Happy Birthday, CIM!

CIM was founded when electricity, the internal combustion engine and the automobile were starting to be used on a large scale; the Yukon gold rush had just started; and global demand for metals and minerals was increasing, all of which allowed Canada’s natural resource sector to thrive and diversify.  With the rapid discovery of mineral deposits …

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George M. Dawson and the founding vision of CIM

George M. Dawson The legendary George M. Dawson, a founding member and vice-president of CIM from 1898 to 1899, envisioned an organization that would attract people from all sectors of mining, geology, metallurgy, chemistry and other related industries. Dawson spent huge amounts of time in remote areas of Canada, developing deep relationships with the Indigenous …

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