirabela.
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Vale considering trimming output


MinRes keeps its head above water


Quarterly Briefs: Gindalbie, Dragon and more


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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 
Highfield chasing $106M


POTASH hopeful Highfield Resources has called a trading halt as it seeks to raise $A106 million.
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Valence outlines expansion strategy


Azure upgrades Promontorio resource


Some positives in iron ore


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INVESTMENT 
South32 demerger approved


BHP Billiton shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the demerger of South32 and CEO Graham Kerr has promised the new company will hit the ground running.
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Moly sells Unity stake


Rox buoyed by nickel drilling


BHP downgraded by S&P


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MINERAL EXPLORATION 
New discovery for Saracen


DRILLING at Saracen Mineral Holdings’ Karari underground has resulted in a high-grade gold discovery.
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Qld 16 win exploration project grants


Saracen extends Thunderbox


Barrick commits to exploration


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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
Mackenzie to unveil new-look BHP


BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie will next week announce the company’s new strategy, but it is unlikely it will include a pullback of iron ore production or a focus on acquisitions.
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Mercantile increases Phosphate Australia offer


Copper rally boosts PanAust hopes


Iluka makes another offer for Kenmare


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ENVIRONMENT 
Sandfire drops legal action


SANDFIRE Resources has dropped legal action against the Centre for Australian Ethical Research after the group admitted a report it wrote last year was not up to scratch.
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Federal approval for Kintyre


Enviro win for MinRes


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Highfield chasing $106M


POTASH hopeful Highfield Resources has called a trading halt as it seeks to raise $A106 million.
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Valence outlines expansion strategy


VALENCE Industries has updated the market on a new production strategy and released details on its $US75 million ($A95 million) debt package and $A9.4 million capital raising.
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Azure upgrades Promontorio resource


AZURE Minerals has upgraded the mineral resource for its Promontorio project in Mexico after establishing a maiden JORC copper-gold-silver resource at the site’s Cascada deposit.
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   CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

LATIN AMERICA

Azure upgrades Promontorio resource

Need for speed drives Avanco raising

Troy places $35M for Karouni

Vale considering trimming output

Austral aims to double production




   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


Silver: the hype versus the facts
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THE white metal has seen another round of conspiracy theories and the facts are encouraging, too. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby
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Mackenzie to unveil new-look BHP


BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie will next week announce the company’s new strategy, but it is unlikely it will include a pullback of iron ore production or a focus on acquisitions.
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Moly sells Unity stake


MOLY Mines is no longer a major shareholder in gold producer Unity Mining after selling its 17.3% stake in the company on the market.
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Need for speed drives Avanco raising
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WHEN Avanco Resources began discussions on funding the stage one Antas copper project to bring it into production in Brazil, timing was the critical factor.
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Safety an issue over Rio job casualisaton: CFMEU


THE casualisation of coal mining jobs will have a dangerous impact on mine safety, mine workers and representatives of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union will tell the Rio Tinto annual general meeting in Perth today.
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Mobile plant operators to outlast accountants


MOBILE plant operators, administration workers and accountants are among those doomed by future technology according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, while engineers are considered safe.
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Atlantic given more time on debt


ATLANTIC has signed a forbearance agreement with its largest shareholder and major creditor, Droxford International, as the two parties work towards a solvent restructure of the miner.
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South32 demerger approved


BHP Billiton shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the demerger of South32 and CEO Graham Kerr has promised the new company will hit the ground running.
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Atlas adds Edwardes to board


PILBARA battler Atlas Iron has appointed long-time consultant Cheryl Edwardes to its board.
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Iron ore jumps over $60/t


THE iron ore spot price rose again overnight, climbing over the $US60 per tonne mark, while other metals were weak.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Forrest says Baosteel joint venture ‘not on the table’; and SA ponders nuclear enrichment.
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Market falls to three-month low


THE Australian stock market lost major ground over the course of trading today to close at its lowest point in more than three months.
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Mining Briefs: Trafford, Perseus and more


IN Mining Briefs: Trafford merger approved; Perseus lays first stone at Sissingue; and drilling from A1 Consolidated and Gryphon Minerals.
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Worker killed at South32 site


BHP Billiton has reported the death of a contractor at the Metalloys South plant demolition project near Johannesburg in South Africa.
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Vimy moves ahead at Mulga Rock


VIMY Resources has finished a scoping study on the Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia, outlining total capital expenditure of $A332 million.
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Capital Watch: Kazakhstan Potash, Ram and more


IN Capital Watch today: KPC to raise $A20M; Ram funds Fraser Range exploration; SPP details from Sipa and Strategic; and Bligh’s two-tranche placement.
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Mercantile increases Phosphate Australia offer


PHOSPHATE Australia has recommended shareholders reject an increased takeover offer by Sir Ron Brierley’s Mercantile Investment Company.
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Mining conditions to get ‘significantly worse’
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DESPITE many miners being in a world of pain right now, Denham Capital managing director Bert Koth believes the bottom is still two years away.
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