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.

Vale’s iron ore output hits another record

Iron ore production rose 3.3% compared with the same period last year to hit a fresh quarterly record of 95.1 million tonnes.

Barrick to give Tanzania stake in mines, $300 million to end dispute

The deal does not mean Tanzania will immediately lift the demand for Barrick's subsidiary Acacia Mining to pay $190 billion in allegedly unpaid taxes.

Scotiabank to offload gold trading unit

Chinese buyers are rumoured to be the key targets of the sale.

Vale puts stake in New Caledonian nickel unit up for sale

Move is part of a wider review of low performing assets after new Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman took charge in June.

Atlas Copco up on higher third-quarter orders, bullish demand forecast

The Swedish firm is fine-tuning details for a group split that will see its mining, infrastructure and natural resources business trade as a new company in 2018.

Proceeds from massive diamond found by pastor to go to Sierra Leone’s poorest

Over 50% of the proceeds will be used to fund clean water, electricity, school, medical facilities, bridges and roads, none of which are currently available in the village of Koryardu, where the diamond was found.

Rio Tinto declares force majeure at Kennecott following fatal accident

Rio Tinto production of refined copper at the Utah-based division has been halted since Oct. 8 after a worker was exposed to sulfur dioxide gases at the plant. The employee died two days later.

Seven workers killed and one still trapped after Turkey coal mine collapse

Part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak has collapsed, leaving eight workers trapped inside.

De Beers latest diamond sale the worst in almost two years

The world’s largest diamond producer by value offered less precious stones, in line with its policy of trying to match sales to demand.

Investors pile into Peru’s $2 billion Michiquillay copper project

Companies have until Nov. 2 to sign up for the auction and the winner will be announced on Dec. 20

Sibanye scraps planned closure of loss-making South African mines

Precious metals miner said its platinum group metals (PGM) operations had delivered "solid operational results" in the first-half of 2017, prompting an upward revision to its 2017 production forecast and a downward revision to guided costs.

Stellar Diamonds soars on $1.25 million-sale of Guinea assets

Deal allows the Stellar to focus on its bigger Tongo-Tonguma project in Sierra Leone, which would be the country's second largest diamond mine ever.

B2Gold up on higher-than-expected production

Company said it expects production of between 50,000 and 55,000 ounces of gold from its new mine in south-western Mali to bring total metal production for 2017 to between 530,000 and 570,000 ounces of gold.

Mitsui to build desalination plant for BHP’s Spence copper mine in Chile

The project will be the Japanese company’s first desalination plant and it is estimated to require an investment of around $623 million (70 billion Yen).

Millions of dollars in gold end up in Switzerland’s sewers every year

Researchers estimate that roughly 43 kg of gold — worth about $1.8 million at current prices — and 3,000 kg of silver (worth nearly $1.7 million) were flushed away last year.

Tanzanian troubles drag down Barrick's production

World's number one producer still confident it will meet 2017 production guidance.

Clean mining project shortlisted for $950 million Canadian gov’t funding

The CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated) project focuses on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

B2Gold pours first gold at Fekola mine in Mali

Company is on track to begin commercial production before the end of the year, which would boost its annual production more than 70% to between 925,000 and 975,000 ounces of gold.

About a third of global concentrates now registered to trade on this new exchange

Open Mineral Exchange has managed to attract mining companies and smelters wanting to cut out the middlemen and save cash on deals for concentrates.

Iron ore dangerously close to $60 a tonne

Ongoing concerns that looming steel production cuts in China on environmental grounds will sap steel mill demand continue to weigh on prices.

Key permit granted to McEwen’s Gold Bar project in Nevada

Company expects the full permitting process to be completed by December.

Move over gold, diamonds may become one of the greatest safe-havens

The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDIX) has launched a new investment-grade, standardized diamond product to rival gold as a safe-haven asset.

Top iron ore exporter sees price dipping below $50 a tonne by 2019

Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science sees iron ore prices averaging $50 a tonne next year, and dropping to $49 a tonne in 2019.

Freeport pressed to give most of Grasberg copper-gold mine to Indonesia ASAP

Freeport agreed in August to divest a 51% stake in Grasberg to local interests in return for full operational control until 2041 plus fiscal and legal guarantees, but a final deal has still to be reached.

First gold poured at Rainy River, one of Canada’s newest mines

At full tilt, New Gold's Rainy River mine is expected to produce about 325,000 ounces of gold annually, during its 14-year estimated mine life.