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The Periodic Table and Quebec’s mines

I spent a couple of hours exploring this new website that explains the various elements in the periodic table, in a compelling and sometimes hilarious way.

In Quebec, we have about 20 active mines in Quebec, paying about 200M$ in “redevances” annually, of which one, an iron mine, pays about 100$M (or half our total public tax from the entire mining industry). The mining industry extracted about 7B$ in minerals from Quebec soil, in 2011.

Meanwhile, Quebec’s heavily subsidized lithium mine went belly up.

We can learn all about these elements at this wonderful new website!