Flashcards in Earth Sciences set 3 Deck (73)
Where is Uranium mined?
Where is iron or used to make steel mined?
Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador
Who produces the most copper in Canada?
Who produces the most gold and nickel in Canada?
Who produces the most diamonds?
North West Territories
What is gold used for?
Jewelry, conducts electricity, electronics and computers.
What is copper used for?
conducts electricity and heat, power generation and transmission, cars, plumbing, cooking pots/pans
What is zinc used for?
zinc oxide is used for sunscreen, added to steel (galvanization) stops rusting
What are diamonds used for?
strong drill bits and in jewelry because it is very strong
When did Canada become a diamond producer?
In 198 Ekati Diamond mine opened 300 km north of Yellowknife.
How does Canada's diamond production compare to the world?
Canada is the 3rd largest diamond producer by value in the world!!
Why is uranium useful?
it can be used as a source of energy