Cecilia Jamasmie

Cecilia Jamasmie, news editor at MINING.com, has 20 years of experience in print media, TV, online media and public relations. She is particularly interested in Diamonds, 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 and the World's Copper Conference 2018. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

IBM steps up efforts to help miners improve health and safety records

The company is working with several wearable technology providers so companies can monitor biometric and environmental data to identify whether employees are experiencing dangers or risk, beyond a equipment failure.

Centamin sees mineral resources more than doubling in Côte d’Ivoire

The miner has added 780,000 indicated ounces of gold to its Doropo project in Cote d’Ivoire, taking the its overall resource to over 2 million ounces.

Not so autonomous: Wifi outage results in driverless truck crash at Fortescue mine

One of the trucks was traveling at low speed and ran into another that was parked at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region.

Eight Vale employees arrested in Brazil as part of dam collapse probe

Four people from the German consulting group Tüv Süd, company that certified the safety of Vale’s dams, were also detained.

Peru environmental watchdog rules out tailings spill at Southern Copper mine

Peru's environmental regulator OEFA has concluded that mining waste from the company's Cuajone mine did not spill into a river during heavy rains last week.

Hochschild Mining halts Peruvian mine on low silver prices

The company said that any potential restart would be dependent on market conditions.

Barrick Gold posts $1.2 billion quarterly loss, sees cost rising in 2019

The company pinned the cost increases partly on mining ending at its low-cost Cortez Hills open pit in Nevada in the first half of the year.

Teck misses Q4 profit estimates on lower copper, zinc and oil prices

Canada’s largest diversified miner saw its quarterly profit drop 41.5 % from the year earlier, amid lower prices for copper, zinc and oil.

Alrosa exhibits largest pink diamond ever found in Russia

The Russian miner sees encouraging prospects from colourful diamonds, market in which it aims to become the world’s leader.

Firestone shares on fire after finding 70-carat diamond in Lesotho

The white, makeable diamond is the largest found so far this year and follows the recovery of a 46-carat, gem quality white rock in December.

Newcrest sells Côte d’Ivoire project to Canada’s Roxgold in $30 million deal

Roxgold believes the project has near-term development potential due to its Antenna deposit, which hosts an inferred resource of 5.8 million tonnes.

Bougainville’s $58B gold-copper mine rights safe for now as Mining Act changes rejected

The autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville has rejected controversial changes to its mining law.

Northern Star shares up on better-than-expected exploration results at Alaska mine

The company’s stock closed Tuesday in Sydney 1.82% higher at A$8.97 on the news.

AngloGold to pour first gold at Obuasi mine by year end

The miner has completed the first week of underground development blasting at its Obuasi mine, in Ghana.

Peruvian authorities looking into possible tailings dam spill at Southern Copper’s Cuajone mine

The country's environmental agency OEFA detected a "flow of a greenish solution" into the nearby Torata River in the waste deposit area of the copper mine, located in the Moquegua region.

World’s top uranium miner Cameco in no hurry to resume production

The company says it has seen a significant improvement over the past year, with prices up about 20%, but believes conditions are not where they need to be to restart idled capacity.

SolGold seeks support from Cornerstone's shareholders in bid for Ecuador project

SolGold is frustrated at the rejection of its planned bid for Canadian firm Cornerstone, which holds 15% of the Cascabel copper-gold project in Ecuador.

At least three Chilean copper mines halted due to heavy rain

Codelco has halted operations at its Chuquicamata and Ministro Hales copper mines; Freeport-McMoRan suspended El Abra.

Hundreds evacuated in Brazil on fears over mining dams safety

About 700 people were evacuated from two towns located near tailings dams operated by Vale and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears after last month's breach at Brumadinho, the country's deadliest mine disaster.

Trilogy Metals, South32 increase exploration budget for Alaska projects

Each company will contribute an additional $1 million for exploration at the Upper Kobuk mineral projects.

First Quantum inks $2.7B refinancing deal

Company has signed a new $2.7-billion term loan and revolving credit facility, replacing the existing $1.5 billion one.

Gem Diamonds finds from iconic Lesotho mine drop, shares slump

The company unearthed three of the 15 diamonds over 100 carats it found in 2018 in Q4, but carat recovery dropped by 17% to 29,523 ct in the period.

Russia’s Nordgold to invest over $360m in Guinea mine

The Russian gold producer has received a 15-year mining permit for its Lefa mine.

Friedland confident Congo copper mine will be world’s second-largest

The founder of Ivanhoe Mines said the Kamoa-Kakula project is “on track to become one of the absolute greatest copper mining complexes in the world.”

Calidus shares soar after upping Warrawoona gold resources by 75%

Total mineral resource was upgraded to 21.2 million tonnes at 1.83g/t gold for 1.25 million ounces, up 75% from December 2017.