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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

OceanaGold confirms Martha Underground economics

1st April 2021 Dual listed gold miner OceanaGold has released a feasibility study on its Martha Underground operation, at the Waihi project in New Zealand, outlining an initial reserve for the project and updating the resource. The feasibility study estimated that OceanaGold would spend more than $60-million in... 

Pursuit raises exploration funds

1st April 2021 Junior Pursuit Minerals has received firm commitments to raise A$8.25-million in a share placement to sophisticated investors to fund exploration work at its platinum group metal/nickel/copper projects, in Western Australia. The company on Thursday said that some 119.5-million shares would be... 

South32 sweetens SA Energy Coal sale

1st April 2021 Diversified miner South32 has added incentive to get the sale of its South African Energy Coal operations over the line. The miner earlier this week announced that the sale of the South African Energy Coal division would be completed post the end of the March quarter, but said on Thursday that... 

Rio signs up for Japanese carbon network

1st April 2021 Mining major Rio Tinto has joined Japan’s Green Value Chain Platform Network (GVC Network) to engage on innovative approaches to reduce Japan’s carbon footprint. The GVC Network is a collaboration established by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment to lead transparent decarbonisation efforts... 

Renascor looks at increasign Stage 1 output

1st April 2021 Graphite developer Renascor Resources on Thursday said that it would investigate a substantial increase to the Stage 1 production capacity at its Siviour battery anode material manufacturing operation, in South Australia. The company told shareholder that the decision to investigate an increase... 

Gascoyne reduces bank debt

31st March 2021 Gold miner Gascoyne Resources has reduced its bank debt by some 45%. The miner has made a voluntary debt repayment of A$14.6-million to Investec, leaving its bank debt at the end of March at around A$17.5-million. 

Govt awards energy saving grants

31st March 2021 The federal government on Wednesday launched A$14-million worth of grants under its broader A$3.5-billion Climate Solutions Package to help lower power bills for high energy-using businesses. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor announced that 48 businesses that consume more... 

Rox to spin out base metal projects

31st March 2021 Gold junior Rox Resources has announced plans to demerge its nickel and base metal assets into a new company called Cannon Resources. Rox was proposing a 1-for-15 share consolidation prior to the Cannon transaction to simplify its share structure, with the company telling shareholders on... 

Strandline raises its first A$89m

31st March 2021 Mineral sands developer Strandline Resources has successfully completed the share placement and institutional component of its entitlement offer. The company on Wednesday said that the institutional component of its 1-for-1.3 fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement... 

Newcrest reports resource at Red Chris

31st March 2021 Triple-listed gold miner Newcrest Mining has reported an initial measured and indicated mineral resource of 980-million tonnes, grading 0.41 g/t gold and 0.38% copper for 13-million ounces of contained gold and 3.7-million tonnes of contained copper for its Red Chris operation, in British... 


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