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.

Brexit: Gold, metals, markets react as Britain chooses to leave the EU

Gold climbs the most in eight years, while copper and oil fall.

Russia-Belarus potash pact may stage a comeback

Belarus has said it might cooperate with Uralkali, in the first sign the two sides might work together since the Russian potash producer broke off their business alliance in 2013.

Centerra Gold to keep Kumtor mine open as Kyrgyzstan hands key permits

The company is yet to receive an approval of its Kumtor’s 2016 mine plan, which it requires to continue operating the mine beyond June 30.

Primero Mining wants Canadian Gov’t to intervene in tax dispute with Mexico

The silver miner says Ottawa needs to press Mexican authorities to ensure Canadian investors are treated fairly.

UK Royal Mint sales up more than a third ahead of Brexit vote

Elevated demand has translated into a 150% increase in revenue for Britain's official producer of gold and silver coins and bars.

South African gold miners to appeal ruling in silicosis case

If the class action goes ahead, it will affect almost every gold mine in South Africa, including their parent companies, covering their conduct over the last 50 years.

Rio Tinto may be planning a $9bn spinoff a la BHP

Rumours follow Rio's decision to group its least loved units — coal, uranium salt, borates and its Iron Ore Co. of Canada — under a new umbrella branded as the “energy and minerals” business.

Petra finds another massive diamond at its Cullinan mine

The 121.26-carat white rock is a Type II diamond "of exceptional colour and clarity," according to Petra.

BHP just forecast ‘another 10 years’ of iron ore glut

Chief executive Andrew Mackenzie believes the iron ore market will take longer to balance out than other commodities due to an excess of supply coming on stream in the next few years.

Rio Tinto to boot iron ore chief in fresh management shake-up

Andrew Harding, once tipped as the most likely person to take the company’s reins, is being replaced by Chris Salisbury, currently leading the copper and coal division.

Harvard scientists find clean, new way of mining rare earths

It is estimated that processing one ton of rare earths these days can generate about 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

Rare earths prices rise as China builds reserves, tackles illegal mining

The global rare earth market is expected to grow from the $1.4 billion it was worth back in 2010 to $4.1 billion by 2017.

Kinross Gold suspends work at Tasiast mine in Mauritania, shares dive

Decision follows the West African country order to expatriates whose work permits were invalid to stop working.

Scientists use potash mine to test feasibility of living in Mars

Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.

Mosaic in talks to acquire Vale fertilizer unit in $3bn deal — report

A cash-and-stock deal is said to be the favourite option at this point, though the parties are also discussing other alternatives.

Lundin Gold getting closer to developing Fruta del Norte in Ecuador

With construction expected to start in 2018, the US$669-million Fruta del Norte project could finally begin production before the end of the decade.

Decision on TransCanada's Energy East closer than ever as federal board begins review

The East Energy pipeline is expected to generate $55 billion in economic benefit for Canada and create over 3,300 operational jobs across the country.

Glencore to sell option in Canadian gold mine

While Falco Resources fully owns the Quebec-based Horne project, Glencore has the right to buy back the 65% stake in the mine it inherited when it bought Xstrata.

Alrosa unearths 241.21-carat diamond, one of largest ever found in Russia

The rock was found at its Nyurbinsky open-pit mine, in operations since 2001.

Canada’s Erdene Resource sees bright future after striking gold in Mongolia

The company's Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to the company’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

Kyrgyzstan ratchets up dispute against Canada’s Centerra Gold

President Almazbek Atambayev has ordered state prosecutors to review the legality of agreements signed with the company in 2003-2004 and 2009.

World’s largest diamond found in 100 years could fetch over $70M

The three-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball was found by Canada's Lucara Diamond last year.

Egypt ancient gold mines offer clues on country’s untapped vast mineral deposits

The country is said to be sitting on mineral deposits worth hundreds of billions of dollars which, once developed, could surpass oil as its main source of income.

Cenovus bumps up caribou protection project with $32M investment

The company aims to replant forests along old access roads and seismic lines in an area covering 3,900 square kilometres — more than 10 times what it accomplished through its early-stage work.

Turquoise Hill soars on Rio Tinto increasing stake rumours

The mining giant is said to have hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser to look at a two-step wrap-up of the Vancouver-based firm.