Mining in Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton is home to industries built on the professional science of treasure hunting in the earth. In Edmonton, oil and diamonds are chief exports. Edmonton is also home to some of the largest-scale oil sands projects in Alberta. The economy is closely tied to industries that seek to extract oil from beneath the forests in the region. Innovative new technologies allow companies to carefully cull the oil while practicing environmental policies that do less damage.
There are also large-scale diamond mines that harvest the lucrative deposit extending across Western Canada. Today, companies that are as concerned with their carbon footprint as the carats they uncover, mine natural diamonds and have turned Canada into the world’s third largest diamond producer. Edmonton is home to Grizzly Discoveries, which holds mineral permits on nearly four million acres in Alberta. What’s behind all this industry? Kubota tractors.