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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

Hoisting operations restart at Peak

31st March 2020 ASX-listed Aurelia Metals has restarted shaft hoisting operations at its Peak mine, in New South Wales. The gold miner last week suspended shaft hoisting operations to investigate a fault detected in the conveyance guide system. 

Ravenswood sale completed - Resolute

31st March 2020 Gold miner Resolute Mining has completed the sale of its Ravenswood gold mine, in Queensland, to a consortium consisting of private equity manager EMR Capital and energy and mining company Golden Energy and Resources (GEAR). Resolute in January this year struck an agreement with the consortium,... 

Rio halts potline at NZ smelter

31st March 2020 Major Rio Tinto will close one of its four potlines at Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, in New Zealand, as part of measures to combat Covid-19. CEO and GM of the New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter, in which Rio holds a 79.36% interest, Stewart Hamilton said that the company had worked hard to... 

Blackham signs supply and alliance agreement

31st March 2020 ASX-listed gold miner Blackham Resources has inked a sales contract with Russian gold miner Polymetal International over all of the non-committed gold concentrate from Blackham’s Stage 1 expansion project of its Western Australian operations. The Stage 1 production rates are expected to average... 

Flinders raises cash to repay loans

31st March 2020 Iron-ore junior Flinders Mines is hoping to raise A$14.52-million through a one-for-six non-renounceable entitlement offer, priced at 2.5c a share. The entitlement offer would consist of more than 580.86-million shares, and would be issued on the basis of one new share for every six existing... 

Qld bans fly-in, fly-out workers

31st March 2020 The Queensland government on Tuesday announced that only critical interstate fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mineworkers will be allowed into Queensland, in an effort to protect remote and regional communities and local mine workforces from the spread of Covid-19. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said... 

Mt Peak FEED delayed by Covid-19

31st March 2020 ASX-listed TNG has warned that COVID-19 was likely to impact its Mt Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. TNG noted on Tuesday that Mt Peak was at an advanced stage of pre-development planning, with the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study progressing in... 

Lynas halt extended

31st March 2020 Rare earths miner Lynas on Tuesday said that operations at its plant in Malaysia would continue to remain suspended after the Malaysian government extended its Movement Control Order from March 31 to April 14. Lynas told shareholders that the company was continuously assessing the effects of the... 

EPA approves Sulphur Springs

31st March 2020 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the approval of ASX-listed Venturex Resources’ Sulphur Springs copper/zinc project. The Minister of Environment is now expected to make a final decision on the project. 

Sangomar debt talks collapse - FAR

31st March 2020 Debt funding arrangements for the Sangomar joint venture (JV), offshore Senegal, has collapsed, ASX-listed FAR said on Tuesday. The company noted that the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the precipitous fall in the Brent oil price by over 60% since January this year, had adversely impacted... 

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