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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

NT launches next round of drill funding

7th March 2019 The Northern Territory government has opened up the twelfth round of collaborative grants for exploration drilling and geophysics. The programme provides collaborative funding of 50% for up to A$125 000 per project of the total costs for drilling and geophysical programmes by industry, for... 

Vector launches DFS in DRC

7th March 2019 ASX-listed junior Vector Resources has launched definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Adidi-Kanga gold project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after acquiring a 60% share in the project. Vector on Thursday noted that it has provided the first tranche of financial settlement under the... 

Santos prices $600m bond

7th March 2019 Oil and gas major Santos on Thursday priced a $600-million senior unsecured fix rate bond, with the proceeds to be used for refinancing a $500-million bridge facility used to part fund the Quadrant Energy acquisition, as well as for general corporate purposes. The bonds have been priced at a... 

Goulamina granted enviro permit

7th March 2019 ASX-listed Birimian has received the environmental permit for its Goulamina lithium project, in Mali. “This is a significant milestone for the Goulamina project and is the culmination of a great deal of hard work on the part of the project team,” said Birimian MD Chris Evans.  

Capricorn shares rise on board spill

6th March 2019 The share price of ASX-listed Capricorn Metals rose by more than 10% on Wednesday following a board spill. A Capricorn shareholder meeting was called by Nero Resources and Neon Capital in February this year, with the two companies holding a combined 5.5% interest in Capricorn. 

Panoramic to raise cash as Savannah lags

6th March 2019 Base metals hopeful Panoramic Resources has flagged the need for at least another A$19-million, as part of the amendments to its current financing agreement over the Savannah project, in Western Australia. Panoramic has been forced to amend its current financing agreement with Macquarie Bank due... 

Blackham adds ounces to hedgebook

6th March 2019 Gold miner Blackham Resources has announced an additional 20 000 oz will be hedged at a forward price of A$1 836/oz, as the company moved to take advantage of the high Australian dollar gold price. The ASX-listed company said on Wednesday that its revised forward sales contract now stood at 38... 

Horseshoe weighing options for WA project

6th March 2019 The share price of junior Horseshoe Metals fell by more than 11% on Wednesday after the company announced a strategic review into its Horseshoe Lights copper/gold project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company told shareholders that the review was prompted by several unsolicited... 

Oz Minerals considers A$1bn Carrapateena block cave expansion

6th March 2019 A scoping study by ASX-listed Oz Minerals has shown that converting the lower portion of the planned Carrapateena sub-level cave to a block cave, could deliver significant value for the company. Oz on Wednesday told shareholders that by converting to a block cave from 2026, the company could... 

Thor spin-out creates new Australian business Enviro Copper

6th March 2019 Dual-listed junior Thor Mining will spin out its Australian copper projects into a newly listed company called Enviro Copper. Thor inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with privately held Environmental Copper Recovery (ECR) and Environmental Metals Recovery to merge their respective... 


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