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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

Karlawinda on time - Capricorn

20th October 2020 Junior Capricorn Metals will start the drawdown on an A$80-million Macquarie Bank debt facility to develop its Karlawinda gold project, in Western Australia, after satisfying all conditions precedent for the financing. Capricorn is expected to produce first gold at Karlawinda in the June quarter... 

Kayelekera restart to cost $50m

20th October 2020 A scoping study into restarting the Kayelekera uranium project, in Malawi, has confirmed that the project could be one of the first to restart production in order to meet impending uranium supply shortfall. ASX-listed Lotus Resources told shareholders that the scoping study estimated that the... 

Mali Lithium conducts project review

20th October 2020 While a definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Goulamina lithium project, in Mali, has proven the project’s economics, owner Mali Lithium has launched a review of both its lithium and gold assets to evaluate the ‘optimum path’ to realise value for shareholders. The DFS into the Goulamina... 

Perseus increases output in Sept quarter

20th October 2020 Gold miner Perseus Mining ahs reported a 6% increase in production for the three months to September, as both the Edikan mine, in Ghana, and the Sissingue mine, in Cote d’Ivoire, continued to perform strongly. Gold production for the quarter reached a combined 68 772 oz, with Edikan producing 39... 

BHP posts solid quarter

20th October 2020 Mining major BHP has reported a solid quarter of iron-ore and petroleum production, while coal production in the September quarter decreased. “BHP has started the new financial year with a strong first quarter of safety and production performance. Group production rose 2% from a year ago driven... 

Oil Search cuts investments

20th October 2020 ASX-listed Oil Search has lowered its capital investment guidance for 2020 as lower oil prices continued to prevail. The company on Tuesday noted that capital investment for the 2020 financial year is expected to reach between $390-million and $460-million, down from the previously budgeted... 

Pensana starts exploration at Coola

19th October 2020 Exploration has started at ASX- and LSE-listed Pensana Rare Earth’s new Coola project, adjacent to its Longonjo neodymium-praseodymium (NdPr) project, in Angola. Pensana said on Monday that initial field programmes have started to test defined targets prospective for a range of critical... 

MCA paying attention to Juukan Gorge inquiry

19th October 2020 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has refuted claims by Western Australia senator Pat Dodson, who accused diversified miner Rio Tinto of ‘incremental genocide’ during a Parliamentary Inquiry into the destruction of the Juukan Gorge caves. Speaking at the Inquiry, Dodson was quoted by the... 

Fenix awards Iron Ridge contract

19th October 2020 Junior Fenix Resources has awarded an A$185-million contract to fellow listed MACA for drill and blast, mining, and crushing and screening activities at the Iron Ridge project, in Western Australia. Early stage works at Iron Ridge started in September, and MACA is currently mobilising heavy... 

South32 retains production outlook

19th October 2020 Diversified miner South32 has reported an increase in coal and manganese production in the first quarter ended September, with the miner maintaining its production guidance for all of its operations for the full 2021. Energy coal production for the first quarter increased by 20% on the fourth... 


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