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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

BHP, Rio and Vale set global design challenge

13th May 2021 Majors BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to help develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems to help significantly cut emissions from surface mine operations and unlock safety, productivity and operational... 

Walkabout raises funds for Lindi Jumbo

12th May 2021 Junior Walkabout Resources has raised an initial A$6.4-million through a share placement, and has flagged a further A$7.6-million capital raise to fund work on its flagship Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania. The company on Wednesday reported that it had received firm commitments for a... 

Danakali raising completed

12th May 2021 Potash developer Danakali has completed a A$20.3-million raise to fund early works at its sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Eritrea. The company earlier this year announced plans for a 47.2-million shares placement priced at 43c each, with Danakali saying on Wednesday that it had now... 

Artemis raises A$10m for WA exploration

12th May 2021 ASX-listed Artemis Resources has completed a A$10-million capital raise to fund exploration work at its Carlow Castle and Paterson Central gold/copper projects, in Western Australia. The company will issue 100-million shares, priced at 10c each to institutional and sophisticated investors under... 

Battle North sale approved by shareholders

12th May 2021 The shareholders of TSX-listed Battle North Gold Corporation have voted in favour of a takeover offer from ASX-listed gold miner Evolution Mining. Evolution in March launched a C$343-million deal to acquire Battle North Gold Corporation, to gain ownership of the Bateman gold project in the Red... 

POSCO's investment approved by FCC

12th May 2021 The Tanzanian government’s Fair Competition Commission (FCC) has approved Korean major POSCO’s $7.5-million investment into ASX-listed Black Rock Mining. Black Rock on Wednesday said that it has been notified by the FFC that there were no objections to POSCO acquiring a 15% interest in the... 

Miners welcome resource funding, but petroleum levy questioned

12th May 2021 The resources sector has welcomed measures by the federal government to boost resource investment and growth. During the 2021-22 Budget, the federal government announced a A$100-million investment to extend the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive for a further four years, from July 2021, to... 

Hydrogen and new gas a focus of 2021/22 Budget

12th May 2021 The federal government has announced a number of investments into low emissions technologies and reduce emissions during is 2021-22 Budget. Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the Budget is supporting the Government’s responsible and pragmatic approach to energy policy... 

Agrimin ticks another box at Mackay

11th May 2021 An independent technical review of the Mackay potash project, in Western Australia, has cleared the way for project developer Agrimin to seek debt funding for the project. Agrimin on Tuesday told shareholders that the independent technical review had concluded that the project would be... 

Arafura aims for Nolans FID in 2022

11th May 2021 An updated feasibility study into the Nolans neodymium-praseodymium (NdPr) project, in the Northern Territory, has refined the project’s economics, given the increase in rare earth prices. The updated feasibility study estimated that over a mine life of 38 years, the project would produce 4 440... 


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