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The Canadian Mining & Mechanical Review
The Official Organ of the Gold Miners Association of Nova Scotia and the Representative Exponent of the Canadian Mining & Mechanical Industry

Stumbled across this magazine and thought I'd bring you some issues of it for you to read...


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 congratulation.

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.

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