Landmark discussions between the US and North Korea have led to speculation that...
Ausdrill agrees to acquire mining contractor Barminco for $197.2m
Australian mining services firm Ausdrill has signed an agreement to acquire all of the equity and equity-like instruments in underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco Holdings for around A$271.5m ($197.2m).
Columbus Gold to buy 70% interest in Maripa gold project
Canadian gold exploration and development company Columbus Gold has reached an agreement with Iamgold to acquire 70% interest in the Maripa gold project, located in eastern French Guiana.
M&As this week: South32, OZ Minerals, Osisko Mining
South32 has acquired the remaining 83% of the issued and outstanding shares in Arizona Mining for $1.3bn.
Deals this week: Ascot Resources, Sunstone Metals, Antofagasta
Ascot Resources has signed an agreement with Jayden Resources and Mountain Boy Minerals to acquire the entire stake in the Silver Coin property in north-western British Columbia, Canada.
Osisko Mining to buy Beaufield Resources in Canada
Canadian precious-metals mining company Osisko Mining has signed a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding common shares of mineral exploration company Beaufield Resources.
SQM Potasio to sell entire stake in Minera Exar to Ganfeng for $87.5m
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has entered an agreement to sell its subsidiary SQM Potasio’s entire stake in Minera Exar (Exar) to China’s GFL International (Ganfeng) for $87.5m.
Opening the lid on North Korea’s untapped mineral reserves
Landmark discussions between the US and North Korea have led to speculation that the latter’s mineral riches, estimated to be worth around $6tn, could soon be within reach. But what do we know about mining in the secretive, dictatorial nation, and how accurate are the resource estimations?
Standard Chartered announces new head of metals and mining
British banking and financial services provider Standard Chartered has appointed Richard Horrocks-Taylor to its new position of global head of metals and mining.
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