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.

Eldorado Gold scraps mill at Turkish mine, resumes mining and heap leaching

Eldorado's shares jumped 12% in pre-market trading in New York on Thursday on the news.

SolGold wants to tighten grip on Ecuador project, buy out minority shareholder

Miner has unveiled plans to make an all-share offer for Cornerstone Capital Resources, a Canadian firm that has a 15% interest in SolGold's coveted Cascabel copper-gold project.

UN calls for probe into Vale’s tailings as waste heads to Brazilian river system

Brazilian authorities and companies involved with river water management are trying to stop the torrent of mining waste from reaching the Sao Francisco river, a source of drinking water for communities in five of the country's 26 states.

Near-record high vanadium prices boosts Bushveld Minerals 2018 results

Repair work in the fourth quarter slightly impacted production, but that was more than offset by surging vanadium prices as demand for the metal grows.

Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

UNDP says the Colluli potash project has the potential to significantly boost Eritrea’s economy and advance the country’s sustainable development agenda.

Fortune Minerals commits to hire locally at Canada’s first primary cobalt mine

Company has signed a socio-economic agreement with the government of the Northwest Territories.

BHP hit with $59 million tax bill on Singapore profits

Federal Court said BHP must pay tax in Australia on profits made by its Singapore-based marketing arm on the sale of commodities owned by the UK arm.

Gemfields to pay $7.8m to settle human rights abuses claims in Mozambique

The precious gemstones miner has agreed, on a no-admission-of-liability basis, to settle claims brought against it by a group of 273 Mozambicans related to its ruby mine in northern Mozambique.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Russia’s Alrosa finds its largest diamond in over two years

The 191.46-carat stone was found earlier this month at the company's Udachny mining and processing division.

Brazil securities regulator probes Vale’s filings on dam collapse

By Monday, local officials had confirmed at least 60 people dead and said they fear that among the hundreds who are still missing there will be very few survivors.

GV Gold closer to being one of Russia’s top 5 bullion miners, output up 36%

The company churned out 304,400 ounces of gold last year, 36% more than a year earlier and a whooping 85% increase when compared to 2017.

IAMGOLD puts construction of Canadian mine on ice

Building activities at Côté Gold, located in the Abitibi gold belt in Ontario, were slated to start in the first months of 2019, with pre-production beginning in late 2020.

Condor Gold shares jump as Nicaragua project grows again

The mineral resource update totalled 9.85 million tonnes at 3.6 grams per tonne of gold for 1.14 million of indicate ounces, a surge of 57,000 ounces from the previous update.

Vale dam collapse: Panic after fresh alert at another mine in Brumadinho

An alarm warning of an imminent mining dam rupture was issued on Sunday morning near Brumadinho, the same Brazilian community where the collapse of Vale's dam on Friday killed at least 58 and left over 400 more feared dead.

Hundreds still missing following Vale's dam break in Brazil

Nine bodies had been recovered by Saturday morning.

Explorex Resources scraps plans to buy battery metals project in Finland

The Canadian miner won't be buying the Hautalampi cobalt, nickel, copper project in eastern Finland at this time due to financing issues.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

Barrick’s Tongon mine hits production targets despite strikes, social unrest

After nine months of intermittent production caused by illegal strikes and social unrest, Tongon gold mine achieved its revised production target of 230,000 ounces for 2018, down from 288,680 the previous year.

SQM just made it very difficult for Tianqi to access company secrets

The lithium miner, the world’s second largest producer of the white metal, has approved additional measures to protect corporate data considered confidential from China'a Tianqi, which recently bought almost a quarter of the Chilean company.

Anglo American rides out iron ore hitches in strong 2018

Copper production reached a five-year high, more than offsetting output declines at Minas Rio in Brazil and Kumba in South Africa.

Russia's Alrosa, China’s Anjin to dig for diamonds in Zimbabwe

World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa and China-owned Anjin are the two foreign companies chosen by Zimbabwe's government to partner the state-diamond miner in exploring and digging up diamonds.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours by the fifth year of its German plant operations.

Fresnillo’s 2018 silver output hit record high, to be lower this year

The miner, the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's No. 2 gold company, expects production of the grey metal to fall this year to between 58 and 61 million ounces.

First Quantum calls off massive job cuts in Zambia

The Canadian miner planned to lay off 2,500 workers due to higher mining taxes in the country, but has now decided to continue dialogue with the government over the issue.