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.

Gemfields shares collapse on imminent delisting

The South African firm has secured control of the gemstones producer and plans to delist it.

New Gold on track to open Ontario mine in September

Once at full-tilt, Rainy River mine is expected to generate an average of 325,000 ounces of gold a year.

US Supreme Court rejects New Mexico’s suit against Colorado over mine spill

Court did not provide details about its decision to dismiss the case; it just said most magistrates opposed hearing the lawsuit.

Search for two workers trapped at Mandalay’s mine in Chile fails

Both authorities and the Canadian miner company have officially ruled out possibility of finding them alive.

Canada's Mkango to start mining rare earths in Malawi in 2020

The company, which has been present in the south-eastern African country for more than a decade, says that by 2021 will be producing 3,000 tonnes of rare earths per year.

Pallinghurst shareholders back acquisition of Gemfields

Gemfields has been at the centre of a bidding war between the South African private equity group and Fosun Gold, a unit of Fosun International.

Canada’s Zonte Metals sues Colombia over gold permit rejection

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

Rio brushes off Glencore latest offer for coal mines, sticks with Yancoal

The company has chosen to sell its Hunter Valley coal mines to China-backed Yancoal, but shareholders will decide.

Glencore fights back, sweetens deal for Rio Tinto’s Australian coal assets

Fresh bid is far better than the $2.55bn it offered earlier this month and considerably more than the $2.45bn offered by Yancoal, the Chinese-backed miner that is Rio’s preferred buyer.

SolGold up on Ecuador project results, Canada listing

Having climbed almost 64% since the start of the year, investor sentiment towards SolGold appears to be quite positive.

Chilean experts confirm Mandalay’s mine fully flooded, including trapped workers shelter

Chances of finding the missing workers alive are almost nil, they say.

US coal tycoon Robert Murray sues ‘Last Week Tonight’ host, network

The suit claims that host Oliver, the show's writers, HBO, and Time Warner executed "a meticulously planned attempt to assassinate" Murray's character and reputation.

Potash Corp. and Agrium merged firm to be called Nutrien

The firm will be world’s largest potash miner and No.2 nitrogen fertilizer producer.

World’s top coal producer to close 37 mines

Coal India, responsible for about 82% of the nation's total coal output, said the closures would save around 8 billion rupees ($124 million).

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Western Australia bans uranium mining, but existing projects safe

Toro Energy's Wiluna project, Vimy Resources' Mulga Rock project, as well as Cameco's Kintyre and Yeelirrie projects allowed to go on.

Gemfields stock hit by Pallinghurst’s move to lower approval threshold for its bid

South Africa-listed Pallinghurst now needs just 60% of Gemfields’ shareholders to back its unsolicited takeover offer.

Yancoal trumps Glencore bid for Rio Tinto’s coal mines

The acquisition would make of Yancoal Australia’s largest pure-play coal producer.

Rio Tinto in search of next Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia

Mongolia’s renewed efforts to attract foreign investment it’s bearing its first fruits.

Cenovus CEO to retire as company sells up to $5bn in non-core assets

News come as the Calgary-based firm is trying to win over investors upset by its $17.7-billion acquisition of oil sands and natural gas assets from ConocoPhillips Co.

China's Fosun sweetens offer for Gemfields

The precious stones miner has recommended shareholders to accept offer, despite considering it “unfair.”

Japan’s Sumitomo Metal becomes IAMGOLD partner in Canadian project

With the completion of the Japanese firm acquisition of 30% of Côté Gold Project, IAMGOLD's liquidity now exceeds $1 billion.

Alrosa finds 62.75-carat diamond at prolific Jubilee pipe

The miner's Jubilee pipe is famous for its large finds.

Protesters block access to Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine in Guatemala

Protest seems to be about a variety of issues, including claims that mining at Escobal is causing seismic activity in Casillas, located about 20 km from the operation.

Nickel production to grow for first time since 2013 — report

More supply will likely drag prices lower, as the metal already touched a one-year low of $8,680 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange last week and is down more than 10% this year.