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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

Lucapa sells first diamonds for 2021

11th January 2021 Diamond miner Lucapa has raised A$7.2-million in revenue from its first diamond sales of 2021 from its Mothae mine, in Lesotho. The miner on Monday reported that a parcel of 4 676 ct of rough diamonds were sold for a total of $5.6-million, or $1 198 per carat, marking the highest average US... 

Tempus MD hangs up his hat

8th January 2021 ASX- and TSX-V listed Tempus Resources has flagged the resignation of MD Brendan Borg. The company said on Friday that the effective date of Borg’s resignation would be confirmed following an appropriate transition period. 

FAR awaits possible takeover offer

8th January 2021 ASX-listed FAR will postpone a shareholders meeting to vote on the sale of its share in the in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture (JV), in Senegal, to partner Woodside, as it awaits a formal offtake offer from Remus Horizons PCC. FAR in... 

Govt plans more diesel storage

8th January 2021 The Australian government on Friday announced plans to increase Australia’s onshore diesel stockholdings, create jobs and keep fuel prices low for consumers. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said that the Boosting Australia’s Diesel Storage programme would open on January 11,... 

Lake Resources starts Kachi DFS

8th January 2021 ASX-listed Lake Resources has launched a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Kachi lithium brine project, in Argentina. A 2020 prefeasibility study (PFS) estimated that the project could have an annual production of 25 500 t/y of battery grade lithium carbonate over a mine life of some 25... 

Firefinch beats guidance

8th January 2021 Junior gold miner Firefinch has exceeded its production targets for its first quarter as a producer. The ASX-listed miner on Friday reported that 4 228 oz of gold was produced from its tailings operations during the three months to December, with a total of 7 683 oz produced since the Morila... 

End of an era for Era

8th January 2021 Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia (Era) will cease ore processing at its Ranger uranium mine on Friday, in line with it the conclusion of its Ranger Authority, while plans for the Ranger 3 Deeps operation have been shelved indefinitely. The miner told shareholders that there was... 

Argosy joins European alliances

8th January 2021 ASX-listed Argosy Minerals has been accepted as a member of the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) as a primary raw materials partner. Furthermore, the company has also been accepted as a member of the European Battery Alliance (EBA) 250 Network, which also includes the European Commission,... 

Tianqi shareholders back IGO deal

8th January 2021 The shareholders of lithium producer Tianqi Lithium Corporation have approved a A$1.9-billion joint venture agreement with ASX-listed Independence Group (IGO). IGO on Friday told shareholders that some 99.97% of Tianqi’s shareholders present at its January 5 meeting had voted in favour of the... 

Marquee looking at options for Nevada lithium project

8th January 2021 ASX-listed junior Marquee Resources has launched a review of its Clayton Valley lithium project, in Nevada, following renewed interest in both the lithium sector and in North American lithium projects. The Clayton Valley project covers some 12 km2 of claims holding both lithium rich brines and... 


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