We cover mines—from gold and copper to cobalt and diamonds—in this issue as well as two Rock Stars shining in their profession. Read about some new solar and wind energy innovations, and Canada’s aging electricity grid.
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We focus on sustainability in both mining and energy fields throughout this issue of the magazine. Read all about recent solar energy initiatives along with articles on biofuel development, wind power and geothermal energy . Plus we explore cleaner ways of processing coal and a “greener” way to extract gold. And our Mining Calendar will keep you up to date on both Canadian and global mining events and conferences.
Green Mountain Jade is not only producing large quantities of raw jade but is also changing the way the world views jade. Learn more about this amazing stone in this issue's cover story, Stone of Heaven. We also introduce you to the Bay of Fundy, a huge tidal energy machine.
A Global Perspective: David Rhys, an international structural geologist, reflects on the state of the mining industry // 6
Rock star // 4
Rex Murphy pontificates // 10
Junior mining // 12
Eastern Alberta Transmission Line // 20
Mining Week // 24