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.

Chile’s copper agency said US-China trade war to hit metal price

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has forced the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) to revise downwards its average copper price prediction by $0.06 per pound to $3.

Ecuador mining reforms good news for Lumina Gold’s project

Companies can now perform non-systematic drilling during the early exploration phase of their mining concessions and without requiring an environmental license.

Canada scaring mining investors with long, unclear permit processes

Study released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec are the three main provinces where exploration permit processes have grown longer and less transparent over the past 10 years.

BHP to fight class action over Samarco dam failure

Law firm leading the action says it has more than 3,000 investors signed up to pursue the miner for losses.

Nutrien sells stake in Arab Potash to China’s SDIC

The $502-million transaction makes the Chinese company Arab Potash's majority shareholder.

Barrick’s Dushnisky quits, becomes AngloGold new CEO

Dushnisky will join AngloGold in September, ending the search to replace Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who left the world’s third-biggest gold miner in April to run India’s Vedanta.

Bacanora Lithium changes its mind on how to fund flagship Sonora mine

It has decided not to go ahead with a proposed $100-million share sale to help it fund the Mexican project.

Equinox sells Koricancha mill in Peru to Inca Gold in $12.4 million-deal

Koricancha is located about 50km from Inca One’s own processing facility and the potential to produce 50,000 to 75,000 ounces of gold a year.

De Beers buys Canada’s Peregrine Diamonds for $81 million

Canadian firm is the sole owner of the Chidliak diamond project in Nunavut.

Miners wrote off almost one-third of investments over last decade

From the $939bn invested in major projects between 2008 and 2017, the world’s top 40 mining companies by market cap. wrote-off $273bn or 29% of the initial capital outlay.

Australia’s Northern Minerals makes first rare earth from pilot plant

Company aims to be the first significant world producer outside of China of dysprosium, used by electric vehicle makers in the manufacturing of engine magnets.

Wreck of Russian warship carrying $130bn in gold found off South Korea

The Dmitrii Donskoi is believed to have sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago, carrying the treasury of the entire flotilla, which would have included port expenses, as well as salaries of sailors and officers.

Peru unit of Plateau Energy finds one of ‘world’s largest’ lithium resource

Company plans to complete a feasibility study next year, which will reveal whether the proposed $800 million, underground lithium-uranium mine can and should be built.

Earth holds quadrillion tonnes of diamonds deep beneath its surface

Getting to them would take technology far beyond what we currently have at our disposal.

Lakes, rivers near abandoned mine sites likely source of antibiotics

Canadian researches came to such conclusion after spending years examining waterbodies located within five kilometres of abandoned mine sites.

LME to launch monthly 'implied pricing' for base metals

Starting on July 30, the LME will start providing a set of synthetic monthly prices for the six main base metals —  copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and tin.

Nevsun passes on Lundin’s $1.4 billion fresh takeover bid

The base metals producer said that, while it has not yet received a formal offer from Lundin, the bid announced Monday the bid ignores the fundamental value of the company and its assets.

Fura Gems grabs more ruby assets in Mozambique

Gemstone producer us is expanding its footprint in Mozambique by acquiring nine ruby assets from ASX-listed Mustang Resources and Regius Resources Group.

Vale’s iron ore output hit fresh record high despite trucker strike

Iron ore output hit 96.755-million tonnes in the three months to June 30, while pellet output reached 12.838-million tonnes, despite a nationwide truck drivers strike that paralyzed the country in May.

Randgold’s Tongon mine in Ivory Coast hit by strike

Labour action has brought gold production to a halt.

Wheaton buys all gold, some palladium from Sibanye US mines

Streaming deal involves production from Sibanye's Stillwater and East Boulder mines, located in Montana.

MGX, Belmont set lithium joint venture in Nevada.

Canadian junior MGX has entered into an option agreement to earn into the Kibby Basin lithium brine project, in Nevada.

SolGold intersects copper, gold at flagship project in Ecuador

Company believes its Cascabel copper-gold project, 180 km north of the capital Quito, may become one of the largest copper-gold porphyry systems ever discovered.

Antofagasta sells electricity transmission business for $117m

Chile-focused miner said proceeds from the sale would enable it to focus on its core activity of producing copper.

Rio Tinto’s ‘world’s largest robot’ delivers first iron ore load

The autonomous train, consisting of three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled from Tom Price mine to the port of Cape Lambert