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. She holds a Master of Journalism (MJ) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Gem Diamonds soars as it finds seventh giant rock this year

It's a 169-carat, top white colour Type IIa rock diamond dug up at the company's flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Suncor output to suffer from early start of Syncrude maintenance

Eight-week maintenance project at Syncrude that had been scheduled to start in April will start Thursday.

Canada’s First Cobalt buys US explorer, creates key supplier outside Congo

The blended company will have projects in Ontario and Idaho which, once in operations, could be major cobalt suppliers for EVs makers and high tech firms.

Anti-corruption body asks Rio for Oyu Tolgoi-related info

Request relates to an investigation about possible abuse of power by authorized officials during negotiation of the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement.

Fifth-largest gem quality diamond in history sold for $40 million

Gem Diamonds found the 910-carat diamond, named "The Lesotho Legend," in January.

Antofagasta more than doubles dividend on strong copper prices

Chile-focused miner is raising its dividend by 177%.

Newfield acquires Stellar Diamonds for $23.6 million

Under the deal, Newfield will lend Stellar $3 million to help it over its immediate short-term cash needs, while undertaking a right issue to raise A$30 million (roughly $23.6m) to re-finance the blended company.

US miners ask Supreme Court to end uranium mining ban near Grand Canyon

The National Mining Association (NMA) and the American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) have filed petitions asking the court to reverse the 2012 ban.

Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper mine workers vote to strike

Unionized workers company’s latest offer for a collective labour agreement.

Teck restarts Elkview dryer, to lose 200,000 tonnes of coal production

Company expects to lose about 200,000 tonnes in steelmaking coal output.

Guatemala delays ruling on Tahoe’s Escobal mine reopening

Constitutional Court has requested additional information.

Scientists closer to producing safer and longer-lasting lithium battery

Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.

Cobalt consumers main victims of Congo’s new mining code — analysts

A new mining code in the cobalt-rich Congo will lead to higher costs for consumers of the battery metal at a time automakers are expanding production of electric vehicles, experts say.

Swedish Boliden innocent in Chile toxic waste dump case — court

Swedish court has ruled that local miner Boliden won’t have to pay over $12 million (100 million Swedish crowns) in compensation for health problems allegedly caused by toxic waste it dumped in northern Chile.

Canada to claim world’s second largest gold producer spot — Wood Mackenzie

The nation has embraced its domestic potential as money flows into the exploration sector, says the UK-based research firm.

Rio Tinto speeds up driverless fleet expansion in Australia

Fifteen autonomous trucks will be introduced to West Angelas iron ore mine, in the Pilbara region.

Gem Diamonds on fire, finds sixth giant rock this year

Latest discovery is a 152-carat, top white colour Type IIa diamond, dug up at the company's flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Sirius seeks $2bn in government-backed debt for Britain’s biggest fertilizer mine

Securing the debt will be the final milestone to bring the York project into production.

US steel and aluminum tariffs a ‘black day for the world’ — BHP

BHP chief executive officer Andrew Mackenzie believes US President Donald Trump’s plans for steel and aluminum tariffs will harm the global economy.

Rio Tinto, former execs. once again move to have SEC case dismissed

Lawyers acting for the company, its former chief executive Tom Albanese, and its ex finance director Guy Elliott say charges brought by the SEC are 'plainly wrong.'

Barrick moves forward with plan to make every employee an owner

The gold miner’s employees will receive this year 90 shares each, taking the total held by staff to more than 1.5 million shares.

Britain postpones decision on new coal mine

The government has delayed expected decision on whether to allow a new coal mine in northeastern England.

Stellar Diamonds mulls takeover offer as losses deepen

Miner posted a net loss of $984,928, compared to a $663,145 loss a year earlier, due to an increase in costs of developing its Tongo-Tonguma diamond project in eastern Sierra Leone.

Lucapa fetches $1.7 million in diamond sales from Lulo

Figures takes proceeds from Lulo diamonds sales so far this year to $10.8 million, at an average price per carat of $1,731.

Chile to attract $65 billion in mining investments by 2038 — minister

According to minister Aurora Williams, miners with operations in the country currently spend $20 billion on support services a year and figure is set to increase.