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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!

A national contest for Canadian youth ages 9 to 14 with over $10 000 in cash prizes!

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Did you know?

Mining Matters has reached an estimated 600,000 teachers, students and members of the public since its inception in 1994.

Colourful visuals boost any message. These posters showcase rocks, metals, and minerals, and their applications in our daily lives.


  • Power to the People

    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.
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  • L'énergie au service des gens

    Les Canadiennes et Canadiens consomment de grandes quantités d’énergie, soit presque 7 500 kg de pétrole par personne par année. Ils en produisent également de grandes quantités, multipliant les sources d’énergie de rechange et les nouvelles méthodes de stockage d’énergie.
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  • 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.
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  • À la fine pointe

    De la glace, de l'entraînement, des muscles, de la passion et de la détermination ... les patineurs ont besoin de tout cela pour atteindre le sommet dans leur sport. Il y a cependant plus encore,  les équipements, les lieux de prestation, ... là, ce sont les mines qui entrent en jeu.
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  • From Northern Lights to Urban Trails

    From Northern Lights to Urban Trails highlights snowmobiles and the metals and minerals that go into them.
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  • De l'aurore boréale aux sentiers urbains

    De l'aurore boréale aux sentiers urbains met en vedette les motoneiges ainsi que les métaux et les minéraux qui entrent dans leur fabrication.
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