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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

Fortescue commissions largest integrated battery energy storage system

30th April 2021 Iron-ore major Fortescue has contracted Perth-based Pacific Energy’s subsidiary Contract Power Australia to build Western Australia’s largest network integrated battery energy storage system (BESS). Contract Power will design, construct, test, install and commission two BESS units as part of... 

Eagle Mountain takes full ownership of Oracle Ridge

30th April 2021 Junior Eagle Mountain Mining has moved to take full ownership of the Oracle Ridge copper project, in Arizona. The ASX-listed company on Friday said that it would acquire joint venture partner Vincere Resource Holding’s 20% interest in Wedgetail Operations, which is the owner of the Oracle Ridge... 

OceanaGold revenues rise on higher gold price

30th April 2021 Dual listed gold miner OceanaGold has reported a slight increase in gold production for the first quarter ended March, compared with the previous corresponding period. Group gold production in the March quarter reached 83 200 oz, up from the 80 700 oz produced in the previous corresponding... 

Santos completes 25% sale of Bayu-Undan

30th April 2021 Oil and gas major Santos has completed the sell down of a 25% stake in its Bayu-Undan and Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects to partner SK E&S. Santos on Friday said that the sell-down would result in the company receiving $186-million at the completion of the transaction, being the... 

Public consultation starts on Qld energy reforms

30th April 2021 The Queensland government has welcomed public consultation on proposed reforms to the National Electricity Market, which will help shape the future of Queensland’s energy supply. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) suite of potential... 

Opportunities from decarbonisation – BHP

30th April 2021 Diversified major BHP believed that global de-carbonisation efforts would hold significant opportunity for the resources sector. BHP’s Minerals Americas president Rag Udd told the World Copper Conference, in Chile, that the push across the world to decarbonize would require substantial... 

Ionic starts feasibility study on Uganda rare earths project

29th April 2021 A scoping study into the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, has found that based on the current mineral resource, the project could have a mine life of 11 years. ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths on Thursday said that the base case scoping study considered an openpit mine with a run-of-mine feed... 

Danakali raises A$20.3m for Colluli early works

29th April 2021 Potash developer Danakali will raise A$20.3-million in share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fund early works at its sulphate of potash (SOP) project, in Eritrea. The ASX and LSE listed company has completed the bookbuild for the placement of 47.2-million shares at a... 

Antipa completes A$22m institutional placement

29th April 2021 ASX-listed Antipa Minerals has raised an initial A$22-million through the completion of its institutional share placement. The company last week announced plans to raise A$25-million through the institutional share placement and a share purchase plan (SPP) to maintain its 35% interest in the... 

New Century hit by wet weather

29th April 2021 Base metals miner New Century Resources has reported a 6% decline in zinc production for the three month to March, compared with the December quarter. Zinc metal production from the Century mine, in Queensland, reached 30 433 t during the quarter under review, down from the 32 350 t produced in... 


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