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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. 

Cover Photo of groundWORK 2016

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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. Click here for more information

Rock and Fossil Guides of Ontario

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. 

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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

This colouring and activity book can be used by students to learn about mining with the help of Mighty Miner!
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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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Many articles from Mining Matters’ past newsletters remain relevant to Earth science today.
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