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The Canadian Shield

Canada was once covered by a thick layer of ice called the Laurentide Ice Sheet.

80% of all mining in Canada takes place in the boreal forests.

Canada is the world’s largest producer of uranium.

The Canadian Shield contains one of the world’s richest mineral and ore reserves.

Canada is the third largest producer of diamonds in the world.

The Canadian Shield covers an area larger than Australia.

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