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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

Another offtake agreement at Lake Wells

12th August 2020 ASX-listed Australian Potash has inked its fourth offtake agreement at its Lake Wells project, in Western Australia. The company on Wednesday announced that it had signed a binding term sheet with partner HELM AG for the supply of 30 000 t/y of premium sulphate of potash (SOP) from the Lake... 

Palmer to sue if new legislation is passed in WA

12th August 2020 Queensland-based mining personality Clive Palmer has threatened legal action against the Western Australian government should its Parliament pass extraordinary legislation that could prevent the miner from claiming damages related to the Balmoral South iron-ore project. Western Australia’s... 

Ridley gets an FID

12th August 2020 A final investment decision has been taken on the Riley iron-ore mine, in Tasmania, with project owner Venture Minerals preparing to start dry screening operations. “The board has given the go-ahead to proceed with the dry screening operations reaching another important milestone as the Riley... 

Fire halts Red Lake production

12th August 2020 Gold miner Evolution Mining has been forced to evacuate staff and temporarily suspend operations at its Red Lake gold mine, in Ontario, due to the threat of a nearby forest fire. The miner on Wednesday said that there has been no damage to any of the infrastructure at the operation and that all... 

IPC approves Vickery project

12th August 2020 The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has given consent for ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal’s Vickery Extension project. The A$700-million project has been cleared to extract a maximum of 13-million tonnes a year run-of-mine coal, over a 25-year mine life, with Whitehaven allowed to... 

Regis buys Ben Hur

12th August 2020 Gold miner Regis Resources has struck a A$10-million deal with fellow-listed Stone Resources to acquire the Ben Hur gold project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Regis would pay A$10-million worth of its own shares, priced on the basis of the five-day volume weighted... 

Exploration targets two new mineral corridors in Australia

12th August 2020 The federal government this week said that two new corridors stretching the length of the nation would be the focus of the A$125-million expansion of the Exploring for the Future programme. The additional A$125-million investment into the programme was announced in late June as part of the... 

Isaac Downs gets prescribed status

12th August 2020 The Queensland government has declared the A$90-million Isaac Downs coal project a prescribed project, with project construction slated to start as early as 2021, pending necessary approvals. Minister for Regional Development Glenn Butcher said the project, being developed by ASX-listed Stanmore... 

Mining M&A keeping steady - GlobalData

11th August 2020 Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the metals and mining sector in the second quarter of this year reached $8.86-billion, GlobalData reported on Tuesday. The value marked an increase of 29.1% over the previous quarter and a drop of 14.4% when compared with the last four-quarter... 

Alto secures bridging facility

11th August 2020 ASX-listed Alto Metals has secured an additional A$1-million short-term, unsecured bridge loan facility from shareholder Harvest Lane Asset Management. Alto said on Tuesday that the funding would allow the company to continue with its exploration work and to meet working capital requirements... 


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