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 wants lithium to be traded on LME

Chile expects lithium to soon become its second largest mining asset, just behind copper. It's currently the country's fourth biggest export.

Graphite One's Alaska project may prove key to US defence industry — CEO

A White House/US Department of Defence (DoD) report has recommended direct investment in companies developing domestic sources of graphite and the Canadian junior is one of them.

RNC Minerals recovers giant gold slab from its mine in Australia

The company believes the stones are among the biggest of their kind ever unearthed in the country.

Pretium falls despite reporting increased gold output at its Canadian gold mine

Company said output at its Brucejack gold mine, in Canada's British Columbia, climbed 13 percent in the third quarter of the year to 92,641 ounces, compared to 82,203 ounces in the same period last year.

Thailand’s exit from gold to worsen regional underperformance

Since shutting down of all gold mining and exploration activities in 2016, the country has been losing both tax revenue and investors, a new report shows.

Zimbabwe miner RioZim to sue central bank for loss of forex earning

The miner said it would take legal actions to force the central bank to give it US dollars for part of its gold output.

Diamond market warming to lab-made gems

The centuries-old diamond industry is getting shaken up by small producers and industry giants alike.

Hudbay doesn’t deny rumours of interest in Chile’s Mantos Copper

The Chilean miner has been seeking a buyer for all or part of itself to raise $1 billion to dig for copper and gold in two of its mines in the country's north.

Chile’s court ruling allows Tianqi to buy stake in lithium miner SQM

The country's antitrust court has approved a deal between the competition regulator and Tianqi, allowing the Chinese miner to buy a nearly one-quarter stake in lithium producer SQM .

Centamin drops more than 12 percent on second cut to annual output target

The miner now expects to produce 480,000 ounces of gold, down from a range of 505,000 to 515,000 ounces it estimated in May.

Congo miners buying cobalt from artisanal operators to balance market

Experts say that, when done correctly, artisanal mining can be an ethical source of low-cost, high-grade cobalt and a key mechanism in keeping the market balanced during times of supply shortage.

Vale to approve $1B expansion of Salobo copper mine in Brazil — report

The project, known as the Salobo 3, is expected to add about 50,000 tonnes to the open-pit mine’s current capacity of 200,000 tonnes of copper per year

Anson Resources produces first lithium hydroxide from Utah project

With this development, the Australian miner has now produced both lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide from Paradox, its flagship project.

Axiom soars on near supply deal for Isabel nickel mine in Solomon Islands

Mining at the project in the Pacific nation will start in December, with ore shipments expected to begin in the first quarter of next year.

BHP and Vale reach final settlement in Brazil over dam failure

The definitive agreement comes almost three years after the incident, which killed 19 people and became the country’s worst ever environmental disaster.

South Africa’s mining industry growth hindered by precious metals performance — PwC

Yet, capital expenditure for the sector recovered from the lowest levels in ten years to reflect a 19% increase.

Lynas presses Malaysian authorities to explain plant review status

The newly-elected coalition government is said to be ready to launch a three-month evaluation of Lynas' rare earths processing plant, which may end with authorities denying the company’s operating license renewal in Sep. 2019.

Ivanhoe Mines soars on third major copper discovery in Congo

The find, named Makoko, was the first of multiple high-potential target areas identified by the company’s exploration team to be tested by drilling.

China won’t renew coal, steel output restrictions amid trade war

This winter, regulators are replacing hard caps on coal use and steel production with less strict targets.

Rio Tinto, Japanese partners to inject $1.55B into Aussie iron ore projects

The company said the investment would enable it to sustain production of its Pilbara Blend brand of iron ore and its Robe Valley lump and fines products.

SolGold loss almost doubles as its goes all in at Ecuador projects

For the 12 months to June, SolGold's pre-tax loss was A$15.3 million, compared to $8.3 million it recorded a year before.

Chinese interested in buying Rio Tinto’s Namibian uranium mine

Talks between the miner and China National Nuclear Corporation were confirmed by the country's energy minister.

Congo-owned Sokimo may hinder transfer of Kibali mine to Barrick

The state miner warned it would "assert its rights" in Barrick Gold's acquisition of Rangold's stake in the Kibali mine, but did not provide details of its plans.

Komatsu to build $285m headquarters in Milwaukee

The planned campus would include about 170,000 square feet of office space, a 20,000-square-foot museum and training building, and 410,000 square feet of manufacturing space

Battery Minerals hits construction milestones at Montepuez project

Company wants to make sure the mine is in production when the demand and price of graphite takes off, as predicted.