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5 September 2015
 
 
   TODAY'S STORIES
 
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 
Global Wrap: Barrick, Glencore and more


IN Global Wrap this week: Barrick and Zijin complete Porgera deal; Glencore downgraded; Anglo in platinum sale talks; Tesla inks lithium offtake; and more nickel at Rio project.
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Australian bauxite can fill China’s void: Edison


Ready to bounce back


Talga changes its tune


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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
  • ASX Listed Company
  • 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


    Country Manager


    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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    MORE MINE PRODUCTION TODAY

    Gold production rising, but mills hungry


    Atlas further reduces costs


    Gold Fields hints at Aussie deals


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    FINAL CALL 
    Volatility continues


    SHARES zig-zagged into positive territory today on the back of a solid performance from the mining sector.
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    MORE FINAL CALL

    Copper stocks split


    Newcrest sells Evolution stake


    Australian miners ‘thriving’ in Africa: Bishop


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    INVESTMENT 
    Newcrest sells Evolution stake


    GOLD producer Newcrest Mining is no longer a substantial shareholder in Evolution Mining after selling a block of shares this week for $A40.5 million.
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    Miners fall out of ASX 300


    Mantle rockets on gold trenching


    Buy, Sell, Hold: Evolution, Panoramic and Silver Lake


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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 
    Mantle rockets on gold trenching


    SHARES in Mantle Mining Corporation surged 50% this morning on trenching work from the Norton mine in Queensland, with results up to 50.5 grams per tonne gold.
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    MORE MINERAL EXPLORATION

    Good copper hits for Horseshoe


    White Cliff rockets on gold results


    Exploration troubles continue


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    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 
    Nova optimisation study underway


    INDEPENDENCE Group has initiated an optimisation study on Sirius Resources’ $A443 million Nova project which it believes will lead to deferred capital spend and an earlier ramp-up to full production.
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    Phoenix rejects Zijin offer


    Sirius-Independence deal gets the nod


    Evolution moves closer to Phoenix takeover


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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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    MORE ENVIRONMENT

    High-profile miners make Gecko shortlist


    Anglo coal project gets nod


    Alkane crosses worm lizard hurdle


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    Volatility continues


    SHARES zig-zagged into positive territory today on the back of a solid performance from the mining sector.
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    Newcrest sells Evolution stake


    GOLD producer Newcrest Mining is no longer a substantial shareholder in Evolution Mining after selling a block of shares this week for $A40.5 million.
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    Miners fall out of ASX 300


    THE ranks of ASX 300 miners continued to shrink in the June quarter due to weak commodity prices.
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       CURRENT FOCUS FEATURES

    ZINC, LEAD & SILVER

    Ivernia announces merger

    ANZ lowers base metal forecasts




       TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


    Mining Briefs: Medusa, Doray and more


    IN Mining Briefs today: Medusa updates resources; Doray’s Deflector construction underway; Black Range takeover approved; and Buxton starts phase two drilling.
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    Mantle rockets on gold trenching


    SHARES in Mantle Mining Corporation surged 50% this morning on trenching work from the Norton mine in Queensland, with results up to 50.5 grams per tonne gold.
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    Australian miners ‘thriving’ in Africa: Bishop


    AUSTRALIAN Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has backed Australian mining’s contribution to improving living standards in Africa in a speech to the Africa Down Under conference in Perth this morning.
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    WA Mining Club awards new scholarships


    SIX university students have been given a helping hand after taking home $A10,000 scholarships from the WA Mining Club.
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    Nova optimisation study underway


    INDEPENDENCE Group has initiated an optimisation study on Sirius Resources’ $A443 million Nova project which it believes will lead to deferred capital spend and an earlier ramp-up to full production.
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    Global Wrap: Barrick, Glencore and more
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    IN Global Wrap this week: Barrick and Zijin complete Porgera deal; Glencore downgraded; Anglo in platinum sale talks; Tesla inks lithium offtake; and more nickel at Rio project.
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    Phoenix rejects Zijin offer


    PHOENIX Gold has advised shareholders to reject an “opportunistic” takeover bid launched by Zijin Mining.
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    Buy, Sell, Hold: Evolution, Panoramic and Silver Lake
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    ANALYSTS look at Evolution, Panoramic and Silver Lake after full-year result releases late last week.
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    More gold for Excelsior


    EXCELSIOR Gold has added an extra 10,300 ounces to the Zoroastrian reserve in Western Australia, with the increase boosting economics for the wider Kalgoorlie North project.
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    IMX JV partner misses payment


    IMX Resources will reassume control of the joint venture Ntaka Hill nickel project in Tanzania after partner Fig Tree Resources Fund II failed to pay a $US4 million ($A5.7 million) tranche due under the JV agreement.
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    Sundance sees opportunity in downturn


    DESPITE the slump in the iron ore price, Sundance Resources is pushing ahead with construction of its Mbalam-Nabeba project.
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    Europe stocks jump after ECB comments


    DESPITE a downgrade to growth forecasts, European stocks surged overnight after the European Central Bank signalled it could expand its quantitative easing program.
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    News Wrap


    IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Glencore to pay back $US350M of bonds in liquidity sign; Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China reach record high; and ACCC to take ‘close look’ at Brookfield's $A8.9B Asciano takeover.
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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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    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 chief executive Phil Hoskins says the company has no intention of slowing down.
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