In this issue

A global copper surplus is expected to get worse as market disruptions caused by Covid-19 shutdowns disrupt supply. The International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC) expects supply to surpass demand by 285,000 tonnes this year rising to 675,000 tonnes in 2021. But what will this mean for copper, and copper miners in particular? We find out.

We also examine Murray Energy's journey to bankruptcy, speak to IDE Americas about improving the efficiency of mine water management, and look at the cancellation of funding for Mongolia's Tavan Tolgoi project. 

We also hear from Inmarsat about mining's digital future, talk to SRK about using big data to monitor mine tailings, learn about Sandvik's AutoMine for Trucks, and take a look at the Responsible Mining Foundation's accusations of the mining industry's so-called "SDG-washing". 

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Callum Tyndalleditor