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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

Economics improves at FYI's HPA project

31st March 2021 An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) into ASX-listed FYI Resources' high purity alumina (HPA) project, in Western Australia, has nearly doubled the projected net present value. FYI on Wednesday told shareholders that the updated DFS had estimated a post-tax net present value (NPV) of... 

Metro to restart Bauxite Hills

31st March 2021 Mining operations at the Bauxite Hills mine, in Cape York, is scheduled to start on April 19, owner Metro Mining said on Wednesday. The company told shareholders that it has set a mining and shipment target of four-million tonnes of bauxite between April and December this year, with an initial... 

Allegiance readies for April start at Colorado coal mine

30th March 2021 Coal production at the New Elk mine, in Colorado, is on track to start in late April this year, with first shipments targeted for June, project developer Allegiance Coal reported. The company told shareholders that based on production schedules, some 80 000 t of coal would be delivered to... 

Big River cuts costs at Borborema

30th March 2021 Gold developer Big River Gold has flagged potential capital cost savings for its Borborema gold project, in Brazil. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday told shareholders that it had completed an option study reviewing and optimising the process plant design for the gold project. 

Nickel Mines places A$175m notes for Angel funding

30th March 2021 ASX-listed Nickel Mines has completed a $175-million senior secured noted offering to help fund the second stage acquisition of the Angel Nickel project, in Indonesia. The senior unsecured notes would have an interest rate of 6.5% and would mature at the start of April 2024. 

AVZ signs more lithium offtake at Manono

30th March 2021 PERTH ( – Critical minerals developer AVZ Minerals has signed a binding offtake agreement with shareholder Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co for the supply of spodumene concentrate from the Manono lithium and tin project, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yibin Tianyi has... 

Maiden resource reported at Dandoko

30th March 2021 Junior Oklo Resources has reported a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee compliant resource of 11.3-million tonnes, at 1.83 g/t for 668 500 oz of contained gold at its flagship Dandoko project, in Mali. The ASX-listed company on Tuesday noted that some 56% of the contained ounces was within the... 

Ribbon gets cut at Cassini

30th March 2021 ASX-listed Mincor Resources has officially opened its Cassini nickel mine, in Western Australia, marking a key milestone to reaching commercial nickel production early next year. “This is a tremendous milestone for Mincor, for our employees, shareholders, suppliers, strategic partners and other... 

$3.6bn Barossa gas project gets the green light

30th March 2021 The federal government has welcomed a positive investment decision on the Barossa gas field, some 300-km north of Darwin. Oil and gas major Santos on Tuesday announced that the $3.6-billion gas and condensate project would proceed. First gas production is targeted for the first half of 2025, and... 

Bardoc's gold project to cost A$177m

29th March 2021 A definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Bardoc gold project, in Western Australia, has estimated that the project could produce some 135 760 oz/y over a mine life of just over eight years. ASX-listed Bardoc Gold on Monday reported that the project would require a capital investment of... 


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