Saskatchewan Mining Week Showcases Industry Success
The success of Saskatchewan’s mining industry through innovation is the focus of Saskatchewan Mining Week, which takes place from May 27 to June 2 and was officially proclaimed today.
“Sustaining Success” is the theme of this year’s Mining Week, which is organized by the Saskatchewan Mining Association and features events and activities throughout the province to showcase various aspects of one of the province’s largest and most dynamic economic sectors.
“Saskatchewan is one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mineral exploration and development,” Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre said. “Through initiatives such as the Mineral Development Strategy, announced in this year’s provincial budget, we intend to build on our success.”
“The week provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our industry to the economic growth of Saskatchewan, and our role in providing energy and food security to the world,” Saskatchewan Mining Association Chair Jessica Theriault said.
The government’s Mineral Development Strategy, currently in development, is designed to encourage the mining industry to conduct more exploration in Saskatchewan and specifically, to take advantage of significant, unrealized base metal potential in the Creighton–Denare Beach area. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, which has produced quality data on the province’s geology and economic resource potential since 1948.
The value of Saskatchewan’s mineral sales for 2017 was $6.6 billion. The province remains the world’s leading supplier of potash and the second-largest producer of primary uranium. Saskatchewan is currently ranked second in the world, and first in Canada, by the Fraser Institute of 91 global jurisdictions for mining investment attractiveness. The Mining Journal—one of the industry’s most established international publications—recently ranked Saskatchewan number one out of 85 jurisdictions for favourable investment risk.
For a complete event schedule and further information about Saskatchewan Mining Week, please visit www.saskmining.ca.