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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

Desktop study unveils nearly 600 new deposits in Qld

12th October 2021 A A$500 000 desktop study has unearthed almost 600 potential deposits of new economy minerals across Queensland, including six possible rare earth systems. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the joint project with the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute was also creating... 

Minerals 260 lists on the ASX

12th October 2021 Metals explorer Minerals 260 has officially listed on the ASX, after completing a A$30-million initial public offering. Lithium developer Liontown Resources in August this year announce its plans to demerge its non-lithium exploration assets into a separately listed entity known as Minerals 260. 

FYI extends pilot trial with Alcoa

12th October 2021 unior FYI Resources on Tuesday announced an extended high purity alumina (HPA) trial production run at its pilot plant facility, in Western Australia. The trial production run aligns with the staged joint development project announced with aluminium major Alcoa, earlier this month, FYI told... 

Antilles raises cash for Cuban exploration

12th October 2021 ASX-listed Antilles Gold will raise some A$5-million in a share placement to fund exploration work and definitive feasibility work at the La Demajagua openpit gold/silver mine, in Cuba. Antilles on Tuesday said that it would place up to 65-million new shares, at a price of 7.75c each, with one... 

Rio commits to greener future in Qld

12th October 2021 Mining major Rio Tinto has inked a statement of cooperation with the Queensland government, committing to a greener energy future for the state. Rio Tinto, the first partner to join the statement, have signed on with a commitment to use their experience to help deliver future green industry for... 

Newcrest prices growth plans for next decade

12th October 2021 Gold miner Newcrest Mining could spend some A$4-billion on organic growth projects by 2030, in Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The miner on Tuesday announced the results of prefeasibility studies (PFS) into its Red Chris, Havieron and Lihir Phase 14A projects, after in August... 

Rio's WA workers told to get the jab

12th October 2021 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced that vaccinations against the Covid-19 pandemic would be a requirement for its entire Western Australian workforce, including those within offices and other facilities in Perth. The announcement comes as the company opened its vaccination hub at the... 

Prospect confirms new game plan for Arcadia

11th October 2021 The staged optimised feasibility study (OFS) of the Acradia lithium project, in Zimbabwe, has confirmed the economic viability of the project, said ASX-listed Prospect Resources. The OFS considered the construction of two 1.2-million tonne a year modules, resulting in low up-front capital costs,... 

Downer completes mining services divestment

11th October 2021 Integrated services provider Downer EDI on Monday announced plans to sell its Open Cut Mining East business to an Australia subsidiary of mining services provider PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (BUMA). Downer will receive some A$150-million in cash from the transaction, subject to adjustments,... 

BHP not averse to new jurisdictions - Henry

11th October 2021 Diversified miner BHP would not be averse to entering new jurisdictions in its hunt for resources, and could make a return to Africa, CEO Mike Henry has said. In an interview with the Financial Times, Henry noted that in its hunt for future facing commodities, BHP would need to find more... 


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