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.

Centerra Gold to buy AuRico Metals in $243m friendly deal

Producer offers 38.5% cash premium for AuRico Metals developing the Kemess gold and copper project in British Columbia, Canada.

Canadian junior miners worth jumps for second year in a row

Aggregate market cap of the top 100 junior mining companies was up 7% to $12.2 billion, a level not seen since 2010, but the group significantly underperformed the Venture Exchange as a whole.

Operations resume at Buenaventura’s silver mine in Peru

Community protests had forced the firm to halt output at Uchucchacua last week.

AngloGold cash flow, output jump in third quarter

South African gold miner said it’s on track to meet 2017 guidance.

Copper miners to see profit grow further in 2018 — report

Profit margins are expected to end significantly higher this year, and this trend to continue over the next two years, a study by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

Thailand faces arbitration over decision to shut only active gold mine

Owner, Australian Kingsgate Consolidated, will begin arbitration under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) to try to recover “the substantial losses” it has incurred.

Lucara Diamond readies for $195 million expansion of Karowe mine

Results of a preliminary economic assessment have revealed the potential for the development of an underground mine at the company's mine in Botswana.

Bacanora Minerals secures land access to flagship lithium project in Mexico

The de-risking milestone is for the company's Sonora project in Mexico, expected to produce 35,000 tonnes a year of lithium carbonate.

De Beers’ Victor mine closing doors in 2019

Firm has determined it's not economically viable to extend the life of the diamond mine, which can only be accessed by air year round, or by a winter road for five or six weeks in January and February.

Acacia Mining top execs. quit amid ongoing dispute with Tanzania

The Tanzanian gold producer, majority owned by Barrick, has been locked in a months-long dispute with the local government.

BHP to step up copper exploration, expansions to meet electric vehicles sector’s rising demand

World's biggest miner is getting ready to provide enough copper for the 140 million electric cars forecast by 2035.

Sibanye-Stillwater shuts down Cooke gold mine, about 7,000 laid off

Company said it would keep its Beatrix West gold mine running for as long as it makes a profit, on average, over any continuous period of three months.

Gold demand from China picks up again

Total gold consumption, including jewellery and bullions but excluding the central bank’s purchases, rose 16% to 815.9 tonnes in the first nine months of the year.

Liebherr to expand presence in America’s mining sector

The equipment maker has a very strong presence in Europe, Australia and Africa, but says in North and South America there's plenty of room for improvement.

Solid demand for large stones boosts Gem Diamonds sales

The company has found six diamonds larger than 100 carats in the first nine months of the year, compared with just four throughout 2016.

More than 2,000 miners sacked at Sibanye’s Cooke gold mine

Miners who received a termination letter will hold a mass meeting at the mine Wednesday morning.

More than 10 firms in the running for Codelco's lithium assets — chairman

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

TransCanada veteran Alex Pourbaix to lead Cenovus

Pourbaix replaces Brian Ferguson, who announced his retirement earlier this year following Cenovus’ $17.7 billion acquisition of oil sands and natural gas assets from ConocoPhillips.

Former Gemfields exc.-led firm grabs Coscuez emerald mine in Colombia

Fura Gems aims to resume production at the mine within six months of the deal closure.

This truck will help Liebherr become a bigger name in mining

Company is finishing up first field trial for its T 236 diesel electric truck and it expects to have it commercially available by the end of 2018.

Cameco posts unexpected third-quarter loss, trims production outlook

Cameco said its most immediate goal was to remain competitive and in a position to be among the first to respond when the market calls for more uranium.

Bacanora secures environmental permit for Sonora project in Mexico

Permit lets Bacanora go-ahead with its 35,000tpa (tons per annum) lithium carbonate operation in Mexico.

Southern Copper to resume Tia Maria project in Peru as permit imminent

Peruvian government is expected to issue a long-awaited construction permit for the mine in the first quarter of 2018.

Acacia Mining takes further revenue hit, reviews Barrick-Tanzania deal

Chief Financial Officer Andrew Wray said the company doesn't even have the ability to make the upfront $300 million payment Barrick has promised to the government of Tanzania as part of a deal reached Thursday.

Alrosa has just unearthed another large yellow diamond, hits annual record of massive findings

With the newly unearthed 34.17-carat diamond, Alrosa has hit an annual record in the number of large fancy-coloured stones found at its operations.