Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has over 15 years of experience in print media, TV, online media and public relations. She specializes in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Latin American market. Cecilia has been interviewed by BBC News and CBC among others. She has also been syndicated by Forbes, Seeking Alpha and BIV. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Poland halts Nazi ‘gold train’ hunt sooner than expected

A new timetable for the search is expected to be unveiled on Friday, at a news conference called by the digging team.

Gold mining back to Nova Scotia with imminent Moose River mine construction

Project consists of two open-pit mines forecast to produce 87,000 ounces of the yellow metal a year during their eight to nine years of mine life.

Glencore posts worst half-yearly profit since listing in London

Despite a rebound in commodity prices and successful costs cuts, Glencore remained in the red in the six months to end-June.

Brexit may hamper Britain’s plans to abandon coal

Expert says coal-fired generation may remain a key part of Britain's energy supply for longer than planned.

Iron ore’s rally has its days numbered — Citi

Citi analysts believe the steel-making ingredient will average $51 a tonne in the final quarter of 2016 and fall to $45 next year.

Microscopic gold ball could be Alzheimer’s long-sought remedy

The new method is expected to be especially useful in early stages of the condition and could also be used in the treatment of other chronic neurodegenerative diseases.

Ashanti, Alecto to jointly develop Mali gold project

The proposed partnership will help the firms realize the full potential of Kossanto East, which currently has a JORC-compliant resource of 247,000 ounces of gold.

Stellar Diamonds to ink deal that would create Sierra Leone’s second largest mine

The diamond producer plans to combine its Tongo mine with Octea Mining’s adjacent Tonguma operation.

Rio Tinto walks away from India Bunder diamond project

The project, discovered in 2004, was expected to generate about 30,000 jobs and produce up to 3 million carats a year.

Colombia to penalize illegal gold mining with up to 12 years in prison

The Colombian Congress is discussing a bill that introduces the term “ecocide” to classify the effects of illegal mining and that would set harsh penalties for those who commit such crimes.

Adani $12 billion Carmichael coal project clears latest hurdle

A federal court dismissed challenge from a traditional owner to mining permits for the mine.

This just found bead may be the world's oldest gold artifact

It's is supposed to be 200 years older than jewellery from a Copper Age also found in Bulgaria 44 years ago.

Moody’s has just called the bottom of the commodities rout

The worst is over, at least for base metals, says Moody's, but warns that challenging industry conditions should continue through to at least 2018.

India to tap into Russia’s undeveloped coal, iron ore deposits

Cooperation agreements between the nations would guarantee India fresh supply of Russian coal, liquefied natural gas (LNG), diamonds and fertilizers.

Past gold mining near Yellowknife severely hurt lakes, wildlife — report

More than 20,000 tonnes of toxic arsenic trioxide released from the now-shut Giant gold mine wiped out entire populations of algae and invertebrates from lakes nearby, study shows.

Bolivia sets high hopes on its lithium industry

The country began shipping lithium to China this week, in what is considered the first step towards fulfilling its ambitions to becoming the world’s No. 1 exporter of the commodity.

Here’s why silver is crushing gold — Pan American Silver CEO

Silver is up 40% to date, while gold has only gained about 28%.

Harmony Gold swings back to profit, will consider Barrick's Acacia stake

The potential acquisition fits in the South African gold producer’s plans to expand operations across Africa.

BHP may mothball $2.6 billion Jansen potash project if prices remain weak

The company, however, said it continues looking for a partner to take the venture off the ground.

These Aussie gold rivals just raised $74 million by selling mines to China, Canada

They had flagged they would offload some of their higher-cost local operations to focus on their most profitable mines.

World’s No. 1 miner BHP Billiton posts $6.4bn annual loss — its worst-ever

Not even counting the $7.7 billion in write-downs and charges, BHP’s underlying profit dropped by a painful 81% to $1.2 billion for the year to June.

Nazi ‘gold train’ hunt in Poland is back on

About a year after two treasure hunters claimed to have found a Nazi train in Poland, laden with gold and gems, a team of 35 researchers has resumed digging for it.

Diamond giant Alrosa unearths 136.24-carat rock

Currently unnamed, the stone is one of the largest diamonds ever recovered at the Nyurbinskaya open-pit mine.

Chile’s Codelco may slash copper output as it further cuts costs to the bone

The world's top copper miner admits to be facing its “worst crisis ever” since created in 1976.

UK Royal Mint sees major gold rush in wake of interest rate cut

Transactions on the Mint’s bullion website increased by 25% during the first week of August and there was a 50% weekly jump in sales of gold bars and coins after August 4.