Pure Minerals may develop a new ore processing plant in Townsville, Queensland following its acquisition of emerging nickel-cobalt company Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM).
Novo Resources is to secure 100 per cent of Farno-McMahon (Farno) and enter a farm-in to earn the right to up to 70 per cent of the Kangan gold project in separate deals with Farno and Pioneer Resources.
Northern Star is set to acquire the 4.1 million ounces Pogo underground gold mine in Alaska in a deal worth $US260 million ($347 million).
Western Australia-based Tyranna Resources is to acquire 100 per cent of Nevada-based US Cobalt.
Hancock Prospecting through its subsidiary Redstone has extended its takeover bid for Atlas Iron. The offer has been extended to August 31, 20 days later than was originally set and “subject to any further extension”.
Ausdrill is set to acquire underground hard rock contractor and African joint venture partner, Barminco, in a deal worth $271.5 million.
AuStar has produced its first gold concentrate from the Rose of Denmark (RoD) underground mine in Victoria.
Mustang Resources has entered into a merger agreement with Toronto- and Dubai-based Fura Gems, a new gemstone mining company with emerald and ruby assets in Mozambique and Colombia.
Global engineering firm DRA Group will significantly expand its Australian presence with the acquisition of Queensland-based G&S Engineering from Calibre Group.
Peru-focused Australian miner Titan Minerals has secured 90 per cent shareholding approval for its acquisition of Andina Resources, securing finality for a takeover bid first announced in March.
South32 is acquiring the 83 per cent it does not already own of US-focused Canadian zinc-lead-silver miner Arizona Mining for $US1.3 billion ($1.75 billion) via an all-cash offer.
US-based private equity firm Lone Star plans to acquire Sino Gas & Energy Holdings for $530 million, an offer backed by the ASX-listed target.
Georesources-focused company Qteq plans to acquire Perth-based subsurface data logging company Surtech Systems, and directional and measurement drilling company WellServ, in a cash-and-scrip transaction.
Pacific Energy has secured an agreement to buy Contract Power Group, which has a worth of $90 million.
Tyre company Michelin has launched a takeover offer for mining and industrial conveyor belt specialists, Fenner.
Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its interests in the Hail Creek coal mine and Valeria coal project in Queensland to Glencore for $US1.7 billion.
Dual-listed First Cobalt Corp has agreed to a “friendly acquisition” of US Cobalt in an all-share deal valued at $C149.9 million ($147 million).
Mining contractor Mitchell Services, through subsidiary Well Drilled, will acquire privately-owned Radco Drilling for $5.3 million.
Mining software developer RPMGlobal has agreed to acquire MinVu, a privately owned Australian provider of mine-wide operational reporting and analytics software.
Rail operator Aurizon has confirmed that it is in preliminary discussions with several parties about an acquisition and restructuring of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).