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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

Mining plans unveiled for Great Western

15th October 2020 ASX-listed Red 5 is planning to start gold production from the Great Western deposit, at its Darlot mining hub, in Western Australia, by January next year. The gold miner has reported a measured, indicated and inferred resource of 870 000 t, grading 2.5 g/t gold for 70 300 oz of contained... 

Medusa reports solid Sept quarter

15th October 2020 Gold miner Medusa has reported a slight increase in production during the three months to September, on the back of higher tonnage and higher ore grades from its Co-O mine, in the Philippines. Gold production for the quarter under review reached 28 363 oz, up from the 21 947 oz produced in the... 

Lucapa considering Mothae expansion

15th October 2020 Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has reported a 280% increase in the indicated resource at its Mothae kimberlite diamond mine, in Lesotho. The project is now estimated to host a Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant indicated resource of some 9.2-million tonnes, containing around... 

BHP reshaping portfolio to create options for 'future facing' commodities

14th October 2020 Diversified giant BHP is adjusting its asset portfolio in order to take advantage of the changing market dynamics, CEO Mike Henry told investors at the company’s annual general meeting. “Global trends such as the electrification of transport, decarbonisation of power, population growth and... 

Warrego raises A$32m

14th October 2020 ASX-listed Warrego Energy has raised A$32-million through a two tranche share placement to fund drilling at the West Erregulla gasfield, in the Perth basin. The first tranche of the share placement consisted of 124-million shares, placed at a price of 21c each under the company’s existing... 

Underground viability proven at Syama

14th October 2020 Gold miner Resolute Mining has grown the Tabakoroni underground resource, at its Sayama project in Mali, to more than one-million ounces, with studies supporting a viable mining operation. The Tabakoroni underground deposit is estimated to host some 7.4-million tonnes of ore, grading 4.4 g/t... 

Energy demand recovery could be delayed - IEA

14th October 2020 A new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has found that global energy demand is only expected to rebound to its pre-Covid levels by early 2023, if the pandemic is not prolonged. The IEA said that in the event of a prolonged pandemic, global energy demand would only rebound by 2025. 

Newcrest starts share trading in Canada

14th October 2020 Gold miner Newcrest Mining has started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NCM. “A North American listing is part of our strategy of pursuing growth in the Americas following our 70% acquisition of the Red Chris mine in Canada in 2019, and our investments in Ecuador,” said MD... 

Boadicea shareholders approve asset sale

14th October 2020 The shareholders of ASX-listed junior Boadicea Resources have approved the sale of nine Fraser Range tenements to fellow-listed Independence Group. The two companies in September this year struck the sales agreement which could see Independence pay a potential A$57-million plus royalties for... 

Iluka's sales improved in Sept quarter

14th October 2020 Mineral sands miner Iluka has reported a solid quarter of production during the three months to September, with sales for both zircon and rutile products increasing. Total zircon, rutile and synthetic rutile production in the September quarter reached 135 000 t, which was on par with production... 


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