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.

Results of Gabriel's lawsuit against Romania may be known late 2019

Company is seeking $4.4 billion in compensation for alleged losses related to its Rosia Montana gold and silver project, which Bucharest halted following relentless protests.

Angola eases controls over diamond sector, to double output in four years

President Joao Lourenço said changes aim at attracting more investment, increasing production and securing higher government revenue.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

Kyrgyz Republic former PM who signed deal with Centerra charged with corruption

It’s rumoured that Sapar Isakov's charges may put a pact ending long-dragged disputes between the Asian country and the Canadian miner in jeopardy.

Emeralds and rubies producer Fura Gems changes look

The company, which began operations a year ago, said the move seeks to strengthen its communication with key stake holders and consumers.

Electric vehicles on the road to triple by 2020 — IEA

The number of electric cars, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric passenger light-duty vehicles, increased by 57% in 2017 from the previous year.

Here’s what miners are getting wrong when it comes to digital transformation

While the global mining industry is quickly becoming more digitally mature, that transformation continues to focus on productivity and profitability, rather than on much needed innovation, a new study shows.

Mountain Province finds 95-carat diamond in Canada’s far north

The white octahedron of "top clarity" is the largest gem quality diamond and fourth largest stone ever recovered at the company's Gahcho Kué mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Avanco axes Brazil copper mine production over truck drivers strike

The company had warned last week that operations at the open pit mine would be affected by the strike, as fuel and consumables failed to be delivered to site, while road blocks on highways prevented sending output to port.

Newmont sells its royalty portfolio to Maverix Metals for $17 million, stake in the junior

Other than cash sum, the US miner is receiving 60 million Maverix common shares, representing a 28% stake in the Canadian company and warrants for an additional 10 million common shares.

World’s largest diamond miner De Beers to sell synthetic stones

After vowing for over a century it would never sell stones made in laboratories, De Beers will start doing so in September.

Vedanta’s troubles worsen as Indian state orders permanent closure of smelter

Deadly protests last week over alleged pollution from the Tuticorin smelter have prolonged a shutdown of the 400,000 tonnes-a-year operation. This time it seems to be forever.

Canadian junior Millbrook aims to lead Cuba's mining pack

In late April, Millbrook Minerals became the first copper-zinc explorer to sign an International Economic Association (IEA) contract with Cuba's GeoMinera, becoming the first Canadian firm to sign a deal with the Island since the mid 90’s.

Fortescue goes ahead with $1.3bn iron ore project in Western Australia

The Eliwana mine will help the company lift its iron ore grades and so satisfy the new demands of its biggest customer, China, which is increasingly asking for higher quality ore for steel mills to help cut smog.

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Sibanye-Stillwater accuses union of following ‘agenda’ to harm reputation

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said the company failed to take precautions two avoid injuries at its mines earlier this week.

CanAlaska Uranium, Cameco make headway at West McArthur project

Work at the project, located immediately next to Cameco's Fox Lake uranium discovery, has been focused on evaluating the C10 corridor, which is highlighted by the NE-striking conductivity high in the southern part of the property.

World's No. 1 diamond jewellery retailer joins De Beers tracking pilot

Signet Jewelers is the first diamond ornaments maker to join De Beers-led blockchain pilot program, Tracr.

AngloGold Ashanti to axe 2,000 jobs as it shrinks footprint in South Africa

The company’s remaining South African assets are the Mponeng underground gold mine, and a surface operation.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

Eldorado to soon obtain permit for processing plant in Greece, minister hints

The country’s energy ministry said he aimed to address the company's development plans in the coming weeks and according to a recent arbitration, which favoured Eldorado.

Gem Diamonds finds ninth big diamond from Letšeng

With the discovery, the miner has already exceeded the total number of diamonds of over 100 carats recovered in 2017.

Lucapa on a roll, finds 25-carat yellow diamond in Lesotho mine

Stone was recovered from the Neck zone of the Mothae kimberlite, not part of the current one-million carat Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource.