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.

Mining among unhappiest industries to work in — study

Experts looked at over 500,000 survey responses from over 60,000 employees in 13 different industries worldwide.

Three missing after South African gold mine collapses, trapping 87

Trapped miners were brought to the surface through ventilation shafts.

UK scientists develop new method to find copper deposits

Technique likely to become an inexpensive way to uncover rich copper deposits.

Happy day for miners: shares up by levels not seen since 2008

The biggest winner was Anglo American (LON:AAL), which briefly posted its biggest ever one-day percentage gain, closing later still 15% up compared to the previous session.

Centerra can go ahead with new gold mine in Mongolia

After a five-year delay, the country’s parliament has finally approved Centerra’s plans to mine the Gatsuurt gold deposit.

US scientists figure cost-effective way to extract rare earths from coal

The new mineral processing technique also makes the extraction environmentally friendly.

Suncor cuts spending by 10% after posting $2bn loss on writedowns

The Canadian oil giant lowered capital spending plan to between $6bn and $6.5bn from a November estimate of $6.7bn to $7.3bn.

China 'war on coal' to drive labour unrest — report

The country's renewable energy industry will benefit, as it is set to step in as a substitute for coal in the coming years.

India mulls key investment to set iron ore plants in Iran

According to official figures, Iran has now more than $10 billion of investment pledges under its belt.

Chile’s court confirms 2nd highest fine in history for Caserones mine

The copper mine, property of Japan's top smelter JX Nippon Mining & Metals, will have to pay $10.8 million for breaching environmental rules.

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

Gold hits fresh three-month high amid oil selloff

The precious metal has become the best performing commodity of the year and one of the very few to post a sizable gain in 2016.

Dominion Diamond can go ahead with Ekati mine expansion — watchdog

The board's recommendation still needs to be approved by Canada’s Northwest Territories authorities.

China gets tougher on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing to set up tracing system to determine and certify the origin of the materials.

Sibanye Gold shopping for new mines, possibly including base metals

The gold miner is expanding its portfolio to platinum, coal and uranium, as it also mulls an incursion in the base metals sector.

Anglo American may fully exit Brazil — report

The company is said to be wanting to offload its Barro Alto nickel mine and the vast Minas-Rio iron ore complex.

The silver fix may have its days numbered

The benchmark has settled outside the same day’s spot trading range, at least 10 times in the last six months.

Nothing tiny about this new Lego bucket wheel excavator

It is made out of almost 4,000 pieces and includes fully-motorized features.

Endeavour Silver to slash 2016 output by over 25%

The cut-back should help the miner lower all-in sustaining costs of production and generate free cash flow.

Chinese miners rescued after 36 days trapped underground

Rescuers drilled two big holes into the tunnel to save the trapped miners, who were brought to the ground in a capsule.

World’s biggest iron ore port shut as cyclone to hit Australia

BHP Billiton began evacuating workers from its Port Hedland export facilities early Friday.

International court orders bankrupt MMX to pay $7 million to Outotec

Ruling puts and end to dispute dating back to 2013.

Anglo American shares rally on iron ore output hike, cost-cutting measures

The besieged miner plans to lower costs at its iron ore mines after boosting total annual output for the steelmaking ingredient.

Russia’s Alrosa quarterly sales up 45%

Rough diamonds sales rose to 7.1 million carats in October through December. This compares with 4.9 million carats of sales in the third quarter.

Australia, Germany, Japan at high environmental risk due to reliance on coal — report

The global coal industry is being squeezed by competition from cheap gas, declining demand and clean-air regulations that have raised costs for burning the fossil fuel.