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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

Neometals signs up for European JV

4th August 2020 ASX-listed Neometals has struck a joint venture (JV) deal with mechanical engineering firm SMS group GmbH to commercialise the company’s lithium battery recycling process. The JV, dubbed Primobius GmbH, will use the Noemetals recycling technology to recover lithium, nickel, cobalt and other... 

Gold miner Saracen's growth plans unveiled

4th August 2020 Gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings has reported a 12% increase in its gold reserves, which now stand at a record 3.7-million ounces. The reserve estimate at the end of June compared with the 3.3-million-ounce estimate at the end of June last year, and showed a 400 000 oz increase, despite a 396... 

Resources backbone of Covid economy - ABS

4th August 2020 Final trade data for the 2019-20 financial year from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has confirmed the strength of Australia’s resources sector in underpinning the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic, federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt said on Tuesday. Australia’s commodity... 

Carnaby sells Tick Hill stockpile

3rd August 2020 ASX-listed Carnaby Resources has sold the historic Tick Hill tailings stockpile, in Queensland, for A$6-million, retaining full ownership of the Tick Hill project. The consideration from private mining and processing group BIM Metals will consists of A$4-million in cash and a 5% net smelter... 

Venture raises cash for Riley start

3rd August 2020 Junior Venture Minerals will raise A$4-million through a share placement to fund the start of mining activities at its Riley iron-ore project, in Tasmania. Venture on Monday said it had received firm commitments from sophisticated, professional and institutional investors for the placement of... 

Rio strikes exploration deal with Sipa

3rd August 2020 Gold and base metals explorer Sipa Resources has inked a A$12-million farm-in agreement with the exploration arm of major Rio Tinto over its Paterson North copper/gold project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the farm-in and joint venture (JV) agreement, Rio will commit a minimum... 

AuStar inks concentrate deal

3rd August 2020 Junior AuStar Gold has inked a definitive concentrate sales agreement with New York based metals trading house MCC Non-Ferrous Trading for the sale of high-grade concentrate product. AuStar told shareholders that the terms of the agreement remained commercial-in-confidence, but represented... 

Peel moves ahead with Mallee Bull deal

3rd August 2020 Junior Peel Mining has exercised its pre-emptive rights to acquire joint venture (JV) partner CBH Resource’s 50% stake in the Mallee Bull base metals project, in New South Wales, launching its one-for-eight pro-rata non-renounceable entitlement offer. The company in July this year announced... 

Tietto raises cash for African gold project

3rd August 2020 Gold explorer Tietto Minerals will raise A$62.5-million through a share placement and share purchase plan (SPP) to fund exploration work and feasibility studies at the Abujar gold project, in Cote d’Ivoire. The ASX-listed company on Monday said that it had received firm commitments for the... 

First contract awarded at Coburn

3rd August 2020 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has awarded a A$23-million contract to civil and mining contractor Macmahon for the construction of road access and bulk earthworks at the Coburn project, in Western Australia. The scope of the work will include the construction of a 43-km bitumen... 


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