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.

Better copper prices boost Codelco’s profit offsetting output decline

The state-owned miner reported a Q1 profit of $534 million, more than the total it earned in 2016.

World’s largest gold miner hit by Tanzania export ban

Barrick's comments come on the heels of a report published this week, which claims its Tanzanian subsidiary has been under-reporting the amount of metal in its shipments to evade taxes.

Iron ore crashes again to below $58 a tonne

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao lost $2.33 a tonne to close at $57.91, data from the Metal Bulletin shows, hitting a seven-month low and marking the commodity third consecutive weekly fall.

Swedish miner begins massive relocation of whole city

While some residents of Kiruna have moved already, the first of the town’s historic buildings has just been hoisted up on a truck and transported to its new location.

Anglo Asian Mining back in the black as copper output doubles

Better gold prices also helped the Azerbaijan-focused miner reduced its outstanding debts and boost profit.

Yancoal seeks expansion in Hunter Valley with $710m bid for Mitsubishi’s mines

Company wants to become Australia’s largest independent coal producer.

De Beers’ Forevermark brand inscribes its 2 millionth diamond

The a 3.48 carat round brilliant, mined, cut and polished in Namibia, that now bears a ‘2,000,000’ imprinting.

Workers block access to First Majestic’s La Encantada mine in Mexico

Company said blockade was in response to a recently announced bonus offer in lieu of profit sharing.

Shell speeds up exit from oil sands, selling stake in Canadian Natural Resources

Transaction could become one of the country’s one of the biggest-ever equity sales.

Tanzania outs mining minister over alleged collusion with companies to evade taxes

Shares in gold producer Acacia Mining, one of the firms accused of eluding taxes, fell by more than 18% to 18% to 355.70 pence on the news.

China’s Zijin pays off stake in Ivanhoe’s Congo copper project

Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin each hold now an indirect 39.6% interest in the Kamoa-Kakula project, thought to be Africa's most significant deposit of the red metal ever found.

Low copper prices force Codelco to revise underground expansion of Chuquicamata

Modifications seek to simplify aspects of the project originally approved in 2010 in order to optimize mineral handling.

Dominion Diamond to seek permits for underground project at Ekati in Q3

The project, called Misery Deep, will require an investment of $6 million in 2018, $69 million in 2019 and $19 million in 2020.

BSGR may have to pay $1.2bn for no show at Simandou-related hearing

The company, which could lose the arbitration as a result, will have to pay the amount to former partner Vale.

Congo to re-evaluate new mining code next week

Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.

Canada’s Trevali picks up Glencore zinc mines in Africa

The deal, worth about $400 million, will make Trevali the first pure zinc producer with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

China successfully mines flammable ice from the South Sea

During the mining trial done at a depth of 4,153 feet, engineers extracted each day around 16,000 cubic metres of gas, with methane content of up to 99.5%.

De Beers taps into polished diamonds market with first-time auction

The pilot auction, scheduled for June 29, will include a wide range of polished stones manufactured directly from the company’s own rough diamonds.

First Quantum to kick off massive $5.48bn copper mine in Panama in just months

Cobre Panama project is now 50% complete and on track to produce 320,000 tonnes of copper in 2019, making the company one of the world’s top six producers of the red metal.

Here’s why Colombia’s mining sector is losing its shine

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.

UN troops to tackle violence at Central African Republic diamond mining hub

Only last year CAR was allowed to resume diamond exports after a three-year ban that tried preventing armed groups from financing a bloody inter-religious conflict.

De Beers diamond sales down by 11%

The world’s largest rough diamond producer by value said, however, it continues to see steady demand.

BHP likely to open Jansen potash mine in Canada by 2023

Company could seek approval from the board for Jansen's expansion as early as June 2018, said chief executive Andrew Mackenzie.

BHP’s Mackenzie, Elliot Management face off

US activist investor steps up pressure on BHP to ditch petroleum. Mackenzie says company already knows what to do to lift value by 50% and double return on capital.

Chinalco wants to be sole owner of world’s largest iron ore deposit

Move comes barely seven months after Rio Tinto agreed to sell it its stake in Simandou for up to $1.3 billion.