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.

Mined or lab-made diamonds? The answer is personal

Synthetic diamonds are cracking the consumer market largely thanks to millennials' evolving shopping tastes. But are they the right choice for you?

Sibanye shuts gold mines in South Africa as strike turns violent

Operations at Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix mines were halted late on Wednesday.

RioZim demands $92m from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean miner claims it has failed to receive $48m due in payments from the central bank for its sales in dollars, suffering losses of $44m due to lost production.

S. Africa competition tribunal OKs Sibanye acquisition of Lonmin

Deal would create the world’s No.2 platinum producer.

BHP searching for assets with lessons learned during downturn in mind

The company’s chief financial officer has outlined a detailed plan on how to not waste a whole lot of shareholders’ money again.

Pebble mine scores small win in land deal with Alaskan landowners

Deal with the Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) secures the company's right to use defined portions of APC lands to build and operate roads for the stalled Pebble copper-gold-silver project.

Illegal gold mining spikes in Venezuela as locals struggle to survive

Constantly rising currency inflation means small amounts of gold are being used to pay for everyday staples.

BHP officially drops 'Billiton' from name

BHP Billiton and BHP Billiton Plc are now BHP Group and BHP Group Plc respectively and all the tickers, including the ones on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange will switch to “BHP” on Nov. 23.

China’s Zijin clears last regulatory condition for $1.4B Nevsun takeover

Chinese and Canadian authorities have approved the Zijin's bid to buy Nevsun Resources.

Perseus sees signs for life extension of its Ghana gold mine

Drilling results from the Esuajah Gap deposit at its Edikan gold operation show a “significant” mineralized granite that could extend the life of the mine past the six years it has left.

Copper output to spike in world’s top producer Chile

Copper output in Chile, the world’s top producer of the metal, is expected to increase 4% in 2019 and continue to grow steadily during 2019 due to stronger performance from major mines, upgrades to existing operations, and lower risk of labour strikes.

BHP to pay $390m to settle tax bill dispute over Singapore business

The issue relates to the amount of tax BHP owed for selling its Australian commodities via its Singapore marketing business — or allegedly shifting its profits offshore.

Vale told to pay $26.8m in damages to indigenous tribes

The company's Onça Puma nickel mines blamed for contaminating the Catete river, which prosecutors said had a "severe" impact on the Xikrin and Kayapo tribes.

Teck to name partner in Chilean copper project in December

Canada’s largest diversified miner is also studying a Phase 3 for Quebrada Blanca, which would double the mine’s capacity to 600,000 tonnes of copper a year from the 300,000 it’s expected to achieve once Phase 2 is completed.

Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car 'offensive'

German automaker is also considering involvement in battery production.

Philippines to allow some halted mines to resume operations with conditions

The nine mines, six of which are nickel operations, have been shut since 2017 as part of an environmental crackdown on the sector.

Germany's K+S axes earnings guidance as severe drought hits production

The Germany-based fertilizer producer now forecasts earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) between 570 and 630 million euros, compared with previous forecast of 660 to 740 million euros.

Botswana Diamonds buys Alrosa’s stake in Sunland Minerals JV

The company acquired the remaining 50% in the joint venture from its previous partner and said negotiations were already advanced with an unnamed potential new associate.

Antofagasta approves $1.3B expansion of Los Pelambres mine

The company said the expansion, to start in early 2019, would add an average 60,000 tonnes of copper a year to its production over the first 15 years of operation.

Rio Tinto wants a piece of Teck’s copper project in Chile

Canada’s largest diversified miner has been looking for a development partner for the $4.8-billion extension of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile.

Stornoway Diamond shares down on $37 million loss, departure of CEO

CEO Matt Mason will be replaced by chief operating officer Patrick Godin, who joined Stornoway in 2010 and was appointed to the board of directors in 2011.

Ivanhoe Mines shares jump as it finds new copper-rich area in Congo

Exploration drilling at the Kamoa North prospect area, which forms part of the company's Kamoa-Kakula mining licence, has defined two new, continuous corridors of shallow and high-grade copper mineralization.

Pan American Silver buys Tahoe Resources for $1B

Deal creates one of the world’s biggest silver mining companies.

De Beers to make some enemies, cuts low-quality diamond prices

The world's largest diamond producer is said to have reduced prices for low-quality stones as much as 10 percent.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.