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The mineral industry, and particularly the Canadian mineral industry. An examination of the Canadian mining scene today. The growth of the industry, particularly in the past decade. The well-being of the country securely linked to the mineral industry. Mining in Canada deeply rooted in the traditions of the country. A brief history. Some statistics of growth in the industry. An industry not well understood by Canadians generally, nor the role of the industry in the Canadian economy; why this is so. Some facts about the industry, including salaries and wages. The contribution to foreign trade, with some export numbers. Exploration. Secondary industry. The formidable costs of finding, developing and launching a new mine. Some problems confronting the mineral industry. Competition from developing countries. Taxation and other policies affecting the mineral industry in Canada. What will keep this industry growing and developing.