May 2020

Rhodium is trading at its highest level since 2008, driven by demand from the automotive industry where the precious mineral is used in toxic fume reducing catalytic converters. So how is rhodium mined and who are the big players? We find out. 

We also take a look at both Rio Tinto and Vale’s approach to iron ore and ask what the future could hold for both, consider how better compliance could benefit miners across the sector, and examine whether the ICMM's new regulations could help clean up mining.

We also round up some of the most important innovations in chemical extraction and separation technologies, speak to the authors of a report about metals trading in the ancient world, hear from Odey Asset Management about mining risk, and investigate the world's largest electric mining vehicle. 



Callum Tyndall

Commissioning Editor

Daniel Garrun


Chris Lo, JP Casey, Scarlett Evans, Yoana Cholteeva

Magazine Designer

Ashley McPherson

Graphic Designers

Anett Arc, Marzia Del Gaone, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Petra Konyi-Kiss, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova 

Lead Designer

John Hammond


Susanne Hauner

Digital Publishing Director

Duncan West


For media partnership enquiries please contact our publishing assistant

Sophie Hoare


Sales Manager

Jamie McBarek

+44 (0) 207 832 4388

Copyright 2020 NRi Digital, a trading division of Verdict Media Ltd. Registered office John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London, EC4Y 0AN, UK. Company registration number 03171601.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher and copyright owner. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. The products and services advertised are those of individual authors and are not necessarily endorsed by or connected with the publisher. The opinions expressed in the articles within this publication are those of individual authors and not necessarily those of the publisher.