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Intro Industry (1)

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David Nisbet

on 22 April 2010

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Resources - Primary Industries 4 types of industry Primary Industries that take raw materials from the natural environment. They are called primary because the extraction of natural resources must happen before anything else can occur.

ex. Agriculture, mining, forestry, fishing Secondary Involve the processing of primary-industry products into finished goods.

ex. Manufacturing Tertiary Provide a wide range of services that support primary and secondary industries.

ex. Retail, tourism, healthcare Quaternary Highly specialized knowledge-based or technological services: "knowledge workers".

Ex. High-tech, authors Example: coffee Primary Industries in Canada Mining Canada ranks third in the world in the production of minerals
Is the largest exporter of minerals - we produce far more than we are able to use
Mining has contributed greatly to the development of our transportation system. Why?
Non-renewable resource, but large part of Canadian economy. Therefore continuous exploration occurs to locate new reserves. Pg. 330, fig. 26-5 Where does most of Canada's mineral production occur?
What are the main types of mining in Alberta? Ontario? Nefoundland and Labrador? Types of minerals:

1- Metallic, ex. copper, gold, uranium

2- Fossil fuels, ex. coal, natural gas, oil, tar sands

3- Industrial minerals, ex. building stone, gravel, salt Boom & bust cycles - A great build-up in the price of a commodity, and a rise in the local economy based upon the value of a single commodity,

followed by a downturn in the price or demand for that commodity due to a change in economic circumstances Elliot Lake, ON
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