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.

Centerra Gold fined for environmental damage in Kyrgyzstan

Ruling is one of the latest signs of renewed tensions between the Kyrgyzstan government and the miner, which have been locked in a bitter dispute over profit sharing for years.

Gold hits lowest price since late April on fears of rate hike

US Fed officials signalled a rate rise could come as early as June.

BHP's Spence copper mine in Chile hit by fresh strike

The labour action follows two other one-day protests at the mine and comes as BHP mulls a $2.2 billion investment to expand the operation.

Blackrock backs Bacanora Minerals with $11 million investment

The move by the world's largest asset manager shows increasing interest in the lithium market.

Alrosa vice president Andrey Polyakov assumes world diamond council's presidency

The World Diamond Council brings together representatives of the entire international diamond industry supply chain, from mining through retail.

Japan 'swimming against current' when it comes to phasing out coal

Report shows that Japan is the only G7 country seeking to build new coal-power plants.

Dominion Diamond secures environmental approval for Ekati mine expansion

Project could help keep Ekati producing diamonds until 2033, or 13 years later than the expected end of its mine life.

'Oppenheimer Blue' diamond sets new record, fetches $57 million

It’s now the most expensive diamond ever sold at an auction.

Caterpillar retail sales drop 12% in first three months of the year

Results mark the 41 straight month of retail sales declines.

South African miners to pay 67% of acid drainage clean-up costs

The government will pay for two-thirds of the cost by collecting money from mining companies through a new environmental levy.

Silver Standard acquires Claude Resources in $337 million deal

With the deal, Saskatchewan loses its only home-grown gold miner.

South Africa chamber of mines says half of members in the red

Group represents the country's largest mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye Gold and Impala Platinum Holdings.

Thailand to shut only active gold mine by end of May — report

Chatree remains in operations despite and order by the country's military regime last week to halt all gold mining and exploration activities.

Wildfire hitting Canada’s oil sands heart gets closer to major plants

Situation has forced some companies to abandon plans laid last week to restart production.

Billionaire Soros scoops up $264 million stake in world’s largest gold miner

Fund now owns a 1.7% stake in Canada's Barrick Gold.

Canadian oil sands camps evacuated as wildfire shifts north

Forest fires in Northern Alberta have forced additional evacuations at several major operations.

Rio Tinto forges ahead with Simandou, the world's largest mining project

The massive Simandou project, in Guinea, is considered the world's biggest untapped iron ore deposit.

China’s ICBC buys giant London gold vault from Barclays

The deal, due to close in July, will make ICBC Standard the only Chinese bank to operate a vault in London.

Eldorado Gold to sell remaining assets in China to Yintai Resources for $600 million

The deal marks the end of Eldorado’s reign in China.

Mongolia to pay $70 million owed to Canada’s Khan Resources

Move comes on the heels of Rio Tinto’s decision to resume work on a $5.3 billion expansion of the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine, following a three-year delay due to disputes with authorities.

Lucapa to invest $7 million upgrading Lulo diamond mine in Angola

The mine hosts type-2a diamonds which account for less than 1% of global supply.

KGHM delays expansion of flagship mine in Chile, shares jump

Shares in Europe's second-largest copper producer jumped as much as 4.7% on Monday after posting earnings at overseas units that helped the Polish miner beat analysts estimates for the first-quarter profit.

Gold demand just had a major growth spurt

Negative interest rates and slow growth have fuelled investors' demand for gold in record-breaking fashion.

This new silver application may push demand, prices even higher

Silver nanowires can be used to produce flexible screens in a cheaper, less energy-intensive manner, a new study shows.

South Africa allows biggest ever class action against gold giants to go ahead

High Court decision opens the way for up to 500,000 current and former miners to pursue a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against mining companies over respiratory diseases contracted at work.