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.

Canada says coal not coming back, US and Germany differ

Nearly 20 countries have joined a British-Canadian initiative to phase out coal from power generation before 2030.

BHP to exit shale within two years, sell nickel assets

“We have a strong sense of urgency,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie told reporters following the company’s annual general meeting in Melbourne.

Fresnillo jumps after HBSC upgrades rating to 'buy'

HSBC referred to the company as a “sector leader at a discount”.

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Glencore, Canadian teachers close to launch mining royalty firm

The Swiss commodity giant is reportedly finalizing a $700-million deal with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to create a new base-metals royalty vehicle.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Texas uranium deposits could meet US nuclear energy demand for almost a year

But low prices for the radioactive commodity remain a challenge, the latest report by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows.

Lucapa finds another large diamond at its Lulo mine in Angola

It's the eighth diamond of over 100 carats recovered this year, and the seventh in just 2.5 years of commercial mining.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

This Aussie miner is about to break into South Korea lithium sector

Pilbara Minerals has announced a potential joint venture with two South Korean companies to develop a lithium processing facility in the Asian country.

BHP needs 120 new workers at its Olympic Dam in Australia

The mining giant will add those jobs during the next 12 months.

Weak uranium prices force Cameco to halt two operations in Canada

Company will suspend operations at the McArthur River and Key Lake at the end of January for at least 10 months.

Sibanye-Stillwater reaches wage deal with unions at Kroondal mine

The three-year wage agreement was signed by all three unions, the company said.

Eldorado halts investment in Greece’s Skouries project, sues Gov't

Miner said it would the project back into "care and maintenance" and re-assess its investment in it upon approval and receipt of required permits.

Rio Tinto joins race for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Mining giant is eying the 32% interest in SQM that PotashCorp is selling to fulfill China's regulators condition for the approval of the its friendly merger with smaller rival Agrium.

Alrosa finds three large diamonds at prolific Jubilee pipe

The large rough, gem-quality stones range from 82 to 163 carats.

McEwen to begin construction at Gold Bar project in Nevada

Move follows the reception of key permit — the signed Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

B2Gold to kick commercial production at Mali mine earlier than planned

The Fekola mine will add up to 410,000 ounces of gold to the company's annual output.

FLSmidth grabs a piece of Sandvik

The Danish equipment manufacturer has completed its acquisition of Sandvik Mining Systems’ projects business except for transfer of assets in South Africa.

India’s NMDC joins the race for $9bn diamond project

Indian diamonds are known for their quality, particularly those from the ancient Golconda mines, famous for producing a rare kind of extremely clear gem.

Centerra Gold to buy AuRico Metals in $243m friendly deal

Producer offers 38.5% cash premium for AuRico Metals developing the Kemess gold and copper project in British Columbia, Canada.

Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.

Operations resume at Buenaventura’s silver mine in Peru

Community protests had forced the firm to halt output at Uchucchacua last week.

AngloGold cash flow, output jump in third quarter

South African gold miner said it’s on track to meet 2017 guidance.

Copper miners to see profit grow further in 2018 — report

Profit margins are expected to end significantly higher this year, and this trend to continue over the next two years, a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.