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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

Paladin completes retail entitlement offer

14th April 2021 Uranium company Paladin Energy has completed the retail component of its 1-for-8.5 fully underwritten accelerated non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer, raising A$26.2-million. The entitlement offer formed part of Paladin’s plans to raise A$218.7-million to redeem outstanding senior... 

Galaxy's plans for Sal de Vida firm up

14th April 2021 Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has completed an updated feasibility study for its Sal de Vida brine project, in Argentina, and will now move into detailed design and construction. The updated feasibility study focused on a staged development approach to reduce development capital risk and use... 

Resolute clears up Bibiani issues

14th April 2021 The Ghanaian government has restored the mining lease for the Bibiani gold mine, ASX- and LSE-listed Resolute Mining reported on Wednesday, however the sale of the asset was now being questioned. The company in March this year announced that it would seek legal advice after the Ghanaian... 

MRC could fast-track anode production

13th April 2021 ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) has struck a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Superior Graphite to fast track anode production into the European battery market. Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies would work together to form a joint venture (JV) that would use... 

Woodside still on the CEO hunt

13th April 2021 Oil and gas major Woodside on Tuesday confirmed that CEO Peter Coleman would retire from the company on June 3 this year. The company last year flagged Coleman’s departure during the second half of 2021, after serving ten years at the helm of the ASX-listed company.  

Environmental efforts offering resource opportunities - BHP

13th April 2021 Diversified major BHP believed that global de-carbonisation efforts would hold significant opportunity for the resources sector. BHP’s Minerals Americas president Rag Udd told the World Copper Conference, in Chile, that the push across the world to decarbonize would require substantial... 

Orocobre boosted by higher lithium prices

13th April 2021 The Australian share price of lithium miner Orocobre climbed nearly 20c a share on Tuesday as the company announced a significant lithium price upgrade. The ASX and TSX-listed miner said on Tuesday that sales during the March quarter had reached 3 032 t at a price of $5 853/t free-on-board... 

Theta's underground study delivers

13th April 2021 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines’ TGME underground project, in South Africa, has estimated that the project would cost some $79-million to develop. Theta Gold Mines on Tuesday told shareholders that the TGME underground project was expected to deliver some 419... 

IGO sells Tropicana for A$903m

13th April 2021 Gold miner Regis Resources on Tuesday announced plans to raise A$650-million capital raise to partly fund the A$903-million buy of ASX-listed Independence Group’s (IGO’s) 30% interest in the Tropicana gold project, in Western Australia. Regis and IGO have inked a conditional binding agreement... 

Funding secured for Walkabout's Lindi Jumbo

13th April 2021 Junior Walkabout Resources has secured a $20-million project finance facility for the construction of its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday said that its wholly owned subsidiary had inked a project finance facility with the CRDB Bank of Tanzania for a debt... 


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