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.

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.

Southern Copper evaluating construction of hydroelectric plant in Peru

Southern Copper Corp. is evaluating the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Peru to mitigate the impacts that the energy crisis in the second world producer of copper may have in its operations, said the company’s president Oscar Gonzalez.

Recruitment company ready to profit from filling skills shortage in mining

Specialist recruiter, InTalent Group, is set to fill the critical skills shortage gap for the Australian mining, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors with highly skilled engineers sourced from India and the subcontinent.

Chile’s Codelco incoming boss in England to restart talks with Anglo

Chile’s Codelco new CEO, Thomas Keller, has traveled to London this week to hold talks with global miner Anglo American (LON:ALL), hoping to resolve a multi-billion dollar contract dispute between the parties.

Thousands of Spanish coal miners on indefinite strike and calling for massive protest tomorrow in Madrid

After a week of protests, Spanish coal miners have decided to go on indefinite strike amid fears their entire industry is about to go to the wall, after the government slashed the coal’s sector subsidy by two-thirds.

Australia PM tells miners they don't own minerals

Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, warned the mining industry that nationals not only want, but also deserve a share of the nation's resources boom and reminded its leaders they don't "own" the minerals of the country.

Brazil prosecutor requests suspension of Vale's Onça Puma nickel operations

Brazil's federal public ministry in Para state has filed legal action demanding that operations be halted at Onça Puma, a nickel mine in the northern Brazilian state owned and operated by Vale SA (NYSE:VALE).

Former Wall Street trader's comments on Europe has the financial community raving on Twitter

Nassim Taleb, a former Wall Street trader and author of the famous book “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” is being attacked this morning by the financial community in different social media outlets, mainly Twitter, after a Bloomberg article quoted him saying he favours investing in Europe over the U.S.

Silvercorp says work interrupted at mine in China

Canadian Silvercorp Metals (TSX: SVM-News)(NYSE: SVM-News), China’s biggest silver miner, said Monday that production at its flagship silver-lead-zinc Ying Mine will be interrupted for about five days as a result of power interruptions.

Canada’s Kinross Gold sells stake in Brazilian mine to AngloGold for $220 million

Canada’s third main gold miner Kinross Gold (TSX:K) is selling its stake in the Crixas gold mine in Brazil, to South Africa’s AngloGold Ashanti for $220-million.

First Uranium says Olma demands are ‘unrealistic’

John Hick, lead independent director of First Uranium Corp, described demands from Olma Investment Group and other dissident shareholders received by the company Tuesday as "unrealisic".

BHP and Rio Tinto not enthusiastic about hiring foreign workers

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto won’t be following Australia’s richest person and number four on the list of the world of mining's billionaires Gina Rinehart’s plan to import foreign workers under enterprise migration agreements (EMAs).

Why a remote area in Canada is poised to become one of the world’s major iron ore producing regions

The Labrador trough. An infographic.

State of emergency in Peru after two anti-Xstrata protestors died in clashes with police

Peru's government declared a 30-day state of emergency on Monday night after two people were killed and dozens of police officers injured in violent anti-mining protests against Swiss based-Xstrata near Cuzco, in south eastern Peru.