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Now renamed Mining Review
Blast Furnaces, Boilers, British Columbia,
Cape Breton, Chromic Iron, Coal, Explosives, Gold Mining, Iron, Mica,
Nova Scotia, Ontario, Phosphate, Pumps and Pumping, Quebec, Steel
Editorial Comment, Suggestions from the
Geological Survey for a Cobalt Coinage, The Geological Survey, The
Metric System, The Canadian Arctic, A Geological Examination of Mines,
The Occurrence of Platinum 8 Prospecting with Churn Drills, The
Production of Platinum, A Story of Endeavor, Assaying Cobalt Camp Ores,
The Canadian Rockies, Cobalt Shipments during December, The Way of the
North, The Tretbewey, Metals, Is Matter Electricity?, What is Meant by
Artesian, Copper Statistics, The Cobalt District, Hastings (B.C.),
Exploration Syndicate Limited, German Consumption of Copper, The Mining
Share Market, Cobalt Companies, Book Reviews, Personals, Mining Notes,
Coal Notes, The Mining and Industrial Share Market, Industrial Notes,
Mining Incorporations, Catalogues, Calendars, etc.
This issue of the "Canadian Mining
Journal" contains reviews of the raining industry in each of the
provinces prepared by officers of the mines departments, and a general
review of the industry by Mr. John McLeish of the Mines Branch at
Ottawa. There are quite a number of phases of mining during 1920 that
mark the year out of the ordinary, and provide reasons for national
The outstanding discovery was the oil strike at Fort Norman, a find of
major significance and importance. The presence of nickel-copper ore, of
Sudbury type, with high percentages of platinum contents near Lac du
Bonnet, Man., and the definite prospect of the mining of the Flin Flon
ore body, are two additional circumstances of good import. The
silver-galena area near Mavo City in the Yukon Territory is one of which
most encouraging reports are heard. The gold-bearing rocks of Northern
Ontario are, at the end of 1920, determined to be greater in extent and
in depth than was previously definitely known. The economic importance
Of the Gaepe zinc area has been confirmed by explorations during 1920.
The coal areas of Alberta have, during 1920, undergone economic
discovery, a process not less necessary to their utilization than their
physical discovery. By working its coal areas Canada has found 2 million
tons of coal during 1920, which, being interpreted, is better than a
$25,000,000 shipment of gold from Canada to New York. All these are
items of solid comfort, of permanence, provide substantial foundations
for reasoned optimism.
The world outlook is not good, but it is better than it was a year ago.
Some of the nations of Europe have not returned to sanity, but others
have shown signs of greater stability than was generally hoped for in
January 1820. and there has been much recuperation. We are not
disinterested, in use on a continuance or the process of reef, vary
from, war sickness in Europe and Asia, depends the course of our trade.
We have some of the things the world needs most. We have civic peace.
stable government and no ethnological divisions that need worry us. We
have land, and elbow room, and none of the drawbacks of national
senescence. We have food, gold and fuel, for ourselves and the outside
world. Some of the things we have in abundance that no other nation
possesses except in small quantities, as asbestos, nickel and mica. On
these things Canada may stand, not unruffled, but unendantered by the
winds from Russia or other centres of social collapse.
The fact that the American Association for
the Advancement of Science selected Toronto as its meeting place last
month should give a much-needed impetus to the cause of scientific
research in this country. The last fifty years have witnessed enormous
strides in scientific development and in the application of scientific
discoveries and inventories to commercial and utilitarian purposes. The
aeroplane, the motor-car. the telephone, electric lighting, wireless
telegraphyŚ-all these inventions (and many others) have taken place
within the past half century.