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Learn more about Canada's mining industry by exploring how minerals and metals can be found in our everyday lives.

Space Mining: Are We on the Cusp of an Asteroid Rush?

The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) team spoke with Dr. Michele Faragalli, Manager of Space Exploration and Advanced Technologies at Mission Control Space Services Inc. in Ottawa about the complex reality of space mining.

Mining and Beer

Most Canadians enjoy spending Canada Day outside with their family and friends. They attend festivals, concerts and parades; take a canoe out on the lake or flip a burger at a BBQ by the beach. Flags are waved, songs are sung and some people choose to responsibly consume a beer or two to toast our home and native land.

Not Your Grandfather’s Mine

When asked to picture a mine, many Canadians imagine a deep pit filled with noisy trucks belching diesel fumes and dust into the air. The miners they picture may be older men with dirty faces and scruffy beards, working in dark, cramped conditions with hand-held tools.

From black to green and everything in between: cliff-side museum explores how natural resources have shaped Canada's culture

Take a virtual tour of the museum at the UNESCO-listed Joggins fossil cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia to celebrate International Museum Day 2018

Mining for Music

Two seemingly unrelated events kicked off in Canada this Monday: Canadian Music Week and National Mining Week. On the surface, they look to be reaching out to quite different audiences, but if we dig deeper, we see that one cannot exist without the other.

Canadian-made Responsible Mining Initiative Answers Global Demand for Supply Chain Transparency

anufacturers, particularly in the technology and automotive sectors, are under increasing pressure from customers to demonstrate that products are made with responsibly sourced materials.

A Tale of Two Coals

Of the 60 million tonnes of coal Canada produces each year, just over half is thermal coal, the variety of coal used for power generation. The other, lesser-known coal that Canada produces in almost equal measure is metallurgical coal.

Mining and Easter: Canada's role in producing 'green' aluminum

housands of Canadian kids will scour gardens and parks for colorful treats left behind by the Easter bunny. Although quickly discarded for the chocolatey goodness inside, spare a thought for the aluminum foil wrapping.