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Mining Matters Publications

Fun Fact!

The world's second largest diamond was recently found in Botswana by Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. It measures 1,111 carats - which is about the size of a tennis ball!

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Mining Matters has reached an estimated 600,000 teachers, students and members of the public since its inception in 1994.

Below you will find resources produced by Mining Matters.

NEW! Core Concepts

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Mining Matters
Core Concepts are standalone classroom ready activities that reflect key foundational ideas in Earth science. Sourced from our archives of curriculum-linked teacher resources, each activity reflects an integral part of many important concepts and theories in the various disciplines that comprise the Geosciences. Available in English and French. 

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groundWORK Newsletter

Published once a year, the groundWORK newsletter is a publication for educators containing valuable information about annual events, Earth science resources, and classroom activities. Available in English and French. 

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Mining Matters Activity Book

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Sponsored byKinross

The new Mining Matters Activity Book for youth ages 9 to 13 years is now available in English and French. Packed with puzzles, it includes codes to crack, things to spot, word searches, crosswords, Sudoku and more! These activities encourage kids to learn about rocks, minerals, metals, mining and careers in the minerals industry. Mining Matters thanks Kinross Gold for their publication sponsorship. For copies email [email protected] or download a digital copy by clicking on the image.

Rocks of Ontario Guide

Mining Matters has collaborated with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to create non-technical, friendly and approachable resource that generates excitement and curiosity about the land beneath our feet from an Ontario Perspective. 

Mining Matters Rocks of Ontario Guide page 1 English 
 

The Rocks of Ontario Guide features rocks commonly found in Ontario and the processes that shaped them. Click on the image to download your copy today.


Fossils of Ontario Guide

Mining Matters has collaborated with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to create non-technical, friendly and approachable resource that generates excitement and curiosity about the land beneath our feet from an Ontario Perspective. 


Mining Matters Fossils of Ontario Guide page 1 English 


The Fossils of Ontario Guide features fossils commonly found in Ontario and how life, even millions of years old, has been preserved. Click on the image to download your copy today.

Mining Makes it Happen Poster Series

Mining Matters produces a great poster series called Mining Makes it Happen, that explain the importance of minerals in our everyday lives. These three publications are available in both French and English. 
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What is a Mine? Colouring Book

Welcome to the world of the Mighty Miner! This colouring and activity book can be used by students to learn about mining with the help of Mighty Miner (MM for short)! Through this 20-page activity book, MM will be your guide through an adventure that will help you to answer the question: "What is a mine?"

Digital copies are available for download by clicking the image below. For copies or for more information, please contact [email protected]

  

Rock and Mineral Drill Bits

These one to two page articles dig deep to give you focused information about particular rocks, metals or minerals.
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Articles

Many articles from Mining Matters’ past newsletters remain relevant to Earth science today.
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