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.

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.

Miners to spend $21 billion in exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

Eldorado to begin production at its Greek Olympias mine by year-end

The Canadian miner also said it has obtained better terms for concentrate sales from the project, which are likely to add 15,000 ounces of payable gold production a year.

Trump signs executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan

He has instruct has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and rewrite it.

Vale’s new CEO Schvartsman a political move in the right direction — analysts

Fabio Schvartsman will lead the transition of the world’s largest iron ore miner into a new shareholding structure.

Rio Tinto may take over Pistol Bay’s uranium assets sooner than expected

The world's second largest miner gave Pistol a $75K cash injection in an effort to own the Saskatchewan-based properties before the end of 2019.

This potash producer will help marijuana growers get a better product

IC Potash Corp. is creating a subsidiary that will focus on enhancing yields for cannabis growers and increasing the health impact and effects for consumers.

Barrick, Goldcorp team up to develop one of world’s largest gold deposits in Chile

The world’s No. 1 and No. 3 gold producers will focus on developing gold mines in northern Chile's rich Maricunga belt.

Iron ore hits lowest price since early February

The steelmaking ingredient has shed almost $10 a tonne in just a week.

US court cancels most of class action against Samarco over deadly dam burst

Vale said the US District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled the majority of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the 2015 deadly accident.

Production at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oil sands to fully resume next month

Suncor Energy, the largest partner in Syncrude, said it expects to meet its 2017 production targets despite a fire that shut down the Mildred Lake upgrader almost two weeks ago.

World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

‘Perfect’ 59.6-carat pink diamond set to break records in new auction

Experts predict the plum-size internally flawless pink gem could fetch over $60 million in Hong Kong next month.

Donald Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline

He said the project would employ 28,000 people, with TransCanada predicting only 13,000 temporary construction jobs and the US State Department saying only 50 of them will be permanent positions.

Mosaic to pay hefty fine over accident at its Colonsay potash mine

Mosaic was charged with fines of more than more than $85,000 after a worker's leg was crushed in a conveyer in February 2014.

BHP's Escondida mine strike becomes Chile’s longest, ends with no deal

Workers ended their strike and invoked a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, which leaves them in the exact same situation they were before they downed tools.

De Beers becomes sole owner of jewellery brand, buys out retail partner LVMH

It has acquired the 50% interest French luxury goods group LVMH had in De Beers Diamond Jewellers for an undisclosed amount.

RNC Minerals partners with Waterton in Quebec nickel mine

Joint venture will focus on nickel assets, particularly the Quebec-based Dumont project, which is expected to become the world's fifth largest nickel sulphide mine.

Silver Wheaton may soon be named Wheaton Precious Metals

The Vancouver-based precious metals streaming company announced the plan while posting a fourth quarter revenue increase of 29% to $258 million, up from $200 million last year.

Iron ore miners worst nightmare just came true — prices tank

Prices for the raw material have dropped below $90 a tonne as doubts gather about the strength of demand in China at stockpiles hit record highs.

Minco shares soar on possible takeover by Dalradian Resources

The deal would transfer control of Minco's 2% net smelter return royalty on the Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland, which Dalradian is currently developing.

Illegal gold mining in Venezuela causing deaths, malaria, gang fights and deforestation

A three-year recession in Venezuela paired with ramping inflation and food shortages has prompted many mining for gold in mafia-run illicit operations.

Tribunal favours Barrick, Antofagasta in Pakistan lease denial case

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) said Pakistan violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia, where the joint venture between Barrick and Antofagasta is incorporated.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

Dominion Diamond stock goes gangbuster on $1.1bn takeover bid

Montana-based Washington Co is offering 36% above the closing price of the Canadian miner’s shares on Friday.