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.

Petra Diamonds revenue up as production, sales jump

Revenue rose 22 percent in the quarter to $80.2 million from $65.8 million a year prior, despite diamond prices being 5 percent lower when compared to the same period of 2017.

Nutrien says SQM top shareholder seeking to block Tianqi deal for ‘personal benefit’

Nutrien’s executive vice-president Michael Webb, described Julio Ponce, the Chilean miner’s top shareholder and former chairman, as a “hypocrite” and urged him to “look beyond himself."

Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg to retire in 3-5 years — report

He is said to have already begun training three to four people to succeed him in the job.

Hudbay Minerals investor calls special shareholder meeting

Private equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management, which now owns about 7 percent of Hudbay, called meeting after the Canadian base and precious metals refused a proposal for board changes.

Canada invests $12m to extract magnesium from asbestos tailings

The government has introduced new regulations to ban asbestos and products containing asbestos, but they don't apply to residues left from mining the carcinogenic material.

Acacia threatens Tanzania with legal action as dispute escalates

The company is also seeking direct talks with the country's government, as it's been excluded so far from negotiations between controlling shareholder, Barrick Gold, and President John Magufuli.

Scotland closer to having its first commercial gold mine

Scotgold Resources has submitted the last application to secure planning permits for its Cononish project, near Tyndrum.

Freeport eyes majority stake in Solaris early stage Chile project

The US miner has agreed to a deal that would give it up to 80% in Solaris' Ricardo property.

Tanzania anti-corruption body charges Acacia subsidiaries with tax evasion, money laundering

The news comes barely a week after the company said another worker had been released on bail after being charged with corruption.

Anglo American ‘encouraged’ by drilling results from copper asset in north Brazil

The company's chief executive in Brazil talked about “very promising” drilling results at property located on the edge of the Amazon rainforest.

Botswana Diamonds, Vast Resource JV steps up exploration efforts in Zimbabwe

Decision comes after the companies received Wednesday a preliminary geological assessment of the property, which shows Heritage contains several targets for modern alluvial diamond placer deposits.

Codelco submits $1B plan to extend Salvador mine life beyond 2021

The Rajo Inca project would convert the existing asset, which has been in operation since 1959 and is due to run out of ore in 2021, to an open pit mine from an underground one.

Anglo American to restart operations at Minas Rio before year-end

Operations will resume before year end, but a planned ramp-up to 26.5 million tonnes per year is likely to be pushed back to 2021 from 2020.

Vale rules out major acquisitions

CEO Fabio Schvartsman said the company would only invest further in nickel if global prices for the metal rise from $13,000 per tonne currently to around $20,000 per tonne.

Australians find extremely rare mineral in meteorite impact crater

Researchers from Curtin University discovered reidite, one of the rarest minerals on Earth buried deep within an ancient meteorite crater in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto delays start of Oyu Tolgoi expansion due to technical issues

First production from the $5.3 billion underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi was originally scheduled for early 2020.

Europe to spend billions on lithium-ion battery plants

The goal is to reduce reliance on batteries from Asia, particularly China and South Korea.

Mining at Gold Road and Gold Fields JV in Australia to start next month

Overall project engineering at the 270,000 ounce-a-year Guyere gold project, which is already more than A$100 million over its original budget of A$507 million, is now 96 percent complete

More than 400 jobs to go at Glencore’s Hail Creek coal mine

The company also said it would reconfigure the mining methods used at Hail Creek, a process that will be phased in over the next 18 months.

World’s top copper producer faces lengthy smelter halt at major mine

Chile's Codelco is in the midst of upgrading its smelter at Chuquicamata, its second largest operation by size, to comply with stricter emissions standards coming in effect in December.

Canada’s Rusoro Mining reaches $1.3B deal with Venezuela

Settlement creates partnership that could lead to restarting production at Rusoro's former mines in the South American country.

Lynas jumps after its critic in Malaysian Gov't leaves review team

Deputy Minister Fuziah Salleh, a long-standing critic of Lynas’ plant, offered to step down from the committee reviewing the facility following criticism that she would not be impartial.

Unloved gold sector regains shine with mergers, price spike

Darren Blasutti, President and CEO of Americas Silver says interest in the sector is picking up and that his company’s recently announced acquisition of Pershing Gold is a good example of that.

Canadian space mining developer inks deal with US-based Moon Express

The companies will focus on mining exploration on the lunar surface and expect to pre-test later stage activities, such as excavation and infrastructure buildup.

Leagold closing Brazil mine for two months due to drought

The company's recently-acquired Riacho dos Machados (RDM) mine will be closed for about two months.