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Mining Makes it Happen Poster Series

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.
  • Music from the Earth

    Cover Image-Music from the Earth

    Music from the Earth explores the use of minerals, metals and elements in the creation of musical instruments, performances and audio engineering. The poster features a range of instruments, including percussion, brass, woodwinds and strings, as well as electronic devices and the Earth materials that are used in their manufacture.
    Mining Matters would like to thank SGS Canada, Canadian Heritage and the Québec Mining Association for their support of Music from the Earth.

  • Medicine from the Ground Up

    Medicine poster intro photoThe Earth supplies us with the metals and minerals that contain the necessary components for dietary essentials, care regimes, surgical instruments, medical devices, diagnostic aids and life-saving treatments. Canada, as one the world's largest mining nations, produces more than 60 minerals and metals, many of them necessary to the world of medicine. 

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People(EN)Canadians use a great deal of energy equivalent to nearly 7,500 kg of oil per person annually. We also produce a great deal of energy, adding alternative energy sources and new power storage methods more and more to the mix. What ever energy sources we use, the metals and minerals of the Earth, along with the people who find and process them, make them possible. Mining Makes It Happen.
  • Cutting Edge

    Ice, training, muscle, passion, determination...skaters need them all to get to the top of their sport. But there's more. The equipment, the venues...Mining makes it happen.

  • From Northern Lights to Urban Trails

    From Northern Lights to Urban Trails highlights snowmobiles and the metals and minerals that go into them.