The Canadian Shield: Looking Ahead
sites will provide you with background information.
The sheer size of the Canadian Shield makes it
even more important to protect the ecosystems of this vast region. This
Schoolnet Web site provides students with information and links to help
them understand the importance of sustainable forestry practices.
A Diamond-Producing Nation
The discovery of diamonds in the Canadian Shield was an exciting new mineral
discovery. Diamond mining is expected to become a major industry in Canada,
generating billions of dollars as new industries emerge to exploit this
precious resource. This Web site looks at the growing diamond industry,
the major diamond mine sites, and the processing of diamonds. Included is
an animated video demonstrating how diamonds are formed.
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