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.

Hawkstone Mining walks away from US lithium deal

Deal would have added two lithium projects – the Big Sandy lithium clay project in Arizona and the Lordsburg lithium brine project in New Mexico – to Hawkstone’s portfolio.

Glencore settles legal row with former partner over Congo royalties

The Swiss firm will make mining royalty payments to Dan Gertler in euros so that it doesn’t fall foul of US sanctions, which were placed on the Israeli billionaire last year.

Romania says Gabriel Resources $4.4bn lawsuit over halted project can’t be heard by arbitrators

Country alleges a court decision had slammed the door on certain investment arbitration cases involving European Union members, so Gabriel’s case can’t be solved that way any longer.

Nevsun extends life of its Bisha mine in Eritrea until the end of 2022

Decision gives 18 months more than planned to the operation, which would result in additional production of 470 million pounds of zinc and 52 million pounds of copper during that period.

Erdene becomes first cross-listed firm on the Mongolian Stock Exchange

The listing also makes Erdene the only precious metals exploration and development company currently registered on the exchange.

Mitsubishi ups stake in Anglo’s Quellaveco copper project in $600-million deal

Anglo will sell a 21.9% stake in its Peruvian copper project to Mitsubishi, increasing the Japanese firm’s stake in the venture to 40%.

Petra Diamonds secures $170 million to help lower debt

Shareholders approved the discounted rights issue at a special meeting in London held Wednesday.

Southern Copper to begin operations at $2.5bn Michiquillay earlier than expected

Reaching agreements with residents near the project is expected to take about a year, followed by three to build the mine, which will begin operations by 2022.

Tharisa expands Zimbabwe exposure with $4.5 million platinum deal

It gives the company access to 23,903 hectares of land in the country Great Dyke, which has a potential for 96 million ounces of platinum and palladium.

Future of Centerra mine uncertain as Kyrgyz Gov’t revising settlement deal

Prime Minister said he would submit tom parliament his own 'proposals' over a settlement reached last year, which would end long-dragged disputes between the company and the country over Kumtor gold mine.

Brazilian President changes decades-old mining laws to lure investment, protect environment

The two separate decrees aim at making the local industry more competitive and sustainable, while while implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

Australia takes over Chile as world’s No.1 lithium producer

It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.

Kinross going ahead with expansion of Alaska gold mine

Project is expected to extend Fort Knox mine life to 2030 and generate 17% internal rate of return (IRR) at a low capital cost.

US to spend $1 million on abandoned uranium mines cleanup

Amendment to an energy and water act expediting the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines must first be approved by the Senate.

China's CITIC grabs stake in Ivanhoe Mine for $560 million

CITIC Metal will own 20% of the Canadian miner, which makes its biggest shareholder.

Resolute’s Syama gold mine in Mali to be fully automated

The fully automated underground section of the mine is scheduled for commissioning in late 2018.

Vale moves ahead with long-awaited expansion of Voisey's Bay mine

Transiting Voisey's Bay nickel mine from open-pit operations to underground will cost about $2 billion, and is expected to extend its productive life to 2035.

Vale confirms coming ‘announcement’ about Canada’s Voisey's Bay mine

Government and company officials told CBC News that a "significant" mining announcement would take place on Monday.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Glencore faces third Congo legal challenge this year

Congolese-American businessman and convicted fraudster Charles Brown claims he's owed $1 billion in compensation for a 19% stake he previously held in Mutanda Mining, and which Glencore allegedly sold in two fraudulent transactions, in 2007 and 2012.

Brazil’s President to change mining regulations as early as next week

Michel Temer is expected to issue a decree next week introducing key changes to mining rules that date back to the 1960s.

Rio Tinto signs JV exploration deal with China’s Minmetals

The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .

OZ Minerals closer than ever to grabbing Brazil-focused Avanco

The takeover offer, which expires next week, offers great exploration potential because Avanco owns a vast landholding in the copper and iron ore-rich Carajás region, second only to giant Vale.

Impala Platinum gives Zimbabwe almost half of its mining land

The miner's Zimbabwean subsidiary, Zimplats, has released 23,903 hectares of its mining claims to the government.

Botswana Diamonds grabs rights for ‘high potential’ S. African prospect

Area is close to the Venetia mine, operated by De Beers, which delivers around 40% of South Africa’s annual diamond production.