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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

Lucapa output rises on Mothae start

16th January 2019 Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company produces 3 089 ct of diamonds from its Mothae operation, in Lesotho, during the December quarter. The 1.1-million tonne treatment plant was commissioned during the December quarter, delivering Lucapa its second operational mine. 

Pacific American Coal increases Elko resource

16th January 2019 Coal developer Pacific American Coal has reported an 18% increase in the Joint Ore Reserves Committee compliant resource of its Elko coking coal project, in British Columbia. The project is now estimated to host some 303-million tonnes of coal, with 117-million tonnes of the resource classified... 

Woodside awards Scarborough contracts ahead of FID next year

16th January 2019 Australian oil and gas major Woodside is pushing ahead with the development of its $11-billion Scarborough gas project, announcing four contract awards for front-end engineering design activities. CEO Peter Coleman said the award of the contracts would support the project schedule and Woodside’s... 

Ardmore on track for 2019

16th January 2019 ASX-listed Centrex Metals on Wednesday told shareholders that the start-up operation at its Ardmore phosphate rock project, in Queensland, was on track to start production in 2019, with commissioning targeted for mid-2019. The start-up operation is targeted at producing some 30 000 t of... 

Golden Investments says Stanmore offer final

16th January 2019 Suitor Golden Investments has told the shareholders of ASX-listed Stanmore Coal that it will not be increasing its offer price of 95c a share, and that it will not extend its offer date past January 22. Stanmore in December urged shareholders to reject the offer, saying the price was “materially... 

Stokes offloads shares in Saracen

15th January 2019 Australian billionaire Kerry Stokes has offloaded about A$30-million worth of shares in ASX-listed gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings. Prior to the on-market share sale, Stokes, through his privately held financial firm Wroxby, had held a 6% interest in Saracen, which currently has more than... 

Recommissioned Savannah to ship first concentrates early next month

15th January 2019 The first concentrate shipment from the recommissioned Savannah nickel/copper/cobalt project, in Western Australia, is expected in early February, ASX-listed Panoramic Resources said on Tuesday. The company told shareholders that mining ramp-up to full production was continuing, with the... 

Talga finds possible buyer for graphite

15th January 2019 ASX-listed Talga Resources has inked a letter of intent (LoI) with a subsidiary of Germany’s Schunk Group to cooperate on the exploration and incorporation of Talga graphene into a Schunk product with applications in the automotive sector. Schunk is a globally operating technology company with... 

Metals X ups the output at Nifty and Renison

15th January 2019 Base metals producer Metals X has reported increased production from both its Nifty copper and Renison tin projects, in Western Australia and Tasmania, respectively. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday reported that copper production from Nifty increased by 11% during the quarter ended December,... 

Boonanarring delivers first revenue

15th January 2019 ASX-listed Image Resources has received the first revenue from its Boonanarring mineral sands project, in Western Australia, after loading its first bulk shipment of 10 000 t of heavy mineral concentrate. The concentrate will be shipped to China s part of an offtake agreement with Shantou... 


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