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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

Thalanga busts copper records in Sept quarter

13th October 2021 Base metals miner Red River Resources has reported record copper production in the three months to September from its Thalanga mine, in Queensland. Red River on Wednesday reported that the Thalanga operation had delivered 4 411 t of copper, 7 539 t of zinc concentrate and 1 984 t of lead... 

Construction starts at Norseman plant

13th October 2021 Construction has started at the Norseman gold project’s processing plant, in Western Australia, after project partners Pantoro and Tulla Resources obtained all the necessary approvals. The joint venture (JV) partners said on Wednesday that the old processing plant had been demolished and site... 

Kalium Lakes raises cash, restructures debt for Beyondie growth

13th October 2021 Potash producer Kalium Lakes has announced a A$50-million capital raise to fund the expansion of its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company on Wednesday told shareholders that it would issue some 278-million new shares, at a price of 18c each in... 

Poseidon weighs battery feed

13th October 2021 Nickel developer Poseidon Nickel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with battery materials refinery Pure Battery Technologies (PBT) to study the merits of Poseidon supplying nickel concentrate to PBT’s precursor cathode active material (pCAM) refinery, in Western Australia. The... 

Qld Parliament backs miner claims

13th October 2021 The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation aimed at assisting the resources sector keep driving Queensland’s economic recovery by confirming the validity of more than 900 historical mining tenures. Resources Minister Scott Stewart told Parliament that the Resources and Other Legislation... 

Netherlands comes knocking for Qld hydrogen

13th October 2021 The Queensland government have agreed to terms of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to potentially export hydrogen. The Port of Rotterdam has an ambition to import up to 20-million tonnes of hydrogen by 2050, starting with imports of ammonia in 2025. 

Sandfire divests of Adriatic shares, as Adriatic raises cash

13th October 2021 ASX- and LSE-listed Adriatic Metals has unveiled a $244.5-million project finance package to fund the development of its the Vares silver project, in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The company on Wednesday reported that it had inked a term sheet with Orion Resource Partners for a $142-million debt... 

Rio breaks through at hydropower project

13th October 2021 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has marked a significant milestone at its Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia, with the tunnel boring machine having broken through to complete its journey. The Kemano T2 project is completing a second tunnel to carry water into the Kemano powerhouse, to... 

Pilbara produces first concentrate from Ngungaju

13th October 2021 Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals has produced its first concentrate from the coarse circuit at the recently restarted Ngungaju plant, in Western Australia. Pilbara earlier this month took a final investment decision to restart the former Altura Mining’s lithium assets, after completing the... 

CleanCo joins hydrogen forces in Qld

12th October 2021 Queensland-based renewable energy generator CleanCo has joined Sumitomo Corporation and its partners on the development of a hydrogen industry in Gladstone. Sumitomo earlier this year inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with partners Gladstone Ports Corporation, Gladstone Regional... 


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