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.

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.

Glencore yields to investor pressure, caps coal production

The mining and trading giant will cap its production of thermal and coking coal at about 150m tonnes per year, close to its planned output level for 2019.

Barrick and Tanzania reach proposal to settle country’s row with Acacia

The gold giant said it would approach the board of Acacia Mining to back the formal proposal that would settle a long-running dispute with the Tanzanian government.

Lumina Copper faces charges, up to $55m fine for environmental breaches in Chile

This is not the first time the Chilean watchdog has fined Lumina.

Canadian regulator clears Newmont’s $10B merger with Goldcorp

The companies announced their planned all-share tie-up in January, just two weeks after the Barrick-Randgold merger was finalized.

Waterton steps up efforts to oust Hudbay Minerals CEO, board of directors

Toronto-based private-equity firm Waterton Global Resource Management is pushing for an overhaul of Hudbay Minerals’ board and the exit of the CEO, Alan Hair, over alleged "mismanagement."

BHP urges miners to create global body to oversee tailings dams

CEO Andrew Mackenzie said it was too early to say what impact the recent Vale tailings dam disaster will have on efforts to restart BHP and Vale's jointly owned Samarco mine, shut since November 2015 after a dam collapse killed 19 people.

IBM steps up efforts to help miners improve health and safety records

The company is working with several wearable technology providers so companies can monitor biometric and environmental data to identify whether employees are experiencing dangers or risk, beyond a equipment failure.

Centamin sees mineral resources more than doubling in Côte d’Ivoire

The miner has added 780,000 indicated ounces of gold to its Doropo project in Cote d’Ivoire, taking the its overall resource to over 2 million ounces.

Not so autonomous: Wifi outage results in driverless truck crash at Fortescue mine

One of the trucks was traveling at low speed and ran into another that was parked at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region.

Eight Vale employees arrested in Brazil as part of dam collapse probe

Four people from the German consulting group Tüv Süd, company that certified the safety of Vale’s dams, were also detained.

Peru environmental watchdog rules out tailings spill at Southern Copper mine

Peru's environmental regulator OEFA has concluded that mining waste from the company's Cuajone mine did not spill into a river during heavy rains last week.

Hochschild Mining halts Peruvian mine on low silver prices

The company said that any potential restart would be dependent on market conditions.

Barrick Gold posts $1.2 billion quarterly loss, sees cost rising in 2019

The company pinned the cost increases partly on mining ending at its low-cost Cortez Hills open pit in Nevada in the first half of the year.

Teck misses Q4 profit estimates on lower copper, zinc and oil prices

Canada’s largest diversified miner saw its quarterly profit drop 41.5 % from the year earlier, amid lower prices for copper, zinc and oil.

Alrosa exhibits largest pink diamond ever found in Russia

The Russian miner sees encouraging prospects from colourful diamonds, market in which it aims to become the world’s leader.

Firestone shares on fire after finding 70-carat diamond in Lesotho

The white, makeable diamond is the largest found so far this year and follows the recovery of a 46-carat, gem quality white rock in December.

Newcrest sells Côte d’Ivoire project to Canada’s Roxgold in $30 million deal

Roxgold believes the project has near-term development potential due to its Antenna deposit, which hosts an inferred resource of 5.8 million tonnes.

Bougainville’s $58B gold-copper mine rights safe for now as Mining Act changes rejected

The autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville has rejected controversial changes to its mining law.