Gold is one of those investments traditionally viewed as a good long-term investment and in times of economic turmoil, such as that caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, investors tend to rush to the “safe haven” asset. However, when the turmoil passes, the interest in gold tends to wane as riskier assets once more regain their appeal. We investigate whether gold is forever doomed to this cycle of boom and bust, and whether the future might see it supplanted as the safe haven of choice.
Also in this issue, we look at the dangers the mining supply chain faces and the process of getting product from the mine to the end user, as well as speaking to the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, which has meticulously tracked and mapped illegal mining in the Amazon, to see if this could be the time for imagery to make a difference.
Plus, we ask whether Tirupati's Madagascan operations could help set a new precedent for responsible mining in the country, explore whether the UK’s flagging steel industry might have a green future, and dive into the first academic degree in space mining.
Editor | Callum Tyndall
Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun
Writers | Yoana Cholteeva, Scarlett Evans, Matthew Hall, Matt Farmer, JP Casey
Magazine Designer | Ashley McPherson
Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Marzia Del Gaone, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Aiste Linauskaite, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova
Lead Designer | John Hammond
Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West
Sales Manager | Jamie McBarek
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