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.

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.

Polish Audit Office blasts KGHM acquisition of Chilean copper mine

The body, which looks into the way the Polish state operates and how it spends public funds, says the company has spent more than $5.2B in three years on the underperforming Sierra Gorda mine.

Operations resume at Goldcorp's Cerro Negro mine in Argentina

The mine is the company’s biggest in the South American country.

Gem Diamonds nets $8.8 million for 13.3 carat pink rock

The price per carat was $657,000 — a record for a diamond found at Gem’s Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Pan African Minerals’ $2.2B claim over giant manganese deposit contract dismissed by court

Tambao, one of the world’s largest manganese mines, has been halted since 2015 after Burkina Faso's new government ordered the company to stop production.

Northern Dynasty raises $10 million to develop Alaska Pebble project

The current resource estimates indicate the asset holds 57 billion pounds copper, 71 million ounces gold and 345 million ounces of silver.

Gem Diamonds posts record results, but withholds dividend

The company cited uncertainty about the global diamond industry as one of the main reasons for choosing not to pay a divvy.

Malaysia puts bauxite mining ban on hold until impact studies completed

Miners wishing to resume operations or start new ones must conduct a study on the environmental impact of their activities before receiving licences.

Strike hits Goldcorp’s Cerro Negro mine in Argentina

Mining stopped on March 8, when members of the Asociación Obrera Minera Argentina (AOMA) downed tools, and processing activities have now also ceased following the exhaustion of surface stockpiles.

Sirius Minerals puts alternative plan for potash project on the table

The Woodsmith mine will be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted — It's set to generate an initial 10 million tonnes per year of polyhalite, a form of potash used in plant fertilizers.

Newcrest inks $65-million JV deal with Greatland Gold

The joint venture will focus on advancing the London-based explorer’s Havieron project in Western Australia's prolific Paterson region.

Barrick gives up plans to acquire Newmont, will form Nevada JV instead

Under the deal, Barrick will take a 61.5% stake in the joint venture consisting of the duo’s Nevada mines, with Newmont holding the remainder.

Newcrest grabs majority stake in Canadian copper-gold mine

Australia’s largest gold producer is paying $806.5 million for a 70% stake in Imperial Metals’ Red Chris copper and gold mine, located in British Columbia.