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The History of Mining: The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world by Michael Coulson

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6. The Emergence of Canada

We have already had a look at the great Canadian Klondike gold rush but Canada as a mining nation is, and always was, much more than just the Klondike. Whilst the early settlers arrived in Canada in the first decade of the 17th century, the country only really began to grow following the American War of Independence and the trek north by the defeated United Empire Loyalists who sought the protection of the British Crown in Upper Canada, now the southern part of the province of Ontario. Throughout the 19th century Canada steadily integrated itself into the vast landmass it is today, separated from the US by the 49th parallel from the Great Lakes to the Pacific, with the eastern part of Canada broadly separated from ...

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