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.

10-year review critiques the mining industry's sustainability

The IIED report urges the sector to move from improving its standards in principle to actually implementing them in practice.

Kinross suspends mining at Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania

Canadian Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K, NYSE:KGC) said on Wednesday that workers at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania, West Africa, have initiated an unlawful work stoppage, halting mining and processing activity.

Global mining industry profits and shares went different ways in 2011: PwC

Consulting firm says the top 40 global mining firms earned a record profit of $133 billion last year driven mainly by iron ore, however their market capitalization fell by 25%.

Discovery of world's largest tungsten mine sends Chinese stocks skyrocketing

Shares of China's tungsten companies climbed on Wednesday after the country’s Ministry of Land and Resources announced the discovery of the world's largest tungsten mine in east province of Jiangxi.

Disappointed with share price Barrick Gold reshuffles top management team

Canadian Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) announced Wednesday a major shakeup of its management team, saying that it has replaced Aaron Regent as president and chief executive officer by Jamie Sokalsky, who was the company's chief financial officer.

Mining investment worth $50 billion in the balance as Peruvian lawmakers quit

Three lawmakers from President Ollanta Humala’s ruling Gana Peru party resigned on Monday over the government’s handling of protests against -Xstrata last week, warning that social and environmental protests are threatening billions of dollars of mining projects.

Caterpillar and Westport Innovations enter the natural gas vehicles business

Earth-moving equipment maker Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) will work with Canadian Westport Innovations (TSX:WPT) to develop natural gas-powered engines for mining trucks, locomotives and other heavy equipment that typically uses diesel.

Canada re-emerges as the top destination for mining and metals deals: Ernst & Young

Canada topped the global mining and metals sector as the number one target destination by total deal value in the first three months of this year, says international firm Ernst & Young.

Are Indian consumers really falling out of love with gold? – Survey

Gold demand in India, one of the world's leading buyers, is likely to fall by at least 4% in volume in 2012, as higher inflation trims disposable local income, according to the latest research report by Morgan Stanley.

Potash stocks led by Mosaic and Potash Corp. hit annual lows on financial worries

Stocks of major fertilizer producers Mosaic and Potash Corp hit their lowest levels in almost two years on Monday, in what is considered yet another sign the commodity “supercycle” is gearing down as slower global growth cools demand.

Canadian and US-based groups shut websites to protest Harper’s pro-oil stance

Environmental and activist groups in Canada fold up their websites for a day on Monday to protest the government policies that will make it easier to build pipelines to transport oil from Alberta’s enormous oil sands.

35-carat stone on display in the Tower of London to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Steinmetz Diamond, a diamond brand from the De Beers group, put a 35.60 carat pink-brown diamond on display in the Tower of London on Monday, as part of the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Canada's metals and mining companies are all smiles: survey

The first Canadian mid-market chief financial officer (CFO) survey published today by GE Capital, shows that local metals and mining companies are extremely positive about the current state of the industry, but less optimistic about the state of the world economy.

China to tax sale and production of rare earth

China is looking to allocate a value-added tax (VAT) permit to all rare earth companies in a desperate effort to curb resource plundering, dangerous artisanal mining and widespread pollution, as well as collecting revenue.

Canadian Matamec sets up rare earths pilot plant at Quebec project

Junior miner Matamec Explorations, currently developing the Kipawa rare earths project in western Quebec, Canada, said on Monday it had started a pilot plant to enable the continuous processing of ore samples.

500 years on Zacatecas re-emerges as precious metals investment destination

The main source of silver to the Spanish crown during the 1500s, the Mexican state of Zacatecas is again enjoying the attention of foreign investors.

Australia chooses mining terminal over coral reef

Australia’s Queensland government has snubbed a United Nations report demanding Australia act to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Nautilus dispute with Papua New Guinea to delay or even cancel underwater mining dreams

Canada-based Nautilus Minerals Inc. said its Solwara 1 underwater copper project could be delayed or even cancelled due to a dispute with Papua New Guinea over the mine ownership agreement.

Bolivia to decide Canadian South American Silver mine's future based on indigenous referendum

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announced he will consult the indigenous communities of the Altiplano before authorizing the eventual exploitation of the silver and indium deposit of Mallku Khota, currently under exploration by Canadian South American Silver (TSX:SAC).

Brazil Potash raises funds for Amazon Basin development

Brazil Potash Corp. announced it has secured $58 million for potash exploration at the Amazon Basin project, where it plans to build a $3.5 billion to $4 billion mine.

Debunking the goldbugs, one belief at the time, FT style

Are gold supporters part of a special group? More than a market philosophy, do they represent a doctrine and a belief-system? These and many other interesting questions are answered by Financial Times writer, Izabella Kaminsk, in her most recent post.

Chile’s mining future jeopardized by delay in Patagonia $7 billion dam project

Chile, the top copper producer in the world, will not be able to keep mining for the red metal, gold and other minerals if the country doesn’t find a solution to the pressing energy needs, experts believe.

Renegade Congolese general Ntaganda made fortune from mining: report

Bosco Ntaganda, a fugitive UN war crimes suspect who recently defected from the army and is believed to be behind Democratic Republic of Congo’s most recent rebellion, is apparently bankrolling the operation with war money he made while controlling the country’s lucrative mines, publishes Global Witness.

Canada’s Kinross Gold to focus on Paracatu gold operation

Canada’s third main gold miner Kinross Gold (TSX:K) will focus on its wholly-owned Paracatu mine, in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, after it sold its stake in the Crixas gold mine to South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti for $220 million

Infographic: The world’s biggest heists from diamonds to art

The creative department at ADT Home Security Services produced the following infographic, depicting some of the largest diamond, cash and art-related crimes around the world in recent times.