Saskatchewan is host to a large mining industry. The province is the world's largest producer of potash (8.5 million tonnes per year or 35% of world demand) and uranium (10.8 million kg per year or 30% of the world's production). In Canada, it is also the third largest producer of coal (11.6 million tonnes per year and reserves of 30 billion tonnes). There are also deposits of precious and base metals, diamonds, clay, bentonite, silica sand, salt, potassium sulphate, sodium sulphate, copper/zinc, and peat. The discovery of kimberlite pipes and diamonds in Saskatchewan has led to extensive exploration and drilling by more than 30 companies.
Key drivers for increased activity in this sector in Saskatchewan over the next few years include $32.6B in major uranium and potash developments (uranium projects valued at $4.5B include Midwest, Cigar Lake, Legacy, Millennium and McClean Lake and potash developments and expansions of $28B include the Vanscoy, Jansen, Bethune, Belle Plaine, Esterhazy, Colonsay, Milestone, Rocanville, Wynyard and Allan projects).
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