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.

JX Nippon Mining, Mitsui dodge strike at Chile's Caserones mine

Main mine union accepted an adjusted contractual offer, which marks the end of the negotiation process and removes the threat of a strike.

Baffinland submits environmental update for May River project to Nunavut authorities

Document proposes replacing the road connecting the mine to a port with a railway, to reduce dust and sediment in the water.

Standard Lithium tries new approach to speed up production in Arkansas

Canadian company is focused on unlocking the value of existing large-scale US based lithium bearing brine resources that can be brought into production quickly.

Kaz Minerals surprises market with dividend, Russian copper project buy

The copper miner said it would pay a dividend of 6 cents per share, the first since 2012, when it began ramping up its two mines in Kazakhstan.

US to allow mining on land removed from monuments

The US Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to allow increased mining on land that once belonged to two national monuments Donald Trump shrank.

Rio Tinto closer to selling $6bn stake in Iron Ore of Canada

Company is said to have hired Credit Suisse to conduct an auction of its 58.7% interest in IOC.

Gold Fields boss says South Deep lay-offs are ‘last-gasp measure’

Holland said the company has made every effort to avoid the drastic move, but said the choice was now between that and serious risk to the future of South Deep and its many stakeholders.

Gem Diamonds big discoveries reach a dozen

The company that digs the world’s most valuable diamonds may soon become the one that also finds the biggest.

Columbus Gold to buy 70% stake in Maripa project from IAMGOLD

The project is made up of five contiguous exploration permits and has a historic gold production of around 40,000 ounces of gold, mined between 1985 and 1996.

China's Ganfeng grabs SQM's stake in Argentinean lithium project

The $87.5-million deal is the latest Chinese acquisition of a lithium project in South America, following Tianqi Lithium’s decision to buy 24% of SQM for $4.1 billion, which has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator.

Lithium boom unlikely to disrupt potash market — analyst

While lithium and potash are often found in the same deposits and mined together, the increasing number of projects aimed at producing the white metal shouldn’t have an impact in the potash market.

About 1,500 jobs to go at Gold Fields’ South Deep as part of restructuring

The struggling mine, Gold Fields’ only asset left in South Africa, holds the world’s largest gold deposit after Grasberg in Indonesia and accounts for 60% for the company’s mineral reserves.

First Majestic shares hammered after reporting $40 million-loss

It also recorded an impairment charge of $31.7 million, or $20.5 million net of tax, related to placing the La Guitarra mine on care and maintenance.

Auto industry’s use of lithium-ion batteries to grow seven-fold by 2025

The need to store electricity, generated by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, will also help demand to grow, the Metal Bulletin says.

Codelco goes ahead with scaled-back underground extension of Chuquicamata

The $4.9 billion-investment is part of Codelco’s 10-year, $39 billion overhaul of its core mines.

Killed Russian journalists said to have been working on story involving mining in CAR

They were said to be investigating a private Russian security company operating in CAR as well as Russia’s interests in the local diamond, gold and uranium sectors.

Rio Tinto down despite $7.2bn cash return to investors

Company said first-half profit grew 12% to $4.42 billion, below the $4.53 billion forecast by analysts.

McEwen Mining posts loss on strong investment to grow key assets

The Canadian precious metals miner logged a $10.6-million net loss for the first half of the year following a $49-million investment in its Gold Bar, Black Fox and Los Azules projects during the period.

Glencore’s cobalt output up by almost a third thanks to Congo mines

Glencore is the world’s No. 1 cobalt miner, while Congo is the largest producer of the key component for batteries that power electric vehicles.

Fresnillo soars despite profit drop on Silverstream revaluation

Silverstream valuation had an adverse effect on profit before income tax, which came down 16.6% to $323 million.

De Beers ready to begin South Africa’s Voorspoed mine closure

The failed plan was to find an operator with a lower cost structure or a different mining approach that would be able to take over and extend Voorspoed’s life.

US State Department sees ‘minimum’ impact from Keystone XL new route

The alternate route approved last year by Nebraska regulators is expected to have minor to moderate effects on three of the eight environmental categories the U.S. State Department assessed.

Randgold to revise full-year forecast as readies Tongon mine for restart

As a result of the latest stoppage at the Ivory Coast mine and the time it will take to bring it back on line and at full tilt, Randgold will have to review its 290,000-ounce gold output forecast for the year.

Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine hit by strike, blockage

Workers have downed tools and blocked access to the mine in protest of the "unjustified layoff" of two colleagues.

Caterpillar says tariffs will wipe out up to $200M

Demand for mining as well as oil and gas equipment is so strong that the company said it was taking orders for delivery well into 2019.