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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

Heap leach technology proven at Olympic Dam

19th June 2019 Mining major BHP on Wednesday confirmed the viability of heap leach technology to extract copper, uranium, gold and silver at its Olympic Dam operation, in South Australia. The miner started heap leach research and a development trial in 2012, which was conducted at a purpose built, small-scale... 

Gold Fields spends A$112m on micro-grid at Agnew

19th June 2019 Gold miner Gold Fields on Wednesday announced a A$112-million investment into an energy micro-grid combining wind, solar, gas and battery storage at its Agnew mine, in Western Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will contribute A$13.5-million in funding for the micro-grid,... 

Oz Minerals establishes renewable collaborative programme

19th June 2019 Copper miner Oz Minerals has launched an energy and mining collaboration (EMC) with six other organisations to investigate renewable energy and demand management related activities on a mine site. The first project as part of the EMC programme would see a trial installation of a near 250 kW... 

Tando soars on SPD plans

17th June 2019 The share price of ASX-listed Tando Resources closed nearly 18% higher on Monday after the company announced plans to implement parallel development strategies for its SPD vanadium project, in South Africa. The company said that following the results of the May scoping study, the company has... 

QRC warns of higher gas prices

17th June 2019 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has warned that the 2.5% increase in gas royalties would likely be passed on to consumers, as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk fended off calls to delay the royalty hike. “It was a Labor government that set up the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in this... 

Pilbara stunts output at Pilgangoora

17th June 2019 Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals on Monday said that it would cut back on production form its Pilgangoora project, in Western Australia, during June and July this year, on the back of constrained sales during the June quarter. Pilbara told shareholders that the Pilgangoora lithium/tantalum project... 

Ramelius unveils million ounce plan

17th June 2019 Gold miner Ramelius Resources has unveiled a one-million ounce life-of-mine plan for its Western Australian operations, with its newly acquired Tampia project to play a significant role in the future production. Ramelius on Monday said that the new mine plan confirmed the company’s ability to... 

Atlantic Gold to meet on St Barbara offer

17th June 2019 The shareholders of TSX-V-listed Atlantic Gold will meet on July 15 to vote on a A$768-million takeover offer from Australian gold miner St Barbara. St Barbara in May announced plans to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Atlantic for C$2.90 a share, implying an enterprise value of... 

Senex signs A$50m deal over Roma North

17th June 2019 Gas developer Senex Energy has struck a A$50-million infrastructure deal with energy infrastructure operator Jemena under which it will divest of its Roma North processing facility and pipeline. Under the terms of the agreement, Jemena will take ownership of the facility and pipeline on the... 

South32 reports maiden resource at Taylor

17th June 2019 Diversified miner South32 has reported a Joint Ore Reserves Committee (Jorc) compliant mineral resource estimate for the Taylor zinc/lead/silver deposit, within its Hermosa project area, in Arizona. The deposit is estimate to host some 155-million tonnes, grading 3.39% zinc, 3.67% lead, 69 g/t... 


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