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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

Blackstone to spin out noncore gold

15th January 2021 ASX-listed Blackstone Minerals on Friday announced plans to spin-out certain of its non-core gold assets into a newly listed vehicle called Codrus Minerals. “The Codrus spin-out will see a dedicated management team focused on driving value into Blackstone’s non-core assets. Codrus will provide... 

Peninsula starts US share trading

15th January 2021 Uranium miner Peninsula Energy has opened its share base to North American traders with a listing on the US over the counter (OTC) Pink Market. The ASX-listed company said on Friday that it would pursue upgrade its OTC market tier to the OTCQB Venture Market.  

Work starts at Wickepin

15th January 2021 Building works has started at the Wickepin kaolin project, in Western Australia, ASX-listed WA Kaolin reported on Friday. “Our 2021 work programme has already commenced in earnest with the arrival of the crew and equipment to proceed with the initial building works of the kaolin production... 

Resolute readies for 2021

15th January 2021 Gold miner Resolute Mining has set a production target of between 350 000 oz and 375 000 oz for the 12 months to December, which was below the 395 136 oz achieved in the 2020 calendar year. All-in sustaining costs for the 2021 calendar year are expected to reach between $1 200/oz and $1 275/oz,... 

BHP says LNG bunkering key to lowering maritime emissions

15th January 2021 Diversified miner BHP has tapped energy major Shell to supply first liquefied natural gas (LNG) for five LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carriers, which will transport iron-ore between Western Australia and China from 2022. “The LNG bunkering contract marks a significant step in how BHP is working... 

Mine camps could be used for quarantine

14th January 2021 The Queensland state government is considering using isolated mining camps to quarantine travellers into the state, as part of measures to curb the transmission of the Covid-19 virus. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Thursday said that it would continue to work with the Chief Health... 

AuStar makes second shipment

14th January 2021 ASX-listed AuStar Gold has reported that its second scheduled concentrate shipment has now occurred with US-based metals trading house MCC Non-Ferrous Trading. The second shipment comprised more than 5 800 kg of concentrates, with agreed average assay of some 1 640 g/t gold. 

Two workers die at Medusa's mine

14th January 2021 Gold miner Medusa Mining has reported two fatalities at its Co-O mine, in the Philippines. The company on Thursday reported that two contract workers were fatally injured while undertaking maintenance work at an underground pumping station of the mine. 

Eclipse buys Greenland cryolite project

14th January 2021 Junior Eclipse Metals has struck an agreement to acquire the Ivittuut cryolite project, in Greenland, along with its associated mining information. The Ivittuut project is the world’s largest and only cryolite mine, and has produced some 3.8-million tonnes of cryolite before closing in 1987,... 

Sorby Hills progresses to DFS

14th January 2021 The Sorby Hills joint venture (JV) partners have agreed on a programme and budget for the projects definitive feasibility study (DFS), following a successful prefeasibility study in 2020. ASX-listed Boab Metals on Thursday said that its JV partner Henan Yuguang Gold and Lead Company, which... 


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