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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

Beyondie construction more than halfway

5th August 2020 The Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project, in Western Australia, is more than 50% complete, ASX-listed Kalium Lakes said on Wednesday. The project is tracking ahead of schedule, the company told shareholders. Following a recent capital raise, construction has started on a number of project... 

NT govt backs Finniss project

5th August 2020 The Northern Territory government, through its Local Jobs Fund (LJF) has offered to invest A$5-million into ASX-listed Core Lithium’s Finniss project, in the form of a low-cost business investment concessional loan. Core has received a non-binding indicative term sheet for the concessional... 

Smaller Etango a go for Bannerman

5th August 2020 A scoping study for the eight-million-tonne-a-year Etango uranium project, in Namibia, has shown that the project would have a mine life of some 14 years. Owner Bannerman Resources on Wednesday reported that the scoping study estimated a life-of-mine production of 51.5-million pounds of uranium... 

Lynas targets PDF by 2021

5th August 2020 Rare earths miner Lynas on Wednesday said that it was hoping to start the development of its permanent deposit facility (PDF), in Malaysia, by early 2021. The company has welcomed comments from the Malaysian government that the Atomic Energy Licensing Board had approved the proposed site for the... 

Lake Way fully financed

5th August 2020 The Lake Way potash project, in Western Australia, is fully funded after owner Salt Lake Potash executed a $138-million debt financing package and a fully underwritten equity placement and accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer to raise A$98.5-million. The ASX-listed Salt Lake on... 

Rio missed opportunities to save caves

5th August 2020 Mining major Rio Tinto has admitted to missing ‘various opportunities’ to re-evaluate the mine plan for its Brockman 4 operation, in the Pilbara, which resulted in the destruction of two sacred Aboriginal caves. Blasting operations undertaken in May resulted in destruction of the Juukan Forge... 

Northern Territory's Tennant Creek hosts billions in resources – Minister

5th August 2020 Analysis of new geological data and mineral potential assessment has found that an area east of Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory, could hold mineral deposits worth some A$12.4-billion, federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt said on Wednesday. The data and assessments were collected as... 

Castillo lists on the LSE

4th August 2020 Perth-based Castillo Copper is expected to start share trading on the London Stock Exchange on August 4. As part of its dual listing process, the ASX-listed base metals explorer is placing more than 79.11-million ordinary shares, along with unlisted attached options on a one-for-one basis to... 

WA invests in exploration

4th August 2020 The Western Australian state government on Wednesday announced A$8.2-million in funding for resource exploration in the state, to help drive economic recovery post Covid-19. An additional A$5-million will be made available to the Exploration and Incentive Scheme (EIS) and A$3.2-million for a new... 

Cracow fitting right in - Aeris

4th August 2020 The Cracow gold mine, in Queensland, has beaten production expectations in its first month of operation under the ownership of ASX-listed Aeris Resources. Aeris on Tuesday announced that the mine had produced 8 138 oz of gold during the month of July, as the operation transitioned into the Aeris... 


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