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.

Australian miners should seek business opportunities in Latin America: Government

Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, called local mining companies to look at Latin America as a business destination, as the region was emerging as an important economic powerhouse, hungry for Australian investment.

Australians fear Canadian gold company will shut historic mines

Australian Stawell Gold Mines will be closed within two years, despite Canadian company Crocodile Gold spending more than $100 million buying it.

Australian Crusader Resources to invest $400 million in Brazil gold mine

Australian company Crusader Resources Ltd. will invest $400 million in a gold mining project located in the Currais Novos region in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Rio Grande do Norte. The project is expected to be one of the biggest gold mines in the country.

DiamondCorp agrees on a $33.6 million loan deal with South Africa’s IDC

African DiamondCorp (LON:DCP) said its 74% owned Lace Diamond Mines, the company's primary asset in South Africa, has entered into a loan funding term sheet with the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC), the company announced Monday.

Xstrata relies on China to lift copper demand

Copper demand in China, the world's main consumer of the red metal, is expected to rebound in the second half of 2012, despite the uncertain outlook for Europe, the head of Xstrata PLC's copper division said.

BHP Billiton to restart manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) surprised the market this morning with good news by announcing it will restart its TEMCO manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August.

Rio Tinto donates $12 million biggest pink diamond to a museum

London-based diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON & NYSE:RIO) is donating the biggest pink rough diamond ever discovered, found earlier this year at its Argyle mine, to an Australian museum in Melbourne, reports The West.

Rio Tinto sells aluminum business for $185 million

In what it seems a move towards exiting the aluminum wire business, diversified miner Rio Tinto (LON & NYSE:RIO) announced it is selling its U.S.-based wire and cable business Alcan Cable to American company General Cable (NYSE: BGC) for $185 million.

McEwen considers selling the Los Azules Project in Argentina

McEwen Mining (TSX and NYSE:MUX) President and CEO Rob McEwen on Thursday cautioned shareholders that recent energy-industry expropriation and Argentina government policy decrees augured negatively for its San José silver/gold mine and other development projects.

Planetary Resources doesn’t want more people onboard its asteroids-mining ship

Less than a month after officially launching its asteroid-mining plans, Google’s billionaire co-founders and filmmaker James Cameron’s owned company Planetary Resources, has already decided not to accept any more job applications.

China is developing a grid better for coal than renewables: report

China won’t meet its carbon and energy intensity targets unless dramatic changes to its electricity grid are applied, says a study by U.S.-based Energy Transition Research Institute.

Peru’s illegal mining exports problem worse than drug trafficking: report

Peru’s illegal mining exports reached $1.8 billion in 2011, exceeding even drug trafficking profits, which accounted for $1.2 billion, said local consultancy firm Macroconsult.

General Electric to buy up mining specialists Industrea and Fairchild International

General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced it is pursuing acquisitions of two underground mining equipment manufacturers in support of the global expansion of its mining business.

Silver use in medicine could boost the market: report

For thousands of years, silver has been used at the table, on the battlefield and even in healthcare. Today, the uses of silver for its healing and preventative properties are growing and analysts wonder what this renewed demand for the graphite metal will mean for the silver market.

Pan American Silver 1Q net falls 46% due to Mexican acquisition

Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAAS, NASDAQ: PAA.T) first-quarter profit fell 46% as the costs of acquiring a Mexican gold and silver operation covered a revenue increase.

Twelve-year-old critic of Canada's banking system goes viral

The latest rant against Canada’s federal government’s borrowing practices has gone viral and not because it comes from a well-know economist, but because it is exposed by a well articulated and not camera-shy 12-year-old girl.

African Barrick Gold to pay more royalties to Tanzania

African Barrick Gold (LON:ABG) has decided to pay the Tanzanian government an extra 1% in royalties, in light of the current gold price environment.

Feminist group crashes mining meeting in Australia

A group of bearded women belonging to the feminist group La Barbe, crashed last night's Melbourne Mining Club meeting to congratulate the mining industry for its exclusion of women and its lobbying against the carbon tax.

Zimbabwe Government: No going back on mining fees

The government of Zimbabwe said the new mining licence fees gazetted in January will not be reversed despite calls by the mining industry for the levies to be reduced.

Renowned diamonds add sparkle to Queen’s jubilee celebrations

Photographers were allowed to look today at some of the most famous diamonds in the world to go on public display at the end of June, as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

BHP Billiton puts its money on the iron ore market and China

BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE:BHP) is betting on the iron ore market as one of the forces to drive the mining industry in the next decade, especially as developing nations such as China move from investment-led economic growth to consumption-led economic growth.

Sinopec to tap into shale gas market and rescue China from growing gas shortfall

Sinopec Group, China’s second biggest oil and gas producer, announced it has launched its first shale gas project, expecting to produce 300 to 500 million cubic metres a year by the end of 2012, said the conglomerate on Tuesday.

Fifth largest coal deposit in the world found in Colombia

Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista just got richer. CCX, a division of the billionaire’s EBX Group energy arm MPX, announced it has completed a study of coal reserves in the San Juan underground mines in Colombia, discovering a 672 million tons reserve, the fifth largest coal deposit in the world.

Coal industry jeopardizing humpback whales in Australia

Humpback whales may be the main victims of Australia's thriving coal industry, according to a study published on the May issue of the Marine Ecology Progress Series journal.

Canadian Cameco to buy German nuclear fuel company Nukem for $136 million

Canadian company Cameco, the world's largest uranium miner, has signed a deal to buy Nukem Energy, a German company that trades nuclear fuel products and services, for $136 million in cash plus debt.