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.

Caterpillar sees green shoots in mining, but sales far from picking up

The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.

South African gold miners can appeal silicosis ruling

They will appeal verdict that paved the way for about half a million current and former miners to proceed with a multi-million-dollar suit, which seeks compensation for those who contracted lung diseases.

Suncor to take $80 million hit after Nova Scotia project found non-commercial

The charge is related to the first exploration well of its joint venture in the Shelburne basin, south of Nova Scotia.

Alrosa unveils detection device for polished diamonds

Rough-diamond prices fell 18% in 2015 and some miners, such as Alrosa, believe synthetic gems were partly responsible for it.

One of world’s largest, newest diamond mines is now open

Gahcho Kué, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), is expected to inject $5.2bn into Canada’s economy.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

World’s top diamond producer Alrosa doesn’t like synthetics

The Russian miner, the world's top diamond producer by output, said it has become imperative for the industry to find effective ways to defend the market from illegal substitutions by synthetic gems.

Here’s what 50 million extra tonnes of iron ore will do to prices

Prices for the steel-making ingredient are down by 9.8% over a month ago and most of the massive projects expected to come on stream this year are not producing at full steam yet.

Rio Tinto is no longer worried about China’s growth

The world’s second largest miner says is now rather “cautiously optimistic” in relation to what China's effect on commodity prices has in store.

Precious metals recover lost ground as traders count down to Fed meeting

Most investors expect the Fed to put off raising rates, which would keep gold as an attractive asset to buy.

Petra Diamond sees shiny 2017 for the global industry

The miner is confident in the long term outlook for the diamond industry and it expects is to be cash flow positive in the second half of the current financial year.

Harmony buys out Newcrest stake in Hidden Valley gold mine

Harmony Gold has been looking for new assets to meet its goal of increasing production to 1.5 million ounces over the next three years.

Strike ends at Anglo American Los Bronces mine in Chile

Los Bronces, Anglo American’s flagship operation, is expected to produce between 600,000 and 630,000 tonnes of copper this year.

Here is why the mining sector in sub-Saharan Africa is not ready to shine

Operational challenges and regulatory uncertainty in the region will keep a lead on its resources sector until at least 2020, says BMI research.

Canada OK’s three new oil sands projects

The proposed operations, worth about $3 billion in potential investments, could add up to 95,000 barrels of oil per day to current output.

Lundin granted second extension on bid for Freeport Congo mine stake

The company now has until Sept. 29 to bid on Freeport-McMoRan Inc's stake in the Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine.

Abandoned Aussie gold mine to become renewable energy hub

Project addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by the wide-scale adoption of renewable energy — storage.

Barrick Gold halts Veladero mine on fresh cyanide spill

The incident happened on Sep. 8, when a pipe carrying process solution in the heap leach area was struck by a large block of ice that had rolled down the heap leach valley slope, Barrick said.

This 18-carat gold toilet can now be used at New York's Guggenheim Museum

Visitors are invited to reflect on social inequality whilst they "make use of the fixture individually and privately,” says the museum.

Millennials gave a $25 billion shot in the arm to the diamond industry last year

De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer, warns that many of the challenges affecting the industry last year are likely to continue over the next decade.

Rare gold Roman coin found in Jerusalem

The rare coin features the image of Nero and dates to a little over a decade before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

Endeavour jumps on ‘significant’ discovery at its Cote d'Ivoire gold mine

The Ity mine has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold in its over 20 years of operations and Endeavour is working on extending the mine life by at least another 10 years.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

This new technology could be blood diamonds worst enemy

Two companies have partnered to use near field communication (NFC) — best known for enabling mobile payments— for tacking a diamond's history.

Coking coal prices go gangbusters — up almost 150%

The commodity added $14.80 per tonne on Tuesday alone. Its trading now at almost $200 per tonne.