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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

Gale confirmed as Resolute CEO

14th May 2021 Gold miner Resolute Mining has appointed Stuart Gale as MD and CEO effective immediately. Gale, who was previously employed as company CFO, was appointed as interim CEO and MD in October last year, after John Welborn handed in his resignation. 

NAIF changes legislated by Parliament

14th May 2021 Reforms to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) have passed through Parliament, allowing the fund to be extended for another five years, to 2026. “The reforms followed a statutory review of the NAIF and wide consultation with stakeholders throughout northern Australia, and the... 

Renascor starts bulk scale PSG production

13th May 2021 ASX-listed Renascor Resources has started bulk scale purified spherical graphite (PSG) production at its Siviour project, in South Australia. The company was last year granted approval for a 60 t bulk sample from its Siviour project that would be used in a pilot plant production trial, providing... 

Ministers throw support behind Nolans development

13th May 2021 The federal government has backed ASX-listed Arafura Resources’ plans to develop its Nolans rare earths project, in the Northern Territory. The company on Thursday told shareholders that it had received a letter from Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan, and from Minister for... 

Beyondie tracking to plan - Kalium Lakes

13th May 2021 The Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Western Australia, is on track to start commercial SOP production in September this year. ASX-listed Kalium Lakes on Thursday noted that potassium mixed salt harvesting continues in preparation for product commissioning, and that more than 93... 

Wiluna secures more funds for WA gold mine

13th May 2021 Gold developer Wiluna Mining Corporation has secured a further $42-million in funding after financier Mercuria’s credit committee approved the Tranche 2 loan. Wiluna on Thursday told shareholders that the Tranche 2 loan has a 48-month tenor, with a grace period of six months before monthly... 

Mining starts at Morila

13th May 2021 Openpit mining ha started at the Morila gold mine, in Mali. ASX-listed Firefinch on Thursday reported that some 100 000 t of ore from the Morila Pit 5 have already been hauled by contractor EGTF to the run-of-mine stockpiles, complementing the 530 000 t of ore mechanically mined from the... 

Lulo delivers another large diamond

13th May 2021 Diamond miner Lucapa has recovered a 138 ct diamond from Mining Block 46 at its Lulo operation, in Angola. The ASX-listed company on Thursday said that this was the seventh diamond of more than 100 ct to be recovered in 2021 so far, and the 24th stone of more than 100 ct to be recovered at Lulo... 

Rum Jungle rehab finally in the works

13th May 2021 Federal Resources, Water and Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt has unveiled more details for the government’s plans for the Rum Jungle copper and uranium mine, in the Northern Territory, after funds were set aside in the federal Budget to rehabilitate the asset. Pitt said the rehabilitation... 

BHP, Rio and Vale set global design challenge

13th May 2021 Majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to help develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems to help significantly cut emissions from surface mine operations and unlock safety, productivity and operational... 


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