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Mining Week

Mining Week

The Department of Earth Sciences participates annually in the Canadian Institute of Mining's (CIM) Mining Week event at the Johnson Geo Centre. The CIM and the provincial Geological Survey partner to sponsor the event which aims to raise awarenesss of the mining and exploration mineral industry in the general community and especially for K-12 students.

At the event, the Department of Earth Sciences organizes a booth with a gems-based computer game, fluorescent minerals display, specimen table of interesting fossils and minerals, and more!

The 2010 event, which saw approximately 800 student visitors from across the region, also hosted a "women in mining" panel of speakers who discussed the wide range of possible careers paths in the mining industry.

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