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.

Botswana Diamonds just raised more than $695K to boost exploration

Proceeds from the placing will fund ongoing diamond exploration in South Africa and Botswana, and will also provide the company with additional working capital, the company said.

Teck Resources down despite better profit in Q4

The firm, North America's No.1 producer of coking coal, said the boost in profit was mainly thanks to the reversal of an impairment charge related to an improvement in the outlook for steelmaking commodity.

Experts warn of civil unrest in Argentina as it readies to lift ban on open pit mining

President’s move to allow open pit mining in provinces until now opposed to it is part of a broader plan to double foreign investment to $25 billion in eight years.

Gemfields reveals and denies fresh human rights abuse claims in Mozambique

As part of Gemfields' philosophy of “total transparency”, the company revealed is facing claims of human rights abuses in Mozambique, where it mines rubies.

World’s largest gold project just got even bigger

Seabridge Gold has bulked up again its already massive KSM gold-copper-silver project in northern British Columbia in both size and grade.

BHP takes $1.8 billion hit from US tax reform

Charge is due to due to cuts in the US Federal corporate income tax rate, the world’s biggest mining company said.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Pistol Bay uranium assets in Canada

Rio Tinto had already earned a 75% interest in the C-4-5-6 property, and it was expected to exercise its option to acquire full interest by 2019.

Another death at one of Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines

A worker died on Monday night while clearing a blocked ore pass at the company’s Driefontein gold operation in South Africa.

Soaring cobalt prices force Samsung SDI to mine metal from old phones

The firm is also trying to halve use of cobalt in batteries from around 20% by raising the proportion of nickel, and it will start researching on development of nearly cobalt-free batteries.

Embattled Acacia Mining ends painful year with $700-million loss

The miner has also scrapped its 2017 dividend after full-year core earnings fell by more than a third because of a ban on unprocessed mineral exports in Tanzania.

Suncor Energy hikes stake in Syncrude in $730 million deal

Canada's largest energy producer also buys into Norwegian Sea oil project.

Embattled Avocet completes sale of Burkina Faso assets

The three-times delayed $5 million-deal should help the miner dodge bankruptcy for its units in the West African country.

Cameco’s profit beat estimates on improved uranium prices, cost-cutting drive

Canada’s top uranium producer is seeing the first improvements brought by higher prices and drastic cost-cutting measures, including the recent haly of its flagship McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan.

De Beers’ Namibia venture puts mine up for sale, at least 130 jobs to go

Namdeb, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, has put its Elizabeth Bay Mine up for sale.

Vedanta hit by iron ore mining halt in Goa

Company's shares fell as much as 5.5% on the news that the Indian Supreme Court had cancelled all the 88 existing iron ore mining licences in the Indian coastal state of Goa.

Ivanhoe boss said he’d pay higher taxes in Congo if it benefits locals

Robert Friedland, founder and executive chairman of Ivanhoe Mines, said he would be happy to pay higher taxes if there is stability in Congo's rules and transparency in the accounting of those royalties.

Sotheby’s expects over $33 million for world's largest, rarest, flawless round diamond

The 102.34-carat white diamond is thought to be worth considerably more than previous auction records for similar pieces.

Sibanye-Stillwater $108 million-move on DRDGold OK'd

South African competition authorities have approved the exchange of selected Sibanye-Stillwater's assets for a 38% stake in DRDGOLD Ltd.

Arizona’s newest gold mine just weeks away of first pour

Canada’s Northern Vertex Mining is ramping up production at its Moss gold-silver project towards an initial stacking rate of 2,500 tpd, to later reach 5,000 tpd.

Rio Tinto pays biggest divvy in history as profit hits three-year high

Mining giant posts 90% increase in profit amid what CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques calls “resilient” commodity prices.

Second accident in a week at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine kills two

Two employees were trapped underground and later died in a fall of ground incident at the company's Kloof gold mine.

Zimbabwe to enter lithium market with $1.4bn mine

Country is backing Prospect Resources’ (ASX:PSC) Arcadia lithium project, expected to generate that much revenue over eight years.

De Beers on exploration spree as secures South Africa licences

The Anglo American unit is also said to be eying exploration licences in Zimbabwe and Congo.

Sandvik invests $25 million to boost use of metal 3D printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and Sandvik wants to use it for scale production.

Rio investors asked to push miner to leave Minerals Council of Australia

Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility says it needs 100 shareholders to co-file resolution at Rio’s upcoming annual general meeting.