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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

Welborn steps down at Resolute

19th October 2020 The board of gold miner Resolute Mining has started the hunt for a new CEO after MD and CEO John Welborn handed in his resignation. Welborn has been at the helm of resolute for five years. 

Cimic to sell half of Thiess

19th October 2020 ASX-listed Cimic has announced the sale of a 50% interest in mining services provider subsidiary Thiess, which values the company at A$4.3-billion. Cimic on Monday announced that it had entered into an agreement with funds advised by UK-based Elliott for the sale of a 50% interest in Thiess,... 

Iluka shareholders agree to demerger

16th October 2020 The shareholders of mineral sands miner Iluka have voted in favour of the demerger of Deterra Royalties. The company in September announced plans to demerge the royalty business, which will result in two independently listed ASX companies. Iluka would retain its portfolio of mineral sands... 

Nickel Mines secures more capacity

16th October 2020 ASX-listed Nickel Mines has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire a 70% interest in a development project within the Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP). The development project with PT Angel Nickel Industry (ANI), and in collaboration with Nickel Mine’s largest... 

Vares proves up for Adriatic

16th October 2020 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Vares silver project, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, has estimated that the project would require a capital investment of $173-million. LSE- and ASX-listed Adriatic Metals told shareholders this week that the PFS estimated a net present value of $1.04-billion and... 

Rio Tinto keeps ticking

16th October 2020 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has reported increased production in iron-ore, aluminium and titanium dioxide for the three months to September, compared with the June quarter, while production for its other commodities dropped slightly. “We have delivered a good operational performance across most... 

Uni teams up with miners to improve energy efficiency

15th October 2020 Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute have formed a consortium with resource industry partners, including Glencore, Anglo American, Newcrest Mining, Newmont Mining and Aeris Resources, to develop improved energy efficiency for mineral processing... 

Coal miner Whitehaven ups sales

15th October 2020 Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has reported a 13% increase in coal sales for the September quarter, compared with the previous corresponding period. The miner on Thursday reported that total managed coal sales for the September quarter reached 6-million tonnes a year, while managed coal sales was up... 

Jadar finds funding for Texas restart

15th October 2020 Diversified explorer Jadar Resources has secured a finance facility of up to A$10-million to develop a restart programme at the Texas silver mine, in Queensland. Under a binding term sheet with US-based Mint Capital Advisors, Jadar could elect to draw down funds in consideration for the issue of... 

TNG secures final offtake at Mount Peake

15th October 2020 ASX-listed TNG has inked a binding life-of-mine offtake and marketing agreement with commodity trader Gunvor for 40% of the high purity vanadium pentoxide that will be produced at the Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. The agreement complements an existing... 


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