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.

Barrick open to discuss joint venture in Nevada with Newmont

Chief executive Mark Bristow will discuss a potential JV with rival Newmont only if his company runs the operation.

BHP injects $6m into emissions reduction company

Move is part of an increasing wave of investment by mining and energy groups into technologies that suck carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and use it to make synthetic fuel.

Star Diamond shares soar as study reveals ‘unusually high’ amount of high-value stones

About 27% of the diamonds at the company’s Orion South and Star exploration sites are type IIa, a category that represents less than 2% of all rough stones mined from kimberlites.

Australia’s gold production hits new record high

The country's gold production hit an all-time high of 317 tonnes in 2018, breaking the previous record of 314.5 tonnes, which stood for 21 years.

Newmont rejects $18B hostile bid by Barrick, releases private messages

The US mining giant also fired back with a deal that seeks merging operations in the state of Nevada.

Mining the moon ready to lift off by 2025

Geologists believe asteroids are packed with iron ore, nickel and precious metals at much higher concentrations than those found on Earth, making up a market valued in the trillions.

Barrick, Newmont step up game to sway top investors

Barrick forecasts over $7 billion in pre-tax savings over 20 years, based on net present value — $4.7 billion of which will come from Nevada.

Lynas auditors flag 'material risk’ for the rare earths miner over Malaysia conditions

Ernst & Young report raises concerns about the company’s future due to Malaysia’s order to remove its radioactive waste by September.

Codelco to kick off Chuquicamata underground by mid-year

Codelco's second largest copper operation by size is expected to fully transition to underground block cave mining this year.

Rio Tinto investors partying like it’s 2014

Miner will pay a special dividend worth $4 billion, or $2.43 cent a share, as it recorded its highest annual underlying earnings in the last five years.

Rio Tinto may have found its next major copper mine in Western Australia

The world's second largest miner has confirmed an "exciting" copper find at its Winu project, in the Paterson Range in the East Pilbara.

Alrosa unearths 99 carat gem-quality diamond

The rock, a unique transparent one with a visible yellow shade and of gem-quality, is the second major find since the launch of the Verkhne-Munskoye diamond deposit.

Brazil’s deadly dam collapse pushes miners to set global rules for tailings

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), a London-based industry group representing 27 companies, is setting an independent panel of experts to develope a global standard for tailings facilities to be enforced to its members.

Barrick-Newmont merger would leave up to $7B of assets up for grabs

The portfolio would include their Kalgoorlie super pit 50/50 joint-venture in Western Australia, as well as other regional assets such as Porgera, Tanami and Boddington mines.

Fresnillo misses 2018 output targets, warns of challenging year ahead

The world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's No.2 gold miner warned of possible lower prices, higher inflation and worsening foreign exchange rates in 2019.

Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis to mine Guinea's Zogota iron ore deposit

Project offers Davis an opportunity to relaunch his mining career that started in his native South Africa.

It’s happening — Barrick makes hostile $17.8 billion bid for Newmont

If successful, the move will create the world’s largest gold company with a value of around $42 billion at current market prices.

Europe’s push for EVs a boon to Savannah’s Portugal lithium project

The company is close to making a decision on developing Mina do Barroso mine, which could become the first European supplier of spodumene, a lithium-bearing mineral.

Eldorado to hike gold production to over 500,000 ounces in 2020

For 2019, the Canadian miner expects to produce between 390,000 and 420,000 ounces of gold.

Barrick on Newmont merger: "No decision at this time"

The Canadian gold giant confirmed it has reviewed the opportunity to merge with the US miner in an all-share deal.

Canadian miners had a tough 2018, but optimism remains — EY

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index, which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior miners — dropped 2% in the last quarter of 2018.

Brazil mining authority halts two Vale complexes

The decision was made in light of a possible failure of five dams at both complexes, which are located in Minas Gerais, the same state where the Feijão mine dam collapsed last month.

Lundin Gold to step up exploration in Ecuador after securing $30m in financing

A syndicate of underwriters, co-led by GMP Securities and BMO Capital Markets, had agreed on a bought deal basis to buy 7.5 million shares at C$5.40 each.

Barrick still committed to Chile, despite Pascua-Lama setback

Chief executive officer Mark Bristow, who is in the South American nation to review the company’s regional strategy, said Barrick’s assets in Chile were an important part of its global portfolio.

Newcrest ups stake in Ecuador with Cornerstone deal

Australia’s largest gold producer has signed an option and farm-in agreement with Toronto-listed Cornerstone Capital Resources over two early stage projects in Ecuador.