Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has 20 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 and been a guest speaker at mining conventions, such as MINExpo 2016. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Changes to Brazil mining law to bring mostly higher taxes, costs — experts

Experts and mining companies fear some of the modifications that go in effect in November, will result in hefty taxes, higher research costs and decrease interest from foreign investors.

Metso searches for top execs, as it splits minerals services business

The division will be divided into two separate units beginning 2018 — Minerals Services and Minerals Consumables.

Argentina confirms charges for Barrick employees over 2015 cyanide spill at Veladero

Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.

Gem Diamonds mulls sale of halted Botswana mine as half-year revenue falls

The miner said it remains cautious about the state of the global market for both rough and polished diamonds, noting that financing challenges persist.

BHP commits $2.5bn to extend life of Spence copper mine in Chile

Project will extend the life of its Spence copper mine in Chile by over 50 years, at a time when copper prices have reach their highest levels since late 2014.

Gold rush in Nicaragua — production doubles in little over 10 years

Last year, the nation produced over 267,000 ounces of gold, significantly more than the 109,200 ounces it generated in 2006.

Zinc prices hit decade-high on shrinking Chinese stockpiles

Metal traded above $3,000 per tonne on the LME for the first time since November 2007.

US researchers find unexpected new source of much-needed lithium

Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

First Quantum mines in Zambia also affected by power supply cuts

Zambia's state power company made the decision amid an ongoing dispute over the implementation of new electricity tariffs in the country.

EPA to scrap Obama-era rule limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants

The move comes only five months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing the previous Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

Search for four missing workers trapped at Russia's Alrosa mine fails

Water level makes it "too risky" for rescuers to try accesing area where miners were believed to be when the accident happened.

CHARTS: Mining once again one of biggest drivers of US economy

Value added brought by the mining sector grew by more than 21% in the first three months of the year — the largest increase since the fourth quarter of 2014.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

Alrosa to keep 2017 output target unchanged despite Mir accident

The world’s top diamond producer by output in carats still expects to produce about 39 million carats this year.

Stellar Diamonds extends sale of Guinea assets, refinances loan

The diamond miner decided to offload those units to focus on its Tongo-Tonguma project in Sierra Leone, which has the potential to generate earnings of $45 million a year.

Anglo Asian soars after boosting reserves at Ugur gold project

Azerbaijan's top gold producer will begin production there next month.

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

Warnings for safety violations at newly opened coal mine in Canada pile up — report

Donkin coal mine, in Cape Breton, has had at least 10 compliance orders and 29 warnings since it began producing in February, a report claims.

Lucara Diamond lowers output target for the year, but pays divvy

The Canadian diamond miner now expects to produce between 265,000 carats and 285,000 carats, compared with the previously targeted 290,000-310,000 carats.

South Africa's Gold Fields sells Darlot mine in Australia for $15 million

The buyer, Perth-based Red 5, is also acquiring Saracen Mineral Holdings' King of the Hills mine.

Greece to kick off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s project

Authorities seek to settle differences with the Canadian miner over Skouries, one of the gold projects the firm is currently developing in northern Greece.

Chile's Caserones copper mine close to reach full capacity after weather forced 3-week shutdown

The mine, which began producing in May 2014, has suffered a series of technical problems in its ramp-up phase.

Antofagasta opening exploration office in Peru by year-end

Miner said country offers more favourable conditions to start new projects than Chile, where Antofagasta has majority stakes in four copper mines and has just opened a new one — Antucoya.

Yancoal seeks $2.5bn from investors to pay for Rio’s Aussie coal mines

Former rival bidder Glencore will subscribe to $300 million worth of the rights offer.

Rio Tinto’s first-half profit soars 93%, investors getting $3bn back

The company will return a total of $3 billion to shareholders: $2 billion on the dividend side and $1 billion of share buybacks.