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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

Cimic subsidiaries clean up

11th August 2020 ASX-listed Cimic has announced a number of contract awards across the resources sector. Subsidiary UGL has been awarded more than A$200-million worth of construction and maintenance contracts, including a civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, communications and instrumentation work... 

Peninsula advances work at Lance

11th August 2020 Uranium developer Peninsula Energy will be ramping-up pre-development activities at its Lance project, in Wyoming. The company said on Tuesday that over the next 12 to 18 months, Peninsula would focus on key site-specific technical, process development and optimisation activities to prepare... 

Salt Lake completes first part of raising

11th August 2020 Potash developer Salt Lake has successfully completed the institutional component of it’s a$98.5-million equity raise, with ASX-listed Equatorial Resources taking a A$6-million stake. Equatorial’s subscription for a further 12-million shares in Salt Lake followed on from an original A$10-million... 

Sheffield inks A$130m JV deal for Thunderbird

11th August 2020 Mineral sands miner Sheffield Resources has inked a non-binding term sheet with Yansteel to form a joint venture (JV) at its Thunderbird project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Yansteel will invest A$130.1-million to acquire a 50% stake in the project, with the... 

Maiden resource for Ghana deposit

10th August 2020 Junior Tribune Resources has reported a maiden gold resource of 1.81-million ounces at its Adiembra gold deposit, in Ghana. The ASX-listed company on Monday reported a maiden resource of 20.99-million tonnes, grading 2.7 g/t gold. 

Minim Martap reserve supports mine life plans

10th August 2020 A maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee compliant resource at the Minim Martap bauxite project, in Cameroon, has supported the planned 20-year mine life, ASX-listed Canyon Resources said on Monday. The maiden probable reserve has been estimated at 97.3-million tonnes, at 51.1% total alumina and... 

Xanadu raises cash for Mongolian exploration

10th August 2020 Metals explorer Xanadu Mines is hoping to raise A$12-million to fund exploration work at its flagship Kharmagtai copper/gold project, in Mongolia. Xanadu on Monday announced that it would issue 266.7-million shares, at a price of 4.5c each, in two tranches. 

Syngas ups its offer for Jumbuck

10th August 2020 ASX-listed Syngas has agreed to increase its offer price for the Jumbuck gold project, in Western Australia, from A$2-million to A$2.25-million, after facing a slue of competition for the asset. A tug-of-war emerged for the asset after owner Tyranna Resources received offers from both ASX-listed... 

WA welcomes federal enviro agreements

10th August 2020 The Western Australian government has welcomed confirmation of the federal government’s intent to enter into a landmark agreement with the state government to provide a single avenue for environmental assessments and approvals. The agreement is expected to result in the removal of duplication... 

Gas to assist in Covid recovery - report

10th August 2020 – The global gas industry is expected to play a ‘vital role’ in economic recovery post Covid-19, and in a cleaner energy future, a new report by the International Gas Union (IGU) has found. In its Global Gas Report 2020, the IGU noted that after growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is... 


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