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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

ABR defers phased approach for Fort Cady

10th May 2021 ASX-listed American Pacific Borates (ABR) has announced plans to defer Phase 1A of its Fort Cady borate mine, in Southern California. The starter project had initially targeted a production rate of 40 000 t/y sulphate of potash (SoP) and 9 000 t/y of boric acid, increasing to 90 000 t/y SoP and... 

Regis completes retail capital raise

10th May 2021 Gold miner Regis Resources has completed the retail component of its entitlement offer, raising some A$30-million. The company said on Monday that it had received valid applications for some 20% of the 1-for-3.08 retail entitlement offer, with some 46-million shortfall shares to be allotted to... 

Comet Ridge awarded more exploration tenure in Qld

10th May 2021 Natural gas developer Comet Ridge has been granted an authority to prospect (ATP) over a 338 km2 parcel of land located in the gas rich Bowen Basin, with the aim of bringing more gas to the Queensland market. “In the last 12 months the government has approved 10 new Authority to Prospect – half... 

Moranbah North restart targeted for May

7th May 2021 Major Anglo American has begun re-entry into its Moranbah North coal mine, in Queensland, following approval from the Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ). The miner in February this year undertook the controlled withdrawal of staff at the mine following a change in underground... 

Sales avenues being investigated for Fort Cady

7th May 2021 ASX-listed American Pacific Borates (ABR) has inked a letter of intent (LoI) with a subsidiary of NYSE-listed Compass Minerals International, over the sales and marketing of sulphate of potash (SOP) from the Fort Cady borate mine, in Southern California. “There is a strong alignment between ABR... 

German recycling plant proves up for Neometals JV

7th May 2021 Operating and capital cost estimates for the Primobius joint venture (JV) battery recycling plant, in Germany, has been completed. ASX-listed Neometals in 2020 struck a JV agreement with mechanical engineering firm SMS group GmbH to commercialise the company’s lithium battery recycling process.  

Magnetite raises cash for Razorback

7th May 2021 ASX-listed Magnetite Mines will raise A$7-million in a share placement to sophisticated and institutional investors to advance studies at the Razorback iron-ore project, in South Australia. The company would issue more than 120.8-million shares, at a price of 5.8c each under its existing... 

Jupiter completes Juno demerger

7th May 2021 ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has completed the demerger of Juno Minerals, via an in-specie distribution of shares to Jupiter shareholders. Jupiter on Friday said that Juno has also received conditional approval to be admitted to the official list of the ASX, triggering the completion of the... 

Rio extends another apology to Traditional Owners

7th May 2021 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has again pleaded for forgiveness for the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara last year. Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting this week, CEO Jakob Stausholm that the destruction of the cultural heritage site had been ‘a terrible... 

Aus working on resource export strategy

7th May 2021 The federal government has announced a A$20-million investment into a Global Resources Strategy, to help diversify exports and find new markets for Australia’s resources and Technology. Resources, Water and Northern Australia Minister Keith Pitt on Friday said that the aim of the new strategy is... 


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