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29 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 
Aussie gold in the box seat


AN AUSSIE fund manager has tipped local gold miners to outperform their global peers. He's also tipped commodity prices to rebound in the second half of the year.
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Intelligent blasting


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 
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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Copper stocks split


FMG gas pipeline opens


Ventnor rises on bonanza grades


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INVESTMENT 
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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Ventnor rises on bonanza grades


KGL jumps on Jervois drilling


KBL soars on Pearse development


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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 
Barrick inks Porgera partnership


FRESH from the sale of its Cowal operation to Evolution Mining on Monday, Barrick Gold will sell half of its 95% stake in the Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea to Chinese major Zijin Mining.
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Zijin increases Norton share offer


OZ to maintain discipline


M&A a commodity case-by-case: EY


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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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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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   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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   TODAY'S STORIES CONTINUED


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 Mining Metals 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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Mirabela on shaky ground


MIRABELA Nickel has signed off on a $US58.5 million ($A76.1 million) loss for the three months to March, warning that a further deterioration in the market could spell trouble for the company.
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Rio trusts in IT empire


A SWAG of acquisitions over the last few years had led Australian Securities Exchange-listed IT services company Empired to net an estimated $A20 million contract with Rio Tinto.
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Ventnor rises on bonanza grades


SHARES in Ventnor Resources jumped as much as 40% today after the company identified a possible epithermal gold system at its Black Dragon project, just 22km from the Tropicana gold mine.
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FIFO network launch


THE FIFO Australian Community of Excellence (FACE) network will launch in Perth tonight to promote and advance globally sustainable FIFO work practices.
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Fertoz looks outside Wapiti study


FERTOZ is exploring growth options outside the recently released scoping study for its Wapiti phosphate project in British Columbia, Canada.
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The social harmony factor
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THIS is something to keep in mind when trying to figure China’s minerals policies. The Outcrop by Robin Bromby
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KGL jumps on Jervois drilling


KGL Resources has posted further strong drilling from the Jervois project in the Northern Territory, with one-metre intersections hitting up to 25% zinc.
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Gruyere jumps over 5Moz


GOLD Road Resources’ Gruyere deposit has cemented its position as the best Western Australian gold discovery since Tropicana with a 44% jump in resources.
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Lucapa deal to drive up mining rates


LUCAPA Diamond Company will double diamond mining rates at its flagship Lulo diamond concession in Angola after agreeing to terms allowing it to secure new earthmoving equipment.
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Aussie gold in the box seat
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AN AUSSIE fund manager has tipped local gold miners to outperform their global peers. He's also tipped commodity prices to rebound in the second half of the year.
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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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The FIFO agenda


BREAKING the “mines culture” in Central Queensland towns was a corporate motivation for introducing 100% fly-in, fly-out coal mining operations according to one of the 27 public submissions into the state’s FIFO inquiry.
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Macmahon’s Martha contract terminated


NEWMONT Mining has terminated its mining contract with Macmahon Holdings over the Martha Mine at its Waihi project in New Zealand due to uncertainty over the mine’s safety.
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