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BC Teachers’ Federation
Lesson Aids Service
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 871-2181
Fax: (604) 871-2295

  • THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH is a 20-minute video and 15-page role play. This video presents a balanced look at both the environmental costs and economic benefits of mining activities, using the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, BC as an example. Suitable for students with little knowledge of mining, students taking mining units or chemistry. For Grades 10 and up. Cost: $22.00.

BC Mining Association
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 681-4321
Comprehensive resource units tied to curriculum for grades 5, 10, 11 and 12. Before receiving these free programs, teachers must participate in a workshop.
Videos available for loan.

Natural Resources Canada
Minerals and Metals Sector
Ottawa, ON
Phone: (613) 943-0555
Fax: (613) 952-7501
Free posters illustrating mine operations.
Map 900A. Free map shows the principal mining areas of Canada.
Free Fact Sheets on various minerals.

International Tele-Film Enterprises Ltd.
Mississauga, ON
Phone: (905) 629-3133
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4300
Fax: (905) 629-1211

  • MINING AND MINERALS VIGNETTES. A 23-minute video which provides an overview of various mining activities. Suitable for high school students.

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)

  • WHAT METALS AND MINERALS MEAN TO CANADIANS. MINING IN CANADA: FACTS & FIGURES. GUIDE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE. Free publications describing facets of the mining industry in Canada.
  • TRANSFORMATIONS. This video may be borrowed for 30 days at no charge or purchased for $6 plus shipping.

The Coal Association of Canada
Toll Free: 1-800-910-COAL

  • COAL KITS FOR TEACHERS. The kits contain a video, information sheets, students actiities and worksheets, maps, poster and coal samples. Developed for intermediate grades, but some elements are suitable for elementary or high shool levels. Cost: free for teachers.

BC Museum of Mining
Britannia Beach, BC
Phone: (604) 688-8735, (604) 896-2233
Fax: (604) 896-2260
School tours and educational material available. Buildings, artifacts and equipment relating to mining. This is a National Historic Site.



Contains information about the Mining Association’s education programs that complement a variety of school curriculum subjects.

Minerals and Metals on Canada’s SchoolNet
Educational materials on minerals and mining for all grade levels.

The Mineral Gallery
A comprehensive reference guide for minerals.

Natural Resources Canada
Earth Sciences Information Centre

BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines

Ministry of Energy and Mines

Infomine - Your Mining Information Source

Home Hobbies: Rock Collecting by Home Advisor
Fun tips and facts about rock collecting and how geological physical and chemical changes led to the way Earth is today.

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