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.

Sibanye $2.2bn acquisition of Stillwater passes antitrust conditions

Takeover would make of Sibanye Gold the world's third largest palladium producer and fourth biggest platinum group metals miner.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has signed into law a bill that gives state-owned Codelco $975 million in fresh funds to help it cope with a recently passed “copper law,” which forces the miner hand 10% of its revenues […]

US coal industry to decline even further in 2017 — IEEFA

Despite a spike in coal prices last year and promises of better times ahead for the sector by President-elect Donald Trump, the US coal industry will face further hardship this year, a new report argues.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Nunavut proposed gold mine needs more study, Ottawa says

Nunavut Impact Review Board had recommended the federal government to reject Back River project, citing potential damage to the caribou population.

Freeport reaches settlement with US Gov’t, Navajo Nation on uranium mines cleanup

Company will perform the work and federal government will contribute about half of the more than $600 million cleanup costs.

Rio Tinto, Chinalco put an end to copper joint venture

The amicable divorce ends a six-year-old exploration joint venture originally set to find copper deposits in China.

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

Mosaic to reopen Colonsay potash mine in a matter of days

Decision to resume operations at the mine was based on Mosaic's expectations that 2017 will be a stronger year for the potash industry.

First shipment of iron ore from Vale’s new S11D mine en route to Asia

The company has loaded 26,500 tonnes of iron ore onto three ships at the company's port of Ponta de Madeira.

These are the African countries investors should pay attention to

New report says the underlying question for investors lies on the risk/reward balance — whether outstanding geology beats corruption and security issues.

Scientists say mining e-waste may be an economical option

The Canadian team says recovering metals such as copper and rare earths from LED lights may turn to be an economical option soon.

McEwen gold output slightly down in 2016, but liquid assets doubled

Annual consolidated production in 2016 was 145,530 gold equivalent ounces, down from the 154,529 gold equivalent ounces mined in 2015, but liquid assets now worth $64 million.

Atlas Copco to split in two, appoints new CEO

The Swedish company plans to list its mining tools division by 2018 in the biggest-ever shakeup of the group, which could spark takeover interest.

Europe in favour of oil sands-friendly deal with Canada

Lawmakers have voted in favour of pushing ahead with a trade deal that would allow Canadian oil sand producers to export more crude to the old continent.

US Gov’t mulls raising royalties for coal mining in public lands

The Obama administration has called for a broad array of reforms to its coal-leasing program, including royalty rates increases.

Strike ends at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine

Company to launch probe into the causes of the illegal sit-in of nearly 48 hours.

DRC says Ok for Glencore to take full control of Mutanda copper mine

Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu said he “didn’t believe” the government needed to authorize changes in ownership in that or any project.

These two Canadian gold companies challenge you to disrupt mining

Innovators now have have until Jan. 25 to pitch their ideas. The winner will walk away with up to $1 million.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Nickel prices plummet as Indonesia eases export ban

Far-reaching new mining rules ease a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite.

Southern Copper's $1.2bn Peru mine expansion ready by year-end

The new section of the Toquepala open-pit mine in southern Tacna, Peru, is expected to begin operations in early 2018.

Egypt opens gold assets to foreign companies, first time since 2009

First international tender for gold mining concessions in eight years to be held on Sunday.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.