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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

Narrabri gets environmental approval

24th November 2020 Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has given environmental approval for oil and gas major Santos’ Narrabri gas project, in the Gunnedah basin, subject to a number of conditions. The approval conditions include an early warning system that would include ongoing bore monitoring and modeling... 

Rio commits more funding to Chinese research

24th November 2020 Mining major Rio Tinto has committed a further A$4.5-million in funding over the next five years to support its partnership with China’s Tsinghua University to support research projects of at the Tsinghua-Rio Tinto joint research centre for resources, energy and sustainable development. The... 

Aus committed to critical mineral development

24th November 2020 Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has reiterated Australia’s aspirations to become a world leader in the exploration, extraction, production and processing of critical minerals. Speaking at the International Mining and Resources Conference, Pitt noted that the Critical Minerals Facilitation... 

Cardinal gets a new bid

24th November 2020 A third bidder has emerged for ASX-listed Cardinal Resources, offering A$1.05 a share in an unsolicited and off-market takeover offer. Ghanian firm Engineers & Planners Company has formally launched a $220-million all-cash offer for Cardinal Resources in order to obtain the company’s mining... 

Evolution targets Cowal underground for 2022

24th November 2020 Gold miner Evolution Mining is hoping that the New South Wales government would fast-track its development application for the Cowal underground mine, granting approval in the first half of next year. Speaking at the International Mining and Resources Conference, Evolution’s GM for... 

Misima PFS proves up

24th November 2020 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Misima gold project, in Papua New Guinea, has confirmed the potential of a long-life, low cost gold mine. ASX-listed Kingston Mining on Tuesday revealed that the project would produce some 130 000 oz/y over a mine life of 17 years, based on a mining rate... 

Nickel Mines in A$490m deal

24th November 2020 ASX-listed Nickel Mines has signed a binding definitive agreement with partner Shanghai Decent Investment to acquire a 70% interest in the Angel Nickel project, in Indonesia, for $490-million. Nickel Mines in October inked a memorandum of understanding to build, own and operate for next... 

Firefinch satellites get estimate

24th November 2020 ASX-listed Firefinch has announced an initial mineral resource estimate of 113 000 oz of gold at its satellite deposits N’Tiola, Viper and Domba, within its Morila gold project, in Mali. With the initial resource estimate of 2.5-million tonnes, grading 1.38 g/t gold estimated for the three... 

South32 sells gold royalties

24th November 2020 Diversified miner South32 has struck an agreement with TSX-V listed royalty company Elemental Royalties to divest of a package of mineral royalties. Under the terms of the agreement, Elemental will make a $40-million cash payment and would issue $15-million of its own shares to South32 for the... 

Australian midtier miners outperforming market - PwC

24th November 2020 Australia’s mid-tier miners have outperformed the market during the Covid-19 pandemic, maintaining consistent revenues and profits, advisory firm PwC has found. In its Aussie Mine 2020 report, PwC notes that Australia’s 50 ASX-listed mid-tier mining companies, with market values of less than... 

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