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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

King River produces HPA at Speewah

9th May 2019 The share price of ASX-listed King River Resources increased by nearly 14% on Thursday as the company announced plans to broaden its product offering from the Speewah speciality metals project, in Western Australia. The announcement comes after the successful production of high purity alumina... 

GBM weighs options after Minjar termination

9th May 2019 ASX-listed junior GBM Resources on Thursday told shareholders that it was ‘considering its position’ after gold junior Minjar Gold terminated a sales agreement over the Twin Hills gold project, in Western Australia. Minjar and GBM in September of last year struck a sales agreement over the Twin... 

Rio awards landmark contract

9th May 2019 Mining major Rio Tinto has awarded a A$20-million, five-year contract with Yurra Pty Ltd to provide civil maintenance services around the company’s Pilbara rail network. Yurra is majority owned by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC), the appointed representative of the Yindjibarndi... 

Santos inks more Narrabri supply MoUs

9th May 2019 Australian oil and gas major Santos has inked additional nonbinding memoranda of understanding (MoU) for gas supply from its proposed Narrabri gas project, in New South Wales. Under the proposed transactions, Santos would supply building material manufacturer Brickworks with up to 3 PJ/y of... 

DRC Minister backs Nzuri deal

8th May 2019 The Minister of Mines for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approved Chinese metals trader Chengtun Mining Group’s A$109.5-million cash offer for copper junior Nzuri Copper. Chengtun Mining is offering Nzuri shareholders 37c a share for their holding in the ASX-listed company, which... 

Gulf gets approval for DSO exports from Indonesia

8th May 2019 The share price of ASX-listed Gulf Manganese soared by 20% on Wednesday on news that the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources had approved the company’s plans to export direct shipping ore (DSO) from its manganese operations in the region. The approval covered 103 162 t/y of DSO. 

Processing operations start at Woodlawn

8th May 2019 Ore processing at the Woodlawn zinc/copper mine, in New South Wales, has started, with the operation expected to progressively ramp up to an estimated throughput capacity of 1.5-million tonnes a year. ASX-listed Heron Resources on Wednesday told shareholders reclaimed tailings from hydraulic... 

Coal exports continue to drive Qld economy

8th May 2019 Coal has continued to drive exports in Queensland, with the state government this week reporting an increase of 18.4% in the value of exports, which reached A$84.3-billion in the 12 months to March. “Yet again the value of Queensland’s merchandise exports over the year are larger than NSW and... 

Bardoc consolidated landholding near Kalgoorlie

8th May 2019 Gold junior Bardoc Gold has moved to consolidated tenements in Western Australia, striking a deal with fellow listed Torian Resources to acquire a package of 40 tenements covering 49 km2 in and around its own 2.6-million ounce Bardoc gold project. The deal gives Bardoc full ownership of a... 

Pursuit sharpens focus on Swedish vanadium

8th May 2019 Scoping studies into the Airijoki and Koitelainen vanadium projects, in Sweden and Finland respectively, have proven both projects to be financially robust, ASX-listed Pursuit Minerals said on Wednesday. The scoping studies assessed the potential for both Airijoki and Koitelainen to be developed... 


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