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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

Freehill starts mining in Chile

11th October 2021 Phase 1 mining operations have started at the Yerbas Buenas magnetite project, in Chile, ASX-listed Freehill Mining reported on Monday. The company noted that first ore sales from the project are scheduled for January.  

Senex sets net zero targets

11th October 2021 ASX-listed Senex Energy on Monday released its decarbonisation action plan, revealing details of its plan to become a net zero operation by 2040. “Natural gas is integral to meeting demand for reliable and affordable energy and we are focused on being the natural gas supplier of choice through... 

Incitec Pivot and FFI study green ammonia

11th October 2021 Explosives, fertilizer and industrial chemicals manufacturer Incitec Pivot will partner with the green energy arm of miner Fortesuce Metals, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on a feasibility study into industrial-scale production of green ammonia at the company’s existing Gibson Island... 

FFI unveils massive hydrogen project in Qld

11th October 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals’ green energy arm Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on Monday announced the construction of the world’s largest electrolyser, renewable industry and equipment manufacturing centre at Gladstone, Queensland. FFI’s Global Green Energy Manufacturing centre (GEM) will... 

Kin sets A$13m after rebuffing St Barbara

11th October 2021 ASX-listed Kin Mining on Monday launched it’s A$13-million rights issue to fund the next phase of exploration across its gold projects in Western Australia. Kin last week told shareholders that it would be undertaking the rights issue, after rejecting a non-binding indicative offer from gold... 

Brightstar raises funds for drilling

8th October 2021 Junior Brightstar Resources has completed a A$2.3-million share placement to professional and sophisticated investors, to fund drilling at the Cork Tree Well gold project, in Western Australia. The company placed some 87-million shares, at a price of 2.7c each. 

Hannans hoping to expand lithium recovery in Europe

8th October 2021 ASX-listed Hannans has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to commercialise lithium-ion battery (LiB) recycling technology in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The MoU with unlisted Australian company Critical Metals provides Hannans with rights to recover high purity metals from scrap... 

Work starts to expand Qld core library

8th October 2021 The Queensland government has started work on a bigger, better Mount Isa rock library, to make it easier for explorers to find the next big mining prospect in the state's world-leading North West Minerals Province. “The drill core library and its 230 km of drill core samples are critical for... 

Lithium Americas mulls bigger project at Thacker Pass

8th October 2021 TSX- and NYSE-listed Lithium Americas Corporation has flagged plans to increase the Phase 1 capacity at its Thacker Pass lithium project in Nevada, following an increase in the mineral resource estimate to 13.7-million tonnes of lithium carbonate equivalent. The updated mineral resource estimate... 

Westgold promises bidder's statement for Gascoyne

8th October 2021 Gold producer Westgold Resources on Friday told shareholders of fellow listed Gascoyne Resources that it would expedite documents for a takeover offer. Westgold at the end of September flagged an off-market takeover offer for Gascoyne, under which it was proposing to offer one of its own shares... 


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