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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

Core eyes downstream options at Finniss

6th April 2021 Battery grade lithium hydroxide has been produced from a spodumene mineral concentrate sample from the Finniss lithium project, in the Northern Territory. ASX-listed Core Lithium on Tuesday told shareholders that the scoping level test work had demonstrated that the conventional direct flowsheet... 

Kirkland Lake reveals mine plan for Detour Lake

6th April 2021 Gold miner Kirkland Lake Gold has revealed signing production growth aspirations at its Detour Lake gold project, in Ontario. In a new life-of-mine plan for the mine, Kirkland was expecting gold production between 2021 and 2024 to reach between 680 000 oz and 720 000 oz at the Canadian mine,... 

Superior Lake settles project divestment

6th April 2021 ASX-listed Superior Lake Resources has completed the divestment of its namesake zinc project, in Ontario, into TSX-V listed company Metallum Resources Inc, which was previously known as CROPS. Superior Lake last year flagged plans to vend its interest in the project to Metallum after failing to... 

Abujar economics proven in PFS

6th April 2021 A prefeasibility study into the Abujar gold project, in Cote d’Ivoire, has forecast that an openpit operation could produce some 200 000 oz of gold in the first year of production. ASX-listed Tietto Minerals told shareholders that the project would produce more than 168 000 oz/y of gold over the... 

Strandline settles bond issue

6th April 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has completed the settlement of a $60-million bond issue to partly fund the development of its Coburn mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The bond proceeds, along with a A$150-million loan facility from the Northern Australia Infrastructure... 

Calidus settles Macquarie funding

6th April 2021 ASX-listed Calidus Resources has inked final agreements with Macquarie Bank for A$110-million worth of project loan facilities to fund work at the Warrawoona gold project, in Western Australia. The two companies in November of last year announced the debt financing, which would have a have a... 

Savannah nickel mine restart given green light

6th April 2021 The board of ASX-listed Panoramic Resources has approved the A$41-millionr restart of the Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia. The company told shareholders on Tuesday that the decision to restart operations at Savannah, which was placed on care and maintenance in April of last year,... 

Appea warns against US gas model

6th April 2021 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned the Australian government not to replicate the Henry Hub model in Australia, as part of its gas-fired recovery plans. The Henry Hub, in the US is a natural gas distribution hub in Louisiana, which interconnects... 

Pure Hydrogen looks at waste-to-hydrogen technology

1st April 2021 ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy company Wildfire Energy for a waste to hydrogen distribution hub. Under the terms of the MoU, Pure Hydrogen would supply hydrogen to customers generated from commercial waste, using Wildfire’s... 

WA resources see record sales and job creation

1st April 2021 The Western Australian resources sector has continued to set records in terms of revenues and sales, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston said on Thursday. Johnston has revealed that resources sales in 2020 set a new record of A$174-billion in Western Australia, with iron-ore sales... 


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