April 2021

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a proof of concept for a blockchain-based system that will track emissions from the mine to the final product. The initiative hopes to accelerate responsible sourcing in the industry by pooling resources and costs. We take a look at the project so far, and find out what challenges remain.

Also in this issue, we  profile some of the biggest innovations and changes to mining culture to come from rescues, look at how China is widening its reach for iron ore, and find out how solar is powering high-altitude mining in the Andes. 

Plus, we ask at what point mining will no longer be economically viable, catch up with Vattenfall's new partnership with Kaunis for fossil fuel-free mining, map rare earths projects outside China, and dig into what the Woodhouse Colliery mine means for the UK's decarbonisation plans.


Editor | Callum Tyndall

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | Natalie Munro, JP Casey, Matt Farmer, Yoana Cholteeva, Andrew Tunnicliffe, Matthew Hall

Magazine Designer |Maria Gimenez

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Ashley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe,

Marzia Del Gaone, Noemi Balint, Petra Konyi-Kiss, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova
Lead Designer | John Hammond 

Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


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