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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

Covid bites into OceanaGold production

18th January 2021 Dual listed gold miner OceanaGold Corporation has seen gold production for the full year ended December declined from the 470 600 oz produced in 2019 to 301 700 oz, with the company expecting production to increase in 2021. Gold production in the quarter ended December reached 99 200 oz, which... 

POSCO moving ahead with Mahenge investment

18th January 2021 Korean major POSCO has completed its final internal approval process for a $7.5-million investment in ASX-listed graphite developer Black Rock Mining. The two companies in December last year struck an agreement under which POSCO would acquire a 15% interest in the Tanzania-focused Black Rock... 

Aldoro reviews gold portfolio

18th January 2021 Junior explorer Aldoro Resources will undertake a strategic review of its Western Australian gold assets, after fielding approaches from interested parties. The ASX-listed company said on Monday said that the review would include different commercial options for the Western Australian gold... 

Processing starts and mining stops at Agate Creek

18th January 2021 ASX-listed Laneway Resources has started processing the first ore from the current mining campaign at its Agate Creek gold mine, in Queensland, at the Lorena gold mine carbon-in-leach plant. First blast took place in October last year, and there was currently some 4 400 t of ore, grading 6 g/t... 

New Century hits milestone

18th January 2021 Base metals miner New Century Resources has reached a production milestone at its namesake project in Queensland, delivering its 500 000th tonne of zinc concentrate since production restarted in late 2018. “The milestone of producing 500 000 t of zinc concentrate is a significant achievement for... 

Offtake secured for Woodside's Scarborough

18th January 2021 Oil and gas major Woodside has agreed to double its supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Uniper Global Commodities under amendments to a binding long-term sales and purchase agreement inked at the end of 2019. Initial supply will start in 2021, with Woodside to supply up to one-million tonnes... 

Lake Way progressing on target

18th January 2021 Potash developer Salt Lake Potash is nearing project completion at its Lake Way project, in Western Australia. The company on Monday told shareholders that the process plant construction was some 88% complete at the end of December, with the overall project completion, including all on-lake... 

Lulo delivers another large diamond

18th January 2021 Diamond miner Lucapa has recovered its 18th diamond of more than 100 ct at its Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola. The miner on Monday reported that a 104 ct D-colour white stone had been recovered at Mining Block 46, the second stone of more than 100 ct to be recovered at this site since the start... 

Vulcan shows its carbon neutral hand

15th January 2021 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into ASX-listed Vulcan Energy’s Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany, has demonstrated the potential to develop a cutting edge combined renewable energy and lithium hydroxide project with a net zero carbon footprint. Vulcan is proposing to draw on naturally... 

BHP puts up wind fence in WA

15th January 2021 Mining major BHP plans to construct a wind fence at Finucane Island, as part of its Pilbara Air Quality Program. The fence would be the first of its kind in Australia, and would be designed for the Pilbara’s unique weather conditions, said BHP Port GM Nilson Davila. “We recognise we have a... 


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