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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 closes its borders

7th August 2020 Interstate fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory will either need to be based in Queensland or would not be allowed into the state, as the state government implemented new border closures from August 8. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has... 

Suva starts share trading

7th August 2020 PERTH ( Kaolin and silica sands explorer Suva Strategic Minerals has started trading on the ASX under the ticket SUV, following a A$5-million capital raise. The company issued 250-million shares at a price of 2c each.  

New World raises cash for US copper

7th August 2020 Junior New World Resources has received firm commitments to raise A$3.5-million to fund resource and development studies at its Antler copper project, in Arizona. The company will issue 129.6-million shares at a price of 2.7c each under its existing placement capacity, with the issue price... 

WA hits new timeframes for PoW assessments

7th August 2020 The Western Australian state government on Friday announced that it has successfully halved the assessment timeframes for exploration programme of work applications. The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) in February announced plans to streamline the approval timeframe... 

Breaker opens SPP

7th August 2020 ASX-listed Breaker Resources' share purchase plan (SPP) aimed at raising A$3-million opened on Friday. The SPP forms part of a greater A$23-million capital raise announced at the end of July to grow its resource base at the Lake Roe gold project, in Western Australia. 

Pantoro readies for A$55m raise

7th August 2020 ASX-listed Pantoro is hoping to raise A$55-million through a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to fund work at its jointly held Norseman gold project, in Western Australia. A share placement of more than 208.33-million shares will be made to institutional and sophisticated investors... 

Orion Minerals raises cash for Prieska

7th August 2020 Base metals developer Orion Minerals has raised A$6.2-million in a strongly supported share placement to advance its Prieska copper/zinc project, in South Africa. The company on Friday announced a two tranche share placement to sophisticated and professional investors, comprising 365-million... 

PanTerra adds to claims, signs Cuban JV

7th August 2020 Junior PanTerra Gold has submitted a further A$23.79-million claim against the Ministry of Mines and Energy in the Dominican Republic, claiming a loss of profits from its Las Lagunas tailings retreatment project. The company on Friday said that the quantity of the stored refractory tailings... 

Australia views resources resilience as core to post-pandemic recovery

7th August 2020 The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic early in 2020 completely changed the global social and economic landscape, causing travel restrictions and physical distancing precautions in an effort to halt the spread of the virus. Commodity prices, specifically that of oil and oil price-linked liquefied... 

Australia’s Cabinet approves single-touch approvals for major projects

7th August 2020 The National Cabinet on Friday agreed to move to single-touch environmental approvals underpinned by national environmental standards for Commonwealth environmental matters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was also hoping to cut excessive waiting time for project approvals,... 


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