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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

Commissioning starts at Juardi

20th June 2019 Commissioning has started at the Juardi gold project, in Western Australia, with full production targeted for the fourth quarter of this year. ASX-listed Beacon Minerals on Thursday said that the A$21.4-million project was expected to recover some 126 000 oz of gold over a five-year mine life,... 

BHP and Mitsubishi to pursue emission reductions

20th June 2019 Mining major BHP and Japan’s Mitsubishi Development have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly pursue emissions reductions. BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie on Thursday said that the MoU marked the start of an important collaboration with one of the company’s essential long-term industry... 

MACA supports Blackham expansion plans

20th June 2019 Integrated service contractor MACA will provide gold miner Blackham Resources with a A$12-million working capital facility to progress its transition to the Stage 1 expansion sulphide development at its Western Australian operations. Under the agreement, MACA will provide Blackham with working... 

Syrah to raise A$111m, signs new offtake

20th June 2019 Graphite miner Syrah Resources will raise some A$111.6-million though a convertible note and underwritten entitlement offer to ramp-up production at its Balama project, in Mozambique. Syrah has struck an agreement with its largest shareholder AustralianSuper to issue a five-year unsecured... 

St George raises A$4m under JMEI

20th June 2019 Junior nickel developer St George Mining will raise A$4-million through a share placement, making use of the Junior Mineral Exploration Incentive (JMEI), which will expire at the end of the month. The JMEI is a tax credit arrangement, which allows mineral exploration companies that have no... 

Construction starts at Carmichael

20th June 2019 Construction of the much-maligned Carmichael coal project, in Queensland, has started. Indian major Adani on Thursday said that some 60 workers were currently on site for surveying and clearing purposes to allow access onto the mine site, while also working on geotechnical and water management... 

Cyanide-free leaching technology launches

20th June 2019 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has licensed Perth-based Clean Mining to sell and distribute a new cyanide-free gold processing technology. The technology was developed over more than a decade by the CSIRO and replaces cyanide with a safer, less hazardous... 

WA studies hydrogen potential for mining

19th June 2019 The Western Australian government is investigating the potential for a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia, and the opportunities it could present to the mining sector. Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Alannah MacTiernan said this week that... 

Santos eyes solar power in South Australia

19th June 2019 Oil and gas major Santos will introduce solar panels to help power its Port Bonython processing plant, in South Australia. The ASX-listed company told shareholders that the 2.12MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system would generate more than 2 GWh of emissions-free energy a year, which... 

Delay forces adjustment of Gruyere output

19th June 2019 Gold production expectations from the Gruyere joint venture (JV), in Western Australia, have been downgraded for the 2019 calendar year, on the back of a delay to the completion of the plant construction and commissioning. JV partners Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields on Wednesday reported... 


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