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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

Apollo raises exploration funds

9th April 2021 Junior Apollo Minerals will raise A$3.25-million through a share placement to fund exploration at its Kroussou base metals project, in Gabon. The ASX-listed Apollo on Friday reported that it would place up to 50-million shares, at a price of 6.5c each to sophisticated investors. The placement... 

New Century flags lower costs

9th April 2021 Zinc miner New Century Resources has flagged improved economics for its 2021 financial year as the annual zinc concentrate benchmark treatment charge (TC) reduced by 47% compared with the 2020 benchmark. The ASX-listed miner on Friday noted that the 2021 TC has been set at $159/t, compared with... 

Rio and Turquoise Hill strike funding deal for Oyu Tolgoi

9th April 2021 Diversified major Rio Tinto on Friday announced a binding heads of agreement (HoA) with Canadian miner Turquoise Hill Resources for an updated funding plan to complete the Oyu Tolgoi underground copper project, in Mongolia. The funding plan addresses the remaining $2.3-billion funding... 

Miner receives licence for Angola phosphate project

9th April 2021 ASX-listed Minbos Resources has been awarded a mining licence for its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola. The Junior on Wednesday said that Angola’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas had approved the mining licence, renewable for up to 35 years, to allow phosphate mining at the... 

Greenland halts trading as Kvanefjeld future questioned

8th April 2021 ASX-listed Greenland Minerals went into a trading halt on Thursday after reports emerged that its Kvanefjeld rare earths project would be halted. Reuters earlier reported that the leader of the Inuit Ataqatigiit party, which won a snap election earlier this week, had told state broadcaster DR... 

Theta reports maiden underground reserve

8th April 2021 Junior Theta Gold Mines has reported an initial maiden underground reserve of 419 000 oz of gold for its namesake project in South Africa. The company on Thursday noted that its global mining reserve now stood at 580 000 oz. 

Boab still focused on Sorby Hills

8th April 2021 The Sorby Hill joint venture (JV) partners have recommitted to the project’s development, ASX-listed Boab Metals said on Thursday. Boab told shareholders that the company and its JV partner Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead Co have agreed to accelerate finalising the development and operations... 

St Barbara hits milestone at Lake Wells

8th April 2021 Gold miner St Barbara has earned a 70% interest in fellow-listed Australian Potash’ Lake Wells gold project, in Western Australia, by meeting its expenditure commitments. The two companies in 2018 struck an earn-in and joint venture (JV) agreement over the Lake Wells project, under which St... 

Aurelia starts PFS at Federation

8th April 2021 The board of ASX-listed Aurelia Metals have greenlit the start of a feasibility study for the Federation base and precious metals project, in New South Wales, following a positive scoping study. The scoping study confirmed that the Federation deposit was amenable to underground mining, and could... 

Piedmont increases lithium resource

8th April 2021 Lithium miner Piedmont Lithium has reported a 40% increase in its lithium resource at its namesake project in North Carolina. The ASX-listed company on Thursday announced that to total mineral resource estimate for the Piedmont project now stood at 39.2-million tonnes, at 1.09% lithium oxide,... 


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