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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

Qld Premier ‘sick’ of Adani delays

22nd May 2019 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has instructed the Coordinator-General to set a timetable for the resolution of two outstanding approvals for Indian major Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine, saying she was “sick” of the delays. “The community is sick of it, I’m sick of it, everyone... 

Glencore and First Cobalt team up to restart refinery

22nd May 2019 Diversified miner Glencore has thrown its support behind the restart of dual-listed First Cobalt’s refinery in Ontario. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply cobalt feedstock and financing to recommission the First Cobalt refinery, with First Cobalt and... 

BHP keen on more copper, nickel sulphide and oil

22nd May 2019 Mining major BHP on Wednesday laid out its near-term plans for investors, saying that the company would look to add “options” in copper, nickel sulphides and oil. Speaking to investors, CFO Peter Beaven that BHP analysed a number of scenarios to ensure that the company’s portfolio was resilient... 

Fortescue approves $287m Queens Valley development

22nd May 2019 Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has approved a $287-million spend on the Queens Valley mine area, at its Solomon Hub in the Pilbara. The development of Queens would maintain the production of the low alumina Kings Fines product, and was consistent with the company’s strategy of optimising... 

BHP polishes EV penetration forecast

21st May 2019 Mining major BHP has polished its forecast for the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and what impact the shift to electric mobility will have on the copper and oil markets over the coming decades. The diversified mining company, which last week reaffirmed its commitment to supply the EV markets,... 

Nickel Mines finds funding, amends Ranger deal

21st May 2019 ASX-listed Nickel Mines has secured an $80-million funding package from Decent Investment International Private, an associate of the company’s operating partner Shanghai Decent Investment, to fund its increased stake in the Ranger nickel project, in Indonesia. Nickel Mines in April this year... 

Lynas to set up plant in WA as it abandons plans for Malaysia facility

21st May 2019 Rare earths miner Lynas on Tuesday told shareholders that it would relocate a planned processing facility from its Kuantan operations in Malaysia, to its operations in Western Australia. Speaking at an investor conference, CEO and MD Amanda Lacaze noted that the cracking and leaching facility... 

Adani commits to invest Abbot Point water monitoring equipment

21st May 2019 The Queensland government has ceased court proceedings against Indian major Adani relating to stormwater release during Cyclone Debbie in 2017, with Adani agreeing to invest in water monitoring equipment at the Abbot Point Operations. The Department of Environment previously claimed at the Abbot... 

Amani takes an option on DRC project

21st May 2019 ASX-listed Amani Gold has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) over a package of ten gold tenements in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known as the Gada gold project. The Gada project is located some 80 km from Amani’s own Giro project, with the company telling shareholders on... 

FYI nearing completion of pilot plant

21st May 2019 The share price of junior FYI Resources was bumped by more than 5% on Tuesday on news that the company high purity alumina (HPA) plant, in Western Australia, was nearing first production. “The pilot plant is another key element for our disciplined HPA strategy that will ensure the Cadoux kaolin... 


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