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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

Fenix signs offtake agreement

14th October 2020 Junior Fenix Resources has struck a binding offtake agreement with Sinosteel International holding Company for 50% of the expected production from its Iron Ridge iron-ore project, in Western Australia. The offtake agreement will span the life of the mine, and will allow for annual review... 

Cokal secures funding for BBM

14th October 2020 ASX-listed Cokal has secured a $20-million debt financing facility to fund the development of its Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) coking coal project, in Indonesia. A binding letter of intent has been provided by China Railway 21st Bureau Group International Engineering Co and Beijing Fidick... 

Prospect raises cash for Arcadia

14th October 2020 Lithium developer Prospect Resources will raise A$6-million through a share placement to institutional investors to advance the development of its Arcadia lithium project, in Zimbabwe. Prospect on Wednesday revealed that it had received subscriptions for more than 46.1-million shares, at an... 

E25 finds offtake for Butcherbird

13th October 2020 ASX-listed Element 25 has inked a non-binding term sheet with a subsidiary of fellow-listed OM Holdings over all of the manganese ore produced at the first stage of the Butcherbird project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, OM Materials would take up to 365 000 t/y of... 

Hot Chili tipping the scales

13th October 2020 A maiden mineral resource estimate for ASX-listed Hot Chili’s Cortadera copper porphyry deposit has pushed the greater Costa Fuego copper project to become a leading global resource. The Cortadera maiden mineral resource of 451-million tonnes, at 0.46% copper equivalent, has taken the total... 

Kirkland increases output in Sept quarter

13th October 2020 Triple listed gold miner Kirkland Lake Gold has reported a 37%, or 91 184 oz increase in production for the third quarter of 2020, compared with the previous corresponding period. The ASX, TSX, and NYSE-listed company produced 339 584 oz of gold in the three months to September, with... 

OceanaGold lays off staff at Didipio

13th October 2020 Gold miner OceanaGold has undertaken the first round of permanent redundancies at its Didipio operation, in the Philippines, as operations at the project remain suspended. The ASX- and TSX-listed gold miner laid off 496 of its permanent employees, who are predominantly from local communities. A... 

BHP strengthens Aboriginal relations

13th October 2020 Diversified miner BHP has agreed to a set of shared principles around Aboriginal heritage with the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, aimed at enhancing the influence and voice of traditional owners in relation to heritage protection. The miner on Tuesday said that the principles also... 

Resources continues to carry Qld economy - Treasury

13th October 2020 New data from the Queensland Treasury has shown that the resources industry continued to contribute significantly to the state budget, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the year to August, the value of Queensland’s exports decreased A$16.1-billion to A$71.3-billion, as international markets... 

Roma North expansion approved

13th October 2020 The Board of ASX-listed Senex Energy has approved the A$20-million capital spend to expand production at the Roma North operation, in the Western Surat basin. The company on Tuesday said that the positive final investment decision would increase production by 50%, to 24 TJ/d, with the increased... 


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