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.

S. Africa’s Mponeng gold mine could hold key to surviving in space

New study uses the conditions inside of the mine to better understand how life might survive on Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is considered a prime candidate for the search of extraterrestrial activity.

Condor Gold soars as Nicaragua project won’t relocate residents

Company's technical team believes the La India project is both technically viable and economically attractive with a redesigned open pit that does not require community resettlement.

Norsk Hydro buys Rio Tinto aluminum assets for $345 million

The proposed acquisition also includes an offer for Rio’s 53% stake in the Aluchemie anode plant in the Netherlands and its 50% share in the Alufluor aluminum fluoride plant in Sweden.

Lucara Diamond names new CEO, invests in digital sales platform

Together with naming new top execs. the Canadian miner is acquiring Clara Diamond Solutions, which uses blockchain technology to trace diamonds as they move through the supply chain.

Endeavour on track to pour first gold from Ity mine next year

Firm said the $412-million construction project to upgrade the Ivory Coast-based gold mine remained on-time and on-budget.

Tahoe lost $18 million last quarter on Escobal mine reopening delays

Adjusted loss was $17.7 million, which dramatically contrast with the $18.4 million profit logged a year ago, which reflects the impact of the ongoing shutdown of its flagship Escobal silver mine, in Guatemala.

Rio to build power plant at Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia

Move would add further costs to an ongoing $5.3 billion underground expansion of the massive mine.

Barrick to hike gold output as Newmont gets too close to being world’s top producer

Miner is advancing a pipeline of projects expected to contribute more than 1 million ounces of annual production starting in 2021.

De Beers diamond output to peak this year thanks to Gahcho Kue

The unit of Anglo American intends to mine as much as 36 million carats this year, up from 33.5 million in 2017.

Anglo American 'shows off' — doubles profits, halves debt, pays highest divvy in a decade

Company became the latest top miner to report soaring profits, hefty dividends and lighter debt burden.

Canada the world's overall top mining destination, despite Saskatchewan fall

That's considering the combined rankings of all its provinces and territories, but Finland is the most attractive jurisdiction this year.

Cash-rich global miners eye India as coal sector opens up for private firms

India’s decision to allow private and foreign companies to bid for coal mines without any end-use or price restrictions is likely to lure foreign mining giants, currently swimming in cash.

Apple in talks to buy cobalt directly from miners — report

Electronics and car makers are racing to lock in supply agreements for cobalt amid fears of shortage.

Glencore gives investors $2.9bn in dividends after ‘strongest’ results ever

The Swiss miner and commodities trader Glencore said its solid finances will let it to pursue more acquisitions if opportunities arise.

NovaGold up on better-than-expected drilling results for Alaska mega-project

Mineralized intercepts encountered higher grades than predicted by previous modeling, said the project owners NovaGold and Barrick.

Toyota to make cheaper electric motors by halving use of rare earths

Asia’s No.1 carmaker has developed a magnet that reduces dependence on neodymium, a key rare earth metal used in the world’s most powerful batteries for electric vehicles.

Acacia Mining admits in talks with Chinese over potential sale of Tanzania assets

Tanzania's top gold producer said in conversations with potential investors over a stake in some or all of its operations in the East African nation.

Japan's Mitsui wants more of Chile's Collahuasi copper mine, but none of Los Pelambres

Mitsui’s investments in Chile’s copper industry date back to the 1990s and it now has minority interests in a number of the country’s leading mines.

Vale’s iron ore output hit record high in 2017

Output of the steelmaking material reached 366.5 million tonnes last year, boosted by record high productionat Vale's northern system, which composed of its Carajás, Serra Leste and the massive S11D mine.

Pembridge grabs copper-gold-silver mine in Canada’s Yukon

With the acquisition of Capstone's Minto mine, Pembridge Resources is set to become a cash flow generating copper producer.

Kinross secures low-cost power for Brazil’s largest gold mine

With the acquisition of two hydroelectric plants, the miner expects to eliminate about 70% of future power purchases.

INFOGRAPHIC: The true costs of artisanal mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?

Argo Gold sells its Ontario-based South Wawa Gold project to RT Minerals

The Canadian explorer will receive 350,000 common shares of RT Minerals in return.

Fura Gems to restart Colombia’s iconic Coscuez emerald mine in April

New gemstones mining and marketing company is stepping up efforts to kick off operations at some of its key assets and help organize what it calls "a highly disorganized and fragmented industry."

IAMGOLD closer to deciding future of Ontario gold project

Company expects Côte Gold project to create as many as 1,200 jobs during the construction phase, estimated to last two years.