importance of mining is definitely significant to.
Mining, is an important industry, and.
Canadians are very advanced in their mining.
technology, but during the mining process, there is.
certain level of pollution produced. The Canadian.
government and the mining companies have very.
good plans and controls toward this problem,.
while ensuring the smooth running of the industries,.
and also helping to create strong economy and.
employment. The world of today could not exist.
without mineral products. Canada produces about.
60 minerals and ranks first among producing.
countries1. As well, Canada is the largest exporter.
of minerals, with more than 20 per cent of.
production shipped to world markets2. In a.
typical year, the mining industry is responsible for.
almost 20 per cent of Canada's total export.
earnings3 (See Appendix A). As for the.
employment rate, over 70 per cent of the mines.
are owned by Canadians and approximately.
108,000 Canadians are directly employed in the.
mining industry4. Mining is very important in.
Canadian life. Not only do the products power the.
family car and heat the family home, the.
manufacturing sector, the high tech industries and.
even the better known resource industries are all.
dependent, in some way, on the mining industry.
The mining industry will continue to be an.
important support to the economy. Mining is.
taking full advantage of the quick expansion of.
computers and microelectronics. These.
technologies are found in nearly every aspect of.
mineral development activity - from exploration.
methods, through production, mineral processing.
and even marketing. Computers and related.
equipment now have a lot of different applications.
in geophysical logging, geochemistry, geological.
mapping and surface contouring5. At the mine.
planning stage, the job of designing a mine is now.
greatly simplified by automation. Through the use.
of advanced software, geological models can be.
produced from drill hole data. Computers are also.