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Intro Industry (1)
Transcript of Intro Industry (1)
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