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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

Horizon divests of another non-asset

20th June 2022 Gold developer Horizon Minerals has reached an agreement with FMR Investments to divest of its Gunga West gold project, in Western Australia. Gunga West was acquired in 2019 as part of a larger asset swap with gold miner Northern Star Resources, and included the Rose Hill, Brilliant North and... 

Hawsons looks at port development at Myponie Point

20th June 2022 Junior Hawsons Iron has flagged a potential port developing at Myponie Point, in South Australia. The ASX-listed company has signed a two-year option agreement to purchase three contiguous parcels of land suitable for developing an export facility for the Hawsons iron project. 

Evolution awards FEED contract in Tanzania

20th June 2022 Graphite developer Evolution Energy Minerals has awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for its Chilalo graphite project, in Tanzania, to CPC Engineering. “The commencement of the FEED study is a significant milestone towards the realisation of the Chilalo graphite project. We... 

Arizona Lithium to establish research center for Big Sandy

20th June 2022 ASX-listed Arizona Lithium has inked a five-year lease to establish a lithium research center in Arizona. The research center will focus on technological advancements in lithium processing and aims to advance the battery materials industry in Arizona, with construction expected to be completed... 

Base pulls the trigger at Bumamani

20th June 2022 ASX- and Aim-listed Mineral Sands miner Base Resources has taken a final investment decision on the $28.1-million Bumamani project, which will extend the mine life of its Kwale operations, in Kenya, by 13 months to December 2024. The Bumamani project comprises the higher-grade subsets of the... 

IGO completes Western Areas takeover

20th June 2022 Battery metals miner Independence Group (IGO) has completed the acquisition of nickel miner Western Areas. IGO had offered Western Areas shareholders A$3.87 a share for their stake in the Western Australian nickel miner. 

Iluka shareholders to vote on Sierra Rutile demerger

20th June 2022 Mineral sands miner Iluka has unveiled details of the demerger of its Sierra Rutile operations, in Sierra Leone, creating two independent ASX listed companies. Iluka will continue to be a leading global supplier of critical minerals, while Sierra Rutile will be a West African focused mineral... 

Vulcan gains local support for geothermal plans

17th June 2022 ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources has marked an important development milestone at its Zero Carbon lithium project, in Germany, with the City Council of Landau voting to support geothermal energy production. The company said that the City Council of Landau, which covers part of Vulcan’s... 

Okvau marks major milestone - Emerald

17th June 2022 Junior Emerald Resources has poured over 3 000 kg of gold bullion from its Okvau gold mine, in Cambodia, since commercial production started in September 2021. “The board and management of Emerald are very pleased with the achievement of this significant 3 000 kg gold bullion milestone at our... 

Vital starts commissioning of Canadian REE plant

17th June 2022 Canadian rare earths miner Vital Metals has started commissioning its rare earth extraction facility in Saskatoon, Canada, starting ore feed into the dense media separation (DMS) plant. Vital will commission the Saskatoon facility incrementally over coming months with plans to produce a 2.5 t of... 


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