Cecilia Jamasmie , Senior Editor

Cecilia 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.

Posts by Cecilia Jamasmie:

Lucara receives record price for its Lesotho diamonds

A total of US$6.4 million obtained Lucara Diamond Corp. for the sale rough diamonds at its second tender of gems recovered from the Mothae mine in Lesotho. The company reported that all 28 lots offered received multiple bids with 7,190 carats garnering an average price of $893 per carat.

Fracking can cause water pollution: EPA

Environmentalists and academics alike welcomed the latest report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which confirms a link between hydraulic fracturing for natural gas —or fracking— to groundwater contamination.

China bets on Bolivian lithium

Chinese state company CITIC Guoan Group Corp. will commence exploration of the Bolivian salt flats to determine and quantify reserves of lithium and potassium, under the an agreement signed by the parties in August, reports America Economia magazine.

Chilean Justice gives Mitsubishi three days to answer Codelco’s demands

A Chilean civil court told Japanese Mitsubishi today that it has three working days to respond to the lawsuit filed by Codelco in the context of the conflict with Anglo American. Codelco's legal action seeks to annul the $5.39 billion deal between Anglo and Mitsubishi, after the Japanese company sold its 24.5 percent stake in Anglo American Plc’s Sur unit.

Billions of tonnes of diamonds in the galaxy suspected

Giant terrestrial planets also know as “Carbon super-Earths” that contain up to 50 per cent diamond may possibly be in the Earth's galaxy, a new study suggests. But if they exist, those planets are unlikely to have any sort of life and incapable of supporting it.
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Colombia’s artisanal gold miners now part of a traceable global supply chain

More than five hundred gold panners have received support from an on-the-ground team to attain socially and environmentally responsible mining practices standards.