Welcome to Alchemist 101. We hope that you are all keeping well as we continue to grapple with what is an uncertain and difficult period as parts of the world slowly emerge from more than a year of lockdown.

This latest issue brings you articles by Michael B Mooiman, Dr Barbara Beck and Dr Jonathan Jodry, and also announces the launch of our new exhibition Wonders of Gold, curated by Stewart Murray. Find out the latest on upcoming events, including the annual LBMA/LPPM Global Virtual Conference, and more on our Responsible Sourcing update in this issue's editorial by LBMA's own Sakhila Mirza.

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