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. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Australian company submits EIS for US$300 million gold-silver project in Chile

Australian Laguna Resources (ASX: LRC) has submitted an environmental impact study (EIS) to Chile’s Environment Ministry's evaluation service for its US$300 million Arqueros gold-silver project in the north of the country.

Coal or koalas? Australia’s new dilemma

When Singapore-based OGL Resources Limited (ASX:OGL) announced its plans to reopen the Ebenezer Coal Mine west of Brisbane next year, little did it know that koala lovers would take them to the Supreme Court.

Northern Energy and Mining to spend $52.6 million on debt buybacks

Canadian NEMI Northern Energy and Mining will spend a total of about $52.6 million to buy back most of its outstanding shares and debt securities from investors.

Anglo American and Codelco meet in court

Formerly called “The Disputed One,” Anglo American’s Los Bronces mine located northeast of Santiago, Chile, is living up to its name. The operation, which is expected to become the world's fifth-biggest copper mine, is at the heart of the ongoing legal dispute between the London-based global miner and Chile’s Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer.

Protests and deaths in Indonesia force Australian gold exploration company to halt activities

Arc Exploration Limited (ARX), an Australian gold mining exploration company with presence in Indonesia, has halted activities at a project in Bima, after a violent protest at the nearby port of Sape last week that left two people dead.

Paladin Energy to start exploring for uranium in Canada next year

Australian Paladin Energy (ASX:PDN) sees its ambitions of becoming a major uranium mining house a step closer. After three years of stand-by due to a moratorium on uranium mining on indigenous lands in Labrador, Canada, the Perth-based miner is able to start operations in the area in 2012.

Antofagasta approves US$1.3 bn Antucoya copper project

Antofagasta PLC (ANTO.LN) announced that its board of directors has approved the development of the US$1.3 billion Antucoya copper project in the north of Chile.

Coal demand to grow by 600,000 tonnes a day over the next five years, says IEA

Global demand and prices for coal will continue to expand aggressively over the next five years despite public calls for reducing reliance on the high-carbon fuel as a primary energy source, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its first ever report about the commodity.

'Don’t turn our cattle into cats,' Malaysians tell Australia's Lynas Corporation

Cows shrinking to the point they turn into cats and villagers wrapped in do-it-yourself anti-radiation suits are only some of the effects of allowingAustralia's Lynas Corporation to open a rare earths plant inMalaysia, according to not-so-subtle protest short satirical films populating YouTube these days.

Buchans Minerals to create new base metal company

Atlantic Canada miner Buchans Minerals Corp (BMC.V) is selling stakes in three properties near Buchans, N.B., to SG Spirit Gold Inc. (SG.V) as part of its efforts to create a new company concentrating on developing base-metal mining opportunities in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

Endeavour Silver finds high-grade zones in Mexico

Vancouver-based miner Endeavour Silver has discovered two high-grade silver/gold zones at its Guanajuato mine in Mexico and anticipates a significant increase in reserves and resources at the mine at the year-end.

Lucara receives record price for its Lesotho diamonds

A total of US$6.4 million obtained Lucara Diamond Corp. for the sale rough diamonds at its second tender of gems recovered from the Mothae mine in Lesotho. The company reported that all 28 lots offered received multiple bids with 7,190 carats garnering an average price of $893 per carat.

Lundin Mining foresees a rise in zinc and copper production in 2013 and 2014

Lundin Mining (TSE:LUN) said Monday that higher grades of ore and a ramp up of production is expected to boost zinc and copper production in 2013 and 2014.

Fracking can cause water pollution: EPA

Environmentalists and academics alike welcomed the latest report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which confirms a link between hydraulic fracturing for natural gas —or fracking— to groundwater contamination.

New mining minister appointed in Peru amid deepening crisis

Jorge Humberto Merino, an engineer who worked for the Peruvian government agency that promotes foreign investment, swore in last night as the new mines and energy minister, amid a mining crisis that has had the country under state of emergency since Dec. 4.

Extract Resources calls shareholders to "take no action" regarding Chinese takeover bid

Australia's Extract Resources Ltd., owner of the world’s fourth-largest uranium deposit, advised shareholders to take no action regarding the $2.2 billion takeover bid from Chinese nuclear fuels supplier Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC).

China bets on Bolivian lithium

Chinese state company CITIC Guoan Group Corp. will commence exploration of the Bolivian salt flats to determine and quantify reserves of lithium and potassium, under the an agreement signed by the parties in August, reports America Economia magazine.

Codelco to invest US$ 244 million in Quetena copper deposit

Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, will invest US$ 244 million to speed up the development of its Quetena copper deposit in northern Chile, an open pit operation that will produce 62,000 tons of fine copper per year.

Jaguar shares suffering after CEO's abrupt departure

Brazilian gold miner Jaguar (NYSE:JAG), which last month became the subject of takeover rumours, fell more than 10% on Wednesday, after the sudden resignation of its CEO and president Daniel Titcomb.

Chilean Justice gives Mitsubishi three days to answer Codelco’s demands

A Chilean civil court told Japanese Mitsubishi today that it has three working days to respond to the lawsuit filed by Codelco in the context of the conflict with Anglo American. Codelco's legal action seeks to annul the $5.39 billion deal between Anglo and Mitsubishi, after the Japanese company sold its 24.5 percent stake in Anglo American Plc’s Sur unit.

Billions of tonnes of diamonds in the galaxy suspected

Giant terrestrial planets also know as “Carbon super-Earths” that contain up to 50 per cent diamond may possibly be in the Earth's galaxy, a new study suggests. But if they exist, those planets are unlikely to have any sort of life and incapable of supporting it.

Gold still one of the best portfolio diversifiers

Gold is still the king of commodities when it comes its role as a diversifier and foundation asset in the portfolios of euro-based investors, says the new report "Gold as a strategic asset for European investors," commissioned by The World Gold Council (WGC).

Diamond market would almost double by 2020

Latest report from Bain & Company says that diamond industry will grow more than 6 percent a year over the next decade, which will hold up prices even through periods of volatility.

GME stocks on the rise following uranium exploration rights announcement

Australia-based Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GME) stocks went up 10 per cent on the ASX from 58 cents to 64 cents on Monday, after the company announced it could start producing uranium on its Kvanefjeld property in Greenland.

Korea and Canada to boost large-scale rare earth resources mine in S. Africa

Korea Resources Corporation (KORES) has reached a definitive agreement with Canadian Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. to secure a 10 per cent interest in the Zandkopsdrift rare earth element mining project in South Africa. The contract, signed in Johannesburg on Thursday, involves an investment by KORES in both Frontier and in the large-scale rare earth element project owned by the Canadian company, along with an off-take agreement that could commit up to 31 percent of future production.