Welcome to this month’s edition of Mine Magazine.

Standing on the shoulders of giants, we can see further. In this edition, we look back at the technological evolution that has brought the industry this far, and the innovations happening now that will take it further. 

An EU project hopes to lay bare mining supply chain, using the internet of things and blockchain to track shipments every step of the way. We look at this and other projects hoping to address mining’s biggest ESG concern with modern technology. 

In recent weeks, the BRICS Summit has brought attention to the priorities of developing economies. We examine their interest in critical minerals and their influence on global markets. 

Also, we see how famous playwright Franz Kafka may have had a hand in the development of the mining helmet, and the simple safety technology that has evolved over our heads. 

All this in your edition of Mine Magazine.

Matt Farmer, editor