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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

Cobre makes a move on Metal Tiger's Kalahari exploration vehicle

16th June 2022 ASX-listed Cobre has struck a share purchase deed with fellow-listed Metal Tiger to acquire take full ownership of the Kalahari Metals (KML) exploration vehicle. Cobre holds a 51% stake inKML, which controls some 8 595 km2 of tenements within the Kalahari copper belt, in Botswana.The tenement... 

Fortescue partners with Liebherr on green trucks

15th June 2022 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has partnered with multi-national equipment manufacturer Liebherr for the development of green mining haul trucks. The trucks will be integrated with for the zero emission power system technologies being developed by Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Williams... 

Laneway restarts activities at Agate Creek

15th June 2022 ASX-listed Laneway Resources has restarted mining activities at the Agate Creek project, in Queensland, with drill and blast operations under way. Production grade control sampling, assaying and blasting has started, with the first production blast for 2022 fired last Friday. The mining fleet is... 

Northern Star completes Paulsens and Western Tanami sale

15th June 2022 Gold miner Northern Star Resources has completed the sale of the Paulsens and Western Tanami gold projects, to fellow-listed Black Cat Syndicate, for A$44.5-million. Under the terms of the agreement struck in April, Northern Star was paid A$14.5-million in cash for the assets, and would be... 

Court calls for Vimy meeting on Deep Yellow deal

15th June 2022 The Supreme Court of Western Australia has called on ASX-listed Vimy Resources to call a shareholder meeting to vote on the proposed A$658-million merger agreement with fellow-listed Deep Yellow. The two companies in April announced the merger agreement under which Deep Yellow would acquire all... 

Glencore strikes offtake deal at Kolosori

15th June 2022 ASX-listed Pacific Nickel has struck a non-binding indicative term sheet with diversified major Glencore for a three-year, $22-million pre-export finance facility, along with a four-year offtake arrangement for all of the production from the Kolosori nickel project, in the Solomon Islands. The... 

Base restarts operations at Kwale

15th June 2022 Mineral sands miner Base Resources has resumed operations at its Kwale operations, in Kenya. The company earlier this month reported that heavy rainstorms had caused flash flooding in the area, which had overwhelmed the project’s dewatering system. 

Offer for DGO declared unconditional

15th June 2022 Gold miner Gold Road Resources' takeover offer for fellow-listed DGO Gold has been declared unconditional after the company obtained an 83.35% relevant interest in the takeover target. Gold Road recently increased its takeover offer for fellow listed DGO from 2.16 Gold Road shares to 2.25 Gold... 

King faces backlash over Narrabri support

15th June 2022 Newly appointed federal Resources Minister Madeleine King is facing backlash following her support of oil and gas major Santo’s controversial Narrabri gas development. In an interview with the Herald and The Age, King was quoted as saying that ‘critics of the project should accept the need for... 

Qld invests in battery power

15th June 2022 The Queensland government has announced a A$15-million investment to scale up the National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC), as part of plans to ramp-up battery manufacturing in the state. “Energy storage is the key to unlocking Queensland’s renewable energy revolution,” Treasurer and Minister for... 


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