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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

Lucapa sells more diamonds

11th May 2021 Diamond miner Lucapa Diamonds has sold a 4 000 ct parcel of diamonds, generating A$6.3-million in revenue. The sale excluded seven high value diamonds, including two pink diamonds, which have been put aside for later sale, the company said. 

Jadar and European Lithium to collaborate in Austria

11th May 2021 ASX-listed Jadar Resources has entered into a collaboration agreement with fellow listed European Lithium to progress its Austrian lithium projects. Jadar holds an 80% interest in subsidiary Jadar Lithium, which holds the Weinebene and Eastern Alps lithium projects. 

Challenger raises funds, secures more land

11th May 2021 ASX-listed Challenger Exploration has announced a A$42.1-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of the remaining 25% interest in its Hualilan gold project, in Argentina. The company on Tuesday told shareholders that it has been formally granted the 20.6 km2 Ayen exploration license... 

Australia iron-ore exports beat records in March

11th May 2021 Australia’s iron-ore exports reached a record A$14-billion in March this year, up from the A$9.2-billion reported in the same period last year, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown. Iron-ore exports were worth A$12.4-billion in January this year, up from the... 

Pilbara starts downstream scoping work

11th May 2021 Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with technology company Calix to undertake a scoping study to produce a concentrated lithium salt from the Pilgangoora project, in Western Australia. The scoping study would evaluate a new refining process that would... 

Coronado to face court over fatality

11th May 2021 Coal miner Coronado Global Resources is facing court charges over a fatality at its Curragh mine, in Queensland, which occurred in January of last year. An employee of contractor Thiess was critically injured last year after becoming trapped in machinery at the mine. 

Perenti chair steps down over health concerns

10th May 2021 Contractor Perenti has announced that non-executive chairperson Ian Cochrane would step down from the board, effective immediately. The board has appointed non-executive deputy chairperson Robert Cole as chairperson, and has started the process of identifying and appointing a new non-executive... 

AVZ forging strong relations with DRC govt

10th May 2021 ASX-listed AVZ Minerals on Monday told shareholders that the newly established government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had approved the draft inter-ministerial decree and draft cooperation agreement with the lithium and tin developer. The approval of both documents by the DRC... 

Offtake eyed at Beharra

10th May 2021 Silica Sand explorer Perpetual Resources has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Guangdong Qinyin New Material Technology Co over the purchase of some 400 000 t/y of high grade silica sand from the Beharra project, in Western Australia. Under the MoU the parties would... 

Northern Star invests a further A$15m in Tanami Central

10th May 2021 Junior Tanami Gold has struck a joint venture (JV) agreement with gold miner Northern Star Resources to start mining the Groundrush deposit, at the Central Tanami JV, in the Northern Territory. Under the terms of the agreement, Northern Start would purchase a further 10% stake in the project,... 


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