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.

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.

Australia takes Rio Tinto to court over Mozambique coal deal

Australia’s corporate watchdog has launched court action against the company, former chief executive Tom Albanese and chief financial officer Guy Elliott.

SQM talks down lithium oversupply, says market to grow 80% a year

According to chief executive officer Patricio de Solminihac, the world will need at least 50,000 tonnes of lithium a year until 2023.

Stellar Diamonds Sierra Leone project takes key step forward

Funding for the project has not been secure yet, though the miner is in talks with Newfield Resources over a possible offer.

FLSmidth now the official owner of Sandvik Mining Systems

With the deal, FLSmidth has taken over the Swedish equipment and tool manufacturer’s continuous surface mining and minerals handling technologies.

Anglo American concludes sale of three coal mines in South Africa

The deal includes the New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel mines, as well as various mine life extension projects.

Scotland to have its first commercial gold mine

Scotgold Resources plans to build an underground operation with an initial production capacity of 12,000 ounces of gold annually for up to 17 years.

Zambia to start forcing miners to move 30% of minerals by rail

Country's Chamber of Mines says rail system is not ready to handle that amount of cargo, adding that the potential impact on the mining industry has not been properly considered.

Fresnillo tanks as 2017 profit misses expectations, says costs to rise

The Mexico-focused precious metals miner expects cost inflation this year to be about 7%, compared with the 6.4% it faced in 2017.

South Korea's POSCO buys stake in Aussie lithium producer, signs supply deal

South Korea's largest steel producer has acquired 4.8% stake in Pilbara Minerals, from which it will buy up to 240,000 tonnes of lithium concentrate per year.