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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

Lithium Power consolidates Chile project

22nd June 2022 Lithium developer Lithium Power International (LPI) has unveiled plans to consolidate ownership of the Maricunga brine project, in Chile, by way of a three-party all-scrip merger with its joint venture (JV) partners. LPI currently holds a 51.55% interest in the Maricunga project, with JV partner... 

TNG appoints new contractor at Mt Peake

22nd June 2022 ASX-listed TNG has appointed engineering and construction group Clough as the lead engineering and the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its Mt Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. TNG’s long-standing strategic engineering partner... 

Australian Vanadium's SPP falls short

22nd June 2022 ASX-listed Australian Vanadium’s share purchase plan (SPP) failed to stir much interest from existing shareholders, raising only A$0.57-million from a A$7.5-million target. The SPP was part of a greater capital raise which included a A$20-million placement to institution, professional and... 

Stanmore laments new coal tax

22nd June 2022 Coal miner Stanmore Resources has blasted the Queensland government’s decision to hike coal royalties, saying the company was analyisng the impact of the additional taxes on the business. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick earlier this week ended a decade-long royalty freeze, imposing a... 

Iluka awards FEED contract at Eneabba

22nd June 2022 ASX-listed miner Iluka has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Fluor Australia at its Eneabba rare earths refinery, along with a contract to undertake engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services. Iluka in April took a final investment decision... 

St Barbara reviews Simberi, warns of delays in Canada

22nd June 2022 Gold miner St Barbara has announced a strategic review of its Simberi operations, in Papua New Guinea, and has decided to defer a final investment decision on the sulphide expansion project as project costs balloon. The company has also announced a corporate restructure that would see its... 

WA appoints expert to review DMIRS harrassment protocols

22nd June 2022 The Western Australian government has announced the appointment of an independent expert to review the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's (DMIRS) protocols for responding to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the mining industry. Workplace culture expert at... 

Orion Minerals sets A$20m raising target

22nd June 2022 Copper developer Orion Minerals on Wednesday announced plans to raise up to A$20-million in a three-tranche share placement to sophisticated and professional investors. Orion has already received firm commitments for the first two tranches, which will raise a combined near A$6-million. 

Woodside to face environmental group in court

22nd June 2022 Oil and gas major Woodside will be facing the Federal Court of Australia in relation to the environmental assessment of its Scarborough project, in Western Australia, after the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) commenced proceedings. The ACF said on Wednesday that its case in the Federal... 

Strike signs port deal

21st June 2022 ASX-listed Strike Resources has secured port access in the Pilbara that would allow the company to start exporting from its Paulsens East project in July. Strike has executed a formal combined multi-users access and licence agreement (MUA) with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA), securing access... 


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