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.

Nautilus Minerals shares on the rise after solid year end results

Nautilus Minerals Inc. shares were up almost 24% this morning (TSX:NUS), after the company released solid year end results with, narrowing its full-year loss in 2011 to US$34 million.

Canadian Monument busts gold thieving at its Malaysian Selinsing mine

Canadian-based gold producer Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY) informed it busted a gold stealing syndicate at the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia.

BHP Billiton aluminum chief leaves amongst poor safety rumours

In a brief and low profile announcement, BHP Billiton said last week that it was replacing its Aluminum President, Jon Dudas, giving no reason for his sudden departure, nor a timeframe for his replacement.

Congolese families take Canadian mining company to the Supreme Court

The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI), which represents several human rights groups and non-governmental organizations, filed today a last-minute plea at the Supreme Court against Canadian miner Anvil Mining Limited (TSX:AVM), on behalf of the victims of a 2004 massacre in Congo.

Aquila and Vale take a break on coal sales dispute

A legal clash between Brazilian mining giant Vale (NYX:VALE) and Australia's Aquila Resources (ASX: AQA) has taken a step towards resolution this morning after the companies announced they’ve reached an agreement on coal shipments from their co-owned Isaac Plains mine in Queensland.

Finders Resources reviewing options for Ojolali Gold‐Silver Project

Metals developer Finders Resources Limited (ASX:FND) announced it has started a strategic evaluation of its alternatives for the Ojolali gold-silver project, in Sumatra.

World's first all-diamond ring to cost US$68 million

Switzerland-based Shawish Jewelry is creating a diamond ring that would make Elizabeth Taylor’s 30-carat engagement band from Richard Burton look like a children’s toy— a 150-carat all-diamond ring.

Botswana Diamonds releases sparkling interim results

London-listed diamond junior Botswana Diamonds (LON:BOD) forecasts a cheerful future for the diamond market, despite it sliding into the red in the six months to the end of December with a pre-tax loss of over US$327,000.

Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Mexico the top five mining projects’ destinations

In its annual ranking of countries in terms of political risks for mining investment, the mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear, has ranked Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Mexico as the top five nations in which to locate mining projects.

Randgold shares plunge almost 13% after military coup in Mali

Randgold Resources (LON:RRS, NASDAQ:GOLD) shares fell close to 13% this morning after a military coup in Mali, where the company has three gold mines that account for most of its bullion production.

Australia's mining boom to generate $225 billion in exports by 2017

Australia's resources and energy commodity export earnings will continue to grow over the medium term to reach a record $225 billion in 2016-17, said today the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).

President Obama to fast-track southern portion of Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama will announce tomorrow a fast tracking of the approval of the southern half of TransCanada's (TSX, NYSE: TRP) Keystone XL oil pipeline, CNN reports.

Canada’s Quebec budget banks on mining royalties to balance books

The government of Quebec, Canada’s most indebted province, is banking on a royalty windfall from its natural-resources sector, especially mining, to help begin its long climb out of the red.

Glencore to buy Canada’s Viterra for $6.1 billion

Commodity giant Glencore International PLC has reached a $6.1-billion deal to buy Canada’s grain handler and agricultural retailer Viterra Inc., and announced plans to sell most of its Canadian assets to Agrium Inc. and Richardson International Ltd.

DiamondCorp Lace mine plans validated by South African consultants

African diamond mining and exploration company DiamondCorp Plc., has received validation for its development plan at its Lace mine in South Africa, from SRK Consulting, an independent local consultant.

John Deere Tracked & Wheeled Skid Steers booming in the Australian rental market

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd now imports the complete range of John Deere skid steer loaders and compact tracked loaders to fulfil interest being displayed by Equipment and Plant Hire companies.

Rio Tinto publishes tax report as Australian mining levy en route to become a law

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto (ASX, LSE & NYSE: RIO) has voluntarily published its "Taxes paid report," outlining the US$10.2 billion it has paid in tax globally this financial year.

China Moly pursues US $579 million from Shanghai IPO

China Molybdenum Co. (HKG:3993), the country’s largest producer of the element by output, plans to launch an initial public offering in Shanghai, which may raise around 3.65 billion yuan (US$579 million), to fund its new alloy project and boost output, according to a statement to the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Ecuador on the verge of closing second large-scale mining deal

Ecuador’s government and Canada’s Kinross Gold could sign an agreement in June to develop the long-delayed “Fruta del Norte” gold project, the country’s largest mine, reports local newspaper El Telégrafo.

Commodity prices drive TSX up, while Wall Street opened mixed

The Toronto Stock Exchange opened this morning moderately higher as commodity prices increased driven mainly by traders’ hopes of a U.S. housing market in recovery mode.

Australia’s controversial coal and iron mining tax passes the Senate

The Australian Senate approved today a mining legislation that imposes a 30% tax on coal and iron ore miners, allowing the government to take a larger part of profits from a mining boom pushed by Chinese and Indian demand for raw materials.

Peru's illegal miners protests on hold after three died yesterday

Thousands of informal miners suspended their indefinite protest in the gold-rich Peru’s Madre de Dios region after three gold miners were killed in clashes with police yesterday.

Korea Resources wants at least 10% of world’s largest met coal deposit

State-run Korea Resources Corp. (KORES) is planning to invest at least US$532 million (600 billion won) in mining projects abroad this yea, particularly in the coal sector of Indonesia and North America, reports Bloomberg.

Codelco’s battle with Anglo American worsens, threating Anglo’s business

Chilean copper giant Codelco is preparing new legal actions in its dispute with Anglo American (LSE:AAL) as the company is not satisfied with the documents submitted Wednesday to a civil court by the London-based company.

Australian mining magnate sues the Government for carbon tax

Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer will be mounting a High Court challenge against the Government's carbon tax, he told ABC News’ 7.30 Report.