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.

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

BlueRock finds another exceptional diamond at South African mine

It is the second largest diamond mined from Kareevlei and the third valued at over $50,000.

Firestone Diamonds output down on technical issue at Lesotho mine

The company, which operates the Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho, said it recovered 224,947 carats in the three months through December, down from 240,733 carats in the first quarter.

Vale forced to halt operations at Brucutu, largest mine in Minas Gerais

Brucutu, which has an annual capacity of 30 million tonnes of iron ore, is Brazil's second largest mine, behind Vale’s Carajás.

Barrick, Reunion Gold to jointly go after key assets in South America

Strategic alliance expands Barrick’s exploration footprint in the Guiana Shield, a significantly under-explored region and one of the most prospective in the world for large scale gold discoveries.

Vedanta says Anglo American stake buy meets Gov’t criteria

Shares in the company lost a fifth of their value on Friday as investors were sceptical of its foreign subsidiary Cairn India Holdings’ $200 million investment in the diversified miner.

Vale says alarms didn’t go off on time in Brumadinho due to 'speed' of sludge

The argument is being harshly criticized by experts and locals, who believe the law-enforced audible could have saved lives.

Teck Resources flags fourth-quarter profit coming below estimates

EBITDA will be down by about $148 million.

Brazilian prosecutors freeze over $219m of Vale’s assets

Funds expected to be used as compensation for the victims of last week’s tailing burst, which killed at least 99 people.

First Vanadium grows Nevada project with land buy

The move gives the company mineral rights to an additional 200-metre strike length at Carlin, considered the largest vanadium deposit in North America.

Eldorado Gold scraps mill at Turkish mine, resumes mining and heap leaching

Eldorado's shares jumped 12% in pre-market trading in New York on Thursday on the news.

SolGold wants to tighten grip on Ecuador project, buy out minority shareholder

Miner has unveiled plans to make an all-share offer for Cornerstone Capital Resources, a Canadian firm that has a 15% interest in SolGold's coveted Cascabel copper-gold project.

UN calls for probe into Vale’s tailings as waste heads to Brazilian river system

Brazilian authorities and companies involved with river water management are trying to stop the torrent of mining waste from reaching the Sao Francisco river, a source of drinking water for communities in five of the country's 26 states.

Near-record high vanadium prices boosts Bushveld Minerals 2018 results

Repair work in the fourth quarter slightly impacted production, but that was more than offset by surging vanadium prices as demand for the metal grows.

Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

UNDP says the Colluli potash project has the potential to significantly boost Eritrea’s economy and advance the country’s sustainable development agenda.

Fortune Minerals commits to hire locally at Canada’s first primary cobalt mine

Company has signed a socio-economic agreement with the government of the Northwest Territories.

BHP hit with $59 million tax bill on Singapore profits

Federal Court said BHP must pay tax in Australia on profits made by its Singapore-based marketing arm on the sale of commodities owned by the UK arm.

Gemfields to pay $7.8m to settle human rights abuses claims in Mozambique

The precious gemstones miner has agreed, on a no-admission-of-liability basis, to settle claims brought against it by a group of 273 Mozambicans related to its ruby mine in northern Mozambique.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Russia’s Alrosa finds its largest diamond in over two years

The 191.46-carat stone was found earlier this month at the company's Udachny mining and processing division.

Brazil securities regulator probes Vale’s filings on dam collapse

By Monday, local officials had confirmed at least 60 people dead and said they fear that among the hundreds who are still missing there will be very few survivors.

GV Gold closer to being one of Russia’s top 5 bullion miners, output up 36%

The company churned out 304,400 ounces of gold last year, 36% more than a year earlier and a whooping 85% increase when compared to 2017.

IAMGOLD puts construction of Canadian mine on ice

Building activities at Côté Gold, located in the Abitibi gold belt in Ontario, were slated to start in the first months of 2019, with pre-production beginning in late 2020.

Condor Gold shares jump as Nicaragua project grows again

The mineral resource update totalled 9.85 million tonnes at 3.6 grams per tonne of gold for 1.14 million of indicate ounces, a surge of 57,000 ounces from the previous update.

Vale dam collapse: Panic after fresh alert at another mine in Brumadinho

An alarm warning of an imminent mining dam rupture was issued on Sunday morning near Brumadinho, the same Brazilian community where the collapse of Vale's dam on Friday killed at least 58 and left over 400 more feared dead.