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.

BHP unveils world-class copper find near Olympic Dam in South Australia

It is already being called by some experts “the thickest high-grade copper intersection seen in years.”

Chile is taking Albemarle to International Court over lithium prices

The country's state development agency says Albemarle has failed to provide as much as 25% of its annual production at a discount to companies seeking to produce battery metals within Chile, as stipulated in a contract signed in 2016.

Capstone Mining mulls selling stake in Chile-based copper-iron project

Over its almost 18-year mine life, Santo Domingo is expected to produce an average of 134-million pounds a year of copper, 4.2-million tonnes a year of iron concentrates and 17,000 annual ounces of gold.

MacMines Australia gets environmental nod for mega coal mine in Queensland

The company's 20,000-hectare China Stone thermal coal project is expected to produce 38 million tonnes of coal annually.

Rio Tinto sells stake in Rossing uranium mine to China

The company is selling its 69%-stake in Rossing Uranium Limited, which owns the Namibian mine, to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC).

Gold mines to inject new life into Canada’s far north

Economic growth in Yukon and Nunavut is expected to surpass the rest of Canada due to new mine construction.

Galantas Gold shares soar after court confirms Irish mine consent

A judge ruled that an appeal brought forward by a local resident had failed and confirmed planning consent for an underground gold mine.

Mexican miners hit by proposed changes to code

Besides tax hikes, the set of suggested rules include allowing the Ministry of Economy to name certain zones as not viable for mining, as well as revoking permits and existing concessions deemed to have a negative social impact.

Mineral Resources signs $1.1B lithium deal with Albemarle

Mineral Resources shares spiked on the news, closing Thursday 26.6% higher at A$15.76.

Mined or lab-made diamonds? The answer is personal

Synthetic diamonds are cracking the consumer market largely thanks to millennials' evolving shopping tastes. But are they the right choice for you?

Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns violent

Operations at Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix mines were halted late on Wednesday.

RioZim demands $92m from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean miner claims it has failed to receive $48m due in payments from the central bank for its sales in dollars, suffering losses of $44m due to lost production.

S. Africa competition tribunal OKs Sibanye acquisition of Lonmin

Deal would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer.

BHP searching for assets with lessons learned during downturn in mind

The company’s chief financial officer has outlined a detailed plan on how to not waste a whole lot of shareholders’ money again.

Pebble mine scores small win in land deal with Alaskan landowners

Deal with the Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) secures the company's right to use defined portions of APC lands to build and operate roads for the stalled Pebble copper-gold-silver project.

Illegal gold mining spikes in Venezuela as locals struggle to survive

Constantly rising currency inflation means small amounts of gold are being used to pay for everyday staples.

BHP officially drops 'Billiton' from name

BHP Billiton and BHP Billiton Plc are now BHP Group and BHP Group Plc respectively and all the tickers, including the ones on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will switch to “BHP” on Nov. 23.

China’s Zijin clears last regulatory condition for $1.4B Nevsun takeover

Chinese and Canadian authorities have approved the Zijin's bid to buy Nevsun Resources.

Perseus sees signs for life extension of its Ghana gold mine

Drilling results from the Esuajah Gap deposit at its Edikan gold operation show a “significant” mineralized granite that could extend the life of the mine past the six years it has left.

Copper output to spike in world’s top producer Chile

Copper output in Chile, the world’s top producer of the metal, is expected to increase 4% in 2019 and continue to grow steadily during 2019 due to stronger performance from major mines, upgrades to existing operations, and lower risk of labour strikes.

BHP to pay $390m to settle tax bill dispute over Singapore business

The issue relates to the amount of tax BHP owed for selling its Australian commodities via its Singapore marketing business — or allegedly shifting its profits offshore.

Vale told to pay $26.8m in damages to indigenous tribes

The company's Onça Puma nickel mines blamed for contaminating the Catete river, which prosecutors said had a "severe" impact on the Xikrin and Kayapo tribes.

Teck to name partner in Chilean copper project in December

Canada’s largest diversified miner is also studying a Phase 3 for Quebrada Blanca, which would double the mine’s capacity to 600,000 tonnes of copper a year from the 300,000 it’s expected to achieve once Phase 2 is completed.

Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car 'offensive'

German automaker is also considering involvement in battery production.

Philippines to allow some halted mines to resume operations with conditions

The nine mines, six of which are nickel operations, have been shut since 2017 as part of an environmental crackdown on the sector.