Natural stone's commercial production is an important industry in most provinces representing a total production volume of over 109 million tons. The principal types of stone quarried in Canada are Limestone, granite, sandstone and marble. Sustainable exploration is a major milestone for modern industry.
Mining is a pan-Canadian industry. Minerals and metals are the building blocks of the computers and smartphones we rely on, of the vehicles and public transit that get us places, the buildings where we live and work, and green technologies that help make the world a more sustainable place. Exploration of Resources through mining in Canada worth more than $41 Billion. Canada ranks first in Potash, second in uranium and niobium, third in nickel, cobalt, aluminum, platinum and fifth in gold and diamonds.
Canada is the second-largest country globally, with forest or other wooded land making up 40% of its 979 million acres. Canada's forest cover represents 30% of the world's forest and 9% of its overall forest cover. Canada is home to 38 percent of the world's certified forests, independently assessed against progressive social and environmental criteria. Canada is a top exporter of softwood lumber, newsprint, oriented strand board, NBSK, Logs, Wood Pellets, Hardwood Lumber, Dissolving Pulp, Plywood, Packaging, etc.
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