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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

Centrex signs another offtake agreement

14th May 2019 ASX-listed Centrex Metals has inked a second offtake agreement for phosphate rock concentrate from its Ardmore project, in Queensland. Centrex has reached an agreement with New Zealand fertilizer group Ballance Agri-Nutrients to supply some 5 000 t of concentrate, which will be produced as part... 

Fortescue soars on new dividend payment

14th May 2019 The share price of iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals jumped more than 7% on Tuesday after the company announced a fully franked dividend of 60c a share. The new dividend brought the total amount of dividends for the 2019 financial year to date to 90c a share, inclusive of the 19c a share interim... 

Oz Minerals to loan-carry Minotaur to production

14th May 2019 Copper/gold miner Oz Minerals and fellow listed Minotaur Exploration have struck a number of agreements over Minotaur’s tenement holdings in Queensland. Following Oz Minerals obtaining a 70% interest in the Eloise copper/gold joint venture (JV), by investing A$10-million in the project, the two... 

Resolute gets nine new licenses at Ravenswood

14th May 2019 Gold miner Resolute Mining has been awarded nine new mining leases over areas that will support its A$150-million Ravenswood expansion project, in Queensland. The miner said that the leases included areas within the operational footprint of the proposed Buck Reef West openpit and nearby land... 

A$1bn Olive Downs coking coal mine cleared for development

14th May 2019 The Queensland government has approved the proposed A$1-billion Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine being developed by Pembroke Resources. The Stage 1 project is expected to require a capital spend of A$450-million and will produce 4.5-million tonnes a year of steelmaking coal, which will be... 

Browns Range to benefit from WA infrastructure spend

13th May 2019 Rare earths producer Northern Minerals is set to benefit from a A$51-million capital allocation by the Western Australian government to upgrade roads in the East Kimberley region. The miner on Monday said that the upgrades of the Duncan road and Gordon Downs road in the East Kimberley would... 

Mt Cattlin has record month

13th May 2019 Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has reported a record month of production at its Mt Cattlin operation, in Western Australia, with the project producing 21 910 t of lithium concentrate in April. The April production represented an annualised run rate of some 260 000 t/y. 

TNG ticks offtake box at Mt Peake

13th May 2019 ASX-listed TNG has inked a binding life-of-mine offtake and marketing agreement for all of the titanium dioxide pigment to be produced at its Mt Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. “This is a really exciting milestone for TNG and marks the formalisation of our strong... 

Aus Tin gets approval for Taronga Stage 1

13th May 2019 Junior Aus Tin Mining is planning to start initial mining at its Taronga Stage 1 operation, in New South Wales, before the end of June, after receiving approval of its mining operations plan from the state’s Department of Planning and Environment. The A$3-million Stage 1 project would trial mine... 

RNC pulls the trigger on Higginsville buy

13th May 2019 TSX-listed RNC Minerals has exercised its option over the Higginsville gold operation, in Western Australia, in a A$50-million deal with ASX-listed Westgold Resources. Under a March agreement, RNC would acquire the Higginsville operation in exchange for A$25-million in cash and A$25-million in... 


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