Mineral commodities of Canada

Correct Answer: Potash.

Canada is the world’s largest potash producer and accounted for 29% of the world’s total potash in 2015. In 2015, Canadian potash exports accounted for 38% of the world’s total exports.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

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Correct Answer: Potash.

Canada is the world’s largest potash producer and accounted for 29% of the world’s total potash in 2015. In 2015, Canadian potash exports accounted for 38% of the world’s total exports.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

Correct Answer: Gold

Gold was the top-ranked commodity (by value) produced in Canada in 2015 at $7.3 billion. Potash ($6.7 billion) and copper ($4.5 billion) were the next most valuable commodities.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

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Correct Answer: Gold

Gold was the top-ranked commodity (by value) produced in Canada in 2015 at $7.3 billion. Potash ($6.7 billion) and copper ($4.5 billion) were the next most valuable commodities.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

Correct Answer: Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories is home to two operating diamond mines and it is estimated that the territory produced 10,504 carats of diamonds in 2016.

Source: Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2016, Natural Resources Canada.

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Correct Answer: Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories is home to two operating diamond mines and it is estimated that the territory produced 10,504 carats of diamonds in 2016.

Source: Preliminary estimate of the mineral production of Canada, by province, 2016, Natural Resources Canada.

Correct Answer: 60+

In 2016, Canada produced some 60 minerals and metals at 200 active mines and 7,000 sand and gravel pits and stone quarries.

Source: 10 Key Facts on Canada’s Mining Sector, http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/mineralsmetals/pdf/mms-smm/10_key_facts_mineral_sector_2017_e.pdf

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Correct Answer: 60+

In 2016, Canada produced some 60 minerals and metals at 200 active mines and 7,000 sand and gravel pits and stone quarries.

Source: 10 Key Facts on Canada’s Mining Sector, http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/mineralsmetals/pdf/mms-smm/10_key_facts_mineral_sector_2017_e.pdf

Correct Answer: Catalytic Converter

The manufacture of catalytic converters represents the largest use of platinum group metals (PGM), accounting for more than half of total consumption. While Canada does not refine PGM domestically, they are recovered as a by-product from eight operating mines and processing facilities in four Canadian provinces.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

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Correct Answer: Catalytic Converter

The manufacture of catalytic converters represents the largest use of platinum group metals (PGM), accounting for more than half of total consumption. While Canada does not refine PGM domestically, they are recovered as a by-product from eight operating mines and processing facilities in four Canadian provinces.

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

Correct Answer: Saskatchewan.

Since 1996, all Canadian uranium mine production has been from northern Saskatchewan. In 2015, Canada produced 22% of the world’s uranium, ranking 2nd in the world (Kazakhstan was the world leader in 2015 at 39% of the world’s production).

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016

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Correct Answer: Saskatchewan.

Since 1996, all Canadian uranium mine production has been from northern Saskatchewan. In 2015, Canada produced 22% of the world’s uranium, ranking 2nd in the world (Kazakhstan was the world leader in 2015 at 39% of the world’s production).

Source: Minerals and Metals Fact Book - 2016