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Minerals

Nancy Duquet-Harvey standing next to Agnico Eagle gold mine sign, at Meadowbank, Nunavut.

Nancy Duquet-Harvey

Environmental Superintendent

I make sure that we don't harm the environment with our mining activities.
Balanced stones on a pebble beach

What are rocks?

Learn about the types of rocks, the rock cycle, and weathering and erosion.

Portrait de Graham Ballachey

Graham Ballachey

Vice President, Engineering

I manage and oversee all the engineering work for a lithium mine development company.
Jessica Rideout

Jessica Rideout

Quarry Materials Compliance Officer

I inspect quarries to ensure that they are operated in compliance with provincial regulations.
Caroline Richard - Engineer in the mining industry

Caroline Richard

Geotechnical Engineer

I work in the mining industry and manage the waste materials created during ore extraction.
Amanda McCallum

Amanda McCallum

Geologist, Communication Specialist, Business Owner

I'm a prospecting geologist, a science communication specialist and business owner.
Lesley Hymers à côté d'une pépite de cuivre géante à l'extérieur du musée McBride, à Whitehorse, au Yukon.

Lesley Hymers

Manager, Education and Outreach Programs

I work for an organization that provides Earth science and mineral resources education.
Lisa Phiri dans une mine souterraine

Lisa T. Phiri

Mining Geologist

I examine rocks in an underground mine to determine the amount and location of gold.
Max Salman aux commandes d'un avion.

Max Salman

PH.D. Student / Affiliate Researcher

I ask questions to things that don’t have answers yet.
Tyson Haverkort en vidéoconférence

Tyson Haverkort

Geospatial Solutions Specialist

Tyson Haverkort is a Geospatial Solutions Specialist for Teck Resources Ltd.
Assortment of minerals

All About Minerals

Learn about the characteristics and uses of minerals.

Magnified image of a ringwoodite crystal

Ringwoodite and the Deep Water Cycle

The water in the oceans has travelled vast distances. It has even time spent deep below the surface of the Earth, trapped inside the mineral ringwoodite.

An image showing the symbol, atomic number and relative atomic mass of sodium. Sodium’s symbol is Na, its atomic number is 11 and its relative atomic mass is approximately 22.99.  Image © istockphoto.com/3dalia

Na Na Na Na (Hey Hey Hey) Sodium!

Sodium is a useful chemical element. You consume it as table salt regularly. Learn about salt mining, sodium uses, and what problems too much sodium can cause.

Daedulus crater on the Moon

Impact Craters

Learn about how craters are formed and about some of Canada's impact craters.

Close-up of an amethyst geode

What is a Crystal?

Learn what makes a crystal a crystal.