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.

Germany secures access to world's second-largest lithium deposit

The partners expect to produce up to 40,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide per year beginning in 2022.

BHP calls off sale of Cerro Colorado copper mine as buyer backs out

The world’s No.1 miner had decided to offload Cerro Colorado mine in May last year, as part of chief executive Andrew Mackenzie’s bid to focus on large assets in commodities such as iron ore, copper and oil.

Iamgold eyes growth in Burkina Faso, unveils resource estimate for Gossey

Combined indicated and inferred resources for the satellite deposit, located 15 km northwest of its Essakane operation in Burkina Faso, amount to 376,000 gold ounces.

Commercial production to begin at Ontario's new high-grade gold mine

Harte Gold's Sugar Zone mine is on track to declare commercial production before year-end.

Newcrest expands footprint in Chile with two gold deals

The Australian major has signed option and farm-in agreements for Cornerstone Capital Resources’ Miocene and Mirasol Mining's Gorbea properties, all of them in northern Chile.

Rio Tinto's partner in Aussie copper project reports 'weak mineralization'

Antipa Minerals reported "weak mineralization" in a target area that is part of the Citadel project, which has been touted as likely rich in copper.

Anglo ending 2018 on high note, predicts higher output, lower costs

The diversified miner anticipates 2018 production to be 2% ahead of previous guidance and costs to be 5% below.

Bushveld Minerals fined for breaching AIM’s listing rules

The violations were the result of the South African miner failing to meet its regulatory obligations in relation to its undertaking to pay an exclusivity fee to the sellers of Vametco.

Condor Gold shares jump on Nicaragua concession licence

Nicaragua’s Ministry of Energy and Mines granted the company the Las Cruces concession, expanding its La India project package by 45% to 455.6 km2.

Losing licence to operate new and biggest threat to miners — EY

Mining companies across the globe now consider the risk of losing their licence to operate as the biggest risk to their businesses in the next two years

Barrick selling research and development firm AuTec

Incoming CEO Mark Bristow has announced his intention to offload non-core assets and research and development company AuTec is one of them.

Trump administration to lift barriers to build new coal plants

The EPA has announced plans to roll back an Obama-era rule that requires new coal plants to capture their carbon emissions.

Zimbabwe’s handling of diamond industry the ultimate test for Mnangagwa’s reform — report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is making moves to end the country’s international isolation and attract foreign investment to boost an economy in tatters, including allowing new private investment in the diamond fields.

Lucapa kicks off commercial production at Mothae diamond mine

The operation will add to the Perth-based company annual output, until now on depending on just one mine —  Lulo, in Angola.

Zimbabwe to let two new private miners dig for diamonds

It may even allow foreign investors to hold majority stakes in local operations on condition that part of their output is reserved for domestic downstream industries.

Brazil launches new mining agency days before Temer steps down

Changes to Brazil’s 50-year-old mining regulations also came in effect Wednesday and include measures that make the country’s industry more competitive and sustainable.

Lynas mulls legal action as Malaysia conditions licence renewal

The Australian rare earths miner said it was disappointed with Malaysia's decision to impose new conditions on its licence to operate in the country, adding it was considering all options, including legal action.

Malaysia tells Lynas to remove radioactive waste for licence renewal

It needs to be removed by September 2, 2019, when Lynas' temporary storage licence expires.

DRDGOLD begins first phase of Far West tailings project

The South African miner is kicking off this week its Far West gold recoveries project in Gauteng with the pumping of reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit, just four months into construction of the first phase.

Teck chooses Sumitomo to develop Chilean copper project in $1.2B deal

Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo Corp. will pay $800 million earn-in contribution and $400 million matching contribution for a third of Teck's 90% interest in Quebrada Blanca mine.

Nautilus setting JV to secure support vessels for Solwara 1 project

The support ship will be used at the company's Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project, off the coast of Papua Guinea, set to be the world’s first commercial deep-sea mine.

Suncor Energy weighing impact of Alberta's mandatory oil production cuts for next year

Canada's largest oil and gas producer by market capitalization said the exact impact will be unveiled when it issues its 2019 capital and production.

Management shake-up at Glencore costs copper chief Mistakidis his job

Company veteran and coal chief Peter Freyberg, has been appointed as the head of industrial mining assets, a newly created role.

Navy admiral named Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy

Albuquerque, 60, will tackle offshore oil licensing rounds and planned energy privatizations.

Moody’s sees weak lithium prices in 2020 due to projects frenzy

Spot prices would be pushed down despite rapid demand growth from batteries for electric vehicles (EV) makers, the experts say.