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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

Cokal expediting BBM development

23rd October 2020 Coal developer Cokal on Friday revealed that it was expediting the development of its Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) coking coal project, in Indonesia, with preliminary development activities being undertaken at the site in anticipation of receipt of funding. The company earlier this month secured a... 

Shareholders rush to Mali Lithium raise

23rd October 2020 ASX-listed Mali Lithium has raised A$9.8-million in a heavily oversubscribed share purchase plan (SPP). The company in September announced plans for a A$6-million SPP, as part of a greater A$70-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of acquire the Morila gold mine from majors Barrick and... 

Nordgold taps Takeovers panel in Cardinal tussle

23rd October 2020 Gold miner Nordgold has turned to the Australian Takeovers Panel in its quest to gain ownership of ASX-listed Cardinal Resources, claiming that the takeover target was providing "misleading" statements to the market and creating a false market for the company’s shares. Nordgold, which holds a... 

Federal govt backs renewables plan for WA miners

23rd October 2020 The federal government has granted Major Project Status to the proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) in the Pilbara. The project is expected to generate some 26 000 MW of renewable energy, with up to 3 000 MW of the generation capacity dedicated to large energy users in the Pilbara region,... 

Resources skills portal launched in WA

23rd October 2020 The Western Australian government has launched a new digital resource to link Western Australians to jobs and training opportunities in the resources sector. The online tool, accessed through the government's Jobs and Skills WA website, provides information on current and future training and... 

Gold Fields’ Granny Smith hybrid power solution enters service

23rd October 2020 Gold miner Gold Fields announced the completion this month of one of the world’s largest renewable energy microgrids at its Granny Smith gold mine, in Western Australia.   The hybrid power system, which has been integrated with an existing gas-fired power station, is powered by more than 20 000... 

Venturex leaps another hurdle at Sulphur Springs

22nd October 2020 The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has approved the mining proposal for junior Venturex Resources’ Sulphur Springs copper/zinc project. The mining proposal approval follows on from the April environmental approval by the state’s Environmental Protection... 

Challenging quarter at Resolute's Syama

22nd October 2020 Africa-focused gold miner Resolute Mining has reported a 19% fall in production during the three months to September, following industrial action at its Syama mine, in Mali. The ASX- and LSE-listed miner on Thursday reported that gold production for the quarter ended June had reached 87 303 oz,... 

S Australia unveils resources and energy plans

22nd October 2020 The South Australian government has launched its energy and mining strategy called ‘Building on our Strengths, outlining the central role these sectors would play in delivering an early recovery from the economic downtun produced by Covid-19. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst... 

Oz Minerals adjusts full-year expectations

22nd October 2020 Copper/gold miner Oz Minerals has increased its gold production guidance for the full year, and has lowered its expected C1 cash costs on the back of a solid third quarter. The miner on Thursday increased its gold production expectation to between 242 000 oz and 259 000 oz for the full year, up... 


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