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Mining has the potential to shape and affect economies directly and indirectly. Mining brings employment, government revenues, and opportunities for economic growth and diversification. However, market fluctuations, economic and public institutions, and resource revenues can present challenges in converting natural resource wealth into sustainable economic growth and development.
This page will explore how mining affects the economy and answer common questions.
Canada, Natural Resources Canada [NRC] (2011). Employment Information Bulletin, July 2011.
The Mining Association of Canada (2010). A Report on the State of the Canadian Mining Industry: Facts + Figures 2010.
United States, US Geological Survey [USGS] Do We Take Minerals for Granted? 2011
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