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.

Caterpillar profits in Q1 beat analysts expectations

Caterpillar Inc. (NYX:CAT), the world’s largest manufacturer of earthmoving equipment by revenues, injected some optimism on the U.S. economy today, after announcing profits for the first quarter well above of Wall Street expectations.

Modest Canadian start-up wins clean technology competition with its green fuel

SABRTech Inc., a small Canadian company committed to producing and supplying biofuel for the aviation industry, it’s the winner of an international clean technology competition launched last September by the government of Nova Scotia.

First Uranium committed to sell South African mines

TSX- and JSE-listed First Uranium (TSX:FIU) (JSE:FUM) announced it will stick with an earlier announced deal to sell the Ezulwini gold and uranium operation to Chinese-owned Gold One, with shareholders due to decide on June 13.

Nova Scotia government to decide between gold mine or Christmas tree farm

Nova Scotia's natural resources minister Cleve Higgins will have to decide soon whether an Australian mining conglomerate or a Christmas-tree family farm has the rights over eight-hectares of land in Moose River, near Middle Musquodoboit.

First Nickel shares collapse after ordered to stop operations at flagship mine

Canadian First Nickel Inc (TSX:FNI) shares were down almost 22% this morning (11:11 ET) to 70 Canadian cents, after the company was ordered to stop work at its key mine Lockerby by The Ontario's Ministry of Labour over safety issues.

Broadcast live today: How James Cameron's company will mine asteroids

Google's billionaire co-founders Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and filmmaker James Cameron will officially announce today plans to mine asteroids. The company's presentation will be broadcast live today at 1:30 p.m. ET.

When $18 billion is not enough. Rinehart sues Rio Tinto for more iron royalties

Billionaire Australian Gina Rinehart, is taking Rio Tinto to court, demanding the world's third largest miner pay her 2.5% of the income streams from iron ore production at the Channar and Eastern Ranges mines on top of the royalties from three other Pilbara properties she is already receiving.

Anglo American sells South African Scaw Metals Group for $430 million

Diversified miner Anglo American Plc. (LON:AAL), announced today it has sold the South African Scaw Metals Group business for $430 million to a group of partners, on a move to refocus on its core mining business.

Peregrine Diamonds discovers third kimberlite

Canadian Peregrine Diamonds has discovered a third kimberlite during its winter drill program in the Lac de Gras region, Canada, one of the most prolific diamond districts in the world since kimberlite was first discovered there in 1991.

Global warming meets Arctic mining next week in Quebec

More than 2,000 international experts will meet in Montreal, Canada, next week to discuss the latest research about how climate change is altering the Arctic faster than the inhabitants, and the governments that regulate the phenomenon, can keep up with.

Obstructions to Anglo American Minas-Rio iron ore project keep on coming

Anglo American’s CEO, Cynthia Carroll, said yesterday the company faces further disruption to its US$6 billion Minas-Rio iron ore operation in Brazil, although it hopes to resume construction at the site.

South African mining industry at a crossroads: Webber Wentzel

The South African mining industry, the backbone of the country’s US$357 billion economy, is at a crossroads, says Johannesburg-based international legal powerhouse Webber Wentzel in the article “Whither the South African mining industry?” published late March.

Xstrata threatens Australian marketing company with defamation over spoof of anti mining taxes campaign

Mumbrella may face defamation charges from Xstrata Coal after it published a parody video of the anti mining taxes campaign, re-launched last week by The Minerals Council of Australia.

All aboard the Chinese iron express: BHP joins Rio Tinto and Vale in new trading platform

Diversified miner BHP Billiton (NYSE:RIO) today became the third iron giant to join the new China Beijing Metals Exchange (CBMX), only a few days after competitors Vale (NYSE:VALE) and Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) did the same.

Vale's latest business sounds fishy, in a good way

Brazilian mining giant Vale has taken the concept of mining diversification to a new level by announcing that it will start raising fish by its Sudbury, Canada, location.

Dave Osborn announced as Managing Director for Gemcom Africa

Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced that Dave Osborn has been appointed managing director for the company’s Africa business unit, providing strategic leadership for the region’s market-leading and fast-growing operations.

New lawsuit to reverse Grand Canyon uranium mining ban

Canadian mining company Quaterra Alaska and county supervisors in northern Arizona have filed a lawsuit against the US government, aiming to reverse a federal 20-year closure of one million acres of uranium-rich public lands located near the Grand Canyon.

Pink diamond sold for $15 million sets US record

A rare nine-carat pink diamond ring belonging to philanthropist and heiress, Huguette Clark, sold for $15 million at a Christie's auction.

British government urges Anglo American and Codelco to reach amicable resolution

Chile's state-owned mining company Codelco, the world's largest copper producer London-based Anglo American (LSE: AAL) should try reaching a negotiated solution to the ongoing dispute about Codelco’s stake in Anglo’s Sur unit, said British ambassador to Chile, Jon Benjamin.

Brazil's aluminum output went up 3.7% in March

Brazil's aluminum output in March went up 3.7% to 125,000 tonnes, according to the national aluminum association, Abal.

Anglo American Platinum output falls 24%

The world’s largest refined platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats, AGPPY) says it will hit its full-year production target for 2012, despite a severe fall in production in the first quarter of this year.

Legendary mining financier Robert Friedland quits Ivanhoe in Rio Tinto shake-up

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto tightened its grip on Ivanhoe Mines as part of a $3.3 billion financing deal announced this morning, leading to the resignation of chief executive and founder Robert Friedland.

Fresnillo’s silver production in line, while gold exceeds expectations

Precious metals miner Fresnillo (LON:FRES), the largest silver producer, reported its first-quarter silver production was in line with expectations, while it said higher-than-expected gold output, owing to the start up of its new Noche Buena mine.

Peru’s decision on Newmont’s $4.8 billion Conga mine independent of any study: Government

The team of three international environmental consultants hired by Peru’s government has recommended significant changes to Newmont’s hindered $4.8 billion copper-gold project, the Conga mine. But the government is saying its final decision won’t be determined solely by this or any study.

Lynas putting Malaysian opposition to its operations behind it: analysts

Australian analysts from Foster Stockbroking say confidence in rare earths miner Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC) is returning after the Malaysian High Court dismissed an appeal against the company's Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP).