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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

BHP recycling tyres in Queensland

3rd August 2020 Diversified miner BHP on Monday announced that up to 30 new jobs would be created in Queensland’s Bowen Basin as a result of a new partnership with Novum Energy to recycle mining truck tyres for the first time in Australia. Used earth moving tyres from all seven coal mine sites in Queensland... 

Rio invests further in Australian skills

3rd August 2020 Major Rio Tinto on Monday announced plans to invest some A$60-million in Western Australia in 2021 to support the development of critical skills for the mining industry. By 2021, the company will start recruiting over 150 people as part of its intake of graduates, apprentices, trainees and... 

Slow Sunrise start affects carrying value

31st July 2020 Triple listed Clean TeQ has warned of a A$180-million noncash writedown of the carrying value of its Sunrise nickel/cobalt/scandium project, in New South Wales, for the 2020 financial year. The company on Friday told shareholders that a review of the carrying value of the Sunrise project was... 

WA promises reforms to boost economy

31st July 2020 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed the Western Australian government’s decision to turbocharge regulatory reforms in order to boost economic recovery. The state government on Friday announced that state laws would be amended to further streamline mining and... 

Fosterville drives Kirkland production

31st July 2020 ASX, TSX and NYSE-listed Kirkland Lake Gold has reported a strong second quarter and half-year on the back of increased gold production and higher gold prices. Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kirkland Lake reported a 54% increase in quarterly production which reached 329 770 oz in... 

Nolans Major Project status extended

31st July 2020 The Australian government has renewed the Major Project status of the Nolans rare earths project, in the Northern Territory, for a further three years. Project owner Arafura Resource son Friday said that the renewal of the Major Project status coincided with the grant of the Nolans mineral... 

Savannah restart as early as H1 2021

31st July 2020 ASX-listed Panoramic Resources has flagged a potential restart of its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, in the first half of 2021. Panoramic in April this year temporarily suspended operations at the Savannah project, amid the Covid-19 outbreak, as the pandemic adversely impacted... 

Allegiance issues note for US coal funds

31st July 2020 Canada-based Allegiance Coal has secured up to A$8-million in funding through a convertible note issue to investment fund Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund. The ASX-listed company on Friday said that this was the first leg of funding to return the New Elk mine, in Colorado, to production,... 

Offers continue to roll in for Jumbuck

31st July 2020 A three-way tug-of-war has erupted over the Jumbuck gold project, in Western Australia, with owner Tyranna Resources fielding offers from fellow listed Marmota, Alliance Resources and Syngas. Tyranna at the end of June inked a formal agreement with Syngas to divest of the Jumbuck gold project... 

Australia mining job numbers increase despite Covid

31st July 2020 An independent study commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has shown that employment in the resources sector remained strong, despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Western Australia and Queensland leading the charge. The study, undertaken by technology firm... 


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