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Where is Uranium mined?

Saskatchewan

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Where is iron or used to make steel mined?

Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador

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Who produces the most copper in Canada?

BC

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Who produces the most gold and nickel in Canada?

Ontario

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Who produces the most diamonds?

North West Territories

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What is gold used for?

Jewelry, conducts electricity, electronics and computers.

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What is copper used for?

conducts electricity and heat, power generation and transmission, cars, plumbing, cooking pots/pans

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What is zinc used for?

zinc oxide is used for sunscreen, added to steel (galvanization) stops rusting

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What are diamonds used for?

strong drill bits and in jewelry because it is very strong

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When did Canada become a diamond producer?

In 198 Ekati Diamond mine opened 300 km north of Yellowknife.

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How does Canada's diamond production compare to the world?

Canada is the 3rd largest diamond producer by value in the world!!

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Why is uranium useful?

it can be used as a source of energy

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In what kind of plant do they use uranium?

in a nuclear power reactor they use uranium-235 to make power by splitting it into smaller bits