Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has 20 years of experience in print media, TV, online media and public relations. She is particularly interested in Diamonds, 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.

Cash-rich global miners eye India as coal sector opens up for private firms

India’s decision to allow private and foreign companies to bid for coal mines without any end-use or price restrictions is likely to lure foreign mining giants, currently swimming in cash.

Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners — report

Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.

Glencore gives investors $2.9bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ results ever

The Swiss miner and commodities trader Glencore said its solid finances will let it to pursue more acquisitions if opportunities arise.

NovaGold up on better-than-expected drilling results for Alaska mega-project

Mineralized intercepts encountered higher grades than predicted by previous modeling, said the project owners NovaGold and Barrick.

Toyota to make cheaper electric motors by halving use of rare earths

Asia’s No.1 carmaker has developed a magnet that reduces dependence on neodymium, a key rare earth metal used in the world’s most powerful batteries for electric vehicles.

Acacia Mining admits in talks with Chinese over potential sale of Tanzania assets

Tanzania's top gold producer said in conversations with potential investors over a stake in some or all of its operations in the East African nation.

Japan's Mitsui wants more of Chile's Collahuasi copper mine, but none of Los Pelambres

Mitsui’s investments in Chile’s copper industry date back to the 1990s and it now has minority interests in a number of the country’s leading mines.

Vale’s iron ore output hit record high in 2017

Output of the steelmaking material reached 366.5 million tonnes last year, boosted by record high productionat Vale's northern system, which composed of its Carajás, Serra Leste and the massive S11D mine.

Pembridge grabs copper-gold-silver mine in Canada’s Yukon

With the acquisition of Capstone's Minto mine, Pembridge Resources is set to become a cash flow generating copper producer.

Kinross secures low-cost power for Brazil’s largest gold mine

With the acquisition of two hydroelectric plants, the miner expects to eliminate about 70% of future power purchases.

INFOGRAPHIC: The true costs of artisanal mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?

Argo Gold sells its Ontario-based South Wawa Gold project to RT Minerals

The Canadian explorer will receive 350,000 common shares of RT Minerals in return.

Fura Gems to restart Colombia’s iconic Coscuez emerald mine in April

New gemstones mining and marketing company is stepping up efforts to kick off operations at some of its key assets and help organize what it calls "a highly disorganized and fragmented industry."

IAMGOLD closer to deciding future of Ontario gold project

Company expects Côte Gold project to create as many as 1,200 jobs during the construction phase, estimated to last two years.

Botswana Diamonds just raised more than $695K to boost exploration

Proceeds from the placing will fund ongoing diamond exploration in South Africa and Botswana, and will also provide the company with additional working capital, the company said.

Teck Resources down despite better profit in Q4

The firm, North America's No.1 producer of coking coal, said the boost in profit was mainly thanks to the reversal of an impairment charge related to an improvement in the outlook for steelmaking commodity.

Experts warn of civil unrest in Argentina as it readies to lift ban on open pit mining

President’s move to allow open pit mining in provinces until now opposed to it is part of a broader plan to double foreign investment to $25 billion in eight years.

Gemfields reveals and denies fresh human rights abuse claims in Mozambique

As part of Gemfields' philosophy of “total transparency”, the company revealed is facing claims of human rights abuses in Mozambique, where it mines rubies.

World’s largest gold project just got even bigger

Seabridge Gold has bulked up again its already massive KSM gold-copper-silver project in northern British Columbia in both size and grade.

BHP takes $1.8 billion hit from US tax reform

Charge is due to due to cuts in the US Federal corporate income tax rate, the world’s biggest mining company said.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Pistol Bay uranium assets in Canada

Rio Tinto had already earned a 75% interest in the C-4-5-6 property, and it was expected to exercise its option to acquire full interest by 2019.

Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

A worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operation in South Africa.

Soaring cobalt prices force Samsung SDI to mine metal from old phones

The firm is also trying to halve use of cobalt in batteries from around 20% by raising the proportion of nickel, and it will start researching on development of nearly cobalt-free batteries.

Embattled Acacia Mining ends painful year with $700-million loss

The miner has also scrapped its 2017 dividend after full-year core earnings fell by more than a third because of a ban on unprocessed mineral exports in Tanzania.

Suncor Energy hikes stake in Syncrude in $730 million deal

Canada's largest energy producer also buys into Norwegian Sea oil project.