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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.

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.

Great Western hits more gold at Yandal West

Aspiring miner Great Western Exploration has received more promising results from drilling work at its Yandal West gold project, reinforcing that the gold mineralisation encountered at the Ives Find prospect has similar characteristics to the major Yandal deposits, and that it remains highly prospective.

Gold Road's ore reserves, grades up at Gruyere, total now at 3.92moz

Gold Road Resources (ASX: GOR) has used its annual mineral resource and ore reserve statement to declare a significant increase in both number of ounces at the world-class Gruyere gold project and the resource grade. Extensive work including drilling up Golden Highway deposits over the past 12 months has enabled Gold Road to increase the Gruyere ore resource by 2% to 6.61 million ounces and the ore reserve by 5% to 3.92moz. The ore reserve grade has been increased by 5% to 1.24g/t gold. Gruyere, being developed in a 50-50 JV with Gold Fields, is in the final stages of construction, with first gold production expected in the June quarter. Over the 12-year life of the mine, Gruyere is forecast to produce on average 300,000oz a year.