Mining Matters

Community Support

Mining Matters

Mining Matters is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness about Canada’s geology and mineral resources to students, educators and the public. The organization provides current information about rocks, minerals, metals, mining and the diverse career opportunities available in the minerals industry.

Mining Matters offers exceptional educational resources that meet provincial curriculum expectations. Core to the program are the Mining Matters educational resources, created by educators and Earth science experts.  Mining Matters has reached an estimated 600,000 teachers, students and members of the public since inception in 1994.

Our work with Vale has allowed Mining Matters to open a world of opportunities to Aboriginal, youth, teachers and communities and bring Earth science to life in classrooms across Canada.  With Vale’s support, we have sparked interest in Earth science learning in people of all ages. ​

Four students testing rocks