New Chairman for Birimian

Birimian (ASX: BGS) has recruited Dr. Alistair Cowden as its new Chairman, following the company's recent appointment of Chris Evans as Managing Director. Dr Cowden joins Birimian from Altura Mining, where he served as Managing Director.

Independent expert recommends Doray's $500m gold merger with Silver Lake

Doray Minerals' (ASX: DRM) scrip merger with Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR) to create a leading growth-focused $500 million ASX gold producer has received the tick of approval from an independent expert, who ruled the proposal fair and reasonable and in the best interest of Doray shareholders. Doray shareholders will be asked to vote on the scheme of arrangement merger at a meeting in Perth on 22 March. The merger will create a multi-asset producer with annualised output of 240,000 ounces of gold equivalent.

Core bolsters management team

Emerging Australian lithium developer Core Lithium (ASX: CXO) has recruited former Ramelius Resources executive Simon Iacopetta as its chief financial officer, succeeding Erik Palmbachs who passed away in late 2018. The company also announced the appointment of Sean Buxton as project manager and Noel O’Brien as metallurgical adviser.

NRW completes RCR business buy

NRW Holdings (ASX: NWH) has wrapped up its acquisition of RCR Tomlinson's mining and heat treatment businesses from the administrators of the failed parent company. The two businesses will continue to be operated by the existing ~300 employees, who have received offers to become employed by NRW.

Gold Road updates Gruyere production guidance

Australia's next gold miner, Gold Road Resources (ASX: GOR), says it expects its Gruyere joint venture project will produce 100,000 ounces of gold in 2019 after achieving first gold pour during the second half of the year. Ramp‐up to full nameplate capacity is expected to be completed within six to seven months of first gold.

Golden Rim extends permit acquisition agreement

Aspiring West African miner Golden Rim Resources (ASX: GMR) has agreed with the relevant parties under the heads of agreement extend the agreement to acquire permits adjacent to its Kouri gold project in Burkina Faso (through the acquisition of Lafi Gold) to the end of March. The parties continue to progress the finalisation of the definitive agreement.