We rely on minerals in every aspect of our daily lives. Toothpaste, buildings, eyeglasses, computers, automobiles, hospital equipment are but a few of the many things that cannot be made without minerals. Mining is the prime industry in over 150 Canadian communities and directly employs one in 40 Canadians.
The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), a unit of the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), provides services such as geological mapping, geological databases, laboratory analyses and information dissemination. Read more