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.

Vale truck fleet at Brazil mine going fully autonomous in 2019

Using seven Caterpillar 793F CMD autonomous trucks, the miner was able to transport 26% more ore at Brucutu mine in just a month.

De Beers’ recent diamonds sale the worst in two years

Sales for the seventh cycle stood at a provisional $505 million, down $134 million or 21% from what De Beers got at the same cycle in 2016, when it began releasing this kind of data.

German K+S halts production at 2nd site as severe drought drags on

Hattorf is the second site the company has had to shut down in the last two weeks due to a severe drought affecting the country, especially in the northern and eastern parts.

Newmont can’t get enough of Colombia, buys 19.9% of Orosur

This is the third agreement with a Canadian gold miner with projects in Colombia that Newmont inked in the last 18 months.

RNC Minerals soars after striking gold in once-in-a-lifetime find

More than 9,000 ounces, or $10 million worth of gold, were recovered in a four-day period.

Anaconda Mining grows footprint in Atlantic Canada, creates ExploreCo

Anaconda has been busy trying to grow through mergers and acquisitions. Last year, it acquired its first project in Nova Scotia — Goldboro — through the acquisition of Orex Exploration. And in February, it added a new deposit to Great Northern Project in Newfoundland.

Perth Mint unveils Australia's most expensive gold-diamond coin

Made of 99.99 percent pure gold, the coin features four rare Argyle pink and purplish-pink diamonds. The largest is 1.02 carat.

Tahoe resumes operations in Peru after protesters agree to talks

The Canadian miner expects annual production from La Arena mine to be near the low end of its forecast 160,000 to 185,000 ounces of gold.

Lundin gives up on Nevsun after Zijin's $1.41 billion offer

Toronto-based miner said it doesn’t intend to amend any of the terms of its bid for Nevsun, but noted it would continue to pursue strategic growth opportunities.

Luxembourg’s mining-focused Space Agency ready to lift off

Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.

Embattled Acacia Mining lets partner up stake in Nyanzaga gold project

 Acacia — Tanzania's No.1 gold miner— will retain a net smelter return production royalty over the project, capped at $15 million.

Uranium supply crunch may be just around the corner — experts

Decade-low prices have had a negative effect on the profitability of existing mines and on the capacity of early-stage projects to raise necessary funding to be mine-ready when demand picks up.

China's CITIC to be Ivanhoe Mine’s top shareholder in $548m-deal

Transaction, which gives CITIC a 20% stake in the Canadian miner, has received all necessary approvals and it’s expected to close on Sep. 19

Alrosa brings coloured diamonds to Hong Kong in effort to conquer China

As part of its plans to expand into that market, Alrosa will hold its first “True Colour” auction of coloured polished diamonds, during the Hong Kong Gem & Jewellery Fair taking place this month.

Orion’s $407m takeover bid for Dalradian Okd

Deal gives Orion mine access to mineral rights for more than 80,000 hectares of land in Northern Ireland, which includes one of the world's top ten undeveloped gold deposits by grade.

World’s biggest miner speeds hunt for copper assets, buys stake in SolGold

BHP will gain access to SolGold's Cascabel project, in northern Ecuador, believed to have the potential to become one of the largest copper-gold assets ever discovered.

China’s Zijin to buy Nevsun for $1.41bn after Lundin takeover rejected

The Chinese gold and base metals producer will give Nevsun Cdn$6 per share in cash, trumping Lundin’s C$4.75 a share bid launched in July.

De Beers is selling diamonds for less and the industry isn’t happy

World’s No.1 diamond miner will let buyers refuse some lower-quality stones, just as it gets ready to begin selling synthetic stones.

Chaarat Gold ups Kyrgyz Republic project resource by 46 pct

The Central Asia-focused explorer and developer said Tulkubash’s measured and indicated resource is now over 1.4 million ounces of gold, while the grade also rose 57% to 1.35g/t gold.

Tahoe’s Escobal mine licence to remain suspended — Guatemalan court

Guatemala's highest court ruling says mining operations will be suspended until government carries out consultation of the local indigenous people.

Tahoe halts operations at its La Arena gold mine in Peru after protest

Temporary suspension of mining activities comes after about 100 people trespassed and demanded payment for alleged environmental impacts of the operation on their community.

Dalradian shareholders back Orion Mine’s $230m takeover bid

The Toronto-based miner, which is developing a large untapped gold deposit in a remote part of Northern Ireland, will seek final approval of the transaction by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice early next week, with the deal expected to close on or about Sep.7, 2018.

China’s Zijin wins race for Serbia’s largest copper mine

RTB Bor copper mining and smelting complex was crucial for the country before the collapse of communist Yugoslavia. However, it later became a burden on the country’s struggling economy because of malpractices and international sanctions.

Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline squashed by court

Ruling effectively halts construction of the 1,150-kilometre project indefinitely.

Canada’s Orosur to shut Uruguay’s San Gregorio West gold mine

The mine and processing complex, in operation since 1997, will be placed on care and and maintenance by year-end.