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.

World’s largest copper producer brings AI to its mines

The move is part of an aggressive transformation of the Chilean state-miner, which is looking at adding fresh technologies to revitalizing some of its century-old mines.

Galantas to increase gold processing at its Northern Ireland mine

The miner is targeting production of 2,000 to 2,500 troy ounces of gold concentrate per month.

Australia's Wesfarmers makes $1.1B bid for rare earth miner Lynas

The offer represents a premium of nearly 45% on Lynas' closing price on Monday, but comes come with some significant conditions, including the rare dearth miner securing all necessary licences in Malaysia.

Newmont offers special dividend if Goldcorp takeover approved

The one-time special dividend, worth $470 million, will be given to Newmont's shareholders only if its friendly takeover of Canada’s Goldcorp is approved.

Vale ordered to halt 13 more dams, Brucutu mine restart delayed

The world’s biggest iron ore producer said the injunction will impact production at its massive Brucutu mine, as it will now take longer than expected to bring it back on line.

OceanaGold walks away from exploration projects in Argentina

Two years, $4.5 million later, the Australian miner concluded results to date don't meet its expectations.

Hudbay Minerals granted final permit for $1.9B Rosemont copper mine

The operation is expected to be the third-largest copper mine in the U.S., employing about 500 people and accounting for approximately 10% of the country’s total copper production.

Bacanora Lithium extends footprint in Germany with new licence

The company has secured a second five-year exploration licence in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, which completely encloses its Zinnwald project.

Barrick could close Golden Sunlight mine in May

The Montana, U.S.-based Sunlight mine has been approaching the end of its operational life in recent years and its remaining gold reserves are nearly depleted.

BHP steps up efforts to win battle for Ecuador’s copper riches

The world’s largest miner has signed an earn-in and joint venture deal with Canada’s Luminex Resources over the Tarqui copper project.

Another 10MT of iron ore off the market as Vale halts Alegria mine

The preventive measure was taken after a stress test failed to guarantee stability of the mine’s structures. Vale noted it would restart production when new studies are completed and their results are conclusive.

Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

The problem, says Amnesty, is that no country legally requires companies to publicly report on their cobalt supply chains.

Coal mining comes back to the UK with $218 million project

West Cumbria Mining plans to open the country’s first new deep coal mine is a step closer after councillors in the English county of Cumbria unanimously approved the project.

Petra Diamonds keeps founder Pouroulis as chairman

The diamond miner said the appointment of a new chair was "not appropriate" at this time.

One of Canada’s newest coal mines is piling up safety warnings

Kameron Coal’s Donkin mine has received four orders and six warnings from provincial authorities since limited production restarted on Jan. 25, following a roof cave-in last year.

Australian junior wants to grab Glencore’s copper mine for $575 million

The underground CSA mine, located in the state of New South Wales, produced 48,000 tonnes of copper concentrate last year.

Chile's Codelco to ink copper deal with Ecuador-controlled miner

The 982-million-tonne Llurimagua copper project is located in the Imbabura Province, about 80 km northeast of Ecuador's capital of Quito.

Antofagasta expects copper deficit of up to 300,000 tonnes this year

The Chilean miner expects demand to outstrip supply in 2019 as consumption growth remains positive, but production increases continue to be minimal.

BHP blames heavy rains for autonomous trucks crash

The collision between the driverless vehicles happened about 11pm on March 16, at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in Western Australia.

Brazilian court freezes $260 million from Vale’s accounts

The world’s iron ore producer has faced continued backlash from Brazilian authorities since the deadly mining dam accident that killed around 300 people in January.

De Beers, Botswana to expand world's richest diamond mine

The joint venture partners have awarded a $1.2-billion contract to extend the lifespan of their Jwaneng mine unit 2035.

Chile’s Supreme Court revokes ruling permanently closing Barrick’s Pascua-Lama

Decision doesn't determine the final faith of the long-delayed and polemic project, as the case has been sent back to the Environmental Court for review by a different panel of judges, a process that could last several months.

Rio Tinto rejects push by activist shareholders to reveal emission targets

Miner has hit back at a push to make it more accountable for carbon emissions produced by its customers, including Chinese steel makers.

Newmont’s Tanami gold mine to curb emissions by 20%

Project included the installation of two power stations, a 66 kV interconnected power line, and a 450 km natural gas pipeline.

Lucapa finds fourth +50 carat diamond at Mothae mine in Lesotho

While the 83.9 carat rock was not gem-quality, Lucapa says the find continues to underline the large-stone nature of the kimberlite resource.