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.

Australia takes over Chile as world’s No.1 lithium producer

It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.

Kinross going ahead with expansion of Alaska gold mine

Project is expected to extend Fort Knox mine life to 2030 and generate 17% internal rate of return (IRR) at a low capital cost.

US to spend $1 million on abandoned uranium mines cleanup

Amendment to an energy and water act expediting the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines must first be approved by the Senate.

China's CITIC grabs stake in Ivanhoe Mine for $560 million

CITIC Metal will own 20% of the Canadian miner, which makes its biggest shareholder.

Resolute’s Syama gold mine in Mali to be fully automated

The fully automated underground section of the mine is scheduled for commissioning in late 2018.

Vale moves ahead with long-awaited expansion of Voisey's Bay mine

Transiting Voisey's Bay nickel mine from open-pit operations to underground will cost about $2 billion, and is expected to extend its productive life to 2035.

Vale confirms coming ‘announcement’ about Canada’s Voisey's Bay mine

Government and company officials told CBC News that a "significant" mining announcement would take place on Monday.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Glencore faces third Congo legal challenge this year

Congolese-American businessman and convicted fraudster Charles Brown claims he's owed $1 billion in compensation for a 19% stake he previously held in Mutanda Mining, and which Glencore allegedly sold in two fraudulent transactions, in 2007 and 2012.

Brazil’s President to change mining regulations as early as next week

Michel Temer is expected to issue a decree next week introducing key changes to mining rules that date back to the 1960s.

Rio Tinto signs JV exploration deal with China’s Minmetals

The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .

OZ Minerals closer than ever to grabbing Brazil-focused Avanco

The takeover offer, which expires next week, offers great exploration potential because Avanco owns a vast landholding in the copper and iron ore-rich Carajás region, second only to giant Vale.

Impala Platinum gives Zimbabwe almost half of its mining land

The miner's Zimbabwean subsidiary, Zimplats, has released 23,903 hectares of its mining claims to the government.

Botswana Diamonds grabs rights for ‘high potential’ S. African prospect

Area is close to the Venetia mine, operated by De Beers, which delivers around 40% of South Africa’s annual diamond production.

Results of Gabriel's lawsuit against Romania may be known late 2019

Company is seeking $4.4 billion in compensation for alleged losses related to its Rosia Montana gold and silver project, which Bucharest halted following relentless protests.

Angola eases controls over diamond sector, to double output in four years

President Joao Lourenço said changes aim at attracting more investment, increasing production and securing higher government revenue.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

Kyrgyz Republic former PM who signed deal with Centerra charged with corruption

It’s rumoured that Sapar Isakov's charges may put a pact ending long-dragged disputes between the Asian country and the Canadian miner in jeopardy.

Emeralds and rubies producer Fura Gems changes look

The company, which began operations a year ago, said the move seeks to strengthen its communication with key stake holders and consumers.

Electric vehicles on the road to triple by 2020 — IEA

The number of electric cars, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric passenger light-duty vehicles, increased by 57% in 2017 from the previous year.

Here’s what miners are getting wrong when it comes to digital transformation

While the global mining industry is quickly becoming more digitally mature, that transformation continues to focus on productivity and profitability, rather than on much needed innovation, a new study shows.

Mountain Province finds 95-carat diamond in Canada’s far north

The white octahedron of "top clarity" is the largest gem quality diamond and fourth largest stone ever recovered at the company's Gahcho Kué mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Avanco axes Brazil copper mine production over truck drivers strike

The company had warned last week that operations at the open pit mine would be affected by the strike, as fuel and consumables failed to be delivered to site, while road blocks on highways prevented sending output to port.