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Digging for Treasure: Mining in Canada

Guy Gaudreau, Laurentian University

A 19th-century miner was a true craftsman: with just a few tools, always on the lookout for outcrops of rock, aware of the texture and cracking of the rock, he entered makeshift tunnels dug out by his own hand. For an understanding of how the second industrial revolution transformed his work, let us first review some of the features of mining in the pre-industrial period...


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