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Esmarie Iannucci

Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.

Reserve and outlook improves at Razorback

20th March 2023 ASX-listed Magnetite Mines has reported a 340% increase in the ore reserves for its Razorback iron project, in South Australia, as well as the results of an optimisation study which identified the optimum development pathway. Magnetite Mines on Monday said that the best-case project... 

Bristol Springs to cost A$242.5m

20th March 2023 The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Bristol Springs renewable energy project, in Western Australia, has confirmed its potential to produce some 4.9Mkg a year of hydrogen at a total cost of A$2.77/kg. ASX-listed Frontier Energy on Monday told shareholders that the Stage 1 development... 

Abujar ramping up to full production - Tietto

20th March 2023 Junior Tietto Minerals has completed commissioning of its Abujar gold processing plant, in Côte d’Ivoire, with the project now ramping up to full production. The 4.5-million tonne a year mine is forecast to produce some 200 000 oz/y of gold over the first six years of production, at an all-in... 

Ionic's Uganda project proves profitable

20th March 2023 The Stage 1 development of the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, will require a capital investment of $120.8-million to support the five-million tonne a year project, which would deliver40 090 t of rare earth oxide equivalent product. ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths on Monday told... 

Chilalo economics firm up for Evolution

20th March 2023 An updated definitive feasibility study (DFS) into the Chilalo graphite project, in Tanzania, has delivered strong economics. ASX-listed Evolution Energy Minerals on Monday said that the results of a front-end engineering design (FEED) was incorporated into the updated DFS, which resulted in an... 

Ramelius makes a play for Breaker

20th March 2023 Gold miner Ramelius Resources on Monday unveiled a takeover offer for fellow listed Breaker Resources, which owns the Lake Roe gold project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the all-script off-market takeover offer, Breaker shareholders would receive one Ramelius share for every 2.82... 

Burgundy abandons Ellendale plans

20th March 2023 ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines has abandoned its plans to acquire the Ellendale and Blina diamond projects, in Western Australia, from fellow listed Gibb River Diamonds. Burgundy in 2021 struck a two-year option agreement with Gibb River Diamonds to earn full ownership of the project for... 

Underground mining starts at Cowal

20th March 2023 Production at the Cowal underground mine, in New South Wales, has started some three months ahead of schedule, gold miner Evolution Mining reported on Monday. The company told shareholders that first production from the Cowal underground mine was a major milestone in the planned growth at Cowal... 

Cultural audit leaves room for improvement at Rio

20th March 2023 An independent audit into diversified miner Rio Tinto’s cultural heritage management compliance and performance has identified 81 non-conformances and 60 improvement opportunities in the miner’s global operations, and has made 144 recommendations to support alignment with global good practice.... 

Okapi takes stake in uranium technology firm

17th March 2023 ASX-listed Okapi Resources will take a 19.9% stake in technology company Ubaryon, after that company’s shareholders approved a A$3.1-million investment. Ubaryon is developing and commercialising a novel chemical uranium enrichment technology and has recently established a laboratory at... 


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