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.

South Africa labour disputes drag Petra Diamonds shares down

Shares in the diamond miner fell for a second consecutive day after it warned that two of its South african mines had been affected by strikes.

Peruvian farmer sues Newmont in US court over alleged use of violence, threats

Acuña and her family claim the company used violence and threats to try to evict her from her home and so make way for its $5 billion gold and copper Conga project.

BHP’s shareholders to vote whether firm should leave Australia’s top mining lobby group

Investors to vote on the two resolutions submitted ethical investing group ACCR at BHP’s annual general meeting in London in October.

Gem Diamonds finds another huge diamond at Lesotho mine

Finding follows the recovery of five other diamonds of over 100 carats so far this year at the company's flagship Letšeng mine, in Lesotho.

Aussie consortium to spend $12m in research to boost copper production

Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.

About 2,500 jobs on the line at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg operations

The miner warned further reductions could be in store at those operations, which employ 31,000 people.

Petra Diamonds may breach debt covenants on troubles in Tanzania

The Africa-focused diamond miner said that would likely happen unless it solves its issues with the government of Tanzania.

AngloGold a step closer to selling loss-making Kopanang mine in S. Africa

The decision to offload the asset is part of a restructuring process that includes laying off about 8,500 workers, roughly 30% of the company’s workforce.

Rio Tinto's chief financial officer Chris Lynch to retire in 2018

He joined the company's board in September 2011 and was appointed chief financial officer in April 2013.

Greece tries making peace with Eldorado, grants final permits for Olympias

While the company can now proceed with development of Olympias, is still awaiting permits for its Skouries project, the main bone of contention with Greek authorities.

Canada does not need more oil sands pipelines, report claims

A report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation argues the global push to reduce carbon emissions over the next three decades will reduce the size of future oil markets.

Pure Gold inches closer to production at Madsen mine

The current resource base is 1.6 million ounces of gold in the indicated category and 178,000 ounces inferred.

Greece kicks off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s projects

Greek government alleges a technical study for the company’s Madem Lakkos metallurgical plant is deficient and thereby violates environmental terms.

PotashCorp mulls selling stake in Chilean lithium producer SQM — report

Move would seek to secure approval for its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium, creating the world’s largest potash miner worth about $36 billion.

Greece grants permits for Eldorado after miners clash with police

The miners from the Eldorado Gold mine in the Halkidiki region were protesting looming layoffs as the company said Monday it would suspend all operations in Greece.

Coeur Mining acquires Silvertip mine in Canada for $250 million

The deal grants Coeur access to Silvertip mine, high-grade silver-zinc-lead operation located in B.C., Canada.

Zimbabwe diamonds backing country’s secret police — report

International watchdog group Global Witness says political elites and security forces have controlled and secretly exploited Zimbabwe's diamond sector for over a decade.

Canada’s Donkin coal mine begins processing ore on site

Current coal production is being stockpiled on site, and trucked and stored up at the Provincial Energy Ventures port in Sydney, Cape Breton, for export.

Eldorado Gold to halt all operations in Greece

Citing delays in permits from the Greek government, the company said no additional investment would be made into the Olympias and Skouries projects or the Stratoni mine, which it acquired in 2012.

Petra Diamonds shares crater after Tanzania seizes $15 million shipment

The diamond miner also had to halt operations at its Williamson mine as several key employees are being questioned by local authorities.

Anaconda Mining to fill Newfoundland pit with Nova Scotia tailings

When the company's Pine Cove pit mine stops producing in about eight months, work will begin to turn it into a tailings storage facility with capacity of up to 7 million tonnes.

South Africa's chamber of mines says sector "in crisis"

South Africa holds the world's biggest reserves of platinum, chrome and manganese, but investment in the sector has dropped in each of the past two years as a result of increasing legal uncertainty and labour disputes.

GoGold sells stalled Mexico project to Agnico Eagle for $80 million

The sale of Santa Gertrudis has given GoGold much-needed cash to pay off its $46.3-million debt with the Bank of Montreal.

Bluestone announces equipment purchased from Goldcorp

Bluestone has begun to receive US$2.43 million of mining and auxiliary equipment used in the operation of Goldcorp's Marlin mine in Guatemala.

Burkina Faso mine to boost Teranga’s annual gold output by 50%

Once Banfora is up and running, it would take the company's annual gold output to between 300,000 and 350,000 ounces.