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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

Resolute ups output in Dec quarter

7th January 2019 Gold miner Resolute Mining has reported a near 20 000 oz increase in gold production during the December quarter, compared with the previous quarter. The miner on Monday reported that gold production in the three months to December reached 73 691 oz, up 18 183 oz on the September quarter... 

Black Rock inks another offtake, considers upsizing project

7th January 2019 Graphite developer Black Rock Mining has signed its third offtake agreement over its Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania. Under the agreement with trading house Taihe Soar Supply Chain Management, Black Rock will supply up to up to 100 000 t/y of graphite concentrate over a three year period. 

Pantoro reports 33% rise in gold production

7th January 2019 ASX-listed Pantoro has reported a 33% increase in gold production during the December quarter, up from the previous quarter. The miner on Monday reported that gold production in December reached 12 657 oz, up from the 9 524 oz produced in the September quarter, as mining operations returned to... 

Mayur finds funding for Orokolo Bay

7th January 2019 ASX-listed Mayur Resources has secured up to $25-million in funding from China Titanium Resources Holdings to develop its Orokolo Bay industrial mineral sands project, in the Gulf of Papua. In exchange for the funding, China Titanium Resources will be given a 49% stake in Mayur subsidiary MR... 

Dampier Gold adds exploration acreage in WA

7th January 2019 Junior Dampier Gold has acquired an 80% interest in two exploration licences in the Kalgoorlie gold mining district. The company on Monday told shareholders that the acquisition comprised the Menzies exploration licence, which is adjacent to the company’s own Menzies gold camp, and the Goongarrie... 

Miners warn of Green's coal ban Bill

4th January 2019 The resources sector has warned of the detrimental effects a Bill to ban thermal coal mining in the Galilee Basin, in Queensland, would have on the economy. The Galilee Basin (Coal Prohibition Bill) has been introduced by the Greens into the Federal Senate, and if made into law, will see the... 

Strandline appoints Fungoni financier

3rd January 2019 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has selected African mining financier Nedbank CIB as the lead arranger and underwriter for a $26-million project finance facility for its Fungoni project, in Tanzania. The facility will account for the majority of the $32-million required to develop... 

Pilbara ticks funding boxes, looks at further expansions

3rd January 2019 Lithium producer Pilbara Minerals on Thursday revealed the details of a proposed funding package providing the balance of the funding required to expand its Pilgangoora operation from two-million tonnes a year to five-million tonnes a year. The funding package is underpinned by two of Pilbara’s... 

Sconi offtake still on the cards - Australian Mines

3rd January 2019 ASX-listed Australian Mines was hoping to finalise and execute a binding offtake agreement with SK Innovation during the current quarter. The company on Thursday moved to allay shareholder concerns regarding media speculation around the binding offtake agreement, which was initially launched in... 

Orinoco launches review and leadership restructure

3rd January 2019 Gold miner Orinoco has launched an operational and strategic review of its Cascavel gold mine, in Brazil, with the aim of addressing key issues to optimse production and cash flows in 2019. As part of the review, an independent metallurgist has attended the mine and has provided Orinico with his... 


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