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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

Govt unveils oil and gas changes

8th April 2021 The federal government has approved a suite of measures to enhance and strengthen Australia’s offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework. The measures were developed as part of consultation on the Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Review in December and January, and include strengthening... 

Rio's tax bill reaches $8.4bn

8th April 2021 Mining major Rio Tinto this week revealed that it had contributed $47-billion in the countries and communities where it operates, including $8.4-billion of taxes and royalties. Despite the widespread challenges of Covid-19 in 2020, the contribution was up from the previous year, when Rio made a... 

Ranger output falls as mining ends

7th April 2021 Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia (Era) has reported a more than 90% fall in production for the March quarter, compared with both the previous and the previous corresponding quarters, as processing operations at its Ranger mine, in the Northern Territory, ceased in January. Uranium... 

Plomosas plant readies for first concentrate

7th April 2021 First concentrate production from the Plomosas zinc mine, in Mexico, is targeted for later this week. ASX-listed Consolidated Zinc on Wednesday told shareholders that mill commissioning at Plomosas has now started, and wet commissioning of the plant is expected over the next 48 hours. 

Ionic signs MoU over Makuutu development

7th April 2021 ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with rare earths miner Chinalco over the development of its Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda. Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies would look to accelerate the development and first production of Makuutu to... 

More production targeted at Syama

7th April 2021 Gold production at the Syama mine, in Mali, is expected to increase to between 250 000 oz and 300 000 oz a year to 2029, ASX- and LSE-listed Resolute Mining reported. The new life-of-mine (LOM) production targets compared with the 214 360 oz of gold produced in the 2020 financial year.  

Ramelius reaches targets in March Q

7th April 2021 Gold miner Ramelius Resources on Wednesday reported that gold production for the March quarter had reached 66 029 oz. While gold production for the March quarter was down from the 72 896 oz produced in the December quarter, it still fell well within the production guidance of between 65 000 oz... 

Govt launches A$1.3bn MMI fund

7th April 2021 The hydrogen technology, specialised batteries are expected to benefit from the government’s A$1.3-billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). The MMI will help manufacturers to scale-up production, commercialise their products and operations, and integrate into domestic and global supply... 

Qld miners eye emission reduction technologies - survey

7th April 2021 A survey undertaken by the Queensland Resource Council (QRC) has shown that its member companies were actively looking at new technologies, such as hydrogen to reduce emissions and grow business. “More than two-thirds of the CEOs surveyed said they were thinking about hydrogen-related... 

Pure forms methane/hydrogen JV

6th April 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has inked a joint venture (JV) agreement with Synergen Met to manufacture hydrogen and carbon products. Using Synergen’s design and built methane decomposition modules, the JV would manufacture ‘turquoise’ hydrogen gas and value add carbon products from Pure Hydrogen’s... 


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