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.

Wheaton buys all gold, some palladium from Sibanye US mines

Streaming deal involves production from Sibanye's Stillwater and East Boulder mines, located in Montana.

MGX, Belmont set lithium joint venture in Nevada.

Canadian junior MGX has entered into an option agreement to earn into the Kibby Basin lithium brine project, in Nevada.

SolGold intersects copper, gold at flagship project in Ecuador

Company believes its Cascabel copper-gold project, 180 km north of the capital Quito, may become one of the largest copper-gold porphyry systems ever discovered.

Antofagasta sells electricity transmission business for $117m

Chile-focused miner said proceeds from the sale would enable it to focus on its core activity of producing copper.

Rio Tinto’s ‘world’s largest robot’ delivers first iron ore load

The autonomous train, consisting of three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled from Tom Price mine to the port of Cape Lambert

Rio Tinto to sell its largest pink diamond

The 3.14-carat polished emerald cut diamond, known as The Argyle Alpha, is part of the line-up of 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds in the 2018 Argyle pink diamonds tender.

Glencore shareholders mull suing firm over corruption, bribery probes

They claim mounting investigations into the firm’s dealings in the DRC, where it’s heavily invested, has made the stock collapse and investors may seek compensation for the losses caused by it.

Rio Tinto sells $3.5bn stake in Grasberg mine to Indonesian state miner

The world’s No.2 miner is selling its 40% in the giant Grasberg mine, the world’s second largest copper operation, to Indonesia’s state mining company PT Inalum.

Experts come up with plan for protecting deep-sea life from mining

An international group of researches have recommended 18 quantitative metrics that regulators can use to assess seabed mining projects.

Five top mining execs. convicted over Turkey’s worst mine disaster

The sentences range from 15 to 22 years in jail for high-ranked executives.

Resolute extends life of Queensland gold mine by three years

Ravenswood mine is now expected to end operations in 2031, with an average production of about 115,000 ounces of gold per year.

Huge diamonds keep coming out of Lucapa’s Lulo mine in Angola

This time is a 114-carat white stone.

Lithium becomes Chile’s No. 4 mining export

Shipments of the key ingredient for making batteries that power electric cars and high tech devices climbed 47% in 2017 to $684.2 million.

Gabriel Resources President and CEO Jonathan Henry leaves the company

Jonathan Henry has resigned from his position as President, CEO and as a Director of Gabriel to pursue other opportunities with immediate effect, the company said.

BHP secures iron mining rights in Australia’s Pilbara for another century

Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority has green-lighted a 50 to 100-year blueprint for the miner's operations in the Pilbara.

Copper giant Chile gets ready for second round of labour talks

From the 32 contracts set to expire in 2018 at Chilean mines, there still are more than a dozen to be negotiated before year-end.

Condor Gold a step closer to begin building Nicaragua mine

Shares jumped after the company said it had submitted additional technical studies to environmental and natural resources authority for permitting approval at its La India project.

Barrick’s Acacia Mining keeps suffering from Tanzania row

Gold production for the three months to June dropped 36% to 133,778 ounces as operations at two its three mines - Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi – were scaled back.

Finds at Lucapa’s Lulo project jump on record mined diamonds

Production at Lucapa's 40%-owned Lulo project, in Angola, rose 20% during the June quarter.

Rio Tinto says synergies, no Brexit behind decision to move sales team to Germany

London-based sales and marketing staff to relocate to Frankfurt beginning September.

Petra Diamonds sells stake in Kimberley Ekapa JV for $22 million

The Kimberley Ekapa joint venture focuses on mining in the South African town of Kimberley.

Nautilus Minerals tanks on shipbuilding contract cancellation

Fresh setback for the company’s Solwara 1 project, expected to be the world’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine.

Former Rio Tinto exec jailed for corruption in China let free

The ex-head of iron ore business in China, Stern Hu, spent almost nine years in a Shanghai prison after a 2010 conviction for corruption and industrial espionage.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

Brazilian ex-billionaire Batista sentenced to 30 years in jail for bribery

Eike Batista, who was once one of the richest men in the world, was found guilty of bribing former Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral in exchange for contracts.