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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

Wiluna administrators looking at sale

8th August 2022 The administrators of ASX-listed Wiluna Mining is looking to increase gold recovery from the Wiluna mine in the near term, while exploring recapitalisation or sale opportunities. Following the first meeting of creditors on August 1, the administrators said that its intentions to continue... 

Impact to divest majority of Commonwealth project

8th August 2022 Junior Impact Minerals has agreed to divest a 75% interest in the Commonwealth gold/silver/base metals project, in New South Wales, to unlisted Burrendong Minerals. Under the terms of the agreement, Impact would receive a non-refundable option fee of A$25 000 for an eight week exclusivity period... 

Worsley expansion given two more weeks for public comment

8th August 2022 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given stakeholders and community groups an additional two weeks to comment on diversified miner South32’s proposed expansion at its Worsley alumina operations. South32 is proposing to continue operations and expand the existing... 

Sheffield secures A$110m more in Thunderbird funding

8th August 2022 Mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources has secured a $110-million project finance facility to fund its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company on Monday announced that Orion Resource Partners and Kimberley Mineral Sands (KMS) had agreed upon a... 

Nickel Industries secures debt for Oracle buy

8th August 2022 ASX-listed Nickel Industries has secured $225-million in debt capital for the acquisition of the Oracle nickel project. Nickel Industries in December last year inked a definitive agreement with partner Shanghai Decent Investment to acquire a 70% equity interest in the Oracle nickel project for... 

Oz Minerals rejects BHP's A$8.4bn offer

8th August 2022 Copper miner Oz Minerals has rejected a surprise A$8.4-billion takeover bid from diversified miner BHP. BHP submitted a non-binding indicative proposal to Oz Minerals at the end of last week, to acquire all of the company’s shares at a price of A$25 a share. The offer represented a 32.1% premium... 

Core appoints CEO

5th August 2022 Lithium developer Core Lithium has appointed Gareth Manderson as the company’s CEO, succeeding Stephen Biggins, who announces his resignation as MD in March this year. Manderson, who has 28 years experience in the mining and minerals sector, was most recently the GM of sustaining capital with... 

Arafura raises A$41.5m for Nolans

5th August 2022 ASX-listed Arafura Resources on Friday announced plan to raise A$41.5-million to progress the development of its Nolans rare earths project, in the Northern Territory. The company has received firm commitments from institutional and professional investors, and would issue some 156.7-million... 

Lithium exports reached record heights in June - ABS

5th August 2022 A deep dive by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) into the Australian lithium sector has shown that lithium concentrate exports reached a record high in the month of June, reaching A$1.16-billion. This was up 1 189% or A$10.7-billion from the month of June in 2021. 

MCA calls for nuclear inclusion

5th August 2022 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called for the inclusion of next generation nuclear technologies to be considered as part of the Australian energy mix. MCA CEO Tania Constable said this week that these technologies could play an important role in building Australia’s economic... 

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