About Us

MINING.COM was launched in 2008 as a print and online magazine. In February 2011, it became an online only news site covering the global mining and metals industry.

From there MINING.com quickly grew to become the most read mining news and opinion site in the world and today readers number over 400,000 per month, and our flagship news digest reaches nearly 200,000 subscribers each day.  

In June 2019, MINING.COM underwent its biggest transformation since launch with a radically redesigned website and email newsletters with a fresh new brand and streamlined design.

At the same time we overhauled the technological underpinnings to bring readers a faster, more secure and reliable site and email newsletter regardless of where, or on what device they’re accessing MINING.COM.

MINING.COM is committed to bringing everybody involved in mining comprehensive and timely news and insights that cover all aspects of the industry across all regions.

MINING.COM is not a mouthpiece of the industry. We serve a global audience that represent all stakeholders in mining.  

This is why MINING.COM is read not just by industry professionals, resource investors, equipment suppliers and mineral rights owners, but also by non-profit and environmental groups, local communities and governments in all corners of the world.

We strive to incorporate readers’ feedback into our offering making it easier to follow commodity markets, seek out a new career in mining and find the right courses to develop professional skills or train employees.

For MINING.COM innovation is an ongoing endeavour, and we’ll be adding new features and interactive tools to the website, mobile offering and newsletters regularly.

Our Team

Frik Els

Executive Editor

Frik has 20 years’ experience as a business journalist across a range of industries including automotive, technology and entertainment markets. Frik has an entry in Global Mining Observer’s Who’s Who of Mining 2018, and contributions to publications and conferences including Business Insider, Investing.com, Mines & Money London and New York, Vancouver Resources Investment, Progressive Mine Forum in Toronto and Canadian Mining Symposium in London, UK. He’s been interviewed on CBC Radio and Korea State TV and contributed to BBC World and National Geographic documentary research.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Senior Editor

Cecilia has over 20 years of experience as journalist and has covered mining for more than a decade. She is particularly interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Diamonds and Latin American. Cecilia has been interviewed by BBC News and CBC among others and has been a guest speaker at mining conventions, including MINExpo 2016 and the World’s Copper Conference 2018. She is also member of the expert panel on Social License to Operate (SLO) at the European project MIREU (Mining and Metallurgic Regions EU). She holds a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, and is  based in Nova Scotia.

Amanda Stutt

Associate Editor

Amanda’s print stories have been published with the Investing News Network, Financial News Media, BC Business Magazine, the Village Voice, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Business Journal, CBCNews.ca, Global News and the Vancouver Sun, among others. She has served as an Associate Producer for CBC National Radio and TV and as a researcher at Omni Films. She has a Master’s degree in Journalism, from the University of British Columbia. In 2009, she received the Rafe Mair Award for excellence in public service journalism.

Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Staff Writer

Valentina is a Venezuela-born multimedia and multiplatform journalist. She has +10 years of work experience covering local and international news, as well as arts and culture information for different media outlets and platforms. She holds a Master’s Degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia and was a fellow of the International Reporting Program.

Jackson Chen

Staff Writer

Jackson has over four years of professional experience in business journalism, content marketing and market research. Jackson also currently serves as content specialist at Vission Technology, a Vancouver-based technology company that provides LiDAR surveying services for mining companies. Prior to MINING.COM, Jackson has worked as a news editor at Stockwatch.