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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

A$58.6m added to gas-fired recovery

7th May 2021 The federal government this week announced A$58.6-million of new measures to advance its gas-fired recovery in a post Covid-19 economy. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor on Friday said that through the 2021-22 Budget, the government is building on the progress already made to... 

AngloGold gives approval for Tropicana sale

7th May 2021 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has waived its pre-emptive rights over joint venture (JV) partner Independence Group’s (IGO’s) 30% interest in the Tropicana gold mine, clearing the way for ASX-listed Regis Resources to acquire the interest. Regis and IGO earlier this month struck a A$903-million... 

Coronado completes first part of placement

6th May 2021 Coal producer Coronado Global Resources has completed the institutional component of its 1-for-4.73 pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer, raising $87-million. The ASX-listed company on Thursday said that existing institutional holders had strongly supported the institutional... 

Ardiden weighs lithium asset sale

6th May 2021 Junior gold explorer Ardiden has agreed to an exclusive option with Great Northern Lithium to potentially sell 80% of its lithium portfolio in a deal worth A$8.7-million. “Ardiden has been actively evaluating strategic options to best realise the full potential of its lithium assets. The... 

Dig-free option for mining unearthed

6th May 2021 A new mining technique that uses electric fields to extract metals from hard rock ore has been unveiled by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Technical University of Denmark and the University... 

Tropicana sale goes ahead

6th May 2021 The Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum has given consent for gold miner Regis Resources to acquire a 30% interest in the Tropicana gold project, clearing the transaction of all conditions precedent. Regis in April struck a A$903-million agreement with fellow-listed Independence... 

NSW clears the way for hydrogen/gas plant

6th May 2021 The New South Wales government has given its blessing for energy provider EnergyAustralia to develop Australia’s first net zero emissions, hydrogen/gas power plant, striking an A$83-million funding agreement. EnergyAustralia has been given approval for the expansion of its existing Tallawarra... 

BHP's Covid recovery fund tracking well

6th May 2021 Diversified miner BHP has spent more than A$18-million in community funding across Western Australia, and more than A$8 million in the Pilbara, over the past year, the miner revealed this week. The funding formed part if the major’s A$50-million Vital Resources Fund, which was established to... 

Origin adds more gas to southern markets

6th May 2021 Energy provider Origin Energy has struck an additional gas supply and transport agreement that would increase gas supply to customers in southern markets. Under a four-year supply agreement with Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Origin has secured up to an additional 91 PJ of gas... 

Northern Australia targeted for economic growth

6th May 2021 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the federal government’s intentions to invest A$190-million over the next five years as part of its growth plans for the region. Minsiter for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt, announced the major investment package which was... 


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