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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

Prieska resource standing at 30Mt - Orion

15th January 2019 The mineral resource at the Prieska zinc/copper project, in South Africa, has been estimated at more than 30-million tonnes, grading 3.7% zinc and 1.2% copper, base metals developer Orion Minerals has reported. The dual-listed company noted that the new resource estimate included an updated... 

Sheffield starts search for Thunderbird partner

14th January 2019 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has started the hunt for a development partner for its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. The company on Monday announced the appointment of global investment bank UBS AG, which will assist Sheffield in considering third party strategic... 

Syrah declares commercial production in Moz

14th January 2019 Graphite producer Syrah Resources has declared commercial production at its Balama project, in Mozambique. “The declaration of commercial production represents a key milestone for Syrah, reflecting the significantly improved production consistency and strong recovery improvements,” said Syrah... 

Thalanga hits records in Dec quarter

14th January 2019 ASX-listed Red River Resources has reported a record quarterly production at its Thalanga operation, in Queensland. Some 96 000 t of ore was recovered during the quarter, delivering record 7 695 t of zinc concentrate, 3 007 t of lead concentrate and 725 t of copper concentrate. 

Santos links more homes to Narrabri

14th January 2019 Oil and gas major Santos has put further weight behind its plans to develop the Narrabri gas project, in New South Wales, revealing a new flowline from the natural gas appraisal wells, near Narrabri, to the Wilga Park power station. Santos said on Monday that the new flowline would be able to... 

Altura makes progress at Pilgangoora

14th January 2019 Lithium producer Altura Mining on Monday told shareholders that the company was pleased with the progress made at its Pilgangoora project, in Western Australia. The company noted that some 24 000 t of lithium has been shipped to China-based converters, with the last cargo departing Port Hedland... 

Gascoyne calls on Macquarie in time of need

14th January 2019 Embattled gold miner Gascoyne Resources has appointed Macquarie Capital as financial advisor, amid speculation that the company was fending off takeover offers. Gascoyne on Monday told shareholders that Macquarie would be providing the company with advice on a number of corporate and financial... 

Matsa completes mining at Red Dog

11th January 2019 ASX-listed Matsa Resources in November of last year completed mining at the Red Dog gold project, in Western Australia, with last ore hauled to gold producer AngoGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam treatment plant in December. Matsa on Friday reported that mining at the Red Dog operation had generated 12... 

Berkeley shares surge on media reports

11th January 2019 The share price of junior Berkeley Energia jumped by more than 63% on Friday, following media reports that its Salamanca uranium project, in Spain, had been approved. The ASX- and LSE-listed company told shareholders that despite the Spanish media reports, the company had received no official... 

Alacer hits targets in 2018

11th January 2019 Gold miner Alacer Gold has reached its 2018 production expectations, with the Çöpler mine, in Turkey, producing 170 865 oz of gold. The full-year production was in line with expectations of between 160 000 oz and 230 000 oz. 


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