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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

Tanzania backs Epanko debt plans

23rd May 2019 The Tanzanian government has given its in-principle approval for ASX-listed Kibaran Resources’ debt financing arrangements for its Epanko graphite project. Kibaran in April this year mandated Germany’s KfW IPEX-Bank to provide debt funding to develop the Epanko project. 

NAIF looking at Ardmore - Centrex

23rd May 2019 The Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has completed a strategic assessment of the Ardmore phosphate rock project, in Queensland, and will now proceed to a due diligence investigation, ASX-listed Centrex Metals said on Thursday. An optimised definitive feasibility study recently... 

Mothae delivers another stellar find

23rd May 2019 Africa-focused diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 126 ct gem-quality diamond from its Mothae operation, in Lesotho. The diamond is the largest recovered at Mothae since commercial operations started in January this year, and the largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered at the... 

Mincor snaps up idled nickel mine in Kambalda

23rd May 2019 ASX-listed Mincor Resources has acquired the Long nickel operation, in Western Australia, from diversified miner Independence Group for up to A$9.5-million. The Long nickel operation was placed on care and maintenance in mid-2018, following the production of more than 135 000 t of nickel-in-ore,... 

Kidman board backs Wesfarmers’ A$776m bid for lithium firm

23rd May 2019 Takeover target Kidman Resources has entered into a scheme implementation deed with ASX-listed Wesfarmers, following a due diligence period. Wesfarmers earlier this month launched a non-binding and conditional A$776-million cash offer for Kidman, marking a foray into lithium. Wesfarmers is... 

ACCC clears Ironbark sale

23rd May 2019 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week said that it would not oppose the A$231-million sales agreement between Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas (APLNG) and ASX-listed Origin. The two parties in February struck an agreement under which APLNG, in which Origin... 

Alcoa considering tourism for Anglesea site

22nd May 2019 Aluminium major Alcoa and a UK-based educational and environmental charity, The Eden Project, have teamed up to investigate the possibility of turning Alcoa’s former Anglesea mine site, in Victoria, into a tourist attraction. The two companies were planning to transform an area within the former... 

Consolidated Tin Mines adds to war chest

22nd May 2019 Junior Consolidated Tin Mines has raised an additional A$4-million through a share placement to a new international investor. The placement to Chinese investor Tiesong Duan was in addition to the placement to Wealth Pointer Global, which took place in April this year and raised A$20.99-million.  

Neometals updates vanadium DFS at Barrambie

22nd May 2019 A revised definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Barrambie vanadium/titanium/magnetite project, has confirmed a vanadium production pathway, with owner Neometals now hoping to focus on extracting value from the titanium resource. The revised DFS estimated that Barrambie, in Western... 

Lithium Australia declares vanadium resource

22nd May 2019 ASX-listed Lithium Australia has reported a maiden vanadium resource of 185-million tonnes, at 0.33% vanadium oxide for its Youanmi project, in Western Australia. Lithium Australia said that the maiden resource estimate comprised an oxide resource o 96-million tonnes, at 0.34% vanadium oxide,... 

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