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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

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... 

AusGold raises cash for Katanning exploration

6th August 2020 Junior AusGold will raise A$6.35-million through a share placement to fund exploration at its Katanning gold project, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday said it has received firm commitments from institutional and sophisticated investors, for the placement of 194.15-million shares at... 

Mining halted at Ok Tedi

6th August 2020 Mining at the State-owned Ok Tedi copper/gold/silver mine, in Papua New Guinea, has been suspended for an initial 14 days after seven positive Covid-19 cases were recorded this week. The cases were recorded despite Ok Tedi Mining shutting down all charter flights in late July, with the company... 

Zenith sells US rare earth project

6th August 2020 ASX-listed American Rare Earths has struck a share purchase agreement with fellow listed Zenith Minerals over its Laramie rare earths project, in Wyoming. Under the terms of the agreement, American Rare Earths would acquire Zenith’s wholly owned subsidiary Wyoming Rare for 2.5-million of its own... 

OceanaGold granted permit for WKP

6th August 2020 Dual listed gold miner OceanaGold has been granted a mining permit for Wharekirauponga (WKP) in New Zealand, granting the company exclusive right to the WKP mineral resource. “Receipt of the mining permit is an important step in the permitting phase for WKP. As part of the greater Waihi district... 

Strandline raises cash for Coburn

6th August 2020 Mineral sands miner Strandline Resources will raise A$18.5-million in a share placement to accelerate the development of its Coburn project, in Western Australia. Strandline told shareholders that it had received firm commitments for a share placement of more than 85.8-million shares, at a price... 

Prieska granted water licence

6th August 2020 A key water licence for the Prieska copper/zinc project, in South Africa, has been granted. Project developer Orion Minerals on Thursday said that the 20-year water use licence was granted by the National Department of Water and Sanitation, and includes permission for mine dewatering to proceed,... 

Australian miners welcome tailings standard

6th August 2020 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Thursday said that the newly released Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management would help support the safe management of tailings facilities around the world. The International Council on Mining and Minerals and the United Nations Environment... 

WA hoping to lure cathode manufacturing

6th August 2020 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed the Western Australian government’s decision to invest A$13.2-million to attract a global cathode active materials production facility for lithium-ion batteries. The funding forms part of the state government’s greater... 

Early work to start on Warrawoona

5th August 2020 Early construction work will start on the Warrawoona gold project, in the Pilbara, after ASX-listed Calidus Resources was granted the necessary environmental permits. The company said on Wednesday that early work at the project can start on August 22, subject only to a final objection period.  


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