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The Canadian Shield: Natural Resources Student Centre

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Start a Mine
Mining is the most important industry in the Canadian Shield. At this Web site, you can find out how to start your own mine through a simulated activity. You’ll find out why minerals are so important and what minerals and metals are in your own home. If you’re interested in working in the mining industry, there is a mining careers link, too.

Water, water, everywhere—that’s what most Canadians think. It’s true that Canada has the largest supply of fresh water in the world. But what most Canadians don’t realize is that even with so much water, we cannot take it for granted. At this Web site, you’ll learn why we need to preserve our water supply and what Canadians should do to help.