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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.

These publications provide information at various levels of Earth science curriculum.


  • A Field Guide To The Identification Of Pebbles

    After a day trip, how often do we empty our pockets or bags to find a few pebbles among the treasures brought to light? A field Guide To identification Of Pebbles
  • Canada Rocks : The Geologic Journey

    Anyone teaching Earth science will appreciate the marvelous Canadian geological portrait painted in this book by Nick Eyles and Andrew Miall, Professors of Geology at the University of Toronto. Canada Rocks
  • Dancing Elephants And Floating Continents

    Explore the story of Earth’s formation in this award-winning book by children’s author and geologist, John Wilson.  Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
    Dancing Elephants
  • Ekati Diamond Mine Colouring Book

    Youngsters can learn about the development of the Ekati Diamond Mine while colouring the easy to understand pictures. Ekati Diamond Mines
  • Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage

    Slated to be published in 2013, Four Billion Years and Counting Canada’s Geological Heritage presents the latest view of Canada's fascinating geology and its impact upon the lives of all Canadians. Four Billion Years And Counting
  • Ghost Mountains and Vanished Oceans: North America From Birth To Middle Age

    Over time, a jigsaw puzzle of geological plates drifted together to form today’s continents, but the puzzle is a work in progress, as the plates continue to move. In Ghost Mountains and Vanished Oceans: North America from Birth to Middle Age, geologist John Wilson and geophysicist Dr. Ron Clowes narrate the tale of Earth’s coming-of-age.
    Ghost Mountains
  • Looking Through Stone: Poems About The Earth

    Geologists and mining engineers approach rocks from a scientist’s perspective. But imagine how a poet sees them.
    Looking Through Stone

  • Make Your Own Inuksuk

    Every once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty, and spiritual connectedness comes along.
    Make Your Own Inuksuk
  • Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years Of Environmental Change

    In its long and rocky past, the place we call Ontario has travelled across the equator, been peppered and pockmarked by meteorites, and seen the rise and decline of towering mountains.
    Ontario Rocks
  • Popular Geoscience Fact Sheets

    The Geological Survey of Canada office in Calgary developed a series of downloadable fact sheets about Minerals and Rocks and Energy, published by the Geological Association of Canada. Popular Geoscience Fact Sheets