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.

Brazil grants operating license to Vale’s massive S11D iron ore mine

Mine is set to start operations by the end of the year, with first shipment set for January 2017.

Centerra scraps dividends, gets Turkish project financing facility extended

Shares fell after the miner said it would suspend dividends until further notice, due to current restrictions to funds held at its Kyrgyz Republic subsidiary, Kumtor Gold.

Iron ore soars past $80 a tonne

The steelmaking raw material is up 85% this year, or more than double its December 2015 price.

Sibanye Gold expands platinum assets by buying Stillwater in $2.2bn deal

Together with reducing Sibanye’s dependence on its aging South African assets, the deal will make the company the world's third largest palladium producer, the company said.

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.

Cenovus resuming Christina Lake oil sands expansion, boosts capex

Construction of the 50,000-barrel-a-day expansion will begin in the first half of 2017, the company said.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Capital allocation: Canadian miners' top priority for 2017

With fluctuating commodity prices, the top priorities for Canadian miners next year will be capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations, a report shows.

Global rough diamond production about to reach its peak

Global rough diamond production will reach its peak in only three years before entering into a supply deficit by 2020, two separate reports show.

Rio Tinto says halt of copper shipments from Oyu Tolgoi ‘a bump in the road’

Chief executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques comments come as the company had to suspend shipments from the Mongolian mine last week.

Barrick Gold brings in new director to regain strength in Latin America

The gold producer said the region will play an increasingly important role in its growth strategy.

Chinese-Korean group to build $2 billion lithium batteries plant in Chile

Based on the conglomerate's estimates, opening such plant would increase value of the product 35 times, comparing to what it could be obtained by just selling it as lithium carbonate.

De Beers facing legal action over mercury monitoring at Victor mine

Suit claims company failed to report mercury levels at five of nine water monitoring stations near Victor mine.

Alrosa diamond sales picked up in November

The company's total diamond sales last month amounted to $255.2 million, 63% higher than in November last year.

De Beers invests $5 million to expand India’s diamond grading unit

Move takes the group’s total investment in the Indian city of Surat, which has the largest concentration of diamond skilled workers in the world, to $15 million.

Glencore becomes sole owner of Newlands, Collinsville coal mines in Australia

After buying ought out its two Japanese partners, Itochu Corp and Sumitomo Corp.

New Islamic banking rules make gold an accepted investment

Transactions must be fully backed by physical metal and settled on the same day to observe Islam's distinction between real economic activity and speculation.

Gold’s slim price recovery this year boosts supply fears

Situation has worsened as a result of a shortage of new discoveries, cost cutting measures and miners digging out higher-grade material for a short-term gain, say experts.

EPA’s proposed financial responsibility rule for miners a ‘job killer’ — industry

Norm aims at ensuring that hard-rock mining companies can pay the costs of cleaning up their mines, says EPA.

Cameroon involved in Central African 'conflict diamonds' trade — report

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, a new report shows.

China gold premiums soar amid import limits

Just this week, bullion was sold in China at about $24 an ounce above the international price.

Gold price slump puts Barrick’s Super Pit deal with Minjar at risk

The Chinese miner is also having a hard time trying to convince Western lenders of financing part of the deal.

Gemfields postpones emerald auction over India's ‘demonetization’

The auction of emeralds from the miner's Kagem operation in Zambia will now be in February.

Canada’s Zonte sues Colombia authorities over gold permit rejection

The junior miner claims the mining authority did not process its exploration application in accordance with the country’s mining code.