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.

Done deal: Newmont Goldcorp becomes world’s No. 1 gold miner

Newmont Goldcorp is now the world’s largest gold producer by market value, output and reserves, as well as the only bullion producer listed on the S&P 500 Index.

Petra Diamonds on a roll after another major find at Cullinan

The find is the third Type II D-colour gem-quality diamond weighing more than 100 carats recovered since March and the fourth such rock discovered in the current financial year.

Mick Davis a step closer to mining iron ore in Guinea with Liberia deal

Niron Metals, an investment vehicle co-founded and headed by Davis, has struck a deal with Liberia allowing it to use a rail and port to export iron ore from Guinea's Zogota iron ore deposit.

Five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater mines ends with deal

The company, South Africa's largest gold producer, has run up losses of about 1.6 billion rand ($114 million) and about 110,000 ounces of missed gold output because of the labour action.

Lumina Copper halts Chilean mine operations after worker's death

The cause of the accident that killed an employee of service provider Global Group Ingeniería is under investigation.

Botswana unveils rare 20-carat blue diamond, the country’s largest ever

Botswana's state-run Okavango Diamond Company has unveiled what is believed to be the largest blue diamond ever discovered in the southern African country.

Hecla Mining’s water permit for Montana mine revoked

Licence would have allowed Hecla to pump groundwater to supply the proposed copper and silver mine beneath a Montana wilderness area.

Anti-mining activists in South Africa face harassment, death — report

Opponents to mining projects in South Africa are often harassed, threatened and sometimes even killed, according to a report by a group of human rights advocates including Human Rights Watch.

Waterton takes Hudbay Minerals to court

The Canadian miner's second-largest investor, Waterton Global Resource Management, has filed a lawsuit against the base metals producer in a bid to constrain its ability to solicit proxies.

Savannah Resources to take full control of lithium mine in Portugal

Mina do Barroso mine could become the first European supplier of spodumene, a lithium-bearing mineral.

Lundin Mining grabs Brazilian mine from Yamana in $1B deal

The Chapada copper-gold mine, in the northwest Brazilian state of Goiás, began production in 2007 and is expected to churn out about 54,500 tonnes of the red metal and 100,000 ounces of the precious one this year.

Newmont-Goldcorp $10B merger to close this week

Deal creates the world’s largest gold producer by market value, output and reserves.

Rio Tinto injects another $302m into Resolution copper project in Arizona

Investment will go towards more drilling, orebody studies, infrastructure improvements and permitting activities.

Antofagasta to decide on $3B Centinela mine expansion by 2021

Speaking on the sidelines of the World Copper Conference held this week in Santiago, chief executive Iván Arriagada said the company will only go ahead with the project if it meets Antofagasta’s return criteria.

Polish parliament’s lower house approves 15% cut to copper tax

If rubber-stamped by the senate, the move would give state-run KGHM a bit more room to breathe, as the miner has been struggling with rising costs, falling copper prices, technical problems and higher-than-expected capital spending in the past years.

Newmont shareholders overwhelmingly approve $10B Goldcorp takeover, creating world’s top gold miner

Deal creates the world’s largest gold producer by output, robing Barrick of its recently cemented supremacy.

Avesoro Resources sticks to 2019 guidance, despite gold output drop

The Canadian gold producer churned out 45,098 ounces of gold in the first three months of 2019, flat quarter-on-quarter, but 34% lower than in the same period a year earlier.

Lynas board turns down $1.1B Wesfarmers bid

The rare earths miner said its board had concluded it would not engage with retail and industrial conglomerate Wesfarmers, stating its unsolicited takeover offer undervalues Lynas' intellectual property.

First Vanadium says Nevada project resource estimate exceeds expectations

The company, which in March more than doubled the size of the vanadium property, believes that Carlin’s maiden resource will provide a base for an economic study.

SolGold scores again at Cascabel project

The miner has found further mineralization at its Cascabel copper-gold project. Cascabel is believed to have the potential to become one of the largest copper-gold assets ever discovered.

Stornoway Diamond halts open pit operations at Quebec mine

The Montreal-based diamond producer said the move would not have an impact on total revenue for 2019.

Centerra, Premier Gold get drilling at Ontario project

Development envisions an open pit gold mine that could be in production for almost 15 years.

De Beers diamond sales hit highest level since mid-2018

The world’s top diamond producer by value sold  $575 million in its third sales cycle of this year, the highest since the fifth cycle of 2018, when it recorded $581 million.

Anglo vows to quit Los Bronces $3B expansion if it affects nearby glaciers

The area around Los Bronces copper mine hosts 30% of Chile's copper resources and 10% of the world's.

Firestone finds another massive diamond at Lesotho mine

It's the second one over 70-carat Firestone has found at its Liqhobong mine this year.