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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

Battery project planned at Darwin LNG

29th May 2019 Oil and gas major Santos has launched a battery project at the Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions from electricity, by some 20%. The battery project, which is expected to be completed by the middle of next year, will also cut fuel gas... 

Qld hopes to convince miners to spend on infrastructure

29th May 2019 The Queensland government on Wednesday said that it would look to partner with some of the state’s largest mining companies to create a Resources Community Infrastructure Fund. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the voluntary fund would be targeted at improving economic and social... 

Australian Vanadium produces high purity product

28th May 2019 ASX-listed Australian Vanadium has produced a high purity vanadium pentoxide at its namesake project, in Western Australia. The vanadium pentoxide was produced as part of pre-pilot test work, and forms parts of efforts to optimise the refinery flowsheet. 

Core flags new revenue stream at Finniss

28th May 2019 ASX-listed Core Lithium has flagged the possibility for additional revenues at its Finniss lithium project, in the Northern Territory, after receiving expressions of interests from a number of parties regarding the purchase of additional fine lithium from the project. Core on Tuesday noted that... 

Minotaur divests of WA nickel assets

28th May 2019 Junior Minotaur Exploration has signed a binding conditional term sheet with fellow-listed Auroch Minerals to divest of its Scotia and Leinster nickel assets, in Western Australia, in a deal valued at A$1.5-million. Under the terms of the agreement, Auroch would pay Minotaur A$1.4-million,... 

Senex designated acreage in Surat basin for Australia-only gas supply

28th May 2019 ASX-listed Senex energy has been awarded preferred tender status by the Queensland government for natural gas acreage in the Surat basin. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said on Tuesday that the 153 km2 of land area had been awarded to Senex to explore for Australian-only gas supply. 

EPA consults further on rescinded emissions guidelines

28th May 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) will open its greenhouse gas guidelines for public consultation starting on June 10. The 12-week consultation period will close on September 2. 

Gindalbie shareholders called to meet

27th May 2019 The shareholders of ASX-listed Gindalbie Metals will meet on July 3 to vote on its takeover and demerger plans, follow approval from the Federal Court of Australia. Gindalbie in March announced a 2.6c a share takeover offer from Ansteel, which currently holds a 35.71% interest in Gindalbie and... 

Focus adds ounces at Karridale

27th May 2019 Gold junior Focus Minerals has reported a 25% increase in the mineral resource t its Karridale deposit, which forms part of the Laverton gold project, in Western Australia. The deposit is now estimated to contain some 15.7-million tonne of resource at 1.3 g/t gold, for 672 000 oz contained... 

SRG Global wins South32 contract

27th May 2019 Diversified miner South32 has awarded an asset services contract to ASX-listed SRG Global for its Worsley alumina operation, in Western Australia, that could be worth some A$60-million. The contract will be for an initial three year, but could extended for a further three years. If the contract... 


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