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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

EPA clears gas pipeline

10th June 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved a 3.3 km buried steel pipeline within the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline corridor to connect the Pluto liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and Karratha gas plant. The approval was subject to a number of conditions... 

Atlas moving ahead with Corunna Downs

10th June 2019 Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron has moved on the development of its Corunna Downs iron-ore project, in the Pilbara, submitting a project proposal to the state’s Environmental Protection Authority. The proposal covers the development of five openpit operations producing 23.3-million tonnes of iron-ore... 

Meteoric readies for gold exploration

31st May 2019 Junior Meteoric Resources has completed its purchase of fellow-listed Crusader Resources’ Juruena-Novo Astro gold projects, in Brazil. Under the March sales agreement, Crusader received A$1-million in cash and 50-million shares in Meteoric, with a deemed price of 1c a share, which will remain in... 

Mitsubishi eyes Thackaringa sulphur

31st May 2019 Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation has inked an agreement with ASX-listed Cobalt Blue to test its sulphur by-product at the Thackaringa project, in South Australia. Thackaringa is expected to produce some 4 000 t/y of cobalt and 300 000 t/y of elemental sulphur, which will be in a prilled... 

Gwalia faces production delays

31st May 2019 Gold miner St Barbara has revised its production guidance at the Gwalia operation, in Western Australia, following mining delays. St Barbra was now expecting gold production from Gwalia to reach some 220 000 t in the 2019 financial year, compared with the previous guidance of between 235 000 oz... 

Queensland accused of ‘extorting’ mining companies

31st May 2019 Queensland’s opposition party has reportedly contacted the Crime and Corruption Commission to investigate Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad’s dealings with the state’s miners, claiming “extortion”. Trad earlier this week promised miners that royalty rates would remain frozen for the next... 

Queensland approves Adani’s black-throated finch plan

31st May 2019 The Queensland Department of Environment and Science has approved the black-throated finch management plan for the Carmichael project, Indian major Adani reported on Friday. The miner said that the management plan was found to comply with the strict regulatory conditions set by the Australian... 

Centaurus restarts Jambreiro PFS

30th May 2019 Brazil-focused Centaurus Metals is undertaking a new one-million-tonne-a-year prefeasibility study (PFS) at its Jambreiro iron-ore project. The decision to pursue a one-million-tonne-a-year operation followed on from a strategic review of the 2013 PFS work, and the ongoing assessment of the... 

Magnum readies for emerald potential

30th May 2019 Gem miner Magnum Mining & Exploration has initiated operations at its Gravelotte emerald project, in South Africa, to recover a parcel of emeralds allowing for a commercial assessment of pricing. The company on Thursday said that trial mining of the Cobra pits had been completed, with the... 

Coppermoly welcomes Chinese investor

30th May 2019 Junior Coppermoly has placed more than 404.1-million shares to Chinese investor Shanghai Fuyuan Investment Company (SFIL), raising A$6-million in the process. The share placement, which was priced at 1.5c a share, will result in SFIL holding a 19% interest in Coppermoly. 


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