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.

CanAlaska Uranium, Cameco begin drilling at West McArthur

Work at the asset, located immediately next to Cameco's Fox Lake uranium discovery, will be carried out by a helicopter-supported team based at Cameco's nearby majority-owned McArthur River.

New African rare earth mine to start production by year-end

Gakara mine, which operated for 30 years until 1978, is expected to restart commercial production in the fourth quarter of the year.

BHP $2.5bn expansion of Spence copper mine in Chile approved

Mining giant BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) can go ahead with a $2.5 billion expansion of its Spence copper mine, in Chile’s Atacama desert, after the country’s environmental regulator (SEA) unanimously approved the project this week. A […]

Tanzania officials question Acacia Mining staff in legal spat with Gov’t

Early reports claimed that Tanzania had asked foreign workers of the gold miner to leave the country, but a spokesperson for the company denied that story.

Once rejected Nunavut gold project gets OK from board

If Canada's Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, accepts the review board's decision, a project certificate could be issued before year-end.

Australian court rules against Fortescue in mining land case

While the decision doesn’t ban Fortescue from continuing to operate the mines, it paves the way for the group to sue the company for hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation claims.

Centerra gets some breathing room in dispute with Kyrgyz Republic

The arbitrator has sided with miner, allowing it to move forward with the case against the Central Asian country.

Activist investor Elliott calls BHP potash plans ‘disastrous’

Hedge fund manager says expanding into the currently over-supplied fertilizer market is just a bad idea.

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

The world’s largest diamond miner just found two massive rocks

Both rocks, said ALrosa, are believed to be gem-quality.

Iron ore soars past $70 a tonne

Prices have climbed almost 7% since Monday and almost 32% since the recent low of $53.36 a tonne hit on June 13.

Rio’s revised iron ore guidance pushes price to three-month high

From the recent low of $53.36 a tonne hit on June 13, iron ore prices have now surged more than 27%.

Coal mine sold for less than $1 reopens, to reach full production by year-end

Blair Athol thermal coal mine, located in Queensland, Australia, had been closed since 2012 when former owner Rio Tinto shut down operations after almost 30 years of production.

Rio Tinto axes iron ore export forecast for the year

It also revised down its expected share of hard coking coal for the year to between 7.2 to 7.8 million tonnes from 7.8 to 8.4 million tonnes.

Glencore mulls spinning off mining royalties into new company

The spin-off business would go after royalty agreements in copper, zinc, nickel and cobalt, worth more than $300 million, while looking to attract a strategic partner to fund further deals.

World's second-largest diamond 'too big' to sell

Lucara Diamond’s Lesedi La Rona is said to face challenges other rock never do, including its multi-million-dollar price tag and a risky polishing process that can take months or years.

Washington Companies buys Dominion Diamond for $1.2 billion

The US company plans to operate Dominion as a standalone business, appointing a new chief executive based in Canada.

Botswana Diamonds jumps on prospecting licence expansion

Vutomi licences were extended into additional area of mineralization adjacent to the firm’s Frischgewaagt project in South Africa.

BHP to speed up Jansen development as potash demand to double by 2040

The world's largest miner believes potash will be a $50 billion market by the late 2040s.

Botswana Diamonds soars on lucky find at South Africa’s Ontevreden

The company identified a group 2 kimberlite pipe in an area known by its high-grade diamonds.

South Africa halts new black ownership rules for mines

The suspension follows a pending a judgement in an urgent interdict application by the country's Chamber of Mines.

Acacia agrees to pay higher taxes set in Tanzania new mining law

It means that the miner, which had revenue of $1bn last year, will pay about $31 million extra in royalties a year.

AngloGold taking Tanzania to UN court over country’s new mining law

The miner said it continues to seek a “constructive dialogue” with the country's government to gain assurance that its operations will not be affected by newly enacted mining law.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Iron ore price hits 10-week high on China renewed appetite

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao added $1.86 overnight to close at $65.91, the highest since May 3 and 20% more than those year lows hit mid-June