Global forces, local concerns . By Steve Stecyk
Expansion and exploration seed mining landscape.
Industrial minerals and aggregates sustain production.
Advanced development and new production on the horizon.
Mineral industry a driving force in economic recovery.
Exploration soars and mines reopen as metal prices recover .
Past producers among current projects.
Province strengthens its position on potash and uranium.
An array of mineral exploration projects dot landscape.
Mine expansions and developments continue.
Gold prices freshen exploration activity.
Diamonds sparkle under northern lights.
New mine a milestone for young territory.