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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

Queensland holds up Adani mine with fresh groundwater review

13th May 2019 The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) has launched a further review of the groundwater management plan for Indian major Adani’s $16.5-billion Carmichael coal project. The federal government in April approved the groundwater plan based on an independent assessment from the... 

Australian Vanadium finds commercial option for Coates

13th May 2019 The share price of ASX-listed Australian Vanadium increased by nearly 17% on Monday after the company signed a joint venture agreement to develop the Coates vanadium project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, privately held Ultra Power Systems (UPS) would be given exclusive... 

EPA approves Talison’s A$516m Greenbushes lithium expansion

10th May 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) this week approved the expansion of the Greenbushes lithium mine, some 250 km from Perth. The A$516-million expansion, which was green-lit by owner Talison Lithium last year, would entail the construction of a new lithium... 

Southern Gold looking for buyers

10th May 2019 ASX-listed Southern Gold is looking for expressions of interest for its Bulong South and Cowarna gold projects, as well as for a joint venture partner for its Glandore gold project, in Western Australia. The Bulong South, Cowarna and Glandore projects cover a combined 225 km2 of tenement area in... 

Blackstone raises cash for global exploration

10th May 2019 ASX-listed junior Blackstone Minerals will raise A$2-million in a two-tranche placement to fund exploration at its metals projects in Vietnam, Canada and Western Australia. The first tranche of the share placement will consist of ten-million shares, priced at 5c each, to raise an initial A$500... 

Maximus shareholders back board

10th May 2019 The shareholders of ASX-listed Maximus Resources have overwhelmingly voted in favour to maintain the current board, following a failed spill attempt by shareholder Kesli Chemicals. Maximus on Friday noted that a near record 32% of all issued shares were voted by proxy ahead of the shareholder... 

TerraCom launches A$63m refinancing

10th May 2019 Coal miner TerraCom on Friday unveiled a A$63-million capital restructure, consisting of a A$35-million capital raise and a $20-million convertible bond. The ASX-listed company would raise some A$35-million through an entitlement offer, priced at 58c a share, under which eligible shareholders... 

Lower ore grades tip scales at Kwale

10th May 2019 Mineral sands miner Base Resources has reported lower production in the March quarter as the ore grades from the Kwale operation lowered, as expected. Base on Monday reported that ilmenite production from Kwale, in Kenya, declined from the 108 465 t produced in the December quarter, to 87 179 t,... 

Miners delivered 23% of WA's revenues

9th May 2019 The Western Australian resources sector has contributed more than A$7.23-billion in royalties and grants, contributing to the state government declaring an operating surplus of A$553-million for 2018-19. Western Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt has predicted an operating surplus of A$1.5-billion... 

Kidman/Wesfarmers talks going for 'some time'

9th May 2019 The chairperson of takeover target Kidman Resources, John Pizzey, on Thursday revealed to shareholders that the company had been in discussions with suitor Wesfarmers ‘for some time’ regarding a possible takeover offer. Wesfarmers earlier this month launched a non-binding and conditional... 


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