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?_Geography Mapping Saskatchewan's Potash Industry

 

 

 

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Saskatchewan Industry and Resources

What are Saskatchewan's key industries? How many people work in each sector? This Government of Saskatchewan Web site includes facts and information on mining, forestry, agriculture, advanced technology, manufacturing, oil and gas.

Natural Resources Canada

Canada' natural resources - forests, energy, minerals and metals, and landmass - are important to its economy, society and environment. At this Web site you can find information on floods, forest fires, mining, minerals and metals, earthquakes, forestry, landslides and more.

 

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Web Activity

?_Geography Mapping Saskatchewan's Potash Industry
 

Saskatchewan is the world's largest producer of potash. Here is an activity to help you gather information to put on a map about the potash industry in Saskatchewan.

1. Visit the Natural Resources Canada Web site.

2. Begin by clicking on "Subject Listing" on the menu bar at the top of the

    screen. When the page opens, scroll down to find the "Mining" subheading,

    and then click on "Mining in Canada."

3. Go to "Mines in Canada," and then click on "Advanced Search."

4. Conduct a search in "Non-Metals". Select "Potash" under the "Materials"

    menu and "All Types" under the 'Type of Mine' menu. Choose Saskatchewan

    as the Province/Territory.

5. List the name of the company that operates the mine, and the name of the

    place in Saskatchewan where it is located. Click here to download an

    organizer on which to collect your information.

6. Once you have a complete list, click here to download a map of

    Saskatchewan. Using InfoCanada Saskatchewan and an atlas, find the

    locations for the mines you listed in step 5. Label them on your map.

    Create a legend using a pictorial symbol to represent "potash mine" on

    your map.

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