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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

FAR advances Woodside transaction

20th January 2021 ASX-listed FAR has inked a sale and purchase agreement with energy major Woodside over its rights over the Rufisque offshore, Sangomar offshore and Sangomar deep offshore (RSSD) contract area, offshore Senegal. Woodside last year exercised its pre-emptive right to FAR’s interest in the RSSD... 

Big River reviewing Borborema work

20th January 2021 ASX-listed Big River Gold is accelerating key civil works at its Borborema gold project, in Brazil, and is investigating plant design options to better facilitate future expansions, while also allowing for the restart of exploration. A 2020 definitive feasibility study (DFS) estimated that the... 

BHP sets iron-ore records

20th January 2021 Diversified major BHP has reported record production from its Western Australian iron-ore operations, along with record average concentrator throughput at its Escondida copper joint venture, in Chile, during the half year ended December. “BHP delivered strong safety and operational performance... 

Castillo ponders Broken Hill spin-out

19th January 2021 ASX-listed Castillo Copper is considering divestment strategies for its Broken Hill asset, including a possible spin-off and potential London or Australian listing. “The resurgence of interest in the Broken Hill region is timely, as it provides an excellent opportunity for Castillo Copper to... 

Consolidated Zinc adjusts Plomosas offtake

19th January 2021 Base metals miner Consolidated has updated its offtake agreement with Industrias Penoles SA de CV that would reduce transport costs for the Plomosas concentrate that is delivered and sold to Penoles. As part of the agreement, Consolidated Zinc has also granted Penoles an additional one-year... 

MRC adds to Norwegian footprint

19th January 2021 ASX-listed Mineral Commodities has secured two additional graphite prospects near its existing Skaland graphite mining operations, in Norway. The company on Tuesday reported that it had entered into a landowner agreement to explore the Hesten and Vardfjellet graphite prospects, which are some... 

Alkane increases 2021 target

19th January 2021 Gold miner Alkane Resources has beaten its production expectations in the three months to December, with the miner increasing outs full year output target for the full 2021. The miner on Tuesday reported that its Tomingley operation, in New South Wales produced 15 919 oz of gold during the... 

Jervois makes plans at Brazilian refinery

19th January 2021 Triple listed Jervois Mining has revealed plans to integrate a pressure oxidation leach circuit (POX) at its São Miguel Paulista nickel/cobalt refinery, in Brazil. The company in October last year announced plans to acquire the refinery from Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA) – a subsidiary... 

LNG exports reach record highs for Aus

19th January 2021 Australia exported a record 78-million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during 2020, new data from EnergyQuest has revealed. The exported tonnage for 2020 was up from the 77.5-million tonnes exported in 2019, and was a strong result given disruptions at the Gorgon LNG project, and the... 

Rio reports a solid year, new CEO says working on restoring trust

19th January 2021 Diversified major Rio Tinto has reported a strong operational performance during the 2020 financial year, despite impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have delivered a strong safety and operational performance in the face of the significant global challenges of Covid-19. Our 2020 performance... 


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