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Esmarie Iannucci

 

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

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

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... 

Millennium moving closer to Golden Gate start

6th March 2019 Gold miner Millennium Minerals on Wednesday reported that development of its Golden Gate mine would start in the second quarter of the 2019 financial year. The company told shareholders that with a processing route now identified, and commissioning of the Stage 1 sulphide plant upgrade scheduled... 

Australia exploration expenditure up by nearly a quarter last year

6th March 2019 Exploration expenditure across Australia rose by 24% in 2018, to A$2.2-billion, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown. The data show that gold attracted the lion’s share of exploration spend, with nearly 41%, or A$891-million, of exploration spend spent on gold... 

Echo gains final approvals for Yandal

5th March 2019 Junior Echo Resources has gained mining approvals for its Yandal gold project, in Western Australia. Both the mining proposal and the closure plans for the Julius and Orelia orebodies have been approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety, marking the final approval... 

BHP invests in Canadian firm removing CO2 from air

5th March 2019 Mining major BHP will invest $6-million into Canada’s Carbon Engineering (CE), as part of its emissions reductions strategy. “BHP is committed to accelerating the global response to climate change by investing in emerging technologies that have the potential to lead to material reductions in... 

Poplar Grove ramping up

5th March 2019 Coal production at the Poplar Grove mine, in Kentucky, is ramping up on the back of higher productivity, and continuous underground mining operations, owner Paringa Resources said on Tuesday. First delivery of processed coal to customer LG&E is targeted for the second half of March. 

Gas starts flowing from Chevron’s Wheatstone facility

5th March 2019 Domestic gas deliveries from the Wheatstone natural gas facility, in Western Australia, has started, US major Chevron reported on Tuesday. With capacity to supply 200 TJ/d of natural gas, Wheatstone’s domestic gas will supply local households and businesses through contracts with Western... 

Prospect prepares for Arcadia optimisation

5th March 2019 Lithium developer Prospect Resources has completed a plant optimisation at its Arcadia project, in Zimbabwe, to allow for the installation of a high pressure grinding roll (HPGR). Prospect has noted that the HPGR option would simplify the project’s processing design, replacing tertiary and... 

Westgold adds ounces to hedge book

5th March 2019 ASX-listed Westgold Resources has hedged a further 30 000 oz, at a fixed forward rate of A$1 863.35/oz, bringing its forward hedge book to 160 000 oz, at an average price of A$1 792.46/oz. The company on Tuesday said that the additional 30 000 oz is due for delivering between April and June this... 

Australia’s mineral resources remain essential to economic growth

5th March 2019 New data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the latest edition of Geoscience Australia’s publication ‘Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR)’, has shown that the resource sector continues to deliver value for Australia. The ABS this week revealed that in 2018, pre-tax... 

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