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.

Germany's K+S axes earnings guidance as severe drought hits production

The Germany-based fertilizer producer now forecasts earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) between 570 and 630 million euros, compared with previous forecast of 660 to 740 million euros.

Botswana Diamonds buys Alrosa’s stake in Sunland Minerals JV

The company acquired the remaining 50% in the joint venture from its previous partner and said negotiations were already advanced with an unnamed potential new associate.

Antofagasta approves $1.3B expansion of Los Pelambres mine

The company said the expansion, to start in early 2019, would add an average 60,000 tonnes of copper a year to its production over the first 15 years of operation.

Rio Tinto wants a piece of Teck’s copper project in Chile

Canada’s largest diversified miner has been looking for a development partner for the $4.8-billion extension of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile.

Stornoway Diamond shares down on $37 million loss, departure of CEO

CEO Matt Mason will be replaced by chief operating officer Patrick Godin, who joined Stornoway in 2010 and was appointed to the board of directors in 2011.

Ivanhoe Mines shares jump as it finds new copper-rich area in Congo

Exploration drilling at the Kamoa North prospect area, which forms part of the company's Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, has defined two new, continuous corridors of shallow and high-grade copper mineralization.

Pan American Silver buys Tahoe Resources for $1B

Deal creates one of the world’s biggest silver mining companies.

De Beers to make some enemies, cuts low-quality diamond prices

The world's largest diamond producer is said to have reduced prices for low-quality stones as much as 10 percent.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.

Lonmin workers ask South African tribunal to stop merger with Sibanye

If approved, merger would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer as Lonmin is the world’s third-largest while Sibanye-Stillwater is the fourth.

Botswana Diamonds yields control of South African project to contractor

Deal will allow the company to self-fund the Thorny River project from bulk sampling through to mine development.

Canadian miners’ performance in Q3 hit by lower metal prices

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 12 percent in the third quarter of the year when compared to the previous three-month period.

US Supreme Court mostly in favour of Virginia's uranium mining ban

The country's top court has given a rather favourable reception to a Virginia law that bans mining at the nation’s largest known uranium deposit

Glencore’s Congo unit halts cobalt exports from Kamoto mine

The temporary suspension comes as Katanga found excessive levels of uranium in the mine's ore.

Barrick, Newmont said to be in talks to merge Nevada operations

Experts believe the US firm could achieve $300 million in operating and cost savings from combining its mines in Nevada with those of the Canadian rival.

Almost a quarter of Antofagasta’s energy needs met by renewables

The Zaldívar copper mine in Chile, a joint venture between Antofagasta and Barrick, will be able to replace greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 350,000 tonnes per year, or about 87,000 vehicles annually.

Australian Mines shares soar after partnering with Indian firm to produce key battery metal

Second major R&D collaboration this year to examine the use of scandium in next-generation battery storage technology.

US Supreme Court to decide fate of Virginia's uranium mining ban

Supreme Court will have to decide whether the southeastern state hast the right to regulate uranium mining or that should be done by the federal government.

Hudbay shrugs off investor concerns, buys Nevada copper junior

The miner has bought Mason Resources despite shareholder Waterton previously requesting a moratorium on any near-term acquisitions.

Gold Fields workers to strike over planned 1,100 job cuts at South Deep

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which represents around 80 percent of the employees at the mine, will down tools on Friday.

Gem Diamonds revises up full-year output target as recoveries on the rise

So far in 2018, Gem has found thirteen diamonds over 100 carats, two of which were found in the third quarter.

Alrosa kicks off mining at new diamond field in Siberia

President Vladimir Putin, who attended the opening ceremony, said the new operation reinforced the state-controlled firm's position as a diamond world leader.

Chaarat Gold buys Armenian mine from Russia’s Polymetal for $55m

Deal is part of Chaarat’s intention of becoming a major regional player in Central Asia, with an annual production of 1 million ounces, which aims to reach through acquisitions.

BHP cuts China, US growth forecasts on trade tensions

The world’s largest miner has cut its economic growth forecasts for the world's two biggest economies as the superpowers engage in a "lose-lose" trade spat.

Chaarat Gold says Centerra refused C$2B offer for firm, not just Kumtor

The gold miner has given up on Kumtor and decided to focus its efforts on completing a deal for Armenia-based Kapan Mining instead