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.

Christie’s to auction largest, finest pink diamond in its history

The top item at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale in November will be The Pink Legacy, an 18.96-carat fancy vivid pink diamond expected to fetch up to $50 million.

Glencore to double size of $1B share buyback program

Moves follows a growing number of world’s top miners returning more money to investors this year.

Lynas shares collapse on rumours of review in Malaysia

Malaysian media reported the newly-elected coalition government will shortly begin a three month evaluation of the company's rare earths processing operations in the province of Kuantan.

Barrick to buy Randgold for $18.3B forming giant global gold miner

The new Barrick, which will be listed in New York and Toronto, will own five of the world's 10 lowest cost gold mines and will be the world's top bullion producer by both value and output.

Peabody Energy to buy Alabama coal mine for $400 million

The transaction involves the purchase of Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine, preparation plant and supporting assets, excluding legacy liabilities other than reclamation.

China’s Ganfeng Lithium lands three-year contract to supply Tesla

Deal will see China’s No.1 producer of lithium supplying 20 percent of its production to the electric cars maker.

Colombian court hands major win to South32, won’t have to pay damages

But the court upheld part of the previous ruling requiring the miner to re-apply for its environmental licensing and start a community consultation process.

Three dead, several injured after attack at Continental Gold site in Colombia

This is the second time this month the Toronto-based miner mourns the death of staff members in Colombia.

Mining industry’s adoption of blockchain not a question of if, but when — report

Blockchain technology and the smart contracts it enables are the next innovations the mining industry needs to adopt in order to improve efficiencies and increase market transparency, a paper published by global law firm White & Case says.

Rio Tinto’s exit from coal pays off, to return $3.2B from sales proceeds to shareholders

The fresh round of returns follows Rio’s promise in August to give shareholders up to $7 billion through dividends and share buybacks.

Norsk Hydro not buying Rio Tinto’s aluminum plant in Iceland

The Norwegian firm, one of the world’s top producers of aluminum and alumina, said the deal faced opposition from European regulators.

Lundin lowers costs, ups reserves for Ecuador's largest underground mine

The asset, discovered in 2006, is expected to produce to 4.6 million ounces of gold over a 15 year mine life. That’s 73,000 ounces more than what was indicated in the previous estimate.

Metminco jumps into the battery metals wagon with nickel project buy

Until now, the Australian miner had been advancing exploration projects in Latin America focused mainly on gold, but with significant exposure to copper, molybdenum and zinc.

Kirkland Lake Gold almost doubles stake in Osisko Mining

The move also expands Kirkland’s ownership of interest in the Urban Barry area of northwestern Quebec, which the company believes to be “highly prospective mining camp" in Canada.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' from its name, trims CEO pay rise

Miner will ask shareholders at the annual meeting in October to vote to rename the company in an effort to emphasize its Australian roots.

Eldorado demands $877m from Greece as compensation for permit delays

The non-judicial request relates to damages suffered by the company as a result of a longer-than-expected wait for its Skouries project's permits.

South Africa imposes tough conditions on Sibanye-Lonmin deal

The transaction would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer as Lonmin is the world’s third-largest while Sibanye-Stillwater is the fourth.

Lithium Power closer to start mining at Chile’s Maricunga

The Maricunga project in northern Chile has seen significant past exploration, with over $30 million spent to date.

Petra Diamonds CEO to leave following shares value dip, debt increase

Johan Dippenaar has held the top position since 2005, when Petra merged with Crown Diamonds.

Chile lawmakers mull additional mining tax for copper, lithium

The proposed tax, to be applied on the nominal value of extracted metals, would affect copper miners that produce more than 12,000 tonnes of the metal and those extracting 50,000 tonnes of lithium a year.

De Beers steps up hunt for fake diamonds with new detector

The world’s top diamond producer by value has led industry efforts to both verify the authenticity of diamonds and ensure they are not from conflict zones where gems may be used to finance violence.

Centerra copper-gold mine in Canada dodges output cuts after securing water sources

Company won’t have to cut output at its central BC-based copper-gold mine, at least for now, as it has been granted approval to use certain short-term water sources.

Mitsubishi, Sumitomo said to be after Teck’s Quebrada Blanca mine

Other companies interested in partnering with Teck include Freeport-McMoRan, China’s Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) and Canada’s base metals miner Lundin Mining.

De Beers officially the new owner of Peregrine Diamonds

The C$107 million-acquisition ($82m) gives the miner access to the Chidliak diamond project in Canada, which hosts at least 74 kimberlites, eight of which are potentially economic.

US coal exports sure victims of Hurricane Florence — WoodMac

The key US coal export hub of Hampton Roads, Virginia, has halted operations as damage to ships and infrastructure seem inevitable, analysts at Wood Mackenzie said Thursday.