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Esmarie Iannucci


Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.


Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Allegiance's Tenas project proves up

18th March 2019 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Tenas coal project, in British Columbia, has found that the project could produce some 750 000 t/y of saleable coal. ASX-listed Allegiance Coal on Monday reported that the DFS estimated a 22-year mine for the project, extracting just 15% of the... 

Wiluna offering vanadium alternative to Toro

18th March 2019 Uranium developer Toro Energy on Monday revealed that it would test the feasibility of extracting both uranium and vanadium concurrently at its Wiluna project, in Western Australia. The announcement comes after the company at the end of last year revealed that it would start the hunt for other... 

Kingsgate signs A$82m HoA with insurer

18th March 2019 The share price of ASX-listed Kingsgate Consolidated increased by more than 53% on Monday, on news that the company had settled for more than A$82-million in its legal dispute with its political risk insurer. The company had political risk insurance in place in 2016 when the government of... 

Pilbara and Posco to form South Korea downstream processing JV

18th March 2019 Lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has taken a step closer to develop downstream processing capabilities, exercising an option with Korean major Posco. Pilbara will enter into an incorporated joint venture (JV) with Posco for the development of a 40 000 t/y lithium carbonate equivalent chemical... 

Thiess wins A$1.7bn Botswana contract

18th March 2019 ASX-listed Cimci’s mining services provider subsidiary Thiess has been awarded a A$1.7-billion contract at the Jwangeng diamond mine, in Botswana. Thiess, through its 70%-held joint venture Majwe, will provide a full scope of mining services for Debswana Diamond Company, over a period of nine... 

MCA calls for tax reform, says ‘excessive’ burden is hurting investments

18th March 2019 A new report by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has warned that Australia’s continued lack of tax reforms will make it much harder for the country to compete for investment, as other countries continue to cut tax rates. The report, by the MCA’s international tax expert Dr Jack Mintz,... 

Avenira hoping for FID by 2020

18th March 2019 Phosphate developer Avenira is targeting a final investment decision on its Baobab project, in Senegal, in the first half of 2020, following the release of a positive feasibility study. Based on a one-million-tonne-a-year phosphate rock concentrate capacity, the feasibility study estimated that... 

Sedgman loses another round

15th March 2019 Services provider Sedgman has been denied a revised progress claim of A$53-million over the Woodlawn base metals project, in New South Wales. ASX-listed Heron Resources on Friday reported that Sedgman’s revised claim had been rejected by the contract superintendent, only days after its initial... 

CIMIC JV wins Woodside work

15th March 2019 Project house Cimic has been awarded a new contract from Australian oil and gas major at its Karratha gas plant, which will generate revenue of some A$190-million. Cimic subsidiary UGL, as part of a joint venture with services provider Cape, will provide brownfields implementation services at... 

Metminco raises cash to progress Andes merger

15th March 2019 ASX-listed junior Metminco will raise up to A$1-million through the issue of unsecured convertible notes to progress a merger with Colombia-focused Andes Resources. Under the proposed merger, Metmico will acquire Andes through an off-market takeover offer, offering Andes shareholders 33.5 new... 


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