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.

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.

Rising metal prices help AngloGold Ashanti swing back to profit

The world’s third-biggest gold miner said its net earnings will also benefit from weaker operating currencies in South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Argentina.

Brazil’s 2016 Olympic medal has barely any gold on it

It's actually made of 494g of silver and just 6g of the precious yellow metal.

Vale iron ore output falls in second quarter but still beats estimates

It produced 86.82 million tonnes of iron ore in the April-to-June period, down 2.8% from a year earlier.

Japan’s Komatsu is buying Joy Global for $3.7 billion

The deal, Komatsu's biggest-ever acquisition, is set to boost its clout in the mining industry.

Enbridge to pay $61 million fine for 2010 oil spills in Michigan, Illinois

$177 million settlement announced Wednesday requires action to prevent future spills.

US elections to give gold prices fresh boost despite roadblocks — analysts

Gold hit a three-week low in early US trading Wednesday, but analysts believe the overall trend is upward.

Heavy snowfall in Chile forces Anglo to cut annual copper target

Shares plunged after miner revealed that output fell almost across the board in the April – June period.

Mick Davis to overhaul X2 Resources as fund fails to close any mining deal

Recovering commodity prices and investors' veto on deals have frustrated Davis and his team in their search for mining and metals bargains.

Structural problem forces London Metal Exchange to relocate

Traders are momentarily based at a windowless disaster-recovery site in Chelmsford, east of London.

Botswana to keep unprofitable copper miner alive just to save jobs

The government will maintain 1.4 billion pula ($130 million) of annual spending on state-owned BCL for now.

Mount Gibson’s new iron ore mine in Australia closer to final approval

The approval of Iron Hill mine would the iron ore producer to remain in business for another two to three years.

Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s lithium project

Lithium prices have soared in the past year, and demand is set to outstrip supply by 2023.

South African gold firms file plea to appeal lung disease class action

The class action the firms want to appeal paves the way for thousands of current and former miners suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis to seek damage compensation from the companies.

China signs long-delayed potash deal with Belarus at 30 pct less than last year’s price

Analysts see the long-awaited deal to sell potash to Chinese buyers as good news for the beleaguered sector, even though the agreed price is dramatically lower than last year’s.

Peregrine Diamonds to focus on $95 million all-weather road before moving ahead with Nunavut mine

The Chidliak mine, in Canada’s Nunavut, is expected to produce around 12 million carats during its 10-year lifespan.

BHP unlikely to reopen Samarco this year amid Brazil’s criminal probe

The firm said about 40% of its Brazilian workforce would take voluntary redundancy to reflect reduced production.

Weak potash prices force Mosaic to idle Colonsay mine, hundreds laid off

The company has set Jan. 3 as the restart date for the mine, but that may change based on market conditions.

Diamond giant Alrosa unearths massive 214.65-carat rock

It measures 42.11 by 34.26 by 16.07 mm, and is translucent with a grey hue.

Arizona court hands key legal victory to Hudbay’s Rosemont copper project

Air quality control permit yanked last year has been reinstated.

Chinese Gov’t official appointment to Teck Resources board raises questions

Watchdog worried about sovereignty issues in the country’s resource sector.

Coal India, Gov't unfairly snapped up lands for mine expansions — Amnesty

Coal India, which produces more than 80% of the country’s coal, plans to increase annual output to about 1 billion tonnes in the next four years.

Glencore to sell Australian coal train fleet within 3 months

It expects to fetch between $755 million to $1.1 billion for the nine trains, which carry coal from mines in NSW to port operations on Australia's eastern seaboard.

Iron ore skyrockets to nearly $60 per tonne

Chinese import price for 62% iron content fines at the port of Qinqdao rose 6.7% to $59.38 a tonne, the largest one-day percentage increase since April 21.

Gold price rally helps producers climb world’s top 25 mining companies list

Study shows there are more bullion miners among higher market capital ranking of mining companies in second quarter of 2016 than a year a go.